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Pentax 645Z

Pentax 645Z in Context of Nikon D810

The Pentax 645Z is the next logical step up from a camera like the Nikon D810: bumping up the pixel count to 50 megapixels from 36, while offering at least as good per pixel quality, and to your author’s eye, slightly better. It is a multiplicative gain that qualifies the 645Z as “medium format quality” without a doubt. And when long exposures and high ISO are considered, most medium format cameras on the market fall far short of the 645Z performance (excepting 2014 brands which use similar CMOS sensors)

With usability factored in, cameras like the Hy6 Mod II have absolutely no appeal to your author, just to compare it to that quirky medium format cobbled-together system: the 645Z brings it all together in a very well designed integrated camera with excellent controls and Live View and a state of the art sensor.

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