Leica S : Tests and Reviews

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Type Professional
Announced 17/09/2012  
Indicative price (USD) 21950  
Sensor type CCD  
Resolution 7520 x 5000  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 37.6  
Sensor size (mm) 30 x 45 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14.0
Focal length multiplier 0.8 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 1600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 32.0  
Frame rate (fps) 1.5  
Live view  No 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning No 
Mount type Leica S  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion, 7.4V, 2100mAh 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Cast magnesium solid metal chassis with non-slip plastic finish, magnesium top panel, fiberglass reinforced polycarbonate base 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.87 
View finder coverage 98 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter from -3 to +1 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921600 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AFs (single), AFc (continuous) 
Number of autofocus points
Exposure bracketing 3 or 5 pictures with choice of 1/2 EV, 1EV, 2EV, 3EV 
Exposure compensation +/- 3 EV (exposure values) adjustable in half steps 
Drive modes Single, continuous, self-timer (2 or 12s) 
Buffer size 28 (uncompressed RAW), 32 (compressed RAW) 
Recording medium CF (max. UDMA7), SD up to 2GB, SDHC up to 32GB, SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RAW (DNG) 
White balance bracketing  
Connectivity LEMO USB 2.0, HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording No 
External micro No 
Histogram Yes 
GPS Yes 
Video No 
Maximum format image video  
Full HD  
Live autofocus  
Video file format  
Video codec  
Video stabilisation  

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