by BRUCE WAYNE on 2015-10-30
This camera is simply the best smallest DSLR available on the market. Despite being the Smallest Weather Sealed DSLR it is quite Chunky. It has a Tilt & Swivel Display which is new to Pentax Line-up and this too is with weather sealing.
The 18-50mm Kit Lens included with this camera has a Retractable type of body which makes it a easy to carry Walkaround Lens. And too with the Weather Sealing just like the 50-200mm lens.
Picture Quality is Supremely SHARP Straight Out Of The Box because of the emission of the OLPF. Dual Control e-dials makes it so easy to operate. Interface is also user friendly.
And now About the warranty, If you're purchasing the Pentax Cameras from Indian Sellers, You'll get a 2+1years Warranty by Simply Registering the Product on manufacturer's website.
You'll be needing only a VAT Paid Invoice to Avail the Warranty.
This DSLR is new in the market. So, Stop waiting for the next device to come out. Just Go ahead and buy K-S2.
Remember one thing, This is a Pentax DSLR. This will put every other DSLRs to shame of this price category..because of it's Robust Build Quality.
And availability of the Pentax legacy lenses at a throwaway price makes it a irresistible deal to get your hands on.
It is as good as an Entry-level DSLR can get
by Aditya on 2015-08-10
A great deal! This Pentax is classy, unlike the Ks-1 which was ridiculous. I find the camera to be excellent for photos, not so great for videos but it's not too bad either. Apart from that I don't really find anything wrong with it, but then again I'm not too experienced. It's pretty compact. I wish the grip was deeper as I have large hands. Image quality is amazing, there's a lot of detail packed into your images. The Camera is weather-proof as well, and has 100 weather seals compared to 82 on the k-50, which is a pretty old camera now. Personally I'm not going to be using it in the rain, but it's nice that it is there.
I took a photo of a plane that wasn't flying very high with the bundled 50-200mm and was able to catch the tail number after cropping it a lot. I googled the tail number and found out that plane was flying to Dubai. Pretty sweet if you ask me, that amount of detail.
But then again I'm an amateur.Go for it, you won't be disappointed. It's a much better deal than what Nikon or Cannon is giving you.
The less known Prince !!
by Amazon Customer on 2015-12-15
I got this Camera in USA since there is a big price difference here in india. Somehow very bad marketing by Ricoh Imaging/ Pentax for such a beautiful piece of camera. Just google/youtube on reviews to know better about the camera.
Will put a detailed review after the usage. You would just love this camera.
If you’re looking for a few more advanced features in your DSLR, the K-S2 might not meet your needs But the around $500 is good
by rohan haldiya on 2016-08-30
What We Liked
Weather sealed camera body provides basic protection
Very good photo quality in all lighting conditions
LCD screen is articulated
Offers a good value for a DSLR camera
What We Didn’t
Video quality lags behind other entry level DSLRs
Only 11 autofocus points, although nine are cross-type AF points
May not have enough advanced features to appeal to anyone but beginners
Burst mode options could be better
Design and Build
Pentax K S2 Back
The K S2’s 3-inch screen with 921,000 dots
During my Pentax K-S2 test, I really appreciated the feel of this camera. It fit in my hand nicely, and its weight is balanced well when using it with the kit lens. It’s also lighter and smaller than most cameras from Canon or Nikon, such as the Nikon D810.
The K-S2 is a fast performing model, and you’ll be especially impressed if you’re more familiar with thebest point and shoot cameras out there. The Pentax K-S2 model works especially quickly when using the viewfinder, which has 100% coverage of the scene. You also can use the LCD screen to frame scenes, although this “Live View” mode will slow the camera’s performance. And the LCD can rotate away from the camera body while offering 921,000 pixels of resolution, which equals an impressive display screen in this price point.
Ricoh, which manufactures cameras under the Pentax brand name, gave the K-S2 a traditional mode dial, which some of its predecessors were missing, making this model easier to use. It also has a popup flash unit that works very well, or you can add an external flash to the hot shoe.
One reason why Canon and Nikon are such popular choices among DSLR photographers is because of the large number of interchangeable lenses available for them. Remember from our introductory article —What is a DSLR camera? — that each DSLR has a particular lens mount upon which only certain lenses will fit. Fewer lenses are available for the Pentax KAF2 mount than for Canon and Nikon cameras. Although there is a nice collection of lenses for Pentax DSLR cameras, some photographers will look toward starter DSLR cameras for Canon and Nikon so that the lenses they purchase for those entry-level models can be migrated to more advanced cameras in the same brand family later, while still having access to the wider range of lenses.
The weather resistant material covering the camera body of the Pentax K-S2 is a great feature of this camera, and something that is not commonly found on other DSLRs. While this coating doesn’t make the K-S2 able to work underwater or in heavy rain without additional protection, it does provide basic protection in light rain.
Pentax K S2 Screen Articulated
Selfie mode anyone? The K S2’s 3-inch screen can open, swivel and rotate.
The K-S2’s APS-C sized image sensor contains 20.1 megapixels of resolution, which is an impressive number for any starter DSLR. The APS-C sized image sensor is significantly larger than what’s found in the models on the best compact digital camera list, although APS-C sensors are smaller than what’s found with advanced DSLRs.
Ricoh gave this entry-level DSLR camera 11 autofocus points, which is a bit behind most DSLRs on the market. But nine of the AF points are cross-type, which is more desirable than other types of AF points, allowing the K-S2 to perform well, even picking up sharp focus in low light scenes.
Images shot with the K-S2’s kit lens were pretty good, as Ricoh tends to offer pretty nice kit lenses for its Pentax DSLRs. You’ll still want to migrate to a more feature rich and well-built lens at some point, but the kit lens easily will meet the needs of most entry-level photographers initially.
You can shoot full HD resolution movies with the K-S2, but it unfortunately does not offer 4K video resolution. Movie recording quality has never been a strength of Pentax DSLR cameras. While the K-S2 outperforms some older Pentax DSLR models in terms of video recording, it still lags behind Canon and Nikon models.
Burst mode options are a bit below average with the Pentax K-S2 versus other DSLRs. Its memory buffer size limits it to about 30 JPEG photos or about 10 RAW photos before the camera needs to pause to copy the data to the memory card. These numbers are not able to compete with most best DSLR cameras.
If you’re looking for a few more advanced features in your DSLR, the K-S2 might not meet your needs. It’s a basic entry level DSLR. When considering the Pentax K-S2 vs. K-3, you’ll find the K-3 has a display on the top panel, more autofocus points, and a bigger buffer storage area for a more effective burst mode. But the around $500 price point for the camera and kit lens is extremely desirable, leaving it well under the K-3’s price. Don’t let yourself be shouted down by Canon and Nikon users: The Pentax K-S2 may not come from the top two manufacturers, but its a strong first DSLR and well worth considering.
by swcpuri on 2016-03-31
The camera was very good. Better thank my Nikon D5500.
warranty. . how many years. ?
by Akshaya Narayana on 2015-07-05
Warranty. ?. And in US it is comparatively cheap..
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