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If you own a Pentax (or any other DSLR) then many of the controls you can see here will look familiar. The mode dial has the same exposure modes that Pentaxians have come to know and love, including sensitivity priority (Sv), and shutter and aperture priority (TAv). There are dials for switching between AF-S and AF-C focusing, as well as still and video shooting. That's right - the 645Z can record video, at up to as 1080/30p with stereo sound. It's currently the only medium format camera that can do so.

The 645Z has the requisite top-mounted LCD, which displays a plethora of information. There are also direct buttons for numerous features, and there are even more on the back of the camera. As you'd expect from a camera in this class, there are front and rear control dials.

The hot shoe is one of two ways in which the 645Z can connect to an external flash, with the flash sync port being the other. The X-sync speed on the camera is 1/125 sec.