Leica S2 Review

 
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Model Name: Leica S2 
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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:
Movie Frame Rate:
Movie File Format:  
Optics
Lens Mount: Leica S bayonet
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
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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? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder w/ 0.86x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction
Display
LCD Viewfinder: No
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
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: No
DPOF Compliant: No
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.

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