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Transform all sensitivity and intention of photographer into art.Transform all sensitivity and intention of photographer into art.

Create impressive creations with three dimensionality and high sensitivity
Movie shooting functions

On the PENTAX 645Z, you can record Full HD movies at a maximum of 60i, and HD movies at a maximum of 60p. Even at the same resolution, when the large image sensor of the PENTAX 645Z is taken advantage of, depiction that overflows with three-dimensional detail can be obtained that rivals cinema camera super 35mm and 35mm full-frame cameras. Because you can apply Custom Image such as Cross Process effects, you can create movies with a diverse array of tones. Setting the maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200 for recording is possible. One of the merit is you can shoot movies with a minimum of lighting. In addition to a built-in stereo microphone, the PENTAX 645Z is also equipped with an external microphone jack (levels can be adjusted).

The compression format is MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, and file format is MOV.

Record movies that boast a resolution four times that of Full HD
4K interval movies

4K interval movies function is equipped on this camera which lets you take images that were captured for a certain interval and connect them to record as a single movie. Resolution is approximately four times higher than that of Full HD. With this feature you can experience the world of super high-resolution movies. Full HD and HD is also supported.

- The compression format is Motion JPEG, and file format is AVI.
- The shooting interval can be set from 2 seconds to 1 hour, and the shooting time can be set from 14 seconds to 99 hours. The shooting time available for setting will change depending on the shooting interval.
- Max. shutter speed is 1/30 sec.
- To play back a 4K Interval Movie, a computer environment that supports 4K movie playback is required.

Recording formats that support TIFF files

Recorded format can be selected from RAW, JPEG and TIFF. For RAW images, the PENTAX-original PEF is supported, as well as DNG, which is highly compatible with Adobe applications. JPEG files can be recorded simultaneously with RAW images, and have flexibility in recording size and image quality settings. You can select TIFF when you would like to record with uncompressed format.
*TIFF files can not be recorded simultaneously with RAW and JPEG.

A rich array of adjustment options is available
In-camera RAW processing

RAW data can be processed on the camera and saved as a JPEG or TIFF file. The PENTAX 645Z features a full range of adjustment options at high speeds. Enjoy the freedom of adjusting images only with a camera.

[Adjustable options when processing RAW images]

  • ● Recording settings: File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space
  • ● Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Lat-Chromatic-Ab Adj, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Diffraction Correction, Color Fringe Correction
  • ● White Balance
  • ● Custom Image
  • ● Digital Filter
  • ● HDR (only when shooting HDR)
  • ● Sensitivity
  • ● High-ISO NR
  • ● Shadow Correction

Capture subjects that changes moment to moment
Interval shooting/compositing

The shutter will automatically be activated at the set interval and number of shots. This feature is effective for recording subjects that slowly change over time. Interval Merge with multiple exposure is also possible for use with this function. Intervals can be set from 2 seconds to 24 hours, with a maximum of 2,000 shots, for a variety of expressions.

Automatically generates images with a wide dynamic range
HDR (High Dynamic Range)

A single image with a wide dynamic range is created from three images with differing exposures. In addition to adjusting the exposure amplitude*1 according to the scene, because the camera can automatically correct minor changes to the position of the composition between images*2, you can enjoy easy hand-held HDR photography. Also, because the original three images are saved as RAW data, you can use them separately for development as other creations. All three images are saved as a single RAW file, making data management easy.

*1 : Exposure amplitude can only be set when shooting
*2 : Automatic position adjustment may not be possible for large position differences and due to patterns in some subjects.

Select the composite mode according to your expressive intentions

Set the amount of shots (from 2 to 2,000) and merge them into a single image. Each time the shutter button is pressed, exposure is adjusted and images are merged, and you can check the results in detail on the LCD screen. You can select the composite mode from three options to match your varied expressive intentions.

[Composite Mode]
● Average
Creates a composite image with the average exposure. You can easily enjoy multi-exposure photography without adjusting the exposure for each shot
● Additive
Creates a composite image of the cumulatively added exposure.
● Bright
Compares each shot, selects the bright sections and merges those selected sections. Because the dark sections are left as-is, this is effective for photographing the moon, fireworks, or illuminated buildings and other objects when you want to highlight the contrast.

Control tone variation.
Custom Image

Custom Image lets you create images that match the subject and your expressive intentions. The PENTAX 645Z has 11 variations for flexible image control that matches your preferences. The color saturation, hue, key, contrast, and sharpness can all be adjusted in each Custom Image variation.

* The parameters that can be adjusted will differ depending on the Custom Image option.

Custom Image Options
  • Bright
    Snappy colors with diversity, whose recreation are close to that in memory
  • Natural (default setting)
    A natural, unexaggerated finish that is perfect for any subject
  • Portrait
    Expresses skin in a healthy tone
  • Landscape
    Makes the blue in the sky and green in trees more vivid for a highly sharp image
  • Vibrant
    Blue is represented as indigo, and red as scarlet for a unique and refined nuance
  • Radiant
    Color tints are emphasized, which is effective for reviving flat or low-saturation
  • Muted
    Toned down color saturation while leaving the core of the color
  • Bleach Bypass
    Low color saturation and high contrast for the feel of an old print
  • Reversal Film
    High color saturation and contrast make images and finish with impact
  • Monochrome
    With 8 different monochrome filters, you can create a rich array of tones
  • Cross Processing
    Unique colors and contrast are created through a reproduction of film processing methods

19 different special effects
Digital Filter

You can apply Digital Filter when playing back images. There are 19 different types of filters to choose from. When processing RAW images in-camera, select a filter to add an effect and save the image.

* You cannot apply Digital Filter when shooting images.

[Digital Filter Options]

Base Parameter Adj Extract Color Toy Camera Retro High Contrast Shading Invert Color Unicolor Bold Bold Monochrome Tone Expansion Sketch Water Color Pastel Posterization Miniature Soft Starburst Fish-eye Slim

Detects and displays tilt in two directions
Electronic Level

This function detects camera tilt in the left/right directions, and forward/backward directions and displays information in 0.5° increments. In addition to monitoring images when shooting with the viewfinder, it is possible to display the exposure bar in the viewfinder. You can also display this function when shooting in Live View, helping you adjust the composition and camera tilt at the same time.

No optical axis movement in the vertical or horizontal position
Tripod socket for vertical use

In addition to the bottom section of the camera, the sides are also equipped with tripod sockets. Because the optical axis does not change when switching from a horizontal to vertical holding position, you can efficiently continue stable shooting.

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