Pentax K-S2

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Pentax K-S2
Pentax K-S2 jm34557.jpg
Overview
MakerRicoh
Lens
Lens mountPentax KAF2
Sensor/medium
Image sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor size23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C type)
Maximum resolution20 megapixels (5472x3648)
Recording mediumSD, SDHC or SDXC card
Focusing
Focus areas11 focus points
Shutter
Shutter speeds1/6000s to 30s
Continuous shooting5.4 frames per second
Viewfinder
Viewfinder magnification0.95
Frame coverage100%
Image processing
Image processorPRIME MII
Custom WBYes
General
Rear LCD monitor3 inches with 921,000 dots
Dimensions91 x 123 x 73mm (3.58 x 4.84 x 2.87 inches)
Weight678g including battery

The Pentax K-S2 is a weather-sealed digital SLR camera announced by Ricoh on February 9, 2015. It is the first Pentax SLR to feature an articulated LCD, and it is the smallest DSLR to include this feature and also be weather-sealed.[1] In 2015, the K-S2 won the TIPA Award in the category Best Digital SLR Advanced.[2]

Its release is also the debut of a new retractable kit lens that it will be bundled with, the SMC Pentax-DA L 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE[3][4] - Pentax' second kit lens after the 18-135mm model to have a "silent" focus motor.

The K-S2 also does not have an AA filter which increases sharpness but makes it more susceptible to moiré. The K-S2 comes in 7 color combinations.

It has been in limited availability in North America and other markets since Summer of 2017, but was still an active product on the Ricoh Imaging, Japan Web site as of 5 December 2017; the slightly more advanced K-70 would be the nearest replacement model.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Tomkins (9 February 2015). "Pentax K-S2 targets the family photographer with handy mix of enthusiast, consumer-grade features". imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ "XXV TIPA AWARDS (2015)". tipa.com. Technical Image Press Association. 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  3. ^ "HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm DC WR RE Lens Announced". pentaxforums.com. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Collapsible Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE claims title of world's shortest zoom". dpreview. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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