Ricoh Imaging - PENTAX 645Z - 51.4MP CMOS medium format DSLR camera

Ricoh Imaging announced that they will bring their new medium format DSLR camera PENTAX 645Z to the market for ¥860,000 in late June. It was displayed as "PENTAX 645D 2014" at CP+2014 that was held in Yokohama in February.

The new PENTAX 645Z is a successor model to the PENTAX 645D which was released in March, 2010, and it is also suited for professional use. It has an effective 51.4 MP low-pass filterless CMOS sensor, which is 1.7 times bigger than the 35mm full-frame in terms of dimensions, and the latest image processor PRIME III, which increases ISO sensitivity up to ISO204800. The tiltable 3.2-inch LCD monitor (10.37MP) on the back side can display a live view. It also can perform a maximum of 3fps continuous shooting up to 10 frames.

There is SAFOX 11 autofocus system (27-point, 25 of which are cross-type) built-in. The center sensor and two sensors just above and below it are designed to detect the luminance flux of an F2.8 lens for high-precision autofocusing.

Magnesium alloy is used for the body's exterior and the frame of the monitor. Die-cast aluminum is used for the chassis. PENTAX 645Z is dustproof, dropproof and low‐temperature resistant up to -10 degrees C.

  • Size: W156×D123×H117mm
  • Weight: 1,470g (body only)
     
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Ricoh Imaging unveiled their new medium format camera "PENTAX 645Z" last month. Today they announced that they are going to release it on June 27.

The estimated price is 864,000 yen. The price seems reasonable when compared to other products with the same image sensor.

Please click here to read our previous coverage about PENTAX 645Z.

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