Pentax K-S2 Review

May 20, 2015

Overall Rating:


Pentax K-S2



Price as Reviewed:

£649.00 (Body with 18-50mm lens)

The K-S2 is Pentax’s latest mid-range DSLR, continuing its tradition of offering affordable yet well-specified cameras. Find out how it gets on in our Pentax K-S2 review.

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Pentax K-S2 Review – Verdict

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In a competitive class it could well be argued that the K-S2 is one of the most pleasing DSLRs to use thanks to the large viewfinder and impressive control set-up.

While the large handgrip might not suit everyone it will certainly grow on you, while the image quality is good in JPEG mode and excellent when shooting Raw files.

Throw in the extensive range of compatible Pentax K mount lenses and you’ve got a camera which represents excellent value and is one of the best in its class.

  • Sensor: 20.2-million-pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Output Size: 5472 x 3648 pixels
  • Lens Mount: Pentax K
  • Focal Length Magnification: 1.5x
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 - 1/6000 sec
  • ISO: 10 - 51,200
  • Exposure Modes: PASM, Auto, Scene, HDR
  • Metering System: 77-segment, Spot, Centre-weighted
  • Drive Mode: 5.4fps
  • LCD: 3in, 921k-dot articulated LCD
  • Viewfinder: 0.95x magnification, 100% coverage
  • AF Points: 11-point phase detect
  • Video: Full HD @ 1920 x 1080p, 30, 25 and 24fps
  • External Mic: Yes, 3.5mm stereo
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Power: D-Li109 rechargable Li-ion
  • Battery Life: Approx. 410 shots
  • Dimensions: 122.5 x 91 x 72.5mm
  • Weight: 678g

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