Leica Unveils the Leica S
Leica Camera has announced a new camera in the Leica S-System portfolio, the Leica S, an update for the Leica S2. According to the company, this medium format camera offers increased imaging quality and sensor sensitivity, predictive autofocus, higher speed and improved handling. In addition to the new camera body, three lenses have also been released: the Leica Super-Elmar-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. super-wide, the Leica Vario-Elmar-S 30–90 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH. and the Leica TS-APO- Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. tilt/shift lens.
The 37.5MP camera features an ISO range of 100–1600, improved image processing, a 2GB image buffer and 166MB/s transfer rate. The autofocus module has been upgraded as well, which the company says will enhance focus precision. The Leica S also features an integrated GPS module that can add the geographical positioning data of the exposure location to the Exif data of an image whenever necessary. The monitor screen offers a resolution of 920k dots, a 3″ diagonal and full sRGB color space, as well as increased contrast and brightness. Gorilla Glass is used as the covering plate of the monitor screen.
The camera will be available in December for a retail price of USD 21,950 (approx. Rs. 1,186,900).Tags: cologne, koelnmesse, Leica, leica s, Leica Super-Elmar-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. super-wide, Leica TS-APO- Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. tilt/shift lens, Leica Vario-Elmar-S 30–90 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH, medium format, photofair 2012, trade fair