(From Pentax literature) Building upon the legacy of developing durable SLR cameras, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S2 featuring a 20 megapixel, AA Filter-less CMOS sensor with Prime MII. The PENTAX K-S2 offers high image quality and functionality and guarantees compelling imagery. With its weather-resistant body, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC sharing component, it is the perfect companion for families and those who enjoy capturing images. Kitted with the PENTAX K-S2 is a newly designed, ultra-sleek retractable standard zoom lens that measures under 1.5 inches in height.
- 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
- In-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism and AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator
- Pentaprism OVF with 100% coverage
- Full HD 30p/25p/24p video with H.264 codec
- ISO from 100 to 51200
- SAFOX X 11-point (9 cross-type) AF system
- 5.4 fps continuous mode (20 JPEGs, 5 RAW)
- 3-inch, 921Kdot vari-angle LCD screen with Live View
- Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC cards including UHS-I types
- Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
- Retractable kit lens
- Fully weather-sealed
The new PENTAX K-S2 combines a compact, lightweight body with many advanced features including PENTAX’s award winning weather-resistant design, in-body shake reduction, as well as SAFOX X AF system ensuring fast and accurate autofocusing even in challenging situations such as low light, action, and adverse weather conditions. Multiple views are achieved with the vari-angle 3.0 inch LCD, 921K dots (RGB+White), and Air Gapless Construction. With the all-new Self Shot Assist users can capture the perfect “selfie”. The K-S2’s vari-angle LCD monitor and 2nd shutter release button assist you in conveniently capturing the best self-shot.
Sharing favorite images with friends and family is made easy with built-in Wi-Fi and built-in NFC module. Along with the dedicated app, “Image Sync”, available for no additional cost in the Android and iOS stores you can seamlessly remotely operate the camera, transfer images and share images from your camera to your favorite social networks. Connecting your camera to your smartphone or tablet is made simple with built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) and the touch of a button to easily connect.
The Clarity Enhancement feature, introduced with the K-S2, adds more realistic texture impression to your imagery. This technology covers broader and more gradual tone changes of the subject since it was originally developed to reproduce the images that best match the whole screen on a display device. Clarity Enhancement is applied automatically on Advanced HDR and also user-selectable for most still images on the setting menu.
“The PENTAX K-S2 takes the best of all our innovations and combines them into the ultimate family DSLR”, says Jim Malcolm, President of Ricoh Imaging North America. “The K-S2 has everything to capture the active family, including PENTAX legendary quality, compactness, weather resistance, and built in Wi-Fi to easily share with family and friends. We are fulfilling our promise to deliver the highest quality and innovation imaging products.”
Included in the PENTAX K-S2 kit is the newly developed, retractable standard zoom smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE lens. Experience improved convenience and better performance with this ultra thin lens complete with 7 rounded aperture diaphragm blades for capturing beautiful Bokeh.
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 its new PENTAX K-S2 digital SLR camera. This service provides users with a fashionable way of expressing their individual style and personal taste. 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.
Pricing and Availability
The PENTAX K-S2 kit including a new retractable standard zoom lens will be available in standard colors at retailers nationwide and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in March 2015 for a suggested retail price of $799.95. Color collections will be available in April.
See our Pentax K-S2 hands-on preview on imaging-resource.com. Or post your own review below!