The best Pentax 645Z deals in December 2023: best prices and stock updates

Best Pentax 645Z deals
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If you're looking for the best Pentax 645Z deals, you've come to the right place. Since its release in April 2014, the Pentax 645Z has been holding the fort for Pentax in the medium format market by offering a 50MP sensor, extremely high ISO range, and a all-weather-sealed camera body to take medium format outside.

The Pentax 645Z features a 43.8 x 32.8 mm CMOS sensor with 51.4 effective megapixels, the sensor is designed without an anti-aliasing filter to maximize sharpness and details in your images. RAW files can be recorded at 14-bit and saved using either the proprietary PEF format or Adobe's DNG format. 

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An ISO range from 100-204,800 and high S/N ratio provides low noise, low light capability, and it's Prime III image processor lends itself to fast image capture with a maximum of 3 fps continuous shooting, which is very impressive in the realm of Medium Format cameras. The Safox II autofocus module utilizes 27 autofocus points including 25 cross-type sensors and 3 AF sensors dedicated for low light focusing. The new Real Time Scene Analysis System features an 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor for enhanced accuracy of exposure, white balance, and auto-focusing.

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The best Pentax 645Z deals

Originally a leader in its field, the Pentax 645Z is still amazing camera

Sensor: 44 x 33mm Cmo | Megapixels: 51.4MP (8256 x 6192) | Screen: titling LCD, 1,037,000 dot | Video: Full HD 1080 at 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 60i | Size: 155 x 117 x 122 mm | Weight (body only): 6.7 Ib

Impressive ISO range
Weather-sealed body

Full HD 1080 60i/30p/24p video capture is supported in the H.264 format with a dedicated button for instant switchover from stills to video. An external microphone jack enables high quality audio recording with manual sound level control and monitoring. An HDMI port outputs HD images to HDTVs and a USB 3.0 jack enables fast image transfer to your computer, it also offers Interval recording for time-lapse video is supported with an output of UHD 4K resolution.

It also features a 3.2", 1037k-dot, tilting LCD screen enables live view composition and playback viewing from a various angles and a trapezoid-shaped glass prism viewfinder with Kepler telescope-type eyepiece unit provides traditional eye-level composition. The design of the viewfinder also helps to achieve the relatively compact size of this medium format camera. The 645Z is extremely durable with an aluminum alloy chassis, magnesium alloy shell, and 76 specific weather seals to keep out moisture and dust. It is a camera designed for the field as well as studio and can operate in temperatures from 14-104°F. 

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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.