Leica S (Typ 007)

37.5 Megapixel

Medium Format Redefined

Speed

The new Leica Maestro II Processor

This processor, which has been specially developed for Leica, is four times faster than its predecessor and, with a frame rate of 3.5 fps, sets a new record in the medium-format category.

Leica Pro Format

Redefining sensor format

With dimensions of 30 x 45 mm, this sensor is more than 50 per cent larger than that of a 35 mm camera. As a result, the Leica Pro Format strikes just the right balance between image quality and creative possibilities.

Cine-look

Outstanding picture quality

Thanks to its sensor and processor, the Leica S can record professional video footage to Cine 4k standard, with the entire sensor width of 45 mm used for recording in full-HD resolution. When combined with the outstanding quality of the Leica S-Lenses, the result is video footage with a truly unique look.

Speed

The Maestro II Processor has been specially developed for Leica for use in the new Leica S and is four times faster than its predecessor. All its electronic components are designed for maximum data throughput. The processor provides improved noise suppression and ensures that the camera reacts instantaneously to your commands. The continuous shooting rate of up to 3.5 frames per second sets a new record in the medium format class. This is all made possible by 7,500 digital/analogue converters in parallel and a 2 GB buffer memory.

Leica Pro Format

Experience perfection in even the tiniest details. The new Leica S possesses all the proven qualities of the S-System, in particular the innovative, 30 by 45 mm Leica Max CMOS image sensor in Leica Pro Format. This sensor is more than 50 per cent larger than that of a 35 mm camera. Leica Pro Format offers perfect balance between image quality and creative options. It is large enough to deliver significantly higher imaging quality and shallower depth of focus than 35 mm and is suitable for a broad spectrum of photographic uses that go far beyond conventional medium format photography.

Cine-Look

With the Cine 4k standard, the new Leica S offers video imaging quality that you simply won’t find in other cameras. The entire, 45 mm, width of the sensor is used for video recording in full-HD resolution. This, together with the exceptional quality of Leica S-System lenses, lends video recordings a unique look that warms the hearts of cineasts. Videos produced with the new Leica S captivate viewers with the bokeh created by the use of selective sharpness that is so typical in Leica still pictures.

Ergonomics

Less is more. Let your feelings and the intuitive handling concept of the Leica S be your guide. The innovative clickwheel control and the five-way switch guarantee you fast and simple access to the settings you need. The camera’s compact construction, favourable centre of balance and the ergonomically designed handgrip and low overall weight guarantee additional ease when shooting.

Imaging 
Lens MountLeica S bayonet
Compatible LensesLeica S lenses
Image Sensor37.5 MP
45 x 30 mm CMOS sensor (Leica Pro format)
No optical low-pass filter, IR filter on sensor. 0.8x crop factor compared to 35mm format
Aspect RatioJanuary 1, 1970
Maximum Resolution7500 x 5000 px
Pixel Size6 µm
Dynamic Range13 stops
Color Depth16-bit
Color SpacesRGB
Adobe RGB
eciRGB_v2
White BalanceDaylight, clouds, shade, tungsten, HMI, neon warm, neon cool, flash, gray card, Live View, autoWB, color temperature (Kelvin)
SensitivityAuto, ISO 200 to ISO 6400 (ISO 100 pull setting)
Exposure ModeP: full automatic (with manual exposure shift), T: time-priority, A: aperture-priority, M: manual
Exposure MeteringOpen aperture measurement through lens (TTL)
Exposure Metering ModeMulti-field (5 field)
Center-weighted
Spot (3.5%)
Exposure Compensation+/- 3 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Exposure Bracketing3 or 5 images; 1/2, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Metering RangeMulti-field and center-weighted: EV 1.2 to 20
Spot: EV 2.7 to 20
ShutterFocal plane shutter; microprocessor-controlled metal blades
Central shutter (with Leica S central shutter lenses)
Shutter Speed Range125 to 1/4000 sec. in 1/2 EV steps
Drive ModeSingle, continuous, interval, self-timer (12 or 2 sec. delay with mirror up)
Continuous ShootingUp to 3.5 fps
FocusPredictive autofocus with central cross sensor
Focus ModesAF single, predictive AF continuous, manual override
Recording
File FormatDNG lossless compressed: 37.5 MP
JPEG: 37.5 MP, 9.3 MP, 2.3 MP
DNG+JPEG
File SizeDNG lossless compressed: 42 MB
JPEG: 16 to 1 MB, depending on image content and resolution
BufferDNG lossless compressed: Up to 32 images
JPEG: No limit, depending on memory medium, exposure time, and ISO
Storage1x SD/SDHC/SDXC
1x CompactFlash (UDMA 7)
External via tethered connection
Viewfinder
TypePentaprism optical viewfinder
Magnification0.87x (at 70mm, infinity focus, 0 diopter)
Viewfinder Frame CoverageApprox. 98%
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 m
Focusing ScreenInterchangeable
Video
Video RecordingFull HD 1920 x 1080 (with Leica Pro Format sensor area)
4K 4096 x 2160 (with Super 35 window mode)
Frame RateFull HD: 24, 25, and 30 fps
4K: 24 fps
Video File FormatMOV (Motion JPEG)
Color SamplingJanuary 1, 1970
Exposure ControlManual and auto control
FocusManual, AF-field can be positioned
Exposure Metering ModeMulti-field, center-weighted, spot (linked with the AF-field)
AudioManual and auto control
In-camera stereo microphone: 48 kHz, 16 bit
3.5 mm jack for audio-in or audio-out via included Audio-Adapter S
Display
LCD Monitor3.0" 921.6k-dot TFT LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass cover, 100% frame coverage
Top monochrome information display
Color SpacesRGB (16 million colors)
Viewing Angle170°
Flash
InterfaceLEMO Flash-sync
Hot shoe with middle and control contacts
Flash SynchronizationX-sync with focal plane shutter: 1/125 sec.
X-sync with central shutter lens: Up to 1/1000 sec.
High-speed sync: Up to 1/4000 sec. with optional SF 58 flash and HSS setting
Flash ControlSCA 3502
TTL
TTL HSS (up to 1/4000 sec.)
A
M
Strobe
Start or end of exposure
Interface
Wi-FiBuilt-in Wi-Fi and GPS modules
InterfaceHDMI Type C jack
Flash sync socket
LEMO USB 3.0 high-speed jack
Audio-Adapter (audio-in, audio-out, time code) LEMO flash sync socket
LEMO cable release socket
Contact bar for Leica Multifunctional Handgrip S (optional)
Power SupplyBattery S: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (7.3 V, 2850 mAh
Leica AC Adapter S (optional)
Physical
Tripod Mount Thread1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 with anti-locking pins
Operating Conditions32-113°F / 0-45°C
15-80% relative humidity
Dimensions6.3 x 3.1 x 4.7" / 160 x 80 x 120 mm
Weight2.8 lb / 1.26 kg (without battery)
Shipping Info
Shipping Weight2.8 lb

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