The Pentax K-S2 is a 20.2 Megapixel Digital APS-C SLR that builds on Pentax’s traditional SLR legacy with a number of handy new features including wireless connectivity, and a versatile 3.0-inch vari-angle screen. A fully weather sealed, intuitive and ergonomic camera, the Pentax makes it easy to capture and share your most treasured images anywhere.
Gorgeous Image Quality
The high resolution 20.2 MP CMOS Sensor delivers excellent image quality and optimal sharpness thanks to the removal of an Anti-Aliasing filter. Finest details are beautifully rendered making it perfect for landscape and nature photographs as well as everyday photos.
Powerful Image Processor
A Prime MII Image Processing Engine powers the camera, ensuring excellent quality Full HD Video capture with smooth live view for enjoyable operation. In stills mode, the capable processor enables an Advanced HDR Mode and clarity enhancement, which enhances clarity while maintaining realistic texture in images. The processor also enables shooting at up to 5.5 frames per second while in continuous mode.
100% Optical Viewfinder
Utilising the 100% viewfinder ensures that users can make perfect and well thought out compositions every time. Being able to see images in real time through the optical finder ensures that you can anticipate and react to any action. With a fastest shutter speed of 1/6000 of a second, the camera is able to freeze action in place, and truly capture a brief moment in time.
Featuring Pentax’s first Vari-angle LCD screen, this camera opens up a world of new possibilities for accurately framing exciting new angles and perspectives. For users who take self-portraits, selfies or group shots, the swing and rotation of the 3.0” 921K dot screen is perfect for making sure the shot is taken right. An air gapless LCD design ensures that there is good visibility of the screen at all times, even outdoors.
A built-in electronic level indicator helps users achieve straight horizons and vertical lines during the time of making the image.
Pentax’s impressive sensor-shift technology powers in-body shake reduction (SR), which allows users to stabilise any attached lens, whether Pentax or third party, manual or automatic and compensate for camera vibrations or handheld shake.
The sensor-shift technology can be utilised in an AA Filter Simulation mode to replicate the effect of an AA filter and reduce moire in situations where it may be an issue.
Excellent Autofocus and Lowlight Capabilities
With a high ISO sensitivity that goes up to 51200, this camera is able to capture photographs in very low light, using only gorgeous ambient light. For situations that are particularly dark, a built in flash lets you keep shooting and not miss any moments.
The SAFOX X 11 point autofocus system quickly acquires critical focus on your subject matter, even in low light situations, thanks to an impressive AF sensitivity range from EV -3 to 18. There are 9 centre cross-type autofocus points in the camera. Where manual focus is required, users can activate a Focus Peaking mode for assistance.
Intuitive to Use
Dual electronic dials on the front and back of the camera ensure that the camera is quick to operate with easy access to aperture and shutter priority controls. Coupled with User Customisation options, using the camera is intuitive and rapid, so you’ll always be ready for the moment.
Robust, Weather Sealed Camera
The Pentax K-S2 is fully weather sealed so that you can shoot in any weather or outdoor setting without worry. Combined with Pentax’s equally sealed lenses, this robust and compact DSLR is one you can bring everywhere, and is perfect for travel and adventuring thanks to the 100 integrated weather seals that make it highly resistant to rain, sand, dust and dirt.
MODEL: K-S2 TYPE: Digital SLR
Type: CMOS w primary colour filter Size: 23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C) Colour depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits / channel RAW Effective pixels: 20.12MP / Total pixels: 20.42 MP Dust Removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operation Pixel mapping: Yes
Type / construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount Usable lenses: KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA mount lens (K mount, 35mm screw-mount, 645/67 medium format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions) SDM function: Yes Power zoom function: n/a
TTL: phase-matching autofocus, SAFOX X - 11 point (9 cross type focus points in the centre) Sensitivity range: EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature) Focus modes: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Auto select AF (AF.A) Focus point adjustment: Auto: 5 points, Auto: 11 points, Select, Expanded Area Select, Spot AF assist: Yes. Dedicated LED AF assist light Focus peaking: Yes. ON / OFF.
Type: Pentaprism Coverage (field of view): approx. 100% Magnification: 0.95X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity) Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable) Diopter adjustment: Approx. -2.5m to + 1.5m -1 Eye Relief: Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx. 22.3mm (from the centre of lens) Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital
Type: 3.0” TFT colour LCD w brightness / saturation / colour adjustment Resolution: 921,000 dots Wide angle viewable: Yes. TFT colour LCD monitor featuring an air-gapless structure with an AR coated, tempered-glass front panel. Swing-out vari-angle monitor.
Type: Retractable P-TTL pop-up flash Guide number: 12 (ISO 100/m) Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent Flash modes: Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Auto Picture, Scene) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128) Flash exposure compensation: -2 to +1 EV (1/3 steps)
Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), Leading Curtain Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High speed sync, wireless sync (available with 2 dedicated external flash) Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Removable memory: SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-1 standards), Eye-Fi card, FLU card. Internal memory: n/a
Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included) Recordable images: approx. 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), Playback time: approx. 270 min, Movie recording time: 25 min max time (4GB) per clip, thermal cutoff AC adapter available: Yes. K-AC128 (optional - sold separately)
Body dimensions (W x H x D): 4.82” x 3.58” x 2.55” (excluding protrusions) Body weight Without battery or removable memory: 21.7 oz (618g) Loaded and ready: 23.9 oz (678g) Primary construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate over metal chassis Operating temperature: 32-104°F (0 to 40°C)
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops avg CIPA, 4 stops max)
TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4) Metering patterns (multi, centre, spot): Multi 77, Centre, Spot Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps) Exposure lock: Yes Exposure bracketing: Yes. 3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
Auto: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), auto range selectable
Type: Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor detection AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Colour, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual WB, Colour Temperature Configuration, Copying the white balance setting of a captured image WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis
Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter Shutter speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb.
Mode selection: Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Manual (M), Bulb (B), A-HDR, Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie, USER 1 & 2 Auto Picture mode: Auto Picture mode (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest), Scene Mode (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, Museum) Advanced HDR* (Exposure bracket value selectable from ±1, ±2 or ±3EV )Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb (* JPEG only) Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing Green simplified mode available: yes Face detection available: Yes Date stamp: n/a Digital filters (capture): Extract Colour, Replace Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome Dynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadow File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard, date), create new folder, embed copyright
Still Image: Single frame, Continuous (H, L), Self-timer (12s., 2s., Continuous), Remote Control (0s., 3s., Continuous), Bracketing, Multi-exposure (Possible to use with Continuous, Self-timer or Remote Control), Interval Shooting, Interval Composite Movie: Remote Control, Interval Movie recording, Star Stream Continuous FPS Max. approx. 5.5 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 30 frames, RAW: up to approx. 9 frames Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 15 frames *ISO100 HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps),
Mode selection: Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, Quick magnification available), Rotating, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Bright area warning, Detailed inf, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), GPS information (Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC), Direction, Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show. EDIT: Colour Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment), Movie Edit (Divide or Delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still image from a movie, Saving RAW data in buffer memory Digital filters (playback): Base Parameter Adj, Extract Colour, Replace Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Colour, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Monochrome
Recorded resolutions / FPS: 1920x1080p30/25/24, 1280x720p60/50 Interval Movie, Star Stream: Recorded Pixels: 4K / FULL HD / HD Frame rate: 24p Quality levels: FULL HD, HD File formats (compression): MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) Sound: Audio gain adj
Functions available: 28
Windows 8.1 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit) MacIntosh: Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.8 / 10.7, 10.6
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice