• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Leica TL
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Predecessor:   Leica T (Typ 701)
T (Typ 701) vs TL
Successor:   Leica TL2
TL vs TL2
General
Model Number: K-S2 TL
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $799.95 $1699.99
Street Price: $499.00 $1,164.98
Date Available: 2015-02-15 2016-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 30.3 oz (859 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
13.5 oz (384 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.6 in.
(122 x 91 x 65 mm)
5.3 x 2.7 x 1.3 in.
(134 x 69 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 4.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Optional None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No 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)
4944 x 3278 (16.2 MP, Other),
4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2160 (7.1 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other),
1632 x 1080 (1.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) JPEG, .DNG 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)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MP4 with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Leica L bayonet
Lens: smc Pentax-D AL 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE; 11 elements in 8 groups n/a
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 No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: 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) Contrast Detection: Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter Optional Leica Visoflex Electronic Viewfinder
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.7
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (230,400 px) 1,229,760 dots (409,920 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 12500
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100 - 12500
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, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting; fine adjustment option for all settings
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77 segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
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 Sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 12 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) Automatic, automatic / red eye reduction, always on, always on / red eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync / red eye reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 4.5 m / 14.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=12 (m, ISO 100); range depends on lens aperture Aperture dependant; GN = 4.5m at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) .DNG RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included 3,200.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR or Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HMDI Leica flash interface with integrated connection for accessories
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 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 28 12
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):   400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 410 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI109 Proprietary BP-DC13 7.4v 1040mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-DC13 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Utility 5 Software CD-ROM Leica App (free download remote control and picture transfer in Apple App Store/Google Play Store).
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, silver and titanium.