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PENTAX 645 Z - Specifications

Product data
Article Number 16600
Release date Apr 15, 2014
Camera Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure medium format digital SLR camera
Type CMOS with a primary colour filter
Size 44mm x 33mm
Total Pixels approx. 52.99 megapixels
Effective Pixels approx. 51.4 megapixels

JPEG: L (51M: 8256 x 6192), M (36M: 6912 x 5184), S (21M: 5376 x 4032,) XS (3M: 1920 x 1440)
RAW: L (51M: 8256 x 6192)
TIFF: L (51M: 8256 x 6192)



(EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)

Shake Reduction

Image Stabilizer: Lens-shift type (By using SR system lens)

AA Filter Simulator: Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2

Sensor Cleaning Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations 'DR II' with 'Dust Alert' function
White Balance

Type: Combination system of CMOS image and light source detection sensors

Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Auto, Multi Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight white, W: Cool white, L: Warm white), Tungsten light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings can be saved), Colour Temperature (up to 3 settings can be saved), Copying the white balance settings of a captured image possible

Mount PENTAX 645AF2 mount with AF coupler, lens information contacts, and power contacts
Usable lenses PENTAX 645AF2, 645AF and 645A mount lenses
Focusing System

TTL: phase-matching autofocus

Focus System: SAFOX 11, 27 AF points (25 cross-type focus points in the centre)

Brightness Range: EV -3 to 18 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)

Focusing Area Selection Modes :
Spot, Select, Expanded area AF (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF Points)

AF Modes

AF Modes: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Focus operation customizable


Keplerian telescopic trapezoid prism finder

Eye-Relief Length: Approx. 21 mm (from the view window), Approx 24.1 mm (from the centre of lens)

Field of View approx. 98%

approx. 0.62 x (with D FA645 55mmF2.8 at infinity)
approx. 0.85 x (with FA645 75mmF2.8 at infinity)

Focusing screen

Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen

Diopter adjustment approx. -3.5 - +2.0m-1

Tiltable TFT colour LCD monitor featuring an air-gapless structure with an AR-coated, tempered-glass front panel

Size: 3.2 inch

Adjustment: Brightness, Saturation and Colour adjustable

Resolution approx. 1037K dots

Type: TTL method using CMOS image sensor

Focus Method: Contrast detection AF (Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot)
Focus peaking: ON/OFF

Display: Field of view: approx. 100 %, Magnified view (2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x), Grid Display (Grid Style: 4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Colour: Translucent black, Translucent white), Histogram, Highlight alert, Rotate display 180°

Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed Auto:1/4000 - 30 sec, Manual:1/4000 - 30 sec (1/3 EV steps or 1/2 EV steps), bulb
X-Synchronization 1/125 sec.
Exposure system
Metering TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor
Exposure Control Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes

Program, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Shutter & Aperture priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync speed, USER1, USER2, USER3

Metering Range

EV -1 to 21 (ISO100 at 55mmF2.8)

Auto Exposure Lock

Button type (timer-control: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting),
Continuous as long as the shutter release button is halfway pressed


±5 EV (1/3 EV steps or 1/2 EV steps can be selected)

Auto Bracketing Exposure Bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames, Available with Continuous, Self-timer or Remote control

Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Slow-speed sync+Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing curtain sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync (available with a dedicated external flash)

Flash Recycling Time Sync Speed: 1/125 sec.
Exposure Compensation

-2.0 to + 1.0 EV

Exposure Parameters

Mode Selection: Stills: Single frame, Continuous (H, L), Self-timer (12 sec., 2sec.), Remote control (immediately, 3 sec., continuous), Multi-exposure (available with Continuous, Self-timer or Remote control), Interval shooting, Interval composite movie: Remote control, Interval movie record

Mirror Lock-up Shooting: Available with Continuous, Self-timer, Remote control or Multi-exposure

Continuous Shooting:
Max. approx. 3 fps, JPEG ( L:★★★at Continuous H): up to approx. 30 frames, RAW: up to approx. 10 frames, TIFF: up to approx. 12
Max. approx. 4.5 fps, JPEG (L:★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 300 frames, RAW: up to approx. 25 frames, TIFF: up to approx. 15

*When the sensitivity is set to ISO100.

Multi-Exposure: Composite mode: Additive, Average, Bright
Number of Shots: 2 to 2000 images

Interval Shooting: Stills: Interval: 2 sec. to 24 hr. Number of shots: 2 to 2000 images Start Interval: Now, Set Time Movie: Recorded Pixels: 4K, Full HD, HD Interval: 2 sec. to 1 hr. Recording Time: 14 sec. to 99 hr.
Start Interval: Now, Set Time"

Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach bypass, Reversal film, Monochrome, Cross processing

Cross Processing: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3

Noise Reduction: Slow shutter speed NR, High-ISO NR

Dynamic Range Settings: Highlight correction, Shadow correction

Lens Correction: Distortion correction, Lateral chromatic Aberration correction, Peripheral illumination correction, Diffraction correction

HDR Capture: Auto, Type1, Type2, Type3, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Auto align (automatic composition correction function) available

Electronic Level: Displayed in viewfinder and LCD panel (horizontal direction only); Displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction)


File Formats: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) *Motion JPEG (AVI) for Interval movie record

Recorded Pixels: Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p), HD (1280 x 720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)

Sound: Built-in stereo microphones, External microphone (stereo recording compatible), Recording sound level adjustable

Recording Time: Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.

Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach bypass, Reversal film, Monochrome, Cross processing

Cross Processing: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3

HDR *availble only for Inteval movie auto, Type1, Type2, Type3, Exposure bracket value adjustable

Digital Filter

Base parameter adj, Extract colour, Toy camera, Retro, High contrast, Shading, Invert colour, Unicolor bold, Bold monochrome, Tone expansion, Sketch, Water colour, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim


Playback View: Single image display, Multi-image display (6, 12, 20, 35, 80 thumbnails), Image magnification (up to 16x, 1x display and quick zoom available), Grid display (Grid Style: 4x4 Grid, Golden section, Scale, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Colour: Translucent black, Translucent white), Rotated image display, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Highlight alert, Auto image rotation, Detailed information display, Copyright information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder display, Calendar Filmstrip display, Slideshow, GPS information (Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Coordinated universal time (UTC))

Delete: Single image, All images, Select & delete, Folder, Instant review image

RAW Development: Development options: Select single image, Select multiple images, Select a folder Development parameters: File format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect ratio, JPEG recorded pixels, JPEG quality, colour space, Distortion correction, Lateral chromatic Aberration correction, Peripheral illumination correction, Diffraction correction, Colour fringe correction, White balance, Custom image, Digital filter, HDR, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow correction

Editing Features: Colour moiré correction, Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio can be changed and tilt adjustment is available), Movie edit (dividing a movie file and deleting unwanted segments), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW Data, Image copy, Eye-Fi image transfer


Dual Card Slot: Sequential save, Save to both (dual save), Separate RAW/JPG, Copying images between slots possible

Storage media: SD, SDHC*, SDXC* memory card, Eye-Fi card, FLUCARD

*UHS-I compatible

File Format

RAW(14 bit): (PEF/DNG), JPEG: ★★★(Best), ★★(Better), ★(Good), RAW+JPEG: available

RAW (PEF/DNG), TIFF, JPEG (Conforms to Exif 2.30), Conforms to DCF (Design rule of Camera File system) 2.0

Special Features

USER Modes: Up to 3 settings can be saved

Custom Functions: 29 items

Mode Memory: 11 items

Button Customization/E-dial Programming:

RAW/Fx Button: One push file format, Optical preview, Digital preview
AF Button: Enable AF1, Enable AF2, Cancel AF
Preview Dial: Optical preview, Digital preview
Illumination Button: LCD panel illumination, Modeling flash, Test flash
E-dials (front/rear): customizable to each exposure mode

Enable/Disable Controls:

Type1: e-dials (front/rear), EV Compensation button, ISO button, AE Lock button, Green button, Exposure bracketing button, AF area button
Type2: e-dials (front/rear), EV Compensation button, ISO button, AE Lock button, Green button,
Exposure bracketing button, AF area button, Four-way controller, AF point change button, OK button, AF button, RAW/Fx button

Text Size: Standard, Large

World Time: World time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)

AF Fine Adjustment: ±10 step, adjustment for all lenses or individual lenses (up to 20 can be saved)

Copyright Information: Names of 'Photographer' and 'Copyright Holder' are embedded to the image file. Revision history can be checked using the provided software.


English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese


Connection Port: USB 3.0 (micro B), external power supply terminal, cable switch terminal, X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , stereo microphone input terminal

USB Connection: MSC/PTP


Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90

AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)


Number of recordable images: Approx. 650 images

Playback time: Approx. 400 minutes

*Tested in compliance with CIPA standard using a fully-charged lithium-ion battery under the temperature of 23°C. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions.

Height 117mm
Width 156mm
Depth 123mm

Approx. 1550 g (including dedicated battery and an SD memory card)

Approx. 1470 g (body only)

PC Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 , Vista (32 bit/64 bit)
Mac Mac OS X 10.9 /10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6
Included Software PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 (Ver.4.20)
Kit Content

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI90
Battery charger D-BC90
AC plug cord
Strap O-ST150
Large eye cup O-EC107
Software (CD-ROM) S-SW150
Hot shoe cover FK,
Body mount cover


Lithium-ion battery D-LI90 - 39830
Battery charger kit K-BC90E - 39834
AC adapter K-AC132E - 38779
GPS unit O-GPS1 - 39012
645D focusing screen DF-80 WC - 38584
645D focusing screen DG-80 WC - 38582
645D focusing screen DK-80 WC - 38583
Sensor cleaning kit O-ICK1 - 39357
Weatherproof remote control O-RC1 - 39892
Flucard for Pentax 16Go O-FC1 - 38610
Cable switch CS-205 - 37248
Ring flash AF 160FC - 30477
Flash AF 200FG - 30465
Flash AF 360FGZ II - 30438
Flash AF 540FGZ II - 30456
SLR backpack - 50278

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