Leica S2 review

Medium format quality in a DSLR body - too good to be true?

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Sensor
Kodak-made 16-bit 30x45mm CCD chip with 37.5-megapixel effective resolution.

Lens
70mm f/2.5 standard lens

Memory
No built-in memory. Takes CF and SD (up to SDXC) memory cards

Viewfinder
Direct TTL-type with 96 per cent coverage and 0.86x magnification. Built-in diopter adjustment

LCD Screen
3-inch TFT LCD screen with 460,000 pixels

Video resolution
N/a

ISO range
ISO160–1250 (expandable to ISO80–1250)

Focus modes
Single and continuous

Max burst rate
1.5fps

Shutter speeds
8–1/4000sec timed speeds, with flash sync at 1/125sec or up to 1/500sec with central-shutter lenses

Weight
1.4kg body only

Dimensions
160x120x81mm

Power supply
7.4V, 2150mAh lithium ion battery

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Effective Camera Resolution37.5 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Memory Card SupportedCompactFlash (CF) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationNo
ColourBlack
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameLeica
DurabilityWater Proof, Dust Proof
FeaturesExternal Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)1.41 kg
Image Sensor Size45 mm x 30 mm
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height120 mm
Width160 mm
Depth80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerLeica Microsystems GmbH
Product ModelS2
Product NameS2 Digital SLR Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Manufacturer Part Number10801
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.leica-camera.com
Marketing Information

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