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Pentax K-S2 Announced; Now With Less LEDs

By Anthony Thurston on February 10th 2015

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!

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. Basit Zargar

    great gear

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  2. Matthew Saville

    Considering that Pentax’ most affordable lineup has had both weather sealing AND in-body DSLR sensor stabilization for years, they have always been a much better choice than Canon or Nikon for anyone who just wanted a simple DSLR that was rugged enough to be taken anywhere and used in any weather, but without breaking the bank, and without getting to envious of all the high-end pro full-frame bodies and lenses.

    Now, with the advent of mirrorless cameras, this “edge” is becoming less prominent, sine the type of photographer who is unlikely to ever upgrade from a Canon Rebel etc. is EXACTLY the type of photographer who should just buy a Fuji or Sony APS-C mirrorless camera.

    Then again, very few of those new mirrorless cameras have weather sealing, still, (Sony A6000 mk2, anyone?) …PLUS there’s the probability that a full-frame Pentax will be right around the corner.

    All in all, I’m always impressed by what Pentax offers, but never well-off enough to go ahead and invest in it. Drat…

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    • Arnold Ziffel

      I’ve been shooting Pentax since the 60’s and I love ’em. That being said, I also shoot Canon because I have to…

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