Pentax K-S2: Featuring a 20MP Image Sensor, PRIME MII and Bundled Lens Kits
Pentax has taken the concept of compact cameras to a whole new level with the latest K-S2. The Pentax K-S2 is a power packed performer, offering a reliable sensor and a powerful image processor. This camera can now be purchased from the leading online and offline retail stores and here is how the specs sheet associated with the same looks like in detail:
The Pentax K-S2 packs in a 20MP image sensor. The Pentax K-S2 offers 5472x3648 pixels as the maximum image resolution. Other denominations are supported as well with the lowest being 1920x1080 pixels. In terms of image ratio, the Pentax K-S2 supports 3:2. The CMOS image senor boasts of the APS-C make and measures 23.50x15.60mm in terms of dimensions. The Pentax K-S2 also features the PRIME VII image processing unit, suitable for low-light shooting conditions. The Pentax K-S2 offers an ISO sensitivity range of 100-51200 in addition to the featured auto mode. 10 white balance presets are on offer in addition to the custom white balance mode. The Pentax K-S2 supports the uncompressed RAW format alongside the good, better and best JPEG quality levels. Sensor-shift image stabilization is another striking feature associated with this camera.
Focus and Optics
The Pentax K-S2 supports autofocus and the featured modes like center, live view, continuous and single. Manual focus is also featured besides 11 focus points to rely upon. The Pentax KAF2 lens mount is included followed by the focal length multiplication limit of up to 1.5X.
Here comes a fully articulated LCD panel that measures 3 inches. The display resolution on offer is 921 dots. Touch support seems to be missing with this camera but live view is present. The TFT LCD panel also packs in an optical pentaprism in terms of the viewfinder. 100 percent coverage is on offer followed by the viewfinder magnification limit of up to 0.95X.
Photography and Videography
The Pentax K-S2 offers a shutter speed range of 30-1/6000sec. Aperture and shutter priority modes are supported in addition to the manual exposure mode. Subject or scene modes are offered in addition to the built-in flash support. Flash range for the same is 12.00m and that too at ISO 100. External flash is supported via the hot-shoe. Several flash modes are offered in slow sync, auto and many more. The Pentax K-S2 supports burst mode at 5.4 frames per second. A self-timer is also included followed by 3 metering mode and the exposure compensation mode.
The Pentax K-S2 can record movies in Full HD and even HD. MPEG-4 and H.264 are the supported video formats. The Pentax K-S2 is capable of creating 4K videos, directly from the stills.
Connectivity and Storage
The Pentax K-S2 offers USB connectivity in addition to the micro-HDMI output. Built-in wireless support is rendered to the same besides NFC connectivity and remote access. SD, SDXC and SDHC digital cards are supported.
Build and Battery
The Pentax K-S2 is environmentally sealed and weighs 678g. Powering the same is a Li-Ion battery module, supporting up to 410 shots.
The Pentax K-S2 comes bundled with an 18-50mm and a 50-200mm lens kit, offering better zooming capabilities and ED support.