Just Posted: Comparison samples from the Pentax 645D. We've had Pentax's long-awaited 40 megapixel medium format DSLR in the office for a couple of days and have used it to shoot our standard test scene. The $10,000 camera is the highest resolution camera ever to be pointed at our test subjects and its huge 44x33mm sensor has certainly done an impressive job. As well as providing a range of image settings for the studio scene, we've also prepared a small gallery of sample images. All the images and their raw files (DNG format for the 'real-world' samples) are available for download.

Click here to see the Pentax 645D studio comparison shots

Sample images:

There are 5 images in the samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this preview), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution.

Out-of-camera JPEG
smc D FA 645 55mm F2.8 SDM
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Adobe Camera Raw conversion
smc D FA 645 55mm F2.8 SDM
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Out-of-camera JPEG
Highlight and Shadow correction on
FA 645 75mm F2.8
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Out-of-camera JPEG
smc FA 120mm F4.0 Makro
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Adobe Camera Raw conversion
smc FA 120mm F4.0 Makro
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