Pentax K-S2 (Kit) Black

MPN: 13221  |  EAN: 9999311094949  |  Model: K-S2

Price Information

$996.74

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Pentax K-S2 (Kit) Black - 13221 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Very Good
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Advanced Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Live Streaming
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Events Photography
Very Good
Home Videos
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Vlogging
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Very Good
Time-lapse Videos
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Cute & Pretty Looks
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Camera Body with Lens
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

This K-S2 DSLR offers a larger and more refined set of options for capturing those beautiful moments exactly the way you want to, compared to simpler counterparts like the compacts.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Pentax device works!

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.

When you've got deep theoretical and practical knowledge about what makes a great video clip, there's a minimum level - and camera - you'll need to operate with. This camera from Pentax with its array of settings works really well for those who are meticulous about what they produce each time they shout action!

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.

The Pentax K-S2, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.

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 the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

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

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the K-S2 is an easy recommendation for this.

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the K-S2.

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.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Pentax, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

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^*}

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

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

Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.

Style

When you want to stand out from the crowd, the K-S2 uses bright colours and funky designs to turn heads. This is not your average camera.

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 (Kit) Black - 13221 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Product Colour Black, Orange
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
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
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
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens Present '1
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 76.5 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 4.0
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 27.5 mm
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