Pentax K-500 vs Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-500
Pentax K-S2

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
162 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-S2

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

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competitors

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$478 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-S2 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$838 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$428 - $448 body only

$518 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$723 with 18-55mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Thickness Thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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