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Model Name: Pentax K-S2 
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General
Model Number: K-S2
Alternate Model Number(s):  
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $799.95
Street Price: $499.00
Date Available: 2015-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 30.3 oz (859 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.6 in.
(122 x 91 x 65 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 20.1
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Optional
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
Lens: smc Pentax-D AL 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE; 11 elements in 8 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.78x
Aperture Range: f/4 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/32 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching: 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (230,400 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Multi Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/6000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77 segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Sensitivity Priority, Advanced HDR, Scene Mode (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR*, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum); Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome; Dynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadow
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Auto Picture, Scene) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=12 (m, ISO 100); range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HMDI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.35
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.35
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 28
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 9
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.75 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.214 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.098 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.15 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.077 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 410 shots
Battery Life, Video:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI109
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Utility 5 Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 20 megapixel AA Filter-less CMOS sensor with Prime MII processor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, weather-resistant body, all-new retractable kit zoom lens. The K-S2 will be available in 3 standard colors: black, white, and graphite with an orange accent. RICOH IMAGING is also pleased to announce the color order service for the PENTAX K-S2. The PENTAX K-S2 offers a choice of seven color options in two outdoor-themed collections: three in the Nature Collection; Forest Green, Desert Beige, and Stone Gray as well as four in the Sports Collection: White and Lime, Black and Pink, White with a Racing Stripe, and Black with a Racing Stripe.


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