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Pentax 645Z review

A bit like a bigger version of the Pentax K-3

Pentax 645Z
It doesn't mind a bit of rain

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Images are usually pleasantly natural straight from the camera at the default settings.

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This bright scene required 1EV of positive exposure compensation to avoid underexposure.

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This shot taken with the Pentax 120mm macro lens shows how restricted depth of field can be at f/16.

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Here's the f/22 version which has a slightly sharper background.

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The detail in the stitching of these boots is very impressive.

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Using the automatic white balance setting produced a slightly cool image in the dappled light here.

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Using the daylight white balance setting produced a slightly warmer image.

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It's a little on the large side for street photography, but the 645Z is capable enough.

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Noise is extremely well controlled at ISO 6400.

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It's pretty good at ISO 204,800 as well, but there's a drop in colour saturation.

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It's useful to be able to shoot black and white JPEGs while recording full-colour raw files for conversion.

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The metering system has coped well with this bright scene.

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Another well exposed images with nice, vibrant colours.