Pentax K-S2 Review – Built to Last

When you get to hold the Pentax K-S2, you will be able to get a good feel of its sturdiness. It has excellent build quality that is built to withstand torture. It can also provide good image quality. It is a good camera, but it is not good enough as there are some flaws that come along with the weighty package.

Pentax K-S2 Review - Built to Last

The Pentax K-S2 is Made for Beginners, Casual Users, and For Those Who Drop Their Cameras All the Time

The Pentax K-S2 is a much heavier camera as compared to similar devices from other companies. The dimensions are similar to what you can see in the Nikon D5500. However, there is a reason why the K-S2 has a larger body as the company made some serious refinements to its build quality. It is now weather-proof, which means that you can take it out shooting in dusty environments, or even completely submerge the device underwater (at a safe depth, of course).

All the buttons, the viewfinder, and even the ports have all been weather-sealed. Hence, the camera is greatly useful for taking pictures in extreme conditions. Additionally, the body is very sturdy and can withstand a lot of torture. It can even survive a number of accidental falls. Furthermore, it does look a bit more attractive than Canon or Nikon’s DSLR offerings.

When you switch on the Pentax K-S2 camera, there will be two individual LED rings that will light up. One is a green ring which is found around the shutter button, and a blue one that will be around the “OK” button which is found in the function button cloister. This adds to its aesthetic appeal, and will also serve as a warning signal to let users be notified that the camera is still turned on, unlike many other DSLRs which do not have a similar feature.

Even though the camera has a noisy autofocusing system, manually adjusting the shutter speed, white balance, ISO, and exposure will surprise you. Manually adjusting the imaging settings is fast and accurate. The camera also performs well in poorly lit conditions using its autofocus beam.

The K-S2 focuses on taking stills with its 20.1-megapixel APS-C imaging sensor. The image processing engine on the device is fast, although the white balance demarcations are sometimes off.

The Pentax K-S2 is clearly made for people who want to get into the hobby of shooting practically anything they see. However, for more professional shutterbugs out there, it may be best to stick with more high-powered DSLRs.


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