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Pentax K-S2

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Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Recommended
A very popular and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 20.12MP 5472 X 3648 Pixels CMOS Feb 2015
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Pentax K-S2 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-S2 number 43 in best selling cameras and number 68 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
111 Reviews + 5 Awards
78
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Prohardver.hu plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The K-S2 is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, great technical features and design.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
The smallest weather-resistant slr camera
World's smallest DSLR with A weather-resistant and dustproof construction and vari-angle LCD monitor
Superb performance and image quality so you never miss the beauty of the outdoors
Enjoy sharing more easily with wi-fi and NFC
Camera shake is effectively reduced for any lens attached to the camera
Perfect in the dark and when shooting moving subjects. the high-precision AF system. SAFOX X
Sharp resolution with A low-pass filterless design
Advanced image processing for natural colors and high definition
A more natural and realistic finish. clarity enhancement

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 166 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 171 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 165 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £399.99 on Amazon UK 59 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Pentax K-S2 Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax K-S2?

The Pentax K-S2 is 122.5mm wide and 91mm tall. It is 72.5mm deep and weighs 618g.

Pentax K-S2 front dimensions
Pentax K-S2 size in context

Pentax K-S2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The writers at websites Prohardver.hu, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews all endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Another two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com and the writer at review site Ephotozine gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was breathtakingly good.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 28 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this Pentax digital camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Pentax digital camera rated it as superb. 40 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 2,566 user and expert reviews (including 483 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

A Top Selling Digital Camera

The K-S2 is one the best selling digital camera currently available.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Nine owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Nine customers who bought it concluded that it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking and two owners who bought it concluded that it was neat.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

13 customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

10 people who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use, three owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to handle.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three people who reviewed it thought it was well made.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners who purchased the product wrote that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 55% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. At £66.99 it appears to be great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-S2 and the United Kingdom price of £66.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $526.95 (£732.20).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2015.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Pentax K-S2's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S2 has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax K-S2 of 51,200 is in the highest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Pentax K-S2's weight of 618g is in the heaviest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-S2 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-S2 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Dustproof

The Pentax K-S2 is dustproof. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Pentax K-S2's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-S2 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 45% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Pentax K-S2 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-S2 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Pentax K-S2 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-S2 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-S2 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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480 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-S2 which takes 480 battery life.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-S2 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-S2 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Waterproof

The Pentax K-S2 is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-S2 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Pentax K-S2 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax K-S2 is 5472 x 3648. That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-S2 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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