Pentax K-S2 (Body) Black

MPN: 11577-4  |  EAN: 0636983496761  |  Model: K-S2

Price Information

$577.85

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Pentax K-S2 (Body) Black - 11577-4 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Advanced Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Home Videos
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Events Photography
Very Good
Vlogging
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Time-lapse Videos
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Low-light Videos
Outstanding
Live Streaming
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding
Camera Body Only
Very Good

Kind of Camera

Getting a Digital SLR camera opens you up to a bigger world photography. With its extensive range of settings, you can now calibrate much more just before you press the shutter.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Pentax K-S2 will satisfy your needs.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the K-S2 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 11  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the K-S2 does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Pentax K-S2 video camera should be sufficient for your needs.

If you're particular about getting the precise white balance or depth of field in a video you're recording, then you won't be looking to settle for anything ordinary. By purchasing the Pentax K-S2, you will acquire a device that comes with an exhaustive set of options that you can tweak to your heart's content. 

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Pentax provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Pentax K-S2 is a great companion to have.

For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. It also packs in Wi-Fi in this neat package.

Shooting your next scene - This camera has a sensor size of 23.5 x 15.6 mm mm which plays a large roles in handling various lighting scenarios.

Other Video needs

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Pentax's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Pentax K-S2 makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Pentax K-S2 for aquatic photos is a treat.

As you make trips around the world, every moment tells a story. For this, a good camera is crucial and the K-S2 is a great option for travel. It's got a combined zoom capability allowing you get a closer look at items that can't be reached easily.^506^*}

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Pentax is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.

Style

This device showcases a refined taste in mobile devices due to clean lines and a premium look.

Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the K-S2 fits the bill.

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Technical Specifications

Pentax K-S2 (Body) Black - 11577-4 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Product Colour Black
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 4.0-5.6
Image Formats Supported DCF, JPEG, RAW
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Present Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 11
Face Detection Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity (max) 51200
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Video
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video Formats Supported H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Audio
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
Display
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -2.5m to + 1.5m
Diopter Correction Yes
Optical Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Other Features
GPS (satellite) Yes
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Weight & Dimensions
Weight 618 g