Pentax 645Z announced with 51.4-megapixel CMOS sensor

The Pentax 645Z has been announced with a 51.4-megapixel effective sensor, combined with a Prime 3 imagining engine.

This multi-format DSLR camera is aimed at professional photographers and is based on the Pentax 645D released back in 2010.

Pentax 645Z Features

The Pentax 645Z features a 51.4 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor, which Pentax claims offers an imaging area 1.7 times larger than your average 35mm full-frame sensor.

This sensor is combined with the Pentax Prime 3 imaging engine and an ISO range up to ISO 204800.

It is capable of continuously shooting up to 10 images in RAW format, or up to 30 at once in JPEG L 3 star mode at maxiumum speeds of 3fps.

With the Pentax 645Z, Pentax has also incorporated a newly designed SAFOX 11 phase-matching AF module with 27 sensor points, making it easier to shoot dimly lit subjects.

You can also make use of the Pentax real-time scene analysis system, which uses an RGB light-metering sensor to improve exposure control accuracy and white balance adjustment.

A large optical viewfinder with an approximate 98% field of view is paired with a 3.2-inch tilting LCD monitor protected by tempered glass.

It can also shoot full 1920 x 1080p HD movies with a 60i frame rate in the H.264 recording format, incorporating a stereo mic terminal and an audio level control function.

The Pentax 645Z is compatible with Flucard for Pentax memory cards, making it connect with your iOS 6 or Android 4.2 or better device.

Pentax 645Z Release Date and Price

The Pentax 645Z will be released at the end of May for £6,799.99 body only. If you want the 55m lens kit, you’ll need to pay £7,699.99.

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