Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera

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Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera Stylish, compact, and sturdy, K-S2 DSLR Camera from Pentax, created in black, black/orange, black/pink, white, white/lime, desert beige, forest green, provides photographers an AA filterless APS-C 20.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in a decidedly weather-resistant body. It also features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for wireless camera control and image transfer using a mobile device. Making use of the PRIME M II Image Processing Engine, the Pentax K-S2 is very agile in a range of shooting situations, most notably with a native sensitivity all the way to ISO 51,200. Additionally, it has Sensor-Shift image stabilization that diminishes camera shake using slower shutter speeds, as well as full 1080p HD video recording at up to 30 fps.

Taking advantage of capturing images is a SAFOX X 11-point AF system in which 9 of the points are cross-type for quick focusing. A 3.0" 921k-dot vari-angle swing-out LCD monitor is also located on the back of the camera for composing and reviewing images. Fast shooting is possible also thanks to a maximum of 1/6000 second shutter speed with continuous shooting rates of up to 5.5 frames per second.

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Body type Compact SLR  
Max resolution 5472 x 3648  
Other resolutions 4224 x 2816, 3072 x 2048, 1920 x 1280  
Image ratio w:h 3:2  
Effective pixels 20 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 20 megapixels  
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor PRIME MII  
ISO Auto, 100-51200  
White balance presets 10  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Sensor-shift  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Good, better, best  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 11  
Lens mount Pentax KAF2  
Focal length multiplier 1.5  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 921,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)  
Viewfinder coverage 100%  
Viewfinder magnification 0.95  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/6000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100)  
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual flash  
Continuous drive 5.4 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 5 (3 frames at 1 EV, 2 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Videography notes Can create 4K videos from stills  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes With NFC support  
Remote control Yes (wired or via smartphone)  
Environmentally sealed Yes (dust and water resistant)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description D-LI109 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 410  
Weight (inc. batteries) 678 g (1.49 lb / 23.92 oz)  
Dimensions 91 x 123 x 73 mm (3.58 x 4.84 x 2.87)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording Yes  
GPS Optional  
GPS notes O-GPS1


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Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5