• Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica S (Typ 007)
  • Nikon D5
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Predecessor:   Nikon D4S
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General
Model Number: S (Typ 007) D5
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $24500.00 $6499.95
Street Price: $19,995.00 $5,830.28
Date Available: 2015-03-15 2016-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 44.4 oz (1,260 g)
includes batteries
49.9 oz (1,415 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.
(160 x 120 x 80 mm)
6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
(160 x 159 x 92 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 37.5 20.8
Sensor Format: Medium format 35mm
Sensor size: 1350mm2 (45.00mm x 30.00mm) 858.01mm2 (35.90mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.00 microns 6.45 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 0.8x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   88
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   25.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   2,343
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 7500 x 5000 (37.5 MP, 3:2) 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2),
4176 x 2784 (11.6 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
4640 x 3088 (14.3 MP, 3:2),
3472 x 2312 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2320 x 1544 (3.6 MP, 3:2),
4640 x 3712 (17.2 MP, 5:4),
3472 x 2784 (9.7 MP, 5:4),
2320 x 1856 (4.3 MP, 5:4),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (Adobe .DNG), RAW+JPEG Fine/Basic JPEG, NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, L/M/S; RAW+JPEG; TIFF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.5 12.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
Movie File Format: MOV (motion JPEG) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
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 Nikon F
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
Digital Zoom Values: 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 Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning: 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? No No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
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) SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.72x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter; Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark IX screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 1.09x 0.72x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x 0.72x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
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 102400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 Auto, ISO 100 - 102,400, expandable to ISO 50 in Lo-1 to ISO 3,276,800 in Hi-5
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 (3 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500K-10,000K), all with fine-tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 125 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment (5 fields), Center-weighted, Spot (3.5% of image frame) TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixel RGB sensor; Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12mm circle); Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point; Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:   None
Self Timer: 2, 12 seconds 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
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 Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
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) 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / XQD
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory: Dual SD + CF (UDMA7) 2 CF (Type 1) or 2 XQD slots
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (Adobe .DNG), RAW+JPEG Fine/Basic NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, L/M/S; RAW+JPEG; TIFF
Movie File Format: MOV (motion JPEG) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
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 No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes Yes
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Cabled or Wi-Fi Optional wired, wireless
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) Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   <0.3
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):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.5 12.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 200
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   12.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   183
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   12.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   74
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.095 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.041 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.039 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   0.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   3780 shots
Battery Life, Video:   110 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.4V, 2850mAh Proprietary EN-EL18a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x 7.4V, 2850mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL18a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Leica Image Shuttle, downloadable from the Leica owners’ area after product registration ViewNX-i, ViewNX-Movie Editor, Capture NX-D, Nikon Transfer 2, Picture Control Utility 2 downloads
OS Compatibility:   Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.9.5-10.11.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Leica CMOS sensor and Leica Maestro II image processor, 3.5fps burst speed, Live View mode, 4K and FHD video