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February 09, 2015 17:05 ET

New Pentax K-S2 -- First DSLR With Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity From Ricoh Imaging -- Now Available for Pre-Order at Adorama

Industry Expert Mason Resnick Has First Look at the K-S2, Lens and Accessories at the Adorama Learning Center

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2015) - Adorama (http://www.adorama.com), one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, now has available for pre-order the newly announced PENTAX K-S2 from Ricoh Imaging, along with the new PENTAX HD DA 18-50MM f/4-5.6 zoom lens and AF-201FG on-camera flash. Pre-ordering is available online by visiting http://www.adorama.com/results/pentaxfeb2015.

In his First Look article on the Adorama Learning Center, expert Mason Resnick says about the PENTAX K-S2: "The PENTAX K-S2 is not only the world's smallest all-weather DSLR, but it also offers several key upgrades and a price that makes it an attractive choice for outdoor adventurers and photography enthusiasts."

The K-S2 DSLR (body only) retails for USD 699.95. Read Mason's full report online at http://www.adorama.com/alc/0015082/blogarticle/pentax-ks2-worlds-smallest-weather-resistant-dslr-first-look, and read more about the K-S2's features and options below.

About the PENTAX K-S2
A high performance 20 megapixel AA-Filterless APS-C CMOS image sensor in Ricoh Imaging's new PENTAX K-S2 strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality, while its PRIME MII image processor is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise and low energy consumption.

The SAFOX X AF module ensures fast and accurate autofocusing, even in challenging situations such as extremely low light environments. Equipped with 11 focusing points (9 cross-sensor points), the expanded area AF allows for accurate focusing, even on moving subjects.

With the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC module, users can wirelessly control camera operation, transfer images and view images, to seamlessly transfer and share their images. A dedicated app called Image Sync makes wireless tethering simple, and is available for Android and iOS devices.

A newly adopted Clarity Enhancement feature adds more realistic texture impression to images by enhancing the spatial frequencies to match with human visual characteristics. Photographers will see outstanding clarity even on screen-fit view on a variety of display monitors, from a tablet PC to 4K high-resolution displays. Clarity Enhancement is automatically applied to images just by choosing the Advanced HDR Mode (A-HDR) on the mode dial of the K-S2.

The PENTAX K-S2 is also the world's smallest Weather-Resistant DSLR; the combination of K-S2's weather resistant DSLR body and ultra thin zoom lens allows for compact size with exceptional DSLR power. This ultra thin, weather-resistant lens matches perfectly with the compact body of the K-S2. At only 41mm in height, the ultra-compact zoom features SMC coating and weather-resistant design. With 100 weather seals throughout the entire body, the K-S2 ensures worry-free use in any weather condition or outdoor setting. Matched with an in-body Shake Reduction (SR) system that effectively compensates for camera shake (regardless of the lens being used), the K-S2 provides sharp, stunning imaging no matter the environment.

The K-S2 is also the first PENTAX DSLR with a Vari-angle LCD. It extends the freedom of shooting position from high angle to ground level view, making it easier to get that perfect shot. The 3.0-inch, 921K-dot Air Gapless LCD construction ensures good visibility of displayed image even outdoors, and the electronic level indicator assists precise composition. Despite its compact size, the K-S2 features a glass prism finder with 100% field of view and approximately 0.95-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing.

The K-S2 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips at 30fps, which assures flawless, high-quality movies even with fast-moving subjects. It is also equipped with a built-in stereo microphone for recording natural sound during Full HD movie recording, as well as an external microphone connector. Capture time-lapse movies in HD with the 'Star Stream' functionality, allowing you to record series of still images, such as stars, and save them as an AVI movie.

PENTAX has a history of offering great technology that's stylish too, and the K-S2 is no exception. This DSLR is currently available in black, white with grey grip, and black with grey grip and orange trim. Planned for future release is a palette of colors that include black with pink trim, desert beige, forest green, stone grey and more. The K-S2 DSLR body only retails for USD 699.95. With the 18-50mm lens, the K-S2 DSLR kit retails for USD 799.00, and the K-S2 body with 55-200mm lens is available for USD 899.00. Visit http://www.adorama.com/results/pentaxfeb2015 to view all of the options from Ricoh Imaging available for pre-order now at Adorama.

PENTAX AF-201FG Flash
Also announced today is the PENTAX AF-201FG on-camera flash. This compact, lightweight and portable flash is ideal for travel, especially with its All-Weather construction that prevents the entry of water and dust into the lens.

Users can choose P-TTL flash for quick, accurate exposure, or manual operation for user-selectivity. The tilting flash head allows for a variety of lighting angles, and a power-saving feature optimizes battery life.

The AF-201FG flash retails for USD 149.95, and can be found at Adorama by directly visiting http://www.adorama.com/PXAF201FG.html.

To read Mason Resnick's full First Look article and view an AdoramaTV video about the PENTAX K-S2 from Ricoh Imaging, visit http://www.adorama.com/alc/0015082/blogarticle/pentax-ks2-worlds-smallest-weather-resistant-dslr-first-look.

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
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