Leica UK has today confirmed the full technical specification for the first S-system camera, the S2, which is due to go on sale in October. Also released are details of new lenses.

Leica UK has today confirmed the full technical specification for the first S-system camera, the S2, which is due to go on sale in October. Also released are details of new lenses.

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Technical data for the LEICA S2 / LEICA S2-P (as supplied to AP by Leica UK)

Camera type: Digital single-lens reflex camera for use with Leica S lenses

Image sensor: low-noise Kodak CCD sensor. Resolution: 37.5 megapixels (7,500 x 5,000).

Size: 45 x 30mm, pixel spacing: 6µm. Aspect ratio: 3:2.

Dynamic range: 12 stops, colour depth: 16 bits per pixel, low-pass filter: none (Moiré detection and suppression using digital signal processing)

Sensitivity range: ISO 80 to 1250 (manual or automatic control)

Data storage (format): DNG (approx. 75 MB per image), JPEG (basic or fine),

Memory cards: CompactFlash (up to 64 GB), SD cards (HC)

Maximum frame rate: 1.5 images/s, buffer memory: 1 GB (for a minimum sequence of 8 images in DNG format)

Control monitor: 3-inch TFT with 460,000 pixels, 16 million colours, cover glass: highly abrasion and scratch resistant sapphire glass (only with the LEICA S2-P)

Connections: High-speed USB 2.0 (robust connection with strain-relief, cable included), HDMI, remote release, X sync, SCA3002

Exposure metering: Multi-field metering (5 fields), centre-weighted integral metering, spot metering (3.5%)

Exposure control: Program mode (with Shift function), shutter priority, aperture priority, manual metering

Shutter: Metal focal-plane shutter integrated in body: 1/4000 s to 32 s (B to 120 s), flash sync time: 1/125 s, optional leaf shutter in selected lenses: 1/500 s to 32 s, flash synch time: All speeds

Flash operation: Metering method: TTL (multi-field, center-weighted, spot), TTL-HSS rapid synchronisation up to 1/4000 s with focal plane shutter, Compatibility: fully compatible with LEICA SF 58 and devices with SCA3002 adapters

Auto Focus: Central crosshair sensor, focusing drive in lens

Operating Modes: AF Continuous, AF Single, MF, MF Override

Viewfinder: High eye-point pentaprism viewfinder

Magnification: 0.86x, viewfinder field: 96%, dioptre compensation -3 to +1,

focusing screen: Matte with cross-hairs (interchangeable)

Power supply: Li-Ion battery (7.4 V, 2150 mAh)

Housing: Die-cast magnesium, size (without lens):

160 x 120 x 80 mm, weight: 1410 g (including battery), resistant to dust and dripping/splashing water

Scope of supply Software: Adobe Lightroom, Leica Image Shuttle, one battery, charging unit, USB cable

Technical data LEICA SUMMARIT-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)

Lenses/groups: 11/9 (2 aspherical surfaces)

Optical design: Rear group focusing

Image angle (diagonal,

horizontal, vertical): approx. 75°, 65°, 46°, approx. corresponds to 28 mm

in 35 mm-format

Aperture range: 2.5 to 22

Shortest distance: 0.55 m

Largest image scale: 1:11

Filter thread size: 82 mm

Dimensions

(diameter/length): 88 mm/122 mm

Weight: 930 g (CS: 1080 g)

Technical data LEICA SUMMARIT-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)

Lenses/groups: 8/6 + 1 protective filter (1 aspherical surface)

Optical design: Floating element focusing*

Image angle (diagonal,

horizontal, vertical): approx. 42°, 35,5°, 24°, approx. corresponds to 56 mm

in 35 mm-format

Aperture range: 2.5 to 22

Shortest distance: 0.5 m

Largest image scale: 1:4.7

Filter thread size: 82 mm

Dimensions

(diameter/length): 90 mm/93 mm

Weight: 740 g (CS: 890 g)

*during focusing the relative position of two lens elements changes compared to the rest of the optical system

Technical data LEICA APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 120 mm f/2.5 (CS)

Lenses/groups: 9/7

Optical design: Floating element focusing*

Image angle (diagonal,

horizontal, vertical): approx. 25°, 21°, 14°, approx. corresponds to 96 mm in

35 mm-format

Aperture range: 2.5 to 22

Shortest distance: 0.57 m

Largest image scale: 1:2

Filter thread size: 72 mm

Dimensions

(diameter/length): 91 mm/128 mm

Weight: 1135 g (CS: 1285 g)

*during focusing the relative position of two lens elements changes compared to the rest of the optical system

Technical data LEICA APO-TELE-ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5 (CS)

Lenses/groups: 9/7

Optical design: Internal focusing

Image angle (diagonal,

horizontal, vertical): approx. 17°, 14°, 9.5°, approx. corresponds to 144 mm

in 35 mm-format

Aperture range: 3.5 to 32

Shortest distance: 1.5 m

Largest image scale: 1:7

Filter thread size: 72 mm

Dimensions

(diameter/length): 88 mm/151 mm

Weight: 1150 g (CS: 1300 g )