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Pentax K-S2

$725.61
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SLR 20.12MP 5472 X 3648 Pixels CMOS Feb 2015
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Pentax K-S2 20MP DSLR Two Lens Kit w/ 18-50mm WR & 50-200mm WR (Black)
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Pentax K-S2 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax K-S2 number 538 across all digital cameras.
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112 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
The smallest weather-resistant slr camera
World's smallest DSLR with A weather-resistant and dustproof construction and vari-angle LCD monitor
Superb performance and image quality so you never miss the beauty of the outdoors
Enjoy sharing more easily with wi-fi and NFC
Camera shake is effectively reduced for any lens attached to the camera
Perfect in the dark and when shooting moving subjects. the high-precision AF system. SAFOX X
Sharp resolution with A low-pass filterless design
Advanced image processing for natural colors and high definition
A more natural and realistic finish. clarity enhancement
Heavier than average
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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How Big is the Pentax K-S2?

The Pentax K-S2 is 122.5mm wide and 91mm tall. It is 72.5mm deep and weighs 618g.

Pentax K-S2 front dimensions
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Pentax K-S2 In-Depth Analysis

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We found a cheaper price for the Pentax K-S2 of £66.99 ($66.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $459.96.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Pentax K-S2 of 20.1MP is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S2 has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Pentax K-S2's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Pentax K-S2 of 618g is heavier than 89% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-S2 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-S2 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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480 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-S2 which takes 480 battery life.

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Dustproof

The Pentax K-S2 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-S2 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S2 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3648. That's over six times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-S2 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-S2 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-S2 supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Waterproof

The Pentax K-S2 is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-S2 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 47% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-S2 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-S2 supports live view, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Pentax K-S2 has a wrist strap, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-S2 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Pentax K-S2 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Pentax K-S2 of 921,000 pixels is higher than 68% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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