Pentax K-S2
Top 49%765 points
Top 49%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 90%
201 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
20
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Pentax K-S2: 51 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

20MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
287
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
244
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. weight

678g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
51200ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
410shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

8. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Pentax K-S2
48% have it
84
0

10. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Pentax K-S2
11% have it
84
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00016s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

12. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Pentax K-S2
25% have it
76
0

13. width

121.9mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

14. volume

735.35cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

16. height

91.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

17. thickness

66mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

18. battery power

1050mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

19. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Pentax K-S2
15% have it
62
0

20. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

21. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Pentax K-S2
18% have it
57
0

22. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Pentax K-S2
29% have it
56
0

23. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Pentax K-S2
73% have it
56
0

24. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Pentax K-S2
43% have it
54
0

25. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Pentax K-S2
52% have it
52
0

26. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Pentax K-S2
88% have it
51
0

27. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Pentax K-S2
29% have it
49
0

28. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
100%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
49
0

29. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Pentax K-S2
66% have it
48
0

30. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Pentax K-S2
44% have it
48
0

31. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Pentax K-S2
44% have it
47
0

32. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Pentax K-S2
67% have it
41
0

33. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Pentax K-S2
55% have it
41
0

34. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Pentax K-S2
51% have it
40
0

35. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.00555s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

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