Pentax 645Z Sample Images

May 27, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | 11 Comments |
Pentax 645Z Sample Images Image

Here are 30 sample images taken with a "Beta" pre-production version of the new Pentax 645Z medium-format DSLR and the 55mm f/2.8 and 25mm f/4 lenses.

The Pentax 645Z is a medium format camera that handles very much like a regular DSLR. The 645Z features a 51.4MP CMOS sensor, ISO range from 100-204,800, tilting 3.2-inch 1037k-dot screen and even Full HD 1080 60i/30p/24p video.

At Ricoh Imaging's request, the sample images have been resized to 75% of their full 51 megapixel resolution.

A gallery of 30 sample images taken with the Pentax 645Z medium-format DSLR camera.


Pentax 645Z JPEG Images

Sample Image

1/60 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 100

Sample Image

1/80 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 100

Sample Image

1/160 sec
f/4 | 43mm | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/1000 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 6400

Sample Image

1/1000 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 6400

Sample Image

1/640 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 800

Sample Image

1/1600 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 800

Sample Image

1/400 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 800

Sample Image

1/200 sec
f/11 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/400 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 800

Sample Image

1/1250 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 800

Sample Image

1/250 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/640 sec
f/11 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/11 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/1000 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/800 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/800 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/800 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/4000 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/4000 sec
f/2.8 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/500 sec
f/8 | 43mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/30 sec
f/4 | 19mm | ISO 100

Sample Image

1/125 sec
f/4 | 19mm | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/200 sec
f/4 | 19mm | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/50 sec
f/8 | 19mm | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/5 | 19mm | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/20 sec
f/4 | 19mm | ISO 100

Sample Image

1/250 sec
f/8 | 19mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/250 sec
f/11 | 19mm | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/400 sec
f/16 | 19mm | ISO 12800

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#1 Flo

Mr. Goldstein, these photos are processed in Photoshop CC.

10:02 am - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#2 Just Saying

If they are processed in Photoshop, I hope it was to make them dull and lifeless, because these photos literally make me want to put on a coat.

This gallery is a big reason why Ricoh/Pentax should have issued some top quality and interesting photos to promote this camera. As it is, it looks like a very, very expensive entry level DSLR.

4:15 pm - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#3 Emph66

Thank you for posting images from this new camera. The images look very impressive, even at the highest ISO’s. The images have a very realistic quality, not oversaturated or sharpened.

1:27 am - Monday, June 9, 2014

#4 Gene Fredrickson

I was really hoping that this would match the IQ250 I rented last month. It’s not even close. I don’t know who is in charge of their noise reduction, but they should be fired. The higher ISO files look like the soft, water-color, crap you find in dSLRs, not the film-like beauty I saw in the IQ250 processed in Capture One.

No professional tethering, no pro support, no dedicated raw processor to match C1.

Freaking hate this. Now I have to buy an IQ250. The perfect camera, other than the price tag. I was really hoping I could save.

6:37 pm - Friday, June 27, 2014

#5 Skanda

“Beta” pre-production version - what is it? For them it is good advertising?

Here are samples images taken with a production version of the new Pentax 645Z http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/06/27/review-the-pentax-645z-part-i/

8:09 am - Sunday, June 29, 2014

#6 MediumFormat

These images are really underwhelming. It looks like this camera took the natural scene and sucked the life out of it.

The new Nikon D810 DSLR will probably also knock this camera on detail for most purposes. I’m very familiar with medium format, but this certainly doesn’t look like it.

I’m actually very disappointed, as I was looking forward to seeing a stunning Pentax 645Z bring down the price of medium format cameras.

4:06 pm - Monday, July 7, 2014

#7 Shamael

I see nothing exciting here, even my BEX-7 shots look better. Then, the comment Skanda give here has no real value, since all the shots on the site he links to are reworked shots and resized ones, what I would like to see, are shots right out of this camera in full size, and those we see here confirm what I have found on those posted by Pentax for their publicity, and that is that we have just a double A7 or RX1 FF sensor, but absolutely no improvement in IQ, just a double sized shot. CCD sensor in medium format draw much better, are finer in detail, even the “old” Mamyia ZD would outperform this Pentax camera without any problems, so does RX1, those shots shown here are really disappointing.

11:54 pm - Monday, July 7, 2014

#8 Shamael

NEX-7 shots was meant, sorry about the typing fault

3:16 am - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

#9 Shamael

NEX-7 shots where meant, sorry about the typing fault.

3:18 am - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

#10 Luka

Whoever made the sample photos, does not know a lot about what a sample photo means.

3:37 pm - Friday, July 11, 2014

#11 mathieu asselin

My dear “Just Saying” or what ever your name is…. what an idiotic comment is yours. As a photographer you don’t need beautiful photos to see how the f&^k a camera works, what you need is un-retouched plain photos to understand how the camera reacts. Not sure if you ever heard the old saying: cameras don’t make good pics, photographers do.

On any case, and to the blogger, thanks for the samples, I was wondering about it. Thinking about this camera as a solution to my 4x5 and 6x7….... and I apologize in behalf of the prick for its comments.
Cheers.

2:20 am - Tuesday, July 15, 2014