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Pentax K-S2

Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 20.12 megapixel digital camera
SLR 20.12MP CMOS Yes Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date

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Pentax K-S2 Review

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112 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional 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 digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, technical features and nice design.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixel
Heavy
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
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Good
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Very Good

Pentax K-S2 Video Reviews


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

Pentax K-S2 size in context

Pentax K-S2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The authors at review sites Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews both thought that concluded that they would endorse this Pentax camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this Pentax digital camera was very good. The author at review site PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse this camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and the editor of review website Ephotozine gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Pentax digital camera is 80% based on 28 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Pentax camera rated it as brilliant. 40 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 2,538 user and expert reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Pentax has excellent ratings specifically for its cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine customers agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Nine customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

Users Report Nice Design

Five people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good looking and two owners wrote in their reviews that it was neat.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

13 people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

10 people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use, three owners who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was well made.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers concluded that this digital camera had a good screen.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.


Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S2 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras. Across all digital cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.12 megapixels, the Pentax K-S2 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Heavy

With a weight of 618 grams, the Pentax K-S2 is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-S2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-S2 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Dustproof

The Pentax K-S2 is dustproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are dustproof.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Pentax K-S2 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-S2 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-S2 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-S2 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-S2 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Pentax K-S2 which takes 480 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-S2 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Waterproof

The Pentax K-S2 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-S2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-S2 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 76.5 millimeters, the Pentax K-S2 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-S2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Pentax K-S2 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-S2 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Pentax K-S2 has a wrist strap, as do most of the other cameras.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S2 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3072 x 2048 and 1920 x 1280. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2015.


Product Identifiers

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