Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

B&H # PEKS2B MFR # 11577
Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)


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Product Highlights

  • 20.12MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME M II Image Processing Engine
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • SAFOX X 11-Point AF Sensor; 9 Cross-Type
  • ISO 100-51200 and 5.5 fps Shooting
  • Shake Reduction, AA Filter Simulator
  • Weather Resistant; Selfie Button
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
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Pentax K-S2 overview

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Blending form and function, the black Pentax K-S2 is a sleek DSLR featuring a 20.12MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME M II image processor to produce high-resolution stills and Full HD 1080p video, along with a sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 to suit working in a variety of conditions. The sensor's design omits an anti-aliasing filter, too, in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and resolution, and sensor-shift type Shake Reduction further benefits making sharp imagery by minimizing the appearance of camera shake.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the K-S2 also sports a SAFOX X autofocus system, which employs 11 focusing points, including 9 cross-type points, for quick and accurate focusing performance in a variety of lighting conditions. Also benefitting the image-making process, the physical design of the camera incorporates a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD with a vari-angle mechanism to support working from high and low angles, and a front-facing second shutter release button affords an easier means for holding the camera when taking selfies. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to remotely control the camera from a linked mobile device, as well as wirelessly share images to a smartphone or tablet for sharing online.

20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME M II Image Processor
Benefitting both speed and image quality, the K-S2 uses both an APS-C-format 20.12MP CMOS sensor and PRIME M II image processor to realize a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, as well as fast continuous shooting up to 5.5 fps and Full HD 1080p/30 video recording. The sensor's design also lacks a conventional anti-aliasing filter in order to generate imagery with improved resolution and clarity.
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and AA Filter Simulator
Helping to produce sharper imagery, in-body sensor-shift Shake Reduction compensates for up to three stops of camera shake with any lens attached, enabling you to work with slower shutter speeds or longer lenses when shooting handheld. Additionally, this sensor-shift mechanism can also be used to simulate the effects of an anti-aliasing filter in order to reduce the appearance of moiré when needed.
SAFOX X Autofocus System
When working with the optical viewfinder and shooting stills, the 11-point phase-detection SAFOX X autofocus system provides quick and accurate focusing performance. Nine of the points have a cross-type design, too, to better support working in mixed and low-light conditions, and also aid working with moving subjects.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A large 0.95x-magnification pentaprism viewfinder is featured, and offers 100% frame coverage.
  • Rear 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor features a vari-angle design to better support working from high and low angles.
  • A second shutter release is featured on the front of the button to aid in taking selfies.
  • Fully weather-sealed construction utilizes 100 individual seals to guard against dust and moisture for working in inclement conditions.
  • The included D-LI109 rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 480 shots per charge.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to remotely control the camera from a linked smartphone or tablet, as well as offers the ability to wireless transfer images from the camera to your mobile device for quick sharing online.
Other Camera Features
  • Advanced HDR and the Clarity Enhancement feature improves textures and micro contrast for more realistic image quality.
  • Focus peaking can be used when working in live view for faster, more accurate manual focusing.
  • Dual dials allow for direct and intuitive adjustment of exposure controls.
  • Two customizable user profiles are available for saving and switching to saved combinations of settings.
  • 4K interval movie capture lets you record sequences of images as a time-lapse, automatically combine them in-camera, and output as a 4K movie file for seamless playback.
  • Auto picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, and Forest.
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, and Museum.
  • Digital filters: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, and Bold Monochrome.
  • Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), and Japanese.

Pentax K-S2 specs

Lens Mount Pentax K
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 20.42 Megapixel
Effective: 20.12 Megapixel
Max Resolution 20 MP: 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV,
Bit Depth 12-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
Focus Control
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 11 (9 Cross-Type)
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Eye Point 20.5 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment -2.5 to +1.5 m
Display Screen 3"  Swivel LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/6000 - 30 Seconds , Bulb Mode
Remote Control O-RC1 Remote Control (Optional)
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Modes, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 22.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5.5 fps at 20.12 MP for up to 30 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 5.5 fps at 20.12 MP for up to 9 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 3 fps at 20.12 MP for up to 100 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 3 fps at 20.12 MP for up to 15 Frames in Raw Format
White Balance Modes Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction
Hi-Speed Sync
Second-Curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 39.37'; (12 m) ISO100 at 28 mm position
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 Second
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30 fps
1280 x 720p at 50, 60 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
Max Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080: 25 Minutes 
1280 x 720: 25 Minutes 
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Self Timer 12 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
Battery 1 x D-LI109 Replaceable Lithium-Ion Battery, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
AC Power Adapter K-AC128 AC Adapter Kit (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.6" / 121.9 x 91.4 x 66.0 mm
Weight 1.36 lb / 618 g without battery or memory card
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.4 x 5.0"

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