Pentax K-500 vs Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-500
Pentax K-S2

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.1 EV
Great battery life
Battery life
710 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-S2

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
124 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Pentax K-500.

competitors

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,099 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$796 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Color depth Worse color depth

Pentax K-S2 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Thickness Thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$498 body only

$549 - $588 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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