Leica S2 Review

 
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Model Name: Leica S2 
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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: 0.0 
Sensor Format: 2.13" 
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: S-bayonet mount 
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: Yes 
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 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. 

 


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