Leica S2 Review

Overall Score

61

Main Features

  • 38 MP Medium format CCD Sensor
  • 80 - 1250 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 160 x 120 x 81 mm, 1410g.
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Leica S2 Overview


First introduced in September, 2008, Leica S2 is a 38 MP DSLR with a Medium format (45 x 30 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Leica S2 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 45 x 30 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 54.08 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Leica S2 ~ 7549 x 5033 pixels.

Leica S2 has Crop Factor: 0.8

The sensor has a surface area of 1350.0 mm².

There are approximate 37,994,117 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica S2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica S2 with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
38MP High Resolution Sensor
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
±3 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
RAW Support
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
1000 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Weight: 1410g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1250
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Leica S2 has an Overall Score of 61/100 and ranked #107 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #315 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Leica S2 Scores
Imaging score
78
Features score
39
Value for money score
77
Portability score
51
Overall score
61
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Leica S2


Leica S2 weighs 1410g and has external dimensions of 160 x 120 x 81mm (6.3 x 4.72 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Leica S2 is 130 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Leica S2
1410g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Leica S2
81mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica S2 with the dimensions:

Leica S2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight S2 Dimensions S2
Pentax 645Z Pentax 645Z 1550 g 1410 g 156 x 117 x 123 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 1410 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Hasselblad X1D Hasselblad X1D 725 g 1410 g 150 x 98 x 71 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 950 g 1410 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 1410 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Nikon D4 Nikon D4 1340 g 1410 g 160 x 157 x 91 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon 5DS R 930 g 1410 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Nikon D610 Nikon D610 850 g 1410 g 141 x 113 x 82 mm 160 x 120 x 81 mm

Specifications of Leica S2


General
Brand Leica
Model S2
Announced September, 2008
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Leica L
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier n/a
Number of Lenses 29
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.86
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/32 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Medium format
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 45 x 30 mm
Sensor Area 1350.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 38 MP
Max Image Resolution 7500 x 5000
Max Native ISO 1250
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1000 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 1410 g
Physical Dimensions 160 x 120 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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