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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-S2 – Comparison

Both cameras are small, but there are a lot of differences on the inside between the Canon T6 and Pentax K-S2. The price difference is also not that big, so let’s see how they compare.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.

Canon T6Pentax K-S2
Sensor FormatAPS-CAPS-C
Crop Factor1.6x1.5x
AA FilterYesOn/Off
Image Resolution5184 x 34565472 x 3648
Body Image StabilizationNoYes
Lens MountCanon EF/EF-SPentax K
ISO100 - 6,400100 - 51,200
Expanded ISO12,800None
AF Points911
Cross-type AF Points19
Continuous Mode3fps5fps
LCD3.0" - Fixed3.0" - Fully Articulated
LCD Resolution921,600 dots921,600 dots
Focus PeakingNoYes
Top LCD DisplayNoNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalOptical
Viewfinder Coverage95%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.80x0.95x
Video Resolution1920x1080 (30/25/24p)1920x1080 (30/25/24p)
 1280x720 (60/50p)1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone JackNoYes
Headphone JackNoNo
Memory Card TypeSD SD
Dual Card SlotsNoNo
Fastest Shutter Speed1/40001/6000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer Size1528
RAW Buffer Size69
Time LapseNoYes
Built-in FlashYesYes
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/180
Startup Time0.5s1.0s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSNoNo
Built- in NFCYesYes
USB TypeUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Environmentally SealedNoYes
Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots410 shots
Battery IncludedYes (LP-E10)Yes (D-LI109)
Weight24.6 oz (697g)24.3 oz (688g)
Size5.1 x 4.0 x 3.1"4.8 x 3.6 x 2.6"
Release Date20162015

Pentax K-S2 Advantages:

  • Megapixels – The K-S2 has 2 more megapixels. Not a big difference though.
  • AA Filter – You can turn the AA filter on and off. When off, the images may appear slightly sharper, but you risk getting moire on your shots (mostly with clothes). If that happens, simply turn it on again
  • Body Image Stabilization – The K-S2 has built-in image stabilization that works with every lens, even if that one has no IS technology. Excellent for older lenses or expensive primes.
  • Higher Max ISO – The native ISO is 3 stops higher
  • AF Points – It only has 2 more AF points, but 9 are cross-type compared to only 1 on the T6. These are faster in all situations.
  • 5 vs 3fps – Noticeably faster for sports and wildlife
  • LCD Display – It’s fully articulated which is helpful for shooting subjects that are way above or below you
  • Focus Peaking – The K-S2 can highlight what’s in focus before taking a picture. Excellent if you have bad eye sight or are using manual lenses
  • Viewfinder – 100% coverage with a higher magnification. This won’t affect your shots, but you’ll see your subjects bigger and better.
  • Microphone Jack – If you need good audio quality, the K-S2 allows you to plug in an external microphone
  • UHS-I – Both cameras support SD, but the T6 doesn’t support UHS-I type SD cards and won’t be able to use the faster writing speeds they offer
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/6000 vs 1/4000
  • JPEG Buffer – The amount of JPEGs you can take before the buffer fills is 28 compared to 15
  • RAW Buffer – 9 versus 6
  • Time-Lapse
  • Environmentally Sealed – The K-S2 is much better protected for shooting in rain/snow/dust and such places
  • Size – The body of the K-S2 is quite smaller, despite the T6 already being small


The Pentax K-S2 costs a little bit more, but even the built-in stabilization alone is pretty much worth that, especially if you’re going to use a lot of different lenses.

The biggest advantages are much higher ISO, 5fps, a better viewfinder, the AF system with 9 cross-type points and definitely the environmental sealing. All Pentax’s cameras have plenty of seals protecting them from water getting in.

hYou can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.


Canon T6 Advantages:

  • Startup Time – Turns on twice as fast (0.5s vs 1s)
  • Battery Life – 90 shots longer battery life
  • Less Expensive – With the kit 18-55mm lens, the T6 costs around $120 less

The Canon T6 doesn’t look impressive compared to the slightly more expensive K-S2, but if your budget is under $500 and you just want a simple affordable camera, there’s nothing better.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.

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