Leica S3

SKU: 10827
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Key Features:
Compact Medium Format DSLR
64MP CMOS Sensor (30x45mm)
High dynamic range
Up to ISO 50000
Medium Format Cine 4K system
WLAN & GPS integrated
Dust & Spray water sealed
Dual-Shutter System
Huge Optical Viewfinder
Made for the world’s finest Leica Medium Format S Lenses
Made in Germany
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The Leica S3 represents the synthesis of unmatched image quality and the unique visual aesthetic of medium format photography, with the speed and simplicity of a 35mm camera. It unites the best of both worlds, thus defining a class of its own. All the system’s components are perfectly balanced for the purpose of achieving this goal. The system is supported by a wide range of lenses of unrivaled quality, now matched with a large 64-megapixel sensor developed exclusively for Leica in the unique Leica ProFormat. It ensures groundbreaking performance in terms of resolution and dynamic range, so photographers can achieve the highest image quality in all situations.
Its precision-engineered, ultra-high-speed shutter mechanisms, special image processor and predictive auto-focus enable fast burst shooting, combining the unique image quality of the larger format with the quick responsiveness of a 35mm camera. The Leica S3 goes beyond the realm of photography, making it a dual-purpose still and cinema camera. The quality of the S lenses and the S3 sensor also reveal their truly special, visual signature in video recording, where the camera can record the full width of the medium format sensor in all the visual beauty and fidelity of 4K.
The Leica S system holds a special position in the medium-format segment, being as capable and versatile like no other, and taps into completely new areas of use. This is in line with a company philosophy which, by combining high-precision engineering and a visionary willingness to take risks, continuously gives rise to products that break existing rules and open up new photographic horizons.


Camera type:
Medium Format DSLR
Sensor Type: Leica CMOS-Sensor with microlenses
Size: 30 × 45 mm (Leica Pro Format)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Resolution: 64 megapixels
Pixel pitch: 4.6 µm
Dynamic range: Upto 15 stops
Color Resolution 14 bits per pixel
Color spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB, ECI RGB 2.0.
White balance:
Presets: daylight, clouds, shade, tungsten, HMI, neon warm, neon cool, flash, grey card, LiveView grey
card, autoWB, color temperature (Kelvin)
Low-pass filter 
No (for maximal detail transfer)
IR Filter On sensor
Moirée Reduction
Workflow Software
ISO ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600 ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO12500 auto ISO
Meta Data
Meta-Data Copyright Information
Lens Mount 
Leica S mount designed for Leica S lenses
Crop Factor
0.8 equivalent to 35mm format
Focusing Type
Predictive TTL autofocus with central cross sensor and phase detection
AF Modes
AFs(single) = single focus, AFc(continuous) = predictive focus tracking, manual override
AF Look
Shutter release button, joystick
Via lens with electronic focusing aid
Exposure Metering
TTL (through the lens)
Exposure Metering Modes
Multifield (5 fields), center weighted, spot (3.5
Exposure Lock
Shutter release button, joystick
Metering Range
(2.5 and ISO 100)
Spot: EV2.7–20, multifield and center weighted: EV1.2–20
Exposure Modes
P: full automatic (with manual exposure shift), T: exposure time priority, A: aperture priority, M: manual exposure control
Exposure Compensation
± 3 f-stops (half steps)
3 or 5 exposures. ½, 1, 2, 3 f-stops
Focal plane shutter, central shutter with Leica CS lenses
Microprocessor controlled metal blades
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous, Interval, Selftimer 2s/12s (with mirror-up)
Shutter Speed
8 min (depending on ISO) up to 1/4000s in half steps
Frame Rate
Up to 3fps
Shutter Release Button
2s or 12s with mirror up
Mirror Up Provided
Cine 4K and Full HD with full sensor width (large-format video)
Full HD: 1920 x 1080p, Cine 4K: 4096 x 2160
Frame rate:
Full HD: 24, 25, 30fps, Cine 4K: 24fps
File format: MOV (motion JPEG)
Colour sampling:
4:2:2, 8 Bit
Exposure control: Manual/auto
Audio control: Manual/auto
Audio Internal
Stereo microphone in camera. 48kHz, 16bit
Audio External
Audio in (3.5 mm jack) Audio out (3.5 mm jack) With audio adapter S (supplied with the camera), Audio-In (3.5mm phone jack), Audio-Out (3.5mm phone jack) via Leica Audio-Adapter S
Time code: Internal
Focus peaking, clean uncompressed Full-HD (1080 p) 8 Bit 4:2:2 HDMI video stream dedicated for external HDMI recorders
Live View

Frame rate:

Up to 60 fps
Focus Control 
Manual, AF-field can be positioned variable
Exposure Metering
Multifield, center weighted, spot (linked with the AF field)
Exposure simulation: Provided
Histogram with clipping, focus peaking, horizon, setting information


Pentaprism Viewfinder with high eyepoint-eyepiece, illuminated LCD-information
0,87 (at 70mm, infinity, 0dpt.)
Coverage Approx. 98%
Diopter Correction
-3 to +1 diopter
Focusing screen:
Changeable, standard with AF cross and spot marking (scope of delivery), grid screen, micro prism screen
Viewfinder Information
Horizon, exposure time, exposure metering mode, aperture, flash status, exposure balance, flash synchronization indicator, focus indicator, exposure metering method, exposure compensation, remaining shots (on storage medium), buffer, warnings, ISO

Back Panel Display

3″ brilliant TFT LCD
921,600 pixels
Color Space
sRGB, 16 million colors
Frame Coverage  100%
View Angle 
Cover Glass
Top Display
Monochrome LCD


Lemo®Flash-Sync, Hot shoe with middle and control contacts
X-Synchronization FPS
X-Synchronization CS
Up to 1/1000s (available for Leica S lenses with a central shutter)
High Speed
HSS function up to 1/4000s (with supported external flash units)
X-Sync Modes
Start/end exposure
Drive Mode
Single, Continuous, Interval, Self-timer 2s with mirror-up function, Self-timer 12s with mirror-up function
Image Data Format
DNG lossless compressed, DNG+JPEG
File Size
DNG: approx. 70MB (depending on image content and ISO),
JPEG: approx. 2-30MB (depending on resolution, image content and ISO
Frame Rate
Up to 3.0 fps
2GB storage, DNG lossless compressed up to 6 images, JPEG no limit (depending on memory medium, exposure time and ISO)
CF cards (max. UDMA 7), SD-/SDHC-/SDXC- < 512GB memory cards UHS-I (recommended), UHS-II, 4K video recordings can only be stored on SD cards (UHS-I)

Play Mode 

Full image, histogram with clipping, focus peaking, image information
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese traditional, Chinese simple, Russian, Korean, Portuguese
Firmware Update
Update via memory card
GPS Provided
802.11n standard, integrated in camera, camera and picture control via smartphone or tablet app
GPS auto time and date or manual
Sensitivity <1° (0–40° temperature)


Lemo® USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
HDM Type C
via Audio-Adapter S (Audio-in, Audio-out)
Lemo® Flash-Sync
Cable Release
Lemo® Cable Release
Contact strip bottom
For Multifunction Handgrip S
Power Supply
Leica battery S BP-PRO1, Lithium-ion battery (7.3V, 2300 mAh)
Leica AC-Adapter S for Leica S (from Typ 007) (available as accessory)
Leica Quick Charger S. Inputs: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 12/24 V DC Output: 7.4 V DC, 1250 mA. Leica Professional Charger S


Magnesium body anti-slip rubberized, magnesium top plate, aluminum bottom plate, stainless steel bayonet and
operation element
0 to +45°C, 15%–80% humidity
Dimensions 160 x 80 x 120 mm (6.3 x 3.15 x 4.72 in)


Weight Approx. 260 g/40.51 oz (without battery)
Dust/Spraywater Sealing Provided
Tripod Threat 1/4” and 3/8” with anti-twist locking pins
Scope of Delivery Camera Body, Leica Battery S BP-PRO1, Leica Quick Charger S (including adapter for EU, UK, US), Leica Camera Strap S, Leica Eyepiece Cap S, Leica Camera Cap S, Lemo® USB 3.0 cable S, Lemo® Flashsync cable S


Supported Accessories (optional)


Leica SF60, Leica SF40, Leica SF C1


Others Leica Multifunction Handgrip S, Leica Hand Strap S, Professional Charger S, Leica AC-Adapter S, Leica System Case S, Leica HDMI Cable, Leica Grid Screen S, Leica Microprism Screen S, Leica Standard Screen S, Leica Cable Release S, Leica S Adapter C/H/V/M645/P67, Leica Audio-Adapter S



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