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64 megapixel Leica S3 camera available for pre-order

The Leica S3 DSLR, announced in September 2018, is now available for pre-order. Initially, the manufacturer promised to start selling new items in the spring of 2019, but later he postponed the start of sales in the spring of 2020. The reasons for the transfer remained a mystery.



The camera is designed for lenses with a Leica S mount. It uses a CMOS image sensor of the Leica ProFormat format (30 x 45 mm) with a resolution of 64 megapixels and a Leica Maestro II processor. According to the manufacturer, the dynamic range of the sensor is 15 exposure levels. The sensitivity range is ISO 100-50 000. Serial shooting can be carried out at a speed of up to 3 fps. You can shoot 4K video (4096 x 2160 pixels) with a frame rate of 24 fps and Full HD video (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a frame frequency of 24, 25 or 30 fps.

With dimensions of 160 x 80 x 120 mm, the camera with a magnesium alloy body weighs 1260 g. It includes an optical viewfinder, a three-inch LCD, a connector for synchronizing an external flash, a hot shoe, USB 3.0, HDMI and Wi-Fi. As removable media, you can use the memory card format CF (UDMA7), SD, SDHC and SDXC (there is support for UHS-II).

The camera is priced at $ 18,995. Deliveries should begin at the end of March.

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