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Control Panel on the Pentax K-S2?

Unlike some professional cameras, the Pentax K-S2 does not have a top-level display. The verification of camera settings is instead done by looking at the position of control dials and, most importantly, by checking the rear LCD screen.

Top view of the Pentax K-S2

K-S2 and credit card from top

Screen specs

Below is an overview of all the main screen specifications of the K-S2. In particular, the rear LCD measures 3.0 inches and offers a resolution of 921,000 dots. The panel is not touch sensitive.

Pentax K-S2 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.63x
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 921k dots
LCD Attachment Swivel screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

Camera to camera comparisons

The Pentax K-S2 is a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera that was announced in February 2015 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 20 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $749.

Pentax K-S2:
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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Pentax K-S2 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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Screen and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Pentax K-S2optical n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/6000s 5.4 Y Y
2.
 
Olympus E-M1 II2360 n3.0 / 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
3.
 
Pentax KPoptical n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/6000s 7.0 Y Y
4.
 
Pentax K-70optical n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
5.
 
Pentax K-3 IIoptical Y3.2 / 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 n Y
6.
 
Pentax K-S1optical n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/6000s 5.4 Y Y
7.
 
Pentax K-3optical Y3.2 / 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 Y Y
8.
 
Pentax K-30optical n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
9.
 
Pentax K-5optical Y3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
10.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n3.0 / 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
11.
 
Sony A77 II2359 Y3.0 / 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y

In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just use the search menu below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Pentax K-S2
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2015
    Launch Price USD 749
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 367 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5 472 x 3 648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.28 μm
    Pixel Density 5.45 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor PRIME MII
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.63x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/6000s
    Continuous Shooting 5.4 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type D-LI109 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)410 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 123 x 91 x 73 mm
    (4.8 x 3.6 x 2.9 in)
    Camera Weight 678 g (23.9 oz)

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