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Nikon D90 vs Pentax K-S2

Nikon D90 vs Pentax K-S2

Nikon D90

40

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning SLR digital camera with poor features
91
34 Reviews + 13 Awards
35
Missing Some Features
22
8 Years Old
Overall Score
40
Mediocre
SLR 12.3MP SDHC Oct 2008
Camera Type Megapixels Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Pentax K-S2

68

Overall Score

Pentax K-S2

£439.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured SLR camera, perfect for wildlife photography
87
111 Reviews + 4 Awards
39
Poor
83
Fully-Featured
60
2 Years Old
Overall Score
68
Good
SLR 20.12MP CMOS Yes Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
best4reviews.com: Best Buy
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
Average Expert Rating
Average User Rating
No reviews found

Specification

Picture Quality

Camera Type  SLR  SLR
Megapixels 12.3MP 20.12MP
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Still Image Resolution  4288 x 2848  5472 x 3648  3072 x 2048  1920 x 1280  4288 x 2848  5472 x 3648  3072 x 2048  1920 x 1280
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Maximum Image Resolution  5472 x 3648  5472 x 3648
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Sensor Type  CMOS  CMOS
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Image Formats Supported  RAW  JPG  EXIF  DNG  PEF  RAW  JPG  EXIF  DNG  PEF
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Image Sensor Size (W X H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels Unknown - Click to provide data 20.42MP

Design

Material  Polycarbonate  Carbon  Polycarbonate  Carbon
Colour  Black  Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 76.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface  Pentax KA  Pentax KAF  Pentax KAF2  Pentax KAF3  Pentax K  Pentax KA  Pentax KAF  Pentax KAF2  Pentax KAF3  Pentax K
Diaphragm Blade Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Mounting Type  Bayonet  Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes  single  continuous  spot  monitoring  multi point  flexible spot  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Spot Auto Focus  Monitoring Auto Focus  Multi Point Auto Focus  Flexible Spot Auto Focus  selective  Selective Auto Focus  single  continuous  spot  monitoring  multi point  flexible spot  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Spot Auto Focus  Monitoring Auto Focus  Multi Point Auto Focus  Flexible Spot Auto Focus  selective  Selective Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Focus  TTL  TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity  Auto  Auto
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Light Exposure Modes  Auto  Manual  shutter priority  aperture priority  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori  Auto  Manual  shutter priority  aperture priority  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori
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ISO Sensitivity (max) 51,200
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ISO Sensitivity (min) Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering  Centre-weighted  Spot  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  evaluative  Multi-pattern  Centre-weighted  Spot  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  evaluative  Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction  ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)  ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
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Light Exposure Control  Program AE  Program  Program AE  Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Camera Shutter Type  Electronic  Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes  Auto  Manual  Flash off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Second curtain synchro  Flash on  Hi-speed sync  Auto  Manual  Flash off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Second curtain synchro  Flash on  Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide Number Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Exposure Correction  ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)  ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution  1920 x 1080  1920 x 1080
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Video Resolution  1920 x 1080  1280 x 720  1920 x 1080  1280 x 720
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Motion JPEG Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported  MOV  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVC  MPEG-4  MOV  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVC  MPEG-4
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Resolution At Capture Speed  1920x1080@30fps  1280×720@60fps  1920x1080@25fps  1280x720@50fps  1280x960@25fps  1280×720@24fps  1920x1080@30fps  1280×720@60fps  1920x1080@25fps  1280x720@50fps  1280x960@25fps  1280×720@24fps
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HD Type  Full HD  HD  Full HD  HD

Memory

Maximum Memory Card Size 32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards  SDHC  SD  Memory Stick (MS)  Eye-Fi  CF+  SDXC  SDHC  SD  Memory Stick (MS)  Eye-Fi  CF+  SDXC
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Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Field of View Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Display  TFT  TFT
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Viewfinder

Magnification Unknown - Click to provide data 0.95x
Viewfinder Type  Optical  Electronic  Optical  Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector Type  Micro  Micro
USB Connector  Micro-USB  Mini-USB  Mini-USB B  Micro-USB B  Micro-USB  Mini-USB  Mini-USB B  Micro-USB B

Camera

White Balance  Auto  Manual  Tungsten  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Shade  Flash  Auto  Manual  Tungsten  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Shade  Flash
Shooting Modes  Auto  Program  Scene  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Movie  Manual  Sensitivity priority  Mo  Aperture pr  Auto  Program  Scene  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Movie  Manual  Sensitivity priority  Mo  Aperture pr
Photo Effects  Black&White  Pastel  Black&White  Pastel
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing  Trimming  Crop  Trimming  Crop
Camera File System  Exif 2.3  DCF  Exif  Exif 2.3  DCF  Exif
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Camera Playback  Single image  Slide show  Thumbnails  Thumbnail  Single  Movie  Single image  Slide show  Thumbnails  Thumbnail  Single  Movie
Eye Relief Unknown - Click to provide data 20.5mm
Scene Modes  Close-up (macro)  Landscape  Night  Night landscape  Portrait  Sports  Night portrait  Sunset  Pet  Close-up (macro)  Landscape  Night  Night landscape  Portrait  Sports  Night portrait  Sunset  Pet
Languages Support  DAN  DUT  GRE  CZE  RUS  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  ITA  JPN  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  HUN  KOR  CHI (TR)  CHI (SIMPL)  Multi  DE  EN  ES  FI  FR  IT  RU  SE  CHI  R  I  K  JP  PL  SP  SW  TR  DAN  DUT  GRE  CZE  RUS  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  ITA  JPN  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  HUN  KOR  CHI (TR)  CHI (SIMPL)  Multi  DE  EN  ES  FI  FR  IT  RU  SE  CHI  R  I  K  JP  PL  SP  SW  TR

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 618g
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Height Unknown - Click to provide data 91mm
Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 72.5mm
Width Unknown - Click to provide data 122.5mm
Weight (including Battery) Unknown - Click to provide data 678g

Battery

Power Source Type  Battery  Battery
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life 850 shots
BEST
480 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included  AC  AC
BEST

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Silent Shooting
Housing Material  Metal  Polycarbonate  Carbon  Metal  Polycarbonate  Carbon
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