Ricoh has announced a new Pentax DSLR! The Pentax K-S2 is not the long rumored full frame but another in their line of excellent APS-C sized sensors and this one does NOT have the blinking lights in the grip we made fun of a few podcasts ago.

 

Pentax K-S2
Pentax K-S2

Screenshot 2015-02-09 17.30.32

Inside you have

  • 20MP APS-C sensor
  • Wi-Fi with NFC – a first in the Pentax K-series
  • 11-point SAFOX X AF module offering 9 cross-type points
  • In-body Shake Reduction
  • No AA Filter (offers AA simulation feature)

Outside

  • Fully articulated LCD
  • Weather sealed Construction
  • Dual dial control
  • Selfie button
  • No Blinking lights on the grip 😉

The Pentax K-S2 will be available in March for $799.95with smc Pentax-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR kit zoom.

Pentax is also release an updated kit lens the PENTAX DA 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 DC WR RE Lens

Mouseover to see the 18-50 extended.


From the press release – The world’s smallest dustproof, weather-resistant digital SLR camera with a variable-angle LCD monitor, wireless LAN and NFC functions, available in multiple colours.

My thoughts – Pentax continues to make excellent cameras that offer very good value, the downside is the tiny ecosystem of accessories and gear that may make your experience frustrating.

Preorder K-S2 (body only) from B&H Photo Video
Preorder the new 18-50 f/4.0-5.6 DC WR RE Lens $296.95 from B&H Photo Video
Preorder K-S2 with 18-50 from B&H Photo Video
Preorder K-S2 with 18-50 and 50-200 from B&H Photo Video

 




B&H Photo has a list of Everything Announced at CES 2017

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