• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Pentax K-S2 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $1599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Fujifilm X-Pro2 advantages over Pentax K-S2

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 64 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    62 vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    28 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very compact for a weather-sealed DSLR; Good ergonomics and great viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent performance for its class; Articulated screen is great for difficult compositions; Offers features not found in other Pentax DSLRs

  • 18-50mm kit lens is fiddly and prone to jamming when retracted; Wi-Fi is slow and unintuitive; Slow startup; Limited movie mode; Poor battery life for a DSLR; Priced too close to its enthusiast-grade sibling

  • Weather-sealed, ergonomic camera body; Fast hybrid AF system; Excellent high ISO performance; Improved continuous shooting performance; Better video quality than previous Fuji cameras.

  • Some controls don't impress; Continuous autofocus still lags behind competing DSLR cameras; No 4K video; Fixed LCD without touchpanel.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-500

Pentax K-S2
Pentax K-500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher-res screen
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Pentax K-500
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S2
Pentax K-S1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Pentax K-S1
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D5500

Pentax K-S2
Nikon D5500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $461
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Nikon D5500
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $461
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6300

Pentax K-S2
Sony A6300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Sony A6300
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A6500

Pentax K-S2
Sony A6500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Sony A6500
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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