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Pentax To Announce K-S2 Next Week

By Anthony Thurston on February 7th 2015

There were a lot of announcements this week leading into next week’s CP+ Expo in Japan. Pentax announced their new ‘in-development’ full frame DSLR, and according to a new rumor, they will announce their latest K-S model, the K-S2, next week.


The original K-S1 was only announced last August, and has not even been on shelves a year. Some think that the K-S2 may be a replacement/upgrade for the K-S1, but I am not sure I buy that. I think it is more likely that this could be some sort of camera that sits higher on the totem pole than the K-S1. But, who knows.

We don’t have any rumored specs for the camera yet, but we do have leaked images…

Pentax-K-S2-camera Pentax-K-S2-camera-back

The first thing you will notice is the distinct difference in appearance vs the previous K-S1 models. Gone are the trippy LED lights, and futuristic styling, in their place is a more standard SLR. Maybe Pentax just realized no one liked the K-S1 design, and so the K-S2 is sort of wiping the slate clean, so to speak.

At any rate, we will know soon enough. Next week should be fun for us Gear Acquisition Addicts.

[via Photo Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Graham Curran

    I miss my Bronica ETC film camera, but I don’t think that I could ever afford a medium-format digital.

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  2. James Rogen

    i wonder if pentax will ever release their K-9 series, which is basically just a dog that will walk around and take photos for you.

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  3. Michael Burnham

    So basically all Ricoh/Pentax have to show at CP+ is a couple bodies that are “In Development”.

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  4. Arnold Ziffel

    I’m glad to see Ricoh put some money and effort into Pentax, unlike the previous custodians…

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