Ricoh Imaging has announced the Pentax K-S2 DSLR. Even when paired with the new retractable standard zoom HD DA 18-55mm f/4-5.6 WR kit lens, this camera is one of the smallest entry-level DSLRs available on the market. The heart of the K-S2 system is a 20-megapixel AA Filter-less CMOS image sensor and the Prime MII image processing engine. The SAFOX X AF system and in-body shake reduction work quickly to create sharp, blur-free images. Self Shot Assist utilizes the camera's 3.0 inch Vari-angle LCD to get the perfect selfie or group-selfie.
The new Clarity Enhancement feature "adds more realistic texture impression to your imagery," particularity when automatically engaged in the Advanced HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode for taking ultra-colorful images with details still visible in shadows and bright spots. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC are also included. When using the free Image Sync app on your compatible iOS or Android device, you can easily transfer images to you smartphone or tablet, share images to your favorite social networks, or even use your device to remotely control the camera.
Pentax K-S2 Features
- 20MP AA Filter-less CMOS image sensor
- Prime MII image processing engine
- 3.0 inch Vari-angle LCD (921K dots / RGB+White)
- Retractable standard zoom HD DA 18-55mm f/4-5.6 WR kit lens
- Full HD video recording
- SAFOX X AF system
- in-body shake reduction
- Self Shot Assist
- Clarity Enhancement
- Advanced HDR
- Air Gapless Construction
- Wi-Fi & NFC (requires Image Sync App)
The Pentax K-S2 kit, including a new retractable standard zoom lens, will be available in March (2015) for $799.95. Standard colors include black, white, and graphite with an orange accent.
In addition to the standard colors, seven more color options will be available in April (2015) via two out-door themed collections. The Nature Collection includes Forest Green, Desert Beige, and Stone Gray. The Sports Collection includes White and Lime, Black and Pink, White with a Racing Stripe, and Black with a Racing Stripe.