LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-S2 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Pentax K-S2 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
K-S2 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.95×
Pentax K-S2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/6000 sec . K-S2 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Pentax K-S2 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Pentax K-S2, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-S2 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.K-S2 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Pentax K-S2 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax K-S2 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( With NFC support) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, K-S2 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our K-S2. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Pentax K-S2 is powered by D-LI109 battery which provides a shooting life of 410 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 876 shots, Pentax K-S2 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend K-S2 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Pentax K-S2 is $536.26