Pairing the tradition of a DSLR with contemporary multimedia capabilities, the Leica S3 is a medium format camera characterized by its flexible feature-set and integration within a well-developed system. Featuring a redeveloped 64MP 30 x 45mm CMOS sensor, the S3 offers high-resolution stills shooting along with a 15-stop dynamic range and a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-50000 to suit working in a variety of conditions. The sensor's design also omits an optical low-pass filter in order to realize a high degree of sharpness and clarity. In addition to stills, the sensor also enables DCI 4K and Full HD video recording using the entire width of the sensor for a distinct "medium format look." Additionally, benefitting stills is a phase-detection autofocus system that employs a single cross-type central point for fast and accurate focusing performance.
Complementing the imaging capabilities, the S3 maintains the familiar design traits of previous S System cameras, including a large 0.87x-magnification optical pentaprism viewfinder with a high eyepoint for comfortable viewing. Alternatively, a rear 3.0" 921k-dot LCD is available for live view shooting and image review, and a top status LCD can be used to quickly review shooting settings. Another retained distinction is support for the unique dual shutter system, which permits working with either the camera's focal plane shutter or with select lens's Central Shutters for flash sync up to 1/1000 sec. Additionally, the S3 incorporates Wi-Fi connectivity for use in conjunction with the Leica FOTOS app for remote camera control and wireless image sharing between the camera and a linked mobile device.
Characterized by its higher resolution, the S3 sports a 64MP 30 x 45mm CMOS sensor to achieve a high degree of clarity, sensitivity, and a wide dynamic range rated for up to 15 stops. This "Leica ProFormat" sensor also omits an optical low-pass filter from its design in order to achieve the greatest sharpness possible. Beyond resolution, the updated design also enables a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-50000 and supports continuous shooting up to 3 fps. In regard to focusing, a predictive phase-detection autofocus system is quick, quiet, and benefits tracking moving subjects through the use of a single central cross-type point. Beyond stills shooting, the updated sensor also enables impressive video capabilities, and supports DCI 4K recording at 24 fps and Full HD up to 30 fps, with both formats able to make use of the full width of the sensor. An external microphone can be used via the 3.5mm port and external recording at Full HD is supported via HDMI Type-C with 4:2:2 8-bit color sampling.
In the Box
- 64MP 30 x 45mm CMOS Sensor
- Maestro II Image Processor
- DCI 4K and Full HD Video; 4:2:2 Color
- ISO 100-50000, Up to 3 fps Shooting
- Optical Pentaprism Viewfinder, 0.87x-Mag
- 3.0" 921.6k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Dual Shutter System Support
- Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS
- Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body
- Leica S3 Medium Format DSLR Camera - Body Only
- Leica SBP PRO 1 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica S Typ 007 (7.3V, 2300mAh)
- Leica Quick S-Charger for Batteries for the Leica S-System
- Leica S Camera Strap for Leica S Medium Format DSLR
- Leica Eyepiece Cover for Leica S-System Cameras
- Leica Body Cap S for S-Series Cameras
- Leica USB 3.0 Cable for Leica S (Typ 007) Camera
- Lemo Flash Sync Cable S
- Limited 3-Year Warranty