• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 250D)
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Predecessor:   Canon SL2
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General
Model Number: K-S2 SL3
Alternate Model Number(s):   250D
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.95 $749.95
Street Price: $499.00 $549.00
Date Available: 2015-02-15 2019-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 30.3 oz (859 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
23.4 oz (664 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.6 in.
(122 x 91 x 65 mm)
4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(122 x 93 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Optional Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 1680 (5.0 MP, Other),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) JPEG (Exif 2.31), .CR3 RAW (14-bit), C-RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.2 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
3840x2160 (24p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with AAC audio in MP4 container
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: smc Pentax-D AL 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE; 11 elements in 8 groups Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 75mm 29 - 88mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 50mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.78x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/4 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/32 (tele) f/4 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching: 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center) OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS phase-detect sensor, 9-points (Center AF point is cross-type at f/5.6, Center AF point is vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8); Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, ~95% coverage, ~0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x 0.54x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x 0.87x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (230,400 px) 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1EV steps, Expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes 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 Auto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77 segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 63-zone: Evaluative (linked to all AF points), Center-weighted, Partial (center, 9%), Spot (center, 4%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Assist, Special Scene (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye, Water Painting, Toy Camera, Miniature, HDR Art (Standard/Vivid/Bold/Embossed))
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 10s, 2s, 2-10 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 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) E-TTL II Auto, Manual
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 9.8 m / 32.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=12 (m, ISO 100); range depends on lens aperture Guide Number is 9.8m/32.2 ft at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe (EL/EX-series Speedlites only)
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) .CR3 RAW (14-bit), C-RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with AAC audio in MP4 container
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR or Wi-Fi Optional wired, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HMDI Mini (Type-C) HDMI-CEC, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.35 0.40
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 0.40
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.2 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 28 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2 5.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 9 15
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2 5.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 0.09 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 0.086 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.098 seconds 0.088 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.15 seconds 0.35 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.077 seconds 0.072 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.0 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.3 seconds 3.6 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 410 shots 1070 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI109 Proprietary LP-E17
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No 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. Available in black or white.