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Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
82
Overall
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Pentax K-S2 front
 
Pentax Optio WG-2 front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
37
Overall
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Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 Key Specs

Pentax K-S2
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 678g - 123 x 91 x 73mm
  • Announced February 2015
  • Succeeded the Pentax K-S1
Pentax WG-2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 192g - 122 x 61 x 30mm
  • Released February 2012
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Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 Overview

In this write-up, we will be analyzing the Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2, former is a Entry-Level DSLR while the latter is a Waterproof and they are both created by Pentax. There is a large difference between the sensor resolutions of the K-S2 (20MP) and WG-2 (16MP) and the K-S2 (APS-C) and WG-2 (1/2.3") use different sensor size.

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The K-S2 was brought out 3 years after the WG-2 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Pentax K-S2 being a Compact SLR camera and the Pentax WG-2 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a in-depth comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the K-S2 grades versus the WG-2 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Pentax K-S2 over the Pentax WG-2

 K-S2 WG-2 
ReleasedFebruary 2015February 2012Newer by 37 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution921k460kSharper screen (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Pentax WG-2 over the Pentax K-S2

 WG-2 K-S2 

Common features in the Pentax K-S2 and Pentax WG-2

 K-S2 WG-2 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and volume. The Pentax K-S2 comes with outside measurements of 123mm x 91mm x 73mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.9") accompanied by a weight of 678 grams (1.49 lbs) and the Pentax WG-2 has sizing of 122mm x 61mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 192 grams (0.42 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the K-S2 and the WG-2.

Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the K-S2 and WG-2 is 64 and 91 respectively.

Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 top view buttons comparison

Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very tough to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reading through specifications. The picture below might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the K-S2 and WG-2.

Plainly, both of those cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The K-S2 featuring a bigger sensor is going to make getting bokeh easier and the Pentax K-S2 will give you greater detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The newer K-S2 provides an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 sensor size comparison

Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax K-S2 Portrait photography features
Pentax WG-2 Portrait photography features
78
focusing manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
40
you can focus manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Pentax K-S2 as a Street photography camera
Pentax WG-2 as a Street photography camera
72
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
weather proof
above average high ISO (51,200)
heavier than competitors in class (678 grams)
54
weather sealing
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Pentax K-S2 Sports photography features
Pentax WG-2 Sports photography features
70
great max shutter speed (1/6,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
weather proof
has phase detect AF
slow continuous shooting (5.4 fps)
terrible battery life (410 per charge)
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MP count good (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
weather sealing
low fps (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Pentax K-S2 as a Travel photography camera
Pentax WG-2 as a Travel photography camera
65
weather proof
MP count good (20MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
terrible battery life (410 CIPA)
heavier than competitors in class (678g)
70
weather sealing
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Pentax K-S2
Landscape photography with Pentax WG-2
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focusing manually
switch lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
above average high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
weather proof
terrible battery life (410 CIPA)
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you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
MP count good (16MP)
weather sealing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax K-S2 as a Vlogging camera
Pentax WG-2 as a Vlogging camera
71
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external mic socket
heavier than competitors in class (678g)
30
quite wide (28mm)
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
lack of external mic jack
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Pentax K-S2 vs Pentax WG-2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax K-S2 and Pentax WG-2
 Pentax K-S2Pentax Optio WG-2
General Information
Brand Pentax Pentax
Model type Pentax K-S2 Pentax Optio WG-2
Category Entry-Level DSLR Waterproof
Announced 2015-02-10 2012-02-07
Body design Compact SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Chip PRIME MII -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 5472 x 3648 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 51200 6400
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 11 9
Lens
Lens mount type Pentax KAF2 fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Amount of lenses 151 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 921 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - Widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.64x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/6000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.4 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 5.40 m
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 678 gr (1.49 lb) 192 gr (0.42 lb)
Dimensions 123 x 91 x 73mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.9") 122 x 61 x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 410 photos 260 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID D-LI109 D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $581 $350