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Leica S (Type 006)
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Leica S (Type 006) Digital Camera

SLR 37.5MP CCD SDXC Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Memory Card Release Date
The Leica S-System was conceived from the ground up as a purely digital camera system and was built with the precise needs of professional photographers in mind. It is the smallest medium-format... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of cameras to determine an average rating for each digital camera manufacturer. On average cameras from Leica have good ratings from owners and experts.

CCD Sensor Type

The S (Type 006) has a better sensor type than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type across all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the S (Type 006).

The worst sensor type across similar types of digital camera is MOS.

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Very High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 37.5 megapixels, the S (Type 006) has a very high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest megapixel count of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S (Type 006) is 4MP, the highest is 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The S (Type 006) has a GPS. Most of the other SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the S (Type 006) do not have a GPS.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Two Memory Slots

Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the S (Type 006) only have one memory slot, however the S (Type 006) has two memory slots.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speed of the S (Type 006) of 125 seconds is one of the longest amongst SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S (Type 006). The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 8s, the longest is 130s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 33s.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S (Type 006) range from 720mAh to 2,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh. At 2,100 milliamperes * hour, the Leica S (Type 006) has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5000 X 7500 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica S (Type 006) has a 5000 x 7500 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the S (Type 006) is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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OLED Display

This camera has an OLED display, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

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Short

With a height of only 80 millimeters, the Leica S (Type 006) is fairly short compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the S (Type 006). Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 34mm to 160mm, and the average height is 100mm.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The S (Type 006) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Leica digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Leica S (Type 006) is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the S (Type 006). The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The S (Type 006) does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the S (Type 006) do have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The S (Type 006) does not support Full HD video. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the S (Type 006) do support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The S (Type 006) does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the S (Type 006), the S (Type 006) is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The S (Type 006) does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S (Type 006) also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

The S (Type 006) is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the S (Type 006), the S (Type 006) does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Leica S (Type 006)'s maximum ISO speed is one of the lowest amongst digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S (Type 006). The maximum ISO speeds of SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The S (Type 006) has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image format "DNG" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Heavy

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g. The S (Type 006) is very heavy (1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the S (Type 006).

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Very Thick

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the S (Type 006), the S (Type 006)'s depth of 120 millimeters is one of the thickest. Across all the SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S (Type 006) the depths range from 32mm to 130mm, and the average depth is 79mm.

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Very Wide

At 160 millimeters, the S (Type 006) is very wide compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras of this spec and age have widths of between 100mm and 160mm, and the average width is 130mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Leica S (Type 006)

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the S (Type 006) has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the S (Type 006).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Protection Feature
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Diopter Adjustment
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 10824
Barcodes 00799429108038, 04022243108035

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