Pentax K-S2 Field Test: Nighttime shooting at the county fair, plus a look at Wi-Fi and video


posted Monday, July 27, 2015 at 4:47 PM EDT


Our review of the Pentax K-S2 DSLR continues today, as the second installment of my field test arrives with an in-depth look at low-light shooting and more!

In part one, I took the K-S2 on the road to Nashville, Tennessee, and found much to love in this mid-range shooter, from its bright pentaprism viewfinder and twin control dials to its weather-sealed design complete with versatile tilt/swivel LCD monitor.

That's not to say it's been a flawless performance, though, as I found after an evening shoot at the colorful Anderson County Fair.


As you'll discover in part two of the field test, my experience with the Pentax K-S2's brand-new Wi-Fi functionality wasn't great, and its video feature set was also a concern. On balance, though, I think there's a lot to recommend in this camera even despite those shortcomings. No camera is perfect, after all, and if you're looking for a really compact all-weather shooter, the K-S2's trim body, excellent still image quality and good handling could help you overlook the occasional rough edge on some of its newly-introduced features.


Want to know more about my experiences with night shooting, Wi-Fi and video? Find out if Pentax's latest mid-range DSLR is right for you -- or whether one of its siblings potentially offers a better deal -- in my second Pentax K-S2 Field Test!



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