Medium-format cameras are turning to the CMOS sensor for its flexibility, and Leica has followed suit with the S (Typ 007). Damien Demolder puts it to the test

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Leica S (Typ 007)

Features:7/10
Build/Handling:7/10
Metering:8/10
Autofocus:7/10
AWB Colour:9/10
Dynamic Range:9/10
Image quality:9/10
LCD viewfinder:9/10

Pros:

  • - Exceptional image quality up to ISO 6,400
  • - Well-designed body for handheld shooting
  • - Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use

Cons:

  • - Autofocus system only has a single point
  • - Lower resolution than medium-format peers
  • - Unconventional four-button control layout

Product:

Leica S (Typ 007) review

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Price as reviewed:

£12,900.00 (Body only)

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Leica S (Typ 007) review – Full specification

Details

Sensor:37.5MP CMOS (30x45mm)
Output size:7,488x4,960 pixels
Focal length mag:0.8x
Lens mount:Leica S
Shutter speeds:60secs-1/4000sec
ISO:100-12,500
Exposure modes:PASMs
Metering:Multi, centreweighted, spot
Exposure comp:±3EV in 1/2 steps
Drive:3.5fps
Movie:Cine 4K (4,091x2,160) at 24fps, Full HD (1,920x1,080) at 60fps
LCD:3in, 921,600-dot touchscreen
Viewfinder:Pentaprism, 0,87x magnification, 100% coverage
Stabilisation:None
AF points:1-point phase-detection
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF
Power:Rechargeable Li-ion
Dimensions:160x120x80mm
Weight:1,260g (without battery)
  1. 1. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Introduction
  2. 2. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Features
  3. 3. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Leica S app
  4. 4. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Handling
  5. 5. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Performance
  6. 6. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Dynamic range, resolution and noise
  7. 7. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Our verdict
  8. 8. Leica S (Typ 007) review - Full specification
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