Leica S2-P SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Leica S2-P SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Leica S2-P SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

B&H # LES2PP MFR # 10802
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Product Highlights

  • 37.5 Megapixel 30x45mm Image Sensor
  • S-System Lenses
  • 3.0" LCD and Color OLED Info Displays
  • Dual Shutter System
  • Waterproof & Dustproof
  • Compact Ergonomic Design
  • LEMO Push-Pull Connector
  • CF & SD Card Slots
  • Scratch-Resistant Sapphire LCD Cover
  • Platinum Service Package
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Overview
  • 1Description

The Leica S2-P SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) offers the incredible imaging quality of digital-medium format in a compact ergonomic design. Employing a large 30 x 45mm CCD sensor, the S2 captures 37.5 megapixel files in the classic 3:2 ratio. Designed to offer maximum resolution in a convenient form factor, the body is similar in form to a modern 35mm DSLR. Well-designed controls and a simplified menu system make navigating the camera fast and highly intuitive. The camera produces an amazing large 72.5 MB RAW or 106.6 MB JPG file. This opens up to an image over 16 x 24" at 300 DPI.

The 3" LCD screen allows you to view your images on location, and the Color OLED window displays the camera's information at a glance.

The S2-P differs from the S2 due to the addition of an abrasive- and scratch-resistant sapphire cover glass to protect its LCD monitor. Additionally, the SP-2 includes Leica's Platinum Service package which adds an additional 2 years of coverage against breakage or manufacturing defects beyond the included 1-year warranty. Should the camera need repair, customers have the right to a replacement unit free of charge within 24 hours and for the period of the repair. Plus, first time maintenance by Customer Service is free of charge, and this also includes the camera shutter and lens (including 1 shutter replacement).

You can also work tethered to your computer in the studio, connecting via the LEMO push-pull USB connector. Weather- and dust-resistant seals and a magnesium body ensure professional performance even under the most demanding conditions.

Unlike traditional medium-format systems, the Leica S2 utilizes both Central Shutter technology (for flash sync up to 1/500) and a focal-plane shutter for capturing ambient light subjects at up to 1/4000 second. This unique, dual-shutter system offers incredible shooting flexibility for everything from fashion assignments to reportage.

Other features include advanced autofocus capabilities, wide ISO sensitivity (ISO 80-1250), dual CF and SD card slots, and choice of S-System lenses. This, along with its precision design and handling, makes the Leica S2 an excellent choice for professional commercial, studio, and fine-art photographers.

Larger-Than-Full-Frame Image Sensor
The 37.5 megapixel image sensor of the Leica S2 is almost 60% larger than a 35mm full-frame image sensor, putting the Leica S2 in a class by itself. It is also specially designed to take full advantage of the latest Leica S Series lenses.
Uses Leica S Lenses
Leica S lenses ensure that you'll always get a superior image - regardless of the shooting conditions. Because the lenses are designed with the S-System sensor in mind, your images will not exhibit vignetting or distortion whether you shoot close up, tight zoom, or at wide angle. The S lenses are also waterproof and dustproof, and utilize the camera's integrated central shutter for quick responsiveness and flash synchronization.
Extensive Lens Choices
The Leica S-System lenses include normal, wide-angle, telephoto, and macro lenses that are suited for all sorts of photographic applications from detailed product shots to travel photography to birding, and much more. There are also select specialty lenses that are either available now or in development including shift-tilt, super wide-angle, and extreme telephoto lenses.
Precision AF System
The Auto Focus system in the S2 provides fast and accurate focus without the need for trial-and-error to get the perfect image - as is typical with other SLR AF systems. The AF system is also quiet. The camera can be switched to Manual Focus, which provides an electronic sharpness alert to assure that your MF images are as sharp as can be.
Dual Shutter System
The camera incorporates an innovative dual-shutter system. The focal-plane shutter provides fast shutter speed capability of up to 1/4000 seconds, while the central shutter incorporated into the lens system provides flash synchronization in any lighting mode - making the camera a superb studio imaging system.
MAESTRO Image Processor
The exclusive MAESTRO Image Processor uses dual processor chips to provide fast operation & shooting speeds, along with high ISO with negligible noise, and a superb set of powerful shooting modes. The processor also enables simultaneous recording of JPEG and DNG RAW image file types
High Resolution 3.0" LCD Display
The 3.0" LCD display on the back of the S2 has over 460,000 pixels for sharp and detailed images, making focus and composition confirmation easier than on most digital SLR cameras. The LCD screen also allows users to view images and data from a wide viewing angle.
Bright & Clear Viewfinder
The viewfinder of the Leica S2 is extremely bright and provides a host of shooting information indicators, in addition to a clear and precise image. The viewfinder also has integrated diopter compensation so users will get a crisp view without the need for prescription eyewear.
OLED Info Display
The camera has a full color Organic LED display on the top surface that is easily visible from any viewing angle, even in bright sunlight. It provides a fast and easy way of knowing the current camera status, along with exposure & focus settings of the camera.
Compact Ergonomic Design
Lighter and smaller than most digital SLR cameras available today, the Leica S2 is extremely comfortable to handle and use. Its light weight and compact design make the camera a pleasure to carry around - even when traipsing through thick forest or jostling for position at a press conference. In addition, the intuitive control placement makes using the camera both easy and enjoyable. There is also an optional vertical grip with release button available for easier portrait shots.
Includes Leica S-2 Platinum Service Package
All items of the S system are sold with a 12-month warranty from the date of purchase. For all S users, there is a separate repair helpline for ensuring fast and efficiently shortened service channels and for prompt treatment of any problems. Leica also guarantees the availability of all replacement parts for at least 6 years. The Premium service package extends the full scope of the warranty to 2 years. Should a defect occur within the first three months, the product is exchanged without further ado. Premium customers also receive a 30% discount on repairs for damage caused by impact and not covered by the warranty. In addition to all the services of the Premium package, Platinum Service customers have the right to a replacement unit for the period of the repair. In most regions, a replacement unit can be made available free of charge within 24 hours. And so that the camera doesn't fail in the first place, first time maintenance by Customer Service is free of charge, and this also includes the camera shutter and lens.
Easy-to-Use Camera Functions
The camera's menus and info displays are laid out in a logical manner that provides for intuitive operation, and the camera's 4-way controller and thumb wheel are well-placed for comfortable access to the camera controls. In addition, many of the cameras display settings and functions can be customized for the further convenience of the user.
Waterproof & Dustproof
Waterproof and dustproof seals cover every millimeter of the Leica S2, so you can shoot in bad weather or dry and dusty environments and still be assured that your camera will function to its optimum ability and provide stunning images.
Secure Interface Connection
The Leica S2 uses an exclusive LEMO push-pull connector for its USB interface, and also includes an HDMI video output and flash sync connection.
Dual Memory Card Slots
The Leica S2 has dual memory card slots - one for CompactFlash cards and the other for Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) cards. This allows a user to select between the two most popular memory card formats and take advantage of the unique features of both systems.
In the Box
Leica S2-P SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • Battery
  • Sapphire Cover Glass
  • Charger
  • Power Plug
  • USB Connecting Cord
  • Neck Strap
  • Bayonet Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Protective Cover
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
    Repair Hotline for Fast and Efficient Service
    All Replacement Parts Guaranteed Available for a Minimum of Six Years
  • Platinum Service Package
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    Specifications
    Camera Type Medium Format Digital SLR Camera
    Imaging
    Resolution Recorded: 37.5MP
    Sensor 30 x 45mm CCD
    Bit Depth 16-bit
    File Formats RAW, JPEG
    File Size Raw: 72.51 MB, JPG: 106.6 MB
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB, ECI RGB
    Creative Color Modes N/A
    Image Stabilization No
    Crop Factor N/A
    Optics
    Lens No
    Zoom N/A
    Lens Mount Leica S-mount
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Range N/A
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO: 160-1250 (expandable to 80)
    Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 8 sec, bulb
    Metering Spot, Center-weighted, Multi-field
    Exposure Modes Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program
    White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Shadow, Tungsten, Fluorescent Warm, Fluorescent Cool, Flash, Manual, Color
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Burst Capability 1.5 fps
    Self Timer 12 seconds or 2 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control Remote Release Cable S (optional)
    Flash
    Built-in Flash No
    Effective Flash Range N/A
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe, PC Terminal
    Dedicated Flash System No
    Max Sync Speed Focal Plane Shutter: 1/125 sec
    Central Shutter: 1/500 sec
    Central Shutter flash sync requires Leica CS lenses
    Memory
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash I/II, SD/SDHC
    Still Images per GB RAW: 11
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording No
    Video Resolution N/A
    Video Clip Length N/A
    Audio Recording No
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Eye-level Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 92.4%
    Display 3.0" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0 (LEMO design), HDMI (Type C)
    System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista
    Mac OS X (10.5 or later)
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-113°F/0-45°C
    Weatherproofing Water-Proof
    Durability Dust-Proof
    Power
    Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    Power Adapter No
    Physical
    Dimensions 6.3 x 3.1 x 4.7" (160 x 80 x 120mm) body only
    Weight 3.1 lbs (1410g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 9.8 x 14.1"
    Leica S2 Demo
    Leica Product Launch with Seal and CEO of Leica
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