Pentax K-S2 with Pentax K-S1 Comparison

Pentax K-S2 and Pentax K-S1 Main Features

  • February, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 5.4 fps continuous shooting
  • 5.4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 91 x 123 x 73 mm, 678g.
  • 121 x 93 x 70 mm, 558g.
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Pentax K-S2 Scores


Imaging score
60
Features score
83
Value for money score
91
Portability score
77
Overall score
78

Pentax K-S1 Scores


Imaging score
60
Features score
66
Value for money score
83
Portability score
80
Overall score
68

Pentax K-S1 with Pentax K-S2 Overview


Let's compare K-S2 with K-S1. Both cameras produced Pentax. The first model related to Entry-Level DSLR, the second to Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Pentax K-S2 was released in 2015, and Pentax K-S1 in 2014. K-S2 is newer, which is a plus. K-S1 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
These two cameras have the same sensor resolution - 20 MP. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch articulated screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Pentax K-S2 has 5.4 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K-S2 has 5.4 fps continuous shooting.

General K-S2 K-S1
Brand Pentax Pentax
Model K-S2 K-S1
Announced February, 2015 August, 2014
Body Type Compact SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 150 150
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Articulated Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64 0.64
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/6000 sec 1/6000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.4 fps 5.4 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 10.00
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual flash Auto, auto + redeye, on, on + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm² 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 51200 51200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 410 shots 410 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI109 D-LI109
Physical
Weight 678 g 558 g
Physical Dimensions 91 x 123 x 73 mm 121 x 93 x 70 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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