Leica S2 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Leica Cameras i Preview
Links
Model Name: Leica S2 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL:  
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: S2 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $22995.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 49.7 oz (1,410 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.
(160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD 
Sensor Manufacturer: Kodak KAF-37500 
Total Megapixels: 37.5
Effective Megapixels: 37.5 
Sensor Format: 2.13 inch 
Sensor Size (dia.): 2.13"
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 7500 x 5000 (37.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, Raw (Adobe .DNG) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate:  
Movie Audio: No 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Leica S bayonet 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Single or continuous, TTL with central cross-hair sensor 
Face Detection: No 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder w/ 0.86x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction 
Display
LCD Viewfinder:  
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80-1250
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings:  
Shutter Speed Range: 32 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation:  
Metering Modes: Multi-field (five fields), center-weighted integral, 3.5% spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer:  
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exp Compensation:  
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant:  
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant:  
DPOF Compliant:  
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Cabled 
Other Connection: X-sync, SCA3002, remote release 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.4V, 2150mAh 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x 7.4V, 2150mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Software
Included Software: Adobe Lightroom, Leica Image Shuttle remote control software 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Has 1GB buffer memory and MAESTRO image processor, allowing burst shooting at 1.5 fps for at least eight Raw images. Raw+JPEG mode can optionally store Raw files to CompactFlash and JPEG files to SD card. Has no low-pass filter, with moire instead being removed solely by software. Top panel includes a color Organic LED status display. Die-cast magnesium body is resistant to dust / splashing water. 

 


Print the specs page for the Leica S2 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Leica S2 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate