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

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Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Pentax K-S2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME M II Image Processor
  • 3Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and AA Filter Simulator
  • 4SAFOX X Autofocus System
  • 5Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 6Other Camera Features

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

Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.42 Megapixel
Effective: 20.12 Megapixel
Mirror Lock-Up
Yes
Exposure Control
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Aspect Ratio
3:2, 16:9
Bit Depth
12-Bit
Eye Point
20.5 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5 to +1.5
Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 11 (9 Cross-Type)
Flash
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Hi-Speed Sync, Manual, Off, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Battery Type
1x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.3 x 6.4 x 5"

Pentax K-S2 Reviews

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question

Is there an attachable cable release that works with this camera?
Asked by: MITCHELL
I don't know. I use an optional remote instead. Works great.
Answered by: Brian A.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Is this camera only sold with the SMC DA L 18-50 or can it be bought with the HD DA 18-50 as a kit lens instead of the smc version? Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The Pentax K-S2 camera bought was body only, i.e without the lens. However, all my old lenses with K-mount fitted to this new camera.
Answered by: Francis M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Indoor shots. What are the results when using the camera in normal room lighting? For photos and video?
Asked by: Anonymous
Very good shots in all lighting did purchase an led light ring ,mounts onto lens ,and my indoor shots for my makeup blog look great .hope this helps
Answered by: BRIAN K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can the camera body still be paired with the HD DA 18-50 or only with the SMC DA L 18-50?
Asked by: Anonymous
The camera works with all k mounts lenses, so yes. I have several older lenses, they all work fine.
Answered by: Joseph H.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

In Bulb mode, is it possible to keep the shutter open as long as you want, or is 30 seconds the maximum in bulb mode too?
Asked by: Matt M.
for bulb mode you can change the setting so that the lense opens when you press the shutter release, and closes when you press it again. Go to the custom (C) menu page 1. go to Bulb mode options (item 7). Choose 'type 2'. that allows you to have the shutter open for ages. Just know that it eats your battery power quite quickly (I get around 1 hour of play off a full battery). if you are going to keep it open for hours for start trails you will need a power adapter to run the camera on external power. A little tip - there is a risk of camera movement when you press the shutter release to open and close the shutter. To prevent this use the self timer (I use the 2 sec mode) to open the lense, and dont touch the camera to close the lense until you have covered the lense with a matt-black cloth. that way you stop the light from entering before the camera moves under you finger. You could also use the mobile phone coupling function, but I havent tried that yet.Matt black cloths can also be used as a proxy ND graduated filter (if you didnt bring it with you) for landscape shots to prevent a burned out sky in early morning/evening with a long exposure and lots of experimenting. but thats another story.
Answered by: Athol M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can I use my old K-mount lenses with this camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
That is the reason I have stuck with Pentax for the last 30 years. I can still use my dads old Chinon K-mount lenses that he bought in the late 1970s!
Answered by: Athol M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Is this warranty international? I'm from India and i would like to buy it. Does it cover here?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is not an international warranty. However, you can purchase the Squaretrade protection plan which is international.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

What is the weight of the camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Heavier than a 4/3 mirrorless or a point & shoot - you will notice the heft but get used to it - very stable and rock-solid feel to it ...
Answered by: art m.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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