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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