Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Black)

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Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • 20.1 MP 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
Stylish, compact, and durable, the black K-mount K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens from Pentax offers photographers an AA filterless 20.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in a highly weather-resistant body along with the versatile smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 DC WR RE standard zoom lens. It also has built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for wireless image transfer and camera control with a mobile device. Utilizing the PRIME M II Image Processing Engine, the K-S2 is very capable in a range of shooting conditions, most notably with a native sensitivity of up to ISO 51,200. Also, it has Sensor-Shift image stabilization that limits camera shake with slower shutter speeds, as well as full HD 1080p video recording at up to 30 fps.
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Pentax K-S2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor & PRIME M II Image Processing Engine
  • 3SAFOX X Autofocus System
  • 4Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • 5Full HD Video Recording & 4K Interval Mode
  • 65.5 fps Continuous Shooting & 1/6000 Shutter Speed
  • 73.0" Vari-Angle LCD Monitor & Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • 8Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 9Other Features

Stylish, compact, and durable, the black K-mount K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens from Pentax offers photographers an AA filterless 20.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in a highly weather-resistant body along with the versatile smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 DC WR RE standard zoom lens. It also has built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for wireless image transfer and camera control with a mobile device. Utilizing the PRIME M II Image Processing Engine, the K-S2 is very capable in a range of shooting conditions, most notably with a native sensitivity of up to ISO 51,200. Also, it has Sensor-Shift image stabilization that limits camera shake with slower shutter speeds, as well as full HD 1080p video recording at up to 30 fps.

Benefitting image capture is a SAFOX X 11-point autofocus system in which 9 points are cross-type for high-speed focusing. Also, located on the rear of the camera is a 3.0" 921k-dot vari-angle swing-out LCD monitor for reviewing and composing images. Working fast is possible as well thanks to a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000 second and continuous shooting rates of up to 5.5 fps.

In addition, the K-S2 features Advanced HDR and Clarity Enhancement modes that offer more detailed and cleaner photographs with a great dynamic range. Also, it has an AA filter simulator for capturing moire prone subject matter as well as 4K interval movie capture. Another strong area for the K-S2 is connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, as well as compatibility with both Eye-Fi and FLU memory cards, which makes it even easier to share the self-portraits captured with the selfie-button. And, it has a variety of in-body RAW development settings, enhanced creative modes, and image filters.

Bundled with the camera is the compact smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 DC WR RE Lens, with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.5-76.5mm. The standard zoom offers users flexibility, and it has a retractable design for maintaining a smaller profile when not in use. Aspherical lenses are used to ensure edge-to-edge sharpness, and it has both the smc coating to reduce flare and ghosting and the Super Protect coating to prevent scratches and other damage. Additionally, it has a direct current AF motor and a weather resistant construction to match that of the K-S2.

20.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor & PRIME M II Image Processing Engine

Ensuring optimal image quality at sensitivities up to ISO 51,200 are the 20.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the PRIME M II Image Processing Engine. This combination results in sharp images thanks to the omission of an AA filter on the sensor as well as low noise with the processing of the PRIME M II. Also, this enables a fast continuous shooting rate of 5.5 fps as well as advanced HDR and clarity enhancement modes.

SAFOX X Autofocus System

With 11 phase detection points (9 cross-type) and a sensitivity range of -3 to 18 EV, the SAFOX X AF system is able to lock focus quickly and easily in a variety of situations. Also, it has a focus peaking capability during live view to ensure users are able to focus even when in manual mode.

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization

CIPA rated to 3 stops, the sensor-shift in-body image stabilization with rotational compensation reduces the effect of camera shake on your final image. Also, the K-S2 is able to use this shake reduction system to remove dust from your image sensor and also to enact the AA filter simulation mode for avoiding moire in your final image.

Full HD Video Recording & 4K Interval Mode

In addition to stills, the K-S2 is capable of full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at up to 30 fps. It has options for 30, 25, and 24 fps in full HD as well as 1280 x 720 HD at 60 or 50 fps for up to 25 minutes at a time. The camera then saves these videos as MOV files with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. Also, in addition to standard movies, the K-S2 is able to record time lapse videos in an interval mode at up to 4K resolution at 24p. Also, there is a Star Stream mode

5.5 fps Continuous Shooting & 1/6000 Shutter Speed

Speed is key with 5.5 fps continuous shooting for up to 30 shots, or 9 frames of RAW. Also, this camera has a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000 second for very bright scenes.

3.0" Vari-Angle LCD Monitor & Pentaprism Viewfinder

Composing and reviewing images is made easier thanks to the inclusion of a 3.0" 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor. Also, this DSLR has a pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage and a 0.95x magnification for standard framing and composition.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Share your photos quickly and easily with the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC of the K-S2. It offers remote camera operation with the use of the Image Sync mobile app for Android and iOS devices. Also, it has a dedicated Wi-Fi button to quickly enable and disable this feature when necessary to preserve battery life.

Other Features

  • Built-in P-TTL flash and a hot shoe for mounting an external flash unit
  • SD card slot
  • 77-segment metering system with sensitivity range of 0-22 EV
  • Micro-USB and micro HDMI output terminals
  • Built-in stereo microphone for video

Pentax K-S2 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 20.42 Megapixel
Effective: 20.12 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio3:2, 16:9
Bit Depth12-Bit
Exposure Control
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
White BalanceTungsten, Fluorescent (Cool White), Cloudy, CTE, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Daylight, Manual, Flash, Color Temperature, Shade, Fluorescent, Auto, Multi Auto WB
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 11 (9 Cross-Type)
Viewfinder Eye Point20.5 mm
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment-2.5 to +1.5
Flash
Flash ModesFlash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Hi-Speed Sync, Auto, Second-Curtain Sync, Manual, Wireless
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Physical
Battery1 x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
Kit Lens
Angle of View76° to 31.5°
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Minimum Focus Distance0.98' / 30 cm
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 1.61" / 71 x 41 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.3 x 7.7 x 5.1"
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Is there an attachable cable release that works with this camera?
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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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
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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.
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Indoor shots. What are the results when using the camera in normal room lighting? For photos and video?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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What is the weight of the camera?
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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 ...
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