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Latest Review Posted Pentax K-S2
I came to this camera from a K-7, and I had one principal concern - would the move from a professional body to a consumer body bother me? I'm talking fewer buttons, less no-nonsense design, smaller grip.

After six months and close to 10,000 actuations, I can safely say that it doesn't. On the K-7, that extra button on the top for the ISO was essential to me - with the K-S2's far superior sensor, I don't need it. Auto ISO capped at 1600 sees me just right. The grip is not too small - I have average hands, and while the K-S2's grip is not quite as tactile as the K-7/5/3, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. If you have exceptionally large digits, you may be better of with a flagship model + battery grip, but for the 95th percentile of users the K-S2's grip will not present any problems.
The main thing about the K-S2 is that I use it more often. It's lighter and easier to carry around, whether in the bag or around the neck, and requires less effort to use.
Burst shooting is one area where the K-S2 comes in second against my K-7 - the RAW buffer fills up quickly, and the rate slows down after not too long. But I bought it in full knowledge of that, knowing that I rarely shot more than 5 or 7 continuous shots in one go. With that said, the AF is noticeably better, and five in-focus shots are better than twenty where the older AF system was trying to play catch up.
This isn't a pro camera, but I have been paid to use it, and clients have been consistently satisfied with...

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