• Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica S (Typ 007)
  • Leica S-E (Typ 006)
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General
Model Number: S (Typ 007) S-E (Typ 006)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $24500.00 $16900.00
Street Price: $19,995.00  
Date Available: 2015-03-15 2014-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 44.4 oz (1,260 g)
includes batteries
44.4 oz (1,260 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.
(160 x 120 x 80 mm)
6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.
(160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:   Kodak KAF-37500
Effective Megapixels: 37.5 37.5
Sensor Format: Medium format Medium format
Sensor size: 1350mm2 (45.00mm x 30.00mm) 1350mm2 (45.00mm x 30.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.00 microns 6.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 0.8x 0.8x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 7500 x 5000 (37.5 MP, 3:2) 7500 x 5000 (37.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (Adobe .DNG), RAW+JPEG Fine/Basic JPEG, RAW (Adobe .DNG), RAW+JPEG Fine/Basic
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.5 1.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes No
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (motion JPEG)  
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica S bayonet Leica S bayonet
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase-detect TTL with central cross-hair sensor: Choice of AFs (single) = Sharpness priority, AFc (continuous) = Shutter release priority, MF (manual), Manual override of automatic setting possible at any time; Contrast detect AF during live view at any point in image Phase-detect TTL with central cross-hair sensor: Choice of AFs (single) = Sharpness priority, AFc (continuous) = Shutter release priority, MF (manual), Manual override of automatic setting possible at any time
Auto Focus Assist Light? No No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD (playback only)
Viewfinder Type: High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder, 98% coverage, 0.87x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction, interchangeable focusing screen, ground glass screen with microprism ring and split image (standard) High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder, 98% coverage, 0.87x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction, interchangeable focusing screen
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 1.09x 1.09x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x 0.87x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, HMI, Fluorescent warm, Fluorescent cool, Flash, Grey card (determined from image), Grey card Live View, Color temperature (Kelvin) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, HMI, Fluorescent warm, Fluorescent cool, Flash, Custom (Grey Card), Color temperature (Kelvin)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 125 sec 1/4000 - 32 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.5EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment (5 fields), Center-weighted, Spot (3.5% of image frame) Multi-segment (5 fields), Center-weighted, Spot (3.5% of image frame).
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:    
Self Timer: 2, 12 seconds 2, 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: TTL pre-flash metering, with automatic transmission and consideration of sensitivity and set/controlled lens aperture, all exposure modes available, automatic adaptation of flash light component to available light; First or second curtain sync TTL pre-flash metering, with automatic transmission and consideration of sensitivity and set/controlled lens aperture, all exposure modes available, automatic adaptation of flash light component to available light
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/125 or 1/1000 depending on lens (shutter type) 1/125 or 1/1000 depending on lens (shutter type)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory: Dual SD + CF (UDMA7) Dual SD + CF (UDMA7)
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (Adobe .DNG), RAW+JPEG Fine/Basic RAW (Adobe .DNG), RAW+JPEG Fine/Basic
Movie File Format: MOV (motion JPEG)  
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Cabled or Wi-Fi Cabled
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI Type C, X-sync, 7-pin LEMO socket for remote accessories, contact strip for multi-function hand grip, audio in (3.5 mm jack) and audio out (3.5 mm jack) with audio adapter S (supplied with the camera) Mini HDMI Type C, X-sync, 7-pin LEMO socket for remote accessories, contact strip for multi-function hand grip
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): 3.5 1.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
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):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.4V, 2850mAh Proprietary 7.4V, 2100mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x 7.4V, 2850mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x 7.4V, 2100mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Leica Image Shuttle, downloadable from the Leica owners’ area after product registration Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Leica Image Shuttle 2, downloadable from the Leica owners’ area after product registration
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Leica CMOS sensor and Leica Maestro II image processor, 3.5fps burst speed, Live View mode, 4K and FHD video