Leica S2 Review

 
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Model Name: Leica S2 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: S2
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $22995.00
Street Price: $9,999.99
Date Available: 2009-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 49.7 oz (1,410 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.
(160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Kodak KAF-37500
Effective Megapixels: 37.5
Sensor Format: 2.13 inch
Sensor size: 1350mm2 (45.00mm x 30.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 7500 x 5000 (37.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, Raw (Adobe .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica S bayonet
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Single or continuous, TTL with central cross-hair sensor
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder w/ 0.86x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1250
Minimum ISO (native): 80
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 Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer:  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: Raw (Adobe .DNG)
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Cabled
Connections (extended): X-sync, SCA3002, remote release
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
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Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
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Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
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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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
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.

Leica S2


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