The K-S2 is Pentax’s latest mid-range DSLR, continuing its tradition of offering affordable yet well-specified cameras. Find out how it gets on in our Pentax K-S2 review.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Pentax K-S2

Image Quality:18%


  • Wide range of physical controls; Comprehensive in-body image stabilisation; Generous viewfinder


  • Lacking a touchscreen; JPEG image quality not great; Handgrip on the large side


Pentax K-S2 Review


Price as reviewed:

£649.00 (with 18-50mm lens)

Pentax K-S2 Review – Verdict

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In a competitive class it could well be argued that the K-S2 is one of the most pleasing DSLRs to use thanks to the large viewfinder and impressive control set-up.

While the large handgrip might not suit everyone it will certainly grow on you, while the image quality is good in JPEG mode and excellent when shooting Raw files.

Throw in the extensive range of compatible Pentax K mount lenses and you’ve got a camera which represents excellent value and is one of the best in its class.

  1. 1. Pentax K-S2 Review - Features
  2. 2. Pentax K-S2 Review - Design
  3. 3. Pentax K-S2 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Pentax K-S2 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Pentax K-S2 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Pentax K-S2 Review - Specification
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