Press release by Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
Building upon the legacy of developing durable SLR cameras, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has announced the launch of the Pentax K-S2 featuring a 20-megapixel, AA Filterless CMOS sensor with Prime MII. The Pentax K-S2 offers high image quality and functionality and guarantees compelling imagery. With its weather-resistant body, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC-sharing component, it is the perfect companion for families and those who enjoy capturing images. Kitted with the Pentax K-S2 is a newly designed, ultra-sleek retractable standard zoom lens that measures under 1.5 inches in height.
The new Pentax K-S2 combines a compact, lightweight body with many advanced features including Pentax’s award-winning weather-resistant design, in-body shake reduction, as well as SAFOX X AF system ensuring fast and accurate autofocusing even in challenging situations such as low light, action, and adverse weather conditions. Multiple views are achieved with the vari-angle 3.0 inch LCD, 921K dots (RGB+White), and Air Gapless Construction. With the all-new Self Shot Assist, users can capture the perfect “selfie.” The K-S2’s vari-angle LCD monitor and 2nd shutter release button assist you in conveniently capturing the best self-shot.
Sharing favourite images with friends and family is made easy with built-in Wi-Fi and a built-in NFC module. Along with the dedicated app, “Image Sync,” available for no additional cost in the Android and iOS stores, you can seamlessly remotely operate the camera, transfer images and share images from your camera to your favorite social networks. Connecting your camera to your smartphone or tablet is made simple with built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) and the touch of a button to easily connect.
The Clarity Enhancement feature, introduced with the K-S2, adds more realistic texture impression to your imagery. This technology covers broader and more gradual tone changes of the subject since it was originally developed to reproduce the images that best match the whole screen on a display device. Clarity Enhancement is applied automatically on Advanced HDR and also user-selectable for most still images on the setting menu.
“The PENTAX K-S2 takes the best of all our innovations and combines them into the ultimate family DSLR”, says Jim Malcolm, President of Ricoh Imaging North America. “The K-S2 has everything to capture the active family, including PENTAX legendary quality, compactness, weather resistance, and built in Wi-Fi to easily share with family and friends. We are fulfilling our promise to deliver the highest quality and innovation imaging products.”
Included in the PENTAX K-S2 kit is the newly developed, retractable standard zoom smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE lens. Experience improved convenience and better performance with this ultra thin lens complete with 7 rounded aperture diaphragm blades for capturing beautiful Bokeh.
The K-S2 will be available in 3 standard colours: black, white, and graphite with an orange accent. RICOH IMAGING is also pleased to announce the colour order service for its new PENTAX K-S2 digital SLR camera. This service provides users with a fashionable way of expressing their individual style and personal taste. The PENTAX K-S2 offers a choice of seven colour options in two outdoor-themed collections: three in the Nature Collection; Forest Green, Desert Beige, and Stone Gray as well as four in the Sports Collection: White and Lime, Black and Pink, White with a Racing Stripe, and Black with a Racing Stripe.
Pricing and Availability
The PENTAX K-S2 kit including a new retractable standard zoom lens will be available in standard colours at retailers across Canada in March 2015 for a suggested retail price of $899.99. Colour collections will be available in April.