We shared the rumor last week that Pentax would update its K-S line with a new model, and today that rumor was proven to be true. This time, the company appears to have ditched the LED lights in favor of a more traditional look and feel; a good move if you ask me.

pentax-ks2 Pentax K-S2 Specs

  • 20.1 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME M II Image Processing Engine
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot Vari-Angle TFT LCD Monitor
  • SAFOX X 11-Point AF Sensor; 9 Cross-Type
  • Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction
  • Full HD 1080p Video at up to 30 fps
  • Native ISO 51,200; Weather Resistant
  • 5.5 fps Shooting; Selfie Button
  • AA Filter Simulator; 4K Interval Movie
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Overall, this looks like a nice addition to the lineup from Pentax. I am certainly a much bigger fan of this styling than the LED ridden styling of the original K-S1. It is not badly priced either, at $696, putting it in the same conversation as Canon’s newly announced T6i and T6s entry level cameras.

If you are interested, you can get your Pentaz K-S2 pre-ordered now over on B&H, availability is expected by the end of the month!

What are your thoughts on the new K-S2? Do you agree that the design is an improvement over the LED style of the K-S1? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!