With its superior technology and sophisticated ergonomics, the Leica S is up to any photographic challenge - anywhere, whether on location or in the studio.
The outstanding performance of Leica S lenses with focal lengths from 24 to 180 mm - most of which are also available with a central shutter on request - contribute to this.
Leica S CMOS Sensor Experience perfection in even the tiniest details
The 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.More Details
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.
Autofocus A new dynamic experience
The revised predictive autofocus system of the Leica S thinks one step ahead: it identifies movement in your subject and calculates how far your subject will have moved at the moment of exposure.
Focus corrections are applied in the last fraction of a second. The combination of fascinating picture quality and the high continuous shooting rate open up new horizons for you in the area of dynamic photography.
Maximum compatibility Gives you unimagined creative freedom
With the appropriate adapters, you also have access to a multitude of 80 third-party lenses. This makes your choice of Leica lenses almost limitless.
Cine 4K 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 Leica S captivate viewers with the bokeh created by the use of selective sharpness that is so typical in Leica still pictures.
DNG File Format Standardized and flexible
The Leica S (Typ 007) is conceived for seamless integration in every existing working environment.
The most important prerequisite for this is that image data can be saved as files in the future-proof DNG (Digital Negative) format, the only manufacturer-independent, standardized format that does not rely on specific RAW converters.More Details
A further advantage in postproduction is that DNG format saves all the steps you make in Adobe® Photoshop® CC, Adobe®Photoshop® Lightroom® CC in your image file. This enables you to delete processing steps at any time and return the image to as-shot status.
In addition to this, DNG supports previews in standard sizes and tiling for faster loading. The Leica S supports the fast UHS II SD memory card standard and, if required, can also deliver high-quality image files in JPEG format.
The Leica S is a professional SLR camera with a GPS module for optional geotagging of images. This allows the registration of shooting location, time and time zone details in the EXIF data of each image file. An invaluable aid when sorting and archiving your images!
Professional Workflow Tethered shooting and more
Thanks to its USB 3.0 interface, the Leica S (Typ 007) can be connected directly to a computer for fast and stable tethered shooting.
Here, the Leica Image Shuttle software package ensures an efficient and professional photographic workflow in which all relevant image properties such as subject composition, framing, sharpness, and exposure can be viewed and assessed on larger monitor screens.More Details
As further options, the image can be given a certain look in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC with presets, or can be integrated in an existing layout to check its suitability. Thanks to enhanced tethering technology, the software will not only display the image just taken. All exposures are immediately ready for postproduction. Tethered shooting enables more than efficient control and higher speed in the postproduction process: for example, Leica Image Shuttle 3.6 enables all image-relevant settings and parameters, and even variable positioning of the AF focusing point, to be made directly from the computer keyboard.
Alternatively, tethered shooting workflows can also be realized with other software solutions. A plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®Lightroom® CC can be downloaded that enables the realization of a tethered shooting workflow with data transfer for direct image assessment and remote camera control. Should you prefer to use Capture One Pro® software for postprocessing, Leica Image Shuttle can be easily integrated into your workflow with the “Hot Folder” function.
As a wireless option, installing the Leica S App on your mobile device offers wireless remote control capability for the camera and for reviewing your images. In Live View, you can remotely control your camera, set the focus and relevant parameters, and activate the shutter release – also when shooting video. The screen of your device serves as an external viewfinder. You can assess, mark, or delete any picture you take directly from your mobile device. Another useful feature is the ability to post and share photos and videos across social media.
Leica Image Shuttle can be downloaded free of charge in the Download Area.
The Leica S app can be downloaded from the App Store
Controls and Handling Intuitive handling, perfect 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.More Details
Reliability redefined: at the heart of the body of the Leica S is a rigid and extremely resilient, diecast magnesium chassis that is just as tough as its scratch-resistant Corning®Gorilla®Glass monitor screen cover. For the first time, the bayonet has been machined from solid stainless steel to ensure optimum endurance and a long life under even the toughest conditions and with frequent lens changes. All other components of the Leica S are extremely robust and, thanks to the numerous seals, are perfectly protected against environmental influences, such as dust and moisture.
Maestro II Processor Instantaneous response in every situation
The Maestro II Processor has been specially developed for Leica for use in the Leica S (Typ 007) 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.
|Camera type||Medium Format DSLR|
|Type||Leica CMOS-Sensor with microlenses|
|Size||30 x 45 mm (Leica ProFormat)|
|Resolution||37.5 Mio pixel|
|Pixel Pitch||6 μm|
|Dynamic Range||Up to 15 f-stops|
|Color Resolution||16 Bit per pixel|
|JPEG Color Space||sRGB/Adobe® RGB/ECI RGB 2.0|
|White Balance||Presets: daylight, clouds, shade, tungsten, HMI, neon warm, neon cool, flash, grey card, LiveView grey card, autoWB,
color temperature (Kelvin)
|Lowpass Filter||No (for maximal detail transfer)|
|IR Filter||On sensor|
|Moirée Reduction||Workflow software (Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®)|
|ISO||ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, autoISO|
|Meta Data||Meta-Data Copyright Information|
|Lens Mount||Leica S mount designed for Leica S lenses|
|Crop Factor||0.8 equivalent to 35 mm format|
|Type||Predictive auto focus with central cross sensor|
|AF Modes||AF single, predictive AF continuous, manual override|
|AF Look||Shutter release button, joystick|
|Exposure Metering||TTL (through the lens)|
|Exposure Metering Modes||Multifield (5 field), center weighted, spot (3,5 %)|
|Exposure Lock||Shutter release button, joystick|
|Metering Range||(2,5 and ISO 100)
Spot: EV 2,7–20, multifield and center weighted: EV 1,2–20
|Exposure Modes||P: full automatic (with manual exposure shift), T: exposure time priority, A: aperture priority, M: manual|
|Exposure Compensation||± 3 f-stops (half steps)|
|Bracketing||3 or 5 exposures. ½, 1, 2, 3 f-stops|
|Shutter||Focal plain shutter, central shutter with Leica CS lenses|
|Type||Microprocessor controlled metal blades|
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous, Interval, Selftimer 2 s/12 s (with mirror-up)|
|Shutter Speed||60 s (depending on ISO) up to 1/4000 in half steps, long exposure up to 60 s|
|Frame Rate||Up to 3,5 fps|
|Shutter Release Button||Two-step|
|Self Timer||2 s or 12 s with mirror up|
|Motion||Full HD with full sensor width. Cine 4K Video with Super 35 Window-Mode|
|Resolution||Full HD: 1920 x 1080 p, 4K: 4096 x 2160 p|
|Frame Rate||Full HD: 24, 25, 30 fps, 4K: 24 fps|
|File Format||MOV (Motion JPEG)|
|Audio Internal||Stereo microphone in camera. 48 kHz, 16 bit|
|Audio External||Audio-In (3,5 mm phone jack), Audio-Out (3,5 mm phone jack) via Leica Audio-Adapter S|
|Others||Focus peaking, clean uncompressed 8 bit 4:2:2 HDMI video stream dedicated for external HDMI recorders|
|Frame Rate||Up to 60 fps|
|Focus Control||Manual. AF-field can be positioned variable|
|Exposure Metering Modes||Multifield, center weighted, spot (linked with the AF field)|
|Others||Histogram with clipping, focus peaking, horizon, setting information|
|Type||Pentaprism Viewfinder with high eyepoint-eyepiece, illuminated LCD-information|
|Magnification||0,87 (at 70 mm, infinity, 0 dpt.)|
|Coverage||Approx. 98 %|
|Diopter Correction||-3 to +1 diopter|
|Focussing Screens||Changeable, standard with AF cross and spot field (scope of delivery), grid screen, micro prism screen|
|Viewfinder Information||Horizon, exposure time, exposure metering mode, aperture, flash status, exposure balance, flash synchronization
indicator, focus indicator, exposure metering method, exposure compensation, remaining shots (on storage medium),
buffer, warnings, ISO
|Back Panel Display||3" brilliant TFT LCD|
|Color Space||sRGB, 16 million colors|
|Frame Coverage||100 %|
|Top Display||Monochrome LCD|
|Interface||Lemo® Flash-Sync. Hot shoe with middle and control contacts|
|X-Synchronization FPS||1/125 s|
|X-Synchronization FPS 1/125 s. X-Synchronization CS||Up to 1/1.000 s|
|High Speed Synchronization||HSS function up to 1/4000 s (with supported external flash units)|
|X-Sync Modes||Start/end exposure|
|Drive Mode||Single, Continuous, Interval, Self-timer 2 s with mirror-up function, Self-timer 12 s with mirror-up function|
|Image Data Format||DNG lossless compressed, JPEG 37.5 MP, 9.3 MP, 2.3 MP, DNG+JPEG|
|File Size||DNG lossless compressed: approx. 42 MB, JPEG: approx. 1 MB–16 MB (depending on image content and resolution)|
|Frame Rate||Up to 3,5 fps|
|Buffer||DNG lossless compressed up to 15 images, JPEG no limit (depending on memory medium, exposure time and ISO)|
|Storage||SD (SDXC), CF (UDMA7), external (PC)|
|Play Mode||Full image, histogram with clipping, focus peaking, image information|
|Languages||English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese traditional, Chinese simple, Russian, Korean, Portuguese|
|Firmware Update||Update via memory card|
|WLAN||Camera integrated (camera and image control via smartphone or tablet iOS app)|
|Date/Time||GPS auto time and date or manual|
|Horizon||Sensitivity < 1° (0–40° temperature)|
|USB||Lemo® USB 3.0 SuperSpeed|
|HDMI||HDM Type C|
|Audio||Audio-Adapter (Audio-in, Audio-out, Time-Code)|
|Cable Release||Lemo® Cable Release|
|Handgrip||For Multifunction Handgrip S|
|Recommended Software||Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® and Leica Image Shuttle|
|Battery||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.3 V, 2300 mAh|
|AC-Adapter||Leica AC-Adapter S for Leica S (Typ 007) (available as accessory)|
|Charger||Leica Quick Charger S. Inputs: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz, 12/24 V DC Output: 4.2 V DC, 800 mA.
Leica Professional Charger S
|Material||Magnesium body anti-slip rubberized, magnesium top plate, aluminum bottom plate, stainless steel bayonet and
|Environment||0 to +45° C, 15 %–80 % humidity|
|Dimensions||160 x 80 x 120 mm (6.3 x 3.15 x 4.72 in)|
|Weight||Approx. 1.260 g/40.51 oz (without battery)|
|Dust/ Spraywater Sealing||Provided|
|Tripod Threat||1/4" and 3/8" with anti-twist locking pins|
|Scope of Delivery||Camera Body, Leica Battery S BP-PRO1, Leica Quick Charger S (including adapter for EU, UK, US, car), Leica Camera Strap S, Leica Eyepiece Cap S, Leica Camera Cap S, Lemo® USB 3.0 cable S, Lemo® Flashsync cable S|
|Supported Accessories (optional)|
|Flash||Leica SF58, Leica SF58 Diffusor|
|Others||Leica Multifunction Handgrip S, Leica Hand Strap S, Professional Charger S, NEW: Leica AC-Adapter S,
Leica System Case S, Leica HDMI Cable, Leica Grid Screen S, Leica Microprism Screen S, Leica Standard Screen S,
Leica Cable Release S, Leica S-Adapter C/H/V/M645/P67
|Service packages||Leica Protection Plan Body (optional)
Leica Protection Plan Lens (optional)
Leica Protection Plan Vario Lens (optional)
Leica Protection Plan CS Lens (optional)