Blending form and function, the black Pentax K-S2 is a sleek DSLR featuring a 20.12MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME M II image processor to produce high-resolution stills and Full HD 1080p video, along with a sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 to suit working in a variety of conditions. The sensor's design omits an anti-aliasing filter, too, in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and resolution, and sensor-shift type Shake Reduction further benefits making sharp imagery by minimizing the appearance of camera shake.
Complementing the imaging capabilities, the K-S2 also sports a SAFOX X autofocus system, which employs 11 focusing points, including 9 cross-type points, for quick and accurate focusing performance in a variety of lighting conditions. Also benefitting the image-making process, the physical design of the camera incorporates a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD with a vari-angle mechanism to support working from high and low angles, and a front-facing second shutter release button affords an easier means for holding the camera when taking selfies. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to remotely control the camera from a linked mobile device, as well as wirelessly share images to a smartphone or tablet for sharing online.
20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME M II Image Processor
Benefitting both speed and image quality, the K-S2 uses both an APS-C-format 20.12MP CMOS sensor and PRIME M II image processor to realize a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, as well as fast continuous shooting up to 5.5 fps and Full HD 1080p/30 video recording. The sensor's design also lacks a conventional anti-aliasing filter in order to generate imagery with improved resolution and clarity.
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and AA Filter Simulator
Helping to produce sharper imagery, in-body sensor-shift Shake Reduction compensates for up to three stops of camera shake with any lens attached, enabling you to work with slower shutter speeds or longer lenses when shooting handheld. Additionally, this sensor-shift mechanism can also be used to simulate the effects of an anti-aliasing filter in order to reduce the appearance of moiré when needed.
SAFOX X Autofocus System
When working with the optical viewfinder and shooting stills, the 11-point phase-detection SAFOX X autofocus system provides quick and accurate focusing performance. Nine of the points have a cross-type design, too, to better support working in mixed and low-light conditions, and also aid working with moving subjects.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
A large 0.95x-magnification pentaprism viewfinder is featured, and offers 100% frame coverage.
Rear 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor features a vari-angle design to better support working from high and low angles.
A second shutter release is featured on the front of the button to aid in taking selfies.
Fully weather-sealed construction utilizes 100 individual seals to guard against dust and moisture for working in inclement conditions.
The included D-LI109 rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 480 shots per charge.
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to remotely control the camera from a linked smartphone or tablet, as well as offers the ability to wireless transfer images from the camera to your mobile device for quick sharing online.
Other Camera Features
Advanced HDR and the Clarity Enhancement feature improves textures and micro contrast for more realistic image quality.
Focus peaking can be used when working in live view for faster, more accurate manual focusing.
Dual dials allow for direct and intuitive adjustment of exposure controls.
Two customizable user profiles are available for saving and switching to saved combinations of settings.
4K interval movie capture lets you record sequences of images as a time-lapse, automatically combine them in-camera, and output as a 4K movie file for seamless playback.
Auto picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, and Forest.
Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, and Museum.
Digital filters: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, and Bold Monochrome.
Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), and Japanese.