Pentax K-S2 Field Test
Pentax K-S2 Field Test Part I
Small town drama or big city glitter: This tiny DSLR handles it with gusto
And despite all its many features, the K-S2 is exceptionally compact. According to brand-owner Ricoh, it's the smallest weather-resistant DSLR to date! (If weather sealing isn't important to you, and small size is your primary goal, you might also want to consider the Canon SL1, which is the smallest and lightest DSLR we've reviewed. That said, the K-S2 is only 0.2 inches wider and 0.1 inches deeper, despite a much longer list of features).
It's busting at the seams with technology, but how does the Pentax K-S2 handle in the real world?
Pentax K-S2 Field Test Part II
It's time for fairground fun as the sun goes down
At the end of that first test, I'd only really found one fly in the ointment: A retracting kit lens whose tiny controls made it fiddly to shoot with, which also tended to stick while extending or retracting, and which was also too easy to slightly retract. In fairness, though, the lens only adds about $50 to the street price, and you can now buy the camera body-only in the US market if you want to forego it in favor of a more satisfying lens.
How does the Pentax K-S2 perform after dark? And what of its Wi-Fi and video features?