Pentax 645 is one of the most renowned piece of photographic equipment – a camera sought after by the worlds best outdoor photographers. A system that dates back to 1984, it was the first ever multi-mode, medium-format camera. It boasted the best and the most advanced of the era’s SLR technology in a compact body. The 645N was later introduced with a manual focus feature and later with the 645NII, and also with the production of interchangeable lenses from Pentax and third-party manufacturers. And in the onset of the digital revolution, this famous camera system joined the ranks in the digital market. The Pentax 645D was finally released and is loaded with today’s DSLR features and, still, maintaining its medium-format camera.
The 645D is armed with a large, 40 mega-pixel sensor (44mm by 33mm) that delivers sharp, high-resolution images, something that is only seen on professional DSRLs. Couple this image sensor with a newly-developed 77-segment metering system, 11 high-precision wide-frame AF sensor, you will surely get the most accurate shots with the 654D.
Get more control over your images with the 654D. A feature incorporated in this digital medium-format camera is a custom image function. Adjust color saturation, hue, contrast -the usual customizable settings in a camera. Also, with 8 modes of presets already built into the camera, you can choose how your images will turn out. Included in the 8 modes is -a first- the Reverse Film mode which simulates the effect of a film exposed on its reverse side.
All these features and more are all bundled in a sealed, compact, and durable body made from aluminum and magnesium. So durable, in fact that it can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees celcius. The 645D’s LCDs are also protected by tempered glass to protect against scratches.