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Pentax K-S2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Pentax K-S2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the video and storage. Views are divided on the zoom.

performance, usability, screen, portability, price

battery, storage, video

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Pentax K-S2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the shutter and price are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the zoom. Many are negative about the battery.

performance, portability, screen, price, shutter

battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax 18 - 135 mm K-S2 Digital SLR Camera with Lens - WhitePentax 18 - 135 mm K-S2 Digital SLR Camera with Lens - White

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Pentax K-S2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and lens, but there are some mixed views about the price.

lens, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax K-S2 20MP Wi-Fi Enabled Weatherized SLR with 50-200mm Lens Kit (White)Pentax K-S2 20MP Wi-Fi Enabled Weatherized SLR with 50-200mm Lens Kit (White)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax K-S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Pentax K-S2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the screen and lens are generally positive. The price and usability also get good views, whereas opinions are divided on the portability.

performance, usability, price, lens, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax K-S2 20MP Wi-Fi Enabled Weatherized SLR, BlackPentax K-S2 20MP Wi-Fi Enabled Weatherized SLR, Black

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):480
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:D-LI109
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-2.5 - 1.5
Dioptre correction: Yes
Eye Relief:2.05
GPS (satellite): No
Histogram: Yes
Languages support:442 x 400 x 318 / CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE / Multi
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Pastel
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Portrait, Sunset / Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sunset / Night portrait, Pet, Portrait
Self-timer:2,3,12
Self-timer delay:2,3,12
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Beige / Black / Black, grey / Black, Orange / Black, Pink / Black, White / Brown, Grey / Grey / Lime, White / White
Dust resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Energy Star certified:N
Material:Polycarbonate
Protection features:Dust Resistant / Water Resistant
Waterproof: Yes

Display

Display:LCD / OLED / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:100
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:-2EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash guide number:12
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.005 / 1/180
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:11
Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus / continuous auto focus, selective auto focus, single auto focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18 - 135 / 18 - 50
Lens mount interface:Pentax KA, Pentax KAF, Pentax KAF2, Pentax KAF3
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/8
Maximum aperture number:5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):7.65
Minimum aperture number:32
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.75
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 51200, Auto / Auto / Premium, CE, TCO
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3 EV (1/2 EV; 1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / aperture priority AE, manual, shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:Eye-Fi, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:Digital Camera Utility 5
Cables included:AC
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Wrist strap included: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:DNG, EXIF, JPG, PEF, RAW / JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.12
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472 x 3648, 4224 x 2816, 3072 x 2048, 1920 x 1280 / PEG:L(20M: 5472x3648), M(12M:4224x2816), S(6M:3072x2048), XS(2M:1920x1280)
Total MegaPixels:20.42

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/6000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:69.8 - 216 / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows operating systems supported:200, 1600, Auto / 704 x 576, 352 x 288, 352 x 240 / Microsoft Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP \nMac OS X 10.2.7 / Windows Vista Business x64

Technical Details

Housing material:Metal, Polycarbonate
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:50
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@24fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps / 1280x720@50fps, 1280x960@25fps, 1280×720@24fps / 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / AVC, H.264, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.92 / 0.95
Viewfinder Type:Electronic / Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.25
Height :9.1
Lens diameter:7.1
Lens length:4.1
Lens weight:158
Weight:618
Weight (including battery):678
Width:12.2