• Webcode: 276882 • Mfr: 10804
Product Highlights
  • 37.5MP CMOS Sensor
  • Medium Format
  • 3.5 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 100-12500 ISO Sensitivity
  • Camera Body
  • 4K (4096 x 2160p) Video Recording at 24 fps
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Overview

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, CLASSIC AT HEART

The Leica S-System was conceived from the ground up as a purely digital camera system and was built with the precise needs of professional photographers in mind.

It is the smallest medium-format camera and offers impressively easy handling, extreme robustness, excellent imaging quality and perfect matching of all its components.

Optimum image quality

The Leica S features a specially designed, more efficient autofocus system with an increased sensitivity range of the sensor: its lowest sensitivity of ISO 100 allows longer working at maximum aperture in bright conditions and the highest setting of ISO 1600 ensures perfect exposures under even the most adverse lighting conditions. Ultimate imaging quality is guaranteed.

Fast and efficient

The 2 GB buffer memory plays a significant role in the increased image-processing speed. It also allows extended sequences to be shot in continuous-shooting mode. The Leica S is able to capture up to 32 consecutive images in DNG format with lossless compression at a maximum rate of 1.5 frames per second.

Intuitive handling

The intuitive handling concept of the new Leica S requires a minimum of control elements. All functions are displayed in a simple layout on the monitor screen and settings are entered with four soft keys and a click wheel. Brand new features of the control concept are a five-way switch in the form of a mini-joystick and an even clearer layout of the user interface.

Finely tuned ergonomics

Although a heavyweight in terms of technology, the new Leica is a featherweight in the hand. Its compact construction, ideal balance and a comparatively low weight of only 1,260 g are advantages that guarantee fatigue-free photography - along with the ergonomics of the handgrip, the grip characteristics of armouring and ideal placement of all its controls.

Top connectivity

Dust and splash proof interfaces allow cable connection of the new Leica S with Macs or PCs to its LEMO USB port – to shoot tethered, to control the camera remotely or to integrate studio flash systems. An HD TV can also be connected for slide shows. Appropriate cables with robustly constructed strain-relief connectors are supplied with the camera.

Power-packed photography

The new Leica S allows almost 1,000 exposures on a single battery charge. If that’s not enough, the range of S-Accessories offers a professional charger for two batteries, a 12-volt connector for the lighter socket in vehicles and a remote power supply for static shooting. A special mechanism prevents the battery falling out when the battery lock is released.

Informative display

With 920,000 pixels covering the 16.7 million colours of the sRGB colour space, the 3" TFT monitor enables bright and clear image viewing and assessment of sharpness, even in adverse lighting conditions. Whenever required, photographers can also superimpose exposure parameters and a transparent brightness or RGB histogram on the monitor image.

Integrated GPS

The Leica S is the only professional DSLR to feature an integrated GPS module. This allows the registration of exposure location details in the EXIF data of each image file. Local times and time zones are automatically synchronised. The software provided allows the location and capture time of each image to be plotted on a map.

Dual memory card support

The Leica S has two memory card slots for writing data simultaneously to CompactFlash and SD cards. The advantages: increased memory capacity and versatility. The workflow also becomes easier, as DNG files for processing and JPEGs for image review can be saved separately on different cards.

What's Included

  • Leica S Medium Format DSLR Camera (Typ 007)
  • Battery S
  • Quick Charger S with US, UK, and EU Plug Adapters
  • Camera Strap S
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Camera Cap
  • LEMO USB 3.0 Cable
  • LEMO Flash Sync Cable
  • Audio-Adapter S

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Product Specifications

 

Detailed Specifications
Camera type Digital medium-format single-lens reflex camera for use with Leica S-Lenses
Image sensor
Type Leica CMOS sensor with micro-lens layer
Dimensions 30 × 45 mm (Leica Pro Format)
Aspect ratio 2:3
Resolution 37.5 megapixels
Pixel pitch 6 μm
Dynamic range 13 stops
Colour depth 16 bits per pixel
Colour spaces sRGB/Adobe RGB/ECI RGB 2.0
White balance Presets: daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, HMI, fluorescent
warm, fluorescent cool, flash, grey card (determined from
image), grey card Live View, automatic, colour temperature
(kelvin)
Low-pass filter/IR filter No/on sensor
Moire suppression In external image-processing software (e.g. with the Adobe
Lightroom® software provided with the camera)
Lenses
Lens mount Leica S bayonet for Leica S-Lenses
Focal length Dependent on Leica S-Lens attached, conversion factor to 35 mm film equivalent 0.8×
Focusing
Type Predictive AF with centre cross sensor defined by cross hairs on the focusing screen, focusing drive integrated in lenses
AF modes AFs (single) = focus priority,
AFc (continuous) = predictive focus tracking, MF (manual), manual override possible at any time
AF memory Shutter release or five-way switch
Manual focus With lens focusing ring
Exposure setting
Exposure metering Exposure metering through the lens (TTL)
Metering modes Multi-segment metering (five fields), centre-weighted integral
metering, selective (spot) metering (3.5% of image frame)
AE lock Shutter release or five-way switch
Metering range
(at f/2.5 and ISO 100)
Spot metering: EV 2.7–20,
centre-weighted and multi-segment metering: EV 1.2–20
Exposure control Programme AE (with shift function) (P), shutter priority AE (T),
aperture priority AE (A), manual metering (M)
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in half-stop increments
Bracketing (AEB) Three/five exposures (automatic/manual),
half, one, two or three stops
ISO sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600
ISO 3200, ISO 6400, auto ISO
Shutter
Shutter Focal plane camera shutter
Type In-camera: microprocessor-controlled, metal blade, vertical focal plane shutter
Shutter speeds 125 s (dependent on ISO setting) to 1/4000 s in half-stop increments, time exposures to max. 125 s
CS shutter option Optional central shutter in Leica S-Lenses (CS versions)
CS shutter speeds Up to 1/1000 s in half-stop increments
Flash sync speed, all speeds up to 1/1000 s
Linear flash mode Faster sync speeds than 1/125 s are possible with the Leica SF58 flash unit and HSS-capable SCA3002 flash units
Continuous shooting Approx. 3.5 fps
Shutter release Two pressure points; activation of exposure metering and AF, shutter release
Self-timer Two- or 12-second delay with mirror pre-release
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Mirror pre-release Yes
Video
Video recording Full HD in Leica Pro Format (medium format)
4K video in super 35 window mode
Video resolution Full HD: 1080 × 1920
4K: 4096 × 2160
Frame rate Full HD: 24, 25, 30 fps
4K: 24 fps
Video format MOV (motion JPEG)
Colour sampling 4:2:2
Exposure control Manual and automatic
Audio control Manual and automatic
Onboard audio Integrated stereo microphone
48 kHz, 16 bit
External audio Audio in (3.5 mm jack)
Audio out (3.5 mm jack)
With audio adapter S (supplied with the camera)
Time code Internal
External with audio adapter S (supplied with the camera)
Other Focus peaking, video playback, clean HDMI video stream for
recording on external HDMI recorders
Live View
Frame rate Up to 60 fps
Focusing Manual
AF metering field shift to any part of the viewfinder image
Exposure control Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot (linked to AF metering field shift within the viewfinder image)
Exposure simulation Yes
Other Histogram with clipping display, focus peaking, levelling aid (spirit level), exposure information
Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism viewfinder with high-eye-point eyepiece, LCD bar below viewfinder image, illuminated and with displays/warnings
Magnification 0.87× (with 70 mm lens at infinity)
Viewfinder coverage Approx. 98%
Dioptre compensation –3 to +1 dioptres
Focusing screen Interchangeable
Displays
Top-deck display Self-illuminating LCD panel on top deck
Monitor 3" TFT LCD monitor with 921,600 pixels, 16 million colours, sRGB colour space, image field approx. 100%, maximum oblique viewing angle 170°
Protective cover Anti-glare dirt-repellent protective glass cover in scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass®
Flash
Mount Hot shoe with centre and control contacts, LEMO® flash connection socket
Compatibility Full compatibility with Leica SF58 and flash units with SCA3002 adapters
X synchronisation Focal plane shutter: 1/125 s
Central shutter (leaf shutter): All speeds up to 1/1000 s with CS
lenses, FPS sync at all speeds slower than 1/125 s, choice of
first or second curtain sync; FPS flash sync at faster shutter
speeds (1/180 s to 1/4000 s) possible with suitably equipped
flash units (HSS mode)
Sync time On first or second curtain (FPS)
Exposure
Exposure modes Single frame, continuous, self-timer 2 s (with mirror pre-release), self-timer 12 s (with mirror pre-release), time lapse exposure
Data recording
Image file formats Lossless compressed DNG (7500 × 5000 pixels, approx. 42 MB per image), JPEG (7500 × 5000 pixels, in three resolutions, 37.5, 9.3, 2.3 megapixels, approx. 1–16 MB per image, depending on resolution and image content)
Maximum burst rate 3.5 fps
Buffer memory DNG compressed, max. 32 images, JPEG no limit (dependent on memory card type, shutter speed and ISO setting)
Simultaneous capture option for DNG and JPG Yes
Storage media SD card (SDXC, SDHC)
CF card (UDMA7)
External on PC
Other functions
Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Korean
Firmware update User upload option
GPS Selectable (may not be available in all countries due to local legislation)
Wlan Integrated in camera body (remote camera control and image assessment by smartphone or tablet app)
Date/time User setting option, automatic date, time and time zone\ synchronisation with activated GPS module
Levelling Accuracy/display sensitivity <1° at 0–40° ambient temperature
Interfaces
USB LEMO® USB 3.0 HiSpeed
HDMI HDMI type C socket
Audio With audio adapter (audio in, audio out, time code)
Flash synchronisation LEMO® flash sync socket
Remote release LEMO® cable release
Wlan Integrated in camera
Handgrip For multifunctional grip S
Software
Software package Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Leica Image Shuttle, downloadable from the Leica owners’ area after product registration
Power supply
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, nominal voltage 7.3 V, capacity 2850 mAh
Battery-independent power supply  With Leica AC adapter S (optional accessory)
Power supply and
battery charger
Rapid charger S (with integrated US mains plug, plugs for EU, UK and Australia and car adapter) Inputs: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, automatic toggle, or 12/24 V DC; output: 7.4 V DC, 1250 mA
Body
Body construction Full-metal chassis in die-cast aluminium with high-grip plastic coating, magnesium alloy top deck, baseplate in fibre glass reinforced polycarbonate
Operating conditions 0 to +45°C (32 to 113°F), 15–80% relative humidity
Dimensions (W × H × D) 160 × 80 × 120 mm
Weight Approx. 1260 g (body only, with battery)
Dust-proof/splash-proof Yes/yes
Tripod bushes 1/4" and 3/8" with anti-twist locking pins
Package
Package contents S-Camera, rapid charger S (with integrated US mains plug, interchangeable plugs for EU, UK and Australia and car adapter), rechargeable lithium-ion battery, LEMO® USB 3.0 cable, LEMO® flash sync cable, carrying strap, bayonet body cap, eyepiece cap, audio adapter, Leica Protection Plan Body

 

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