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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 Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards 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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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Cameras built by Leica generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

The S (Type 006) has a CCD sensor type which is better than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it 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.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type amongst all cameras of this age and type.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across comparable types of camera.

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Very High Megapixel

The megapixels of SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the S (Type 006) range from 4MP to 52MP. When compared to other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S (Type 006), the Leica S (Type 006)'s megapixel of 37.5 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The S (Type 006) has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to 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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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that were launched around the same time as the S (Type 006) is 30s, the longest is 130s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 33s. When compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec to the S (Type 006), the slowest camera shutter speed of the Leica S (Type 006) of 125 seconds is one of the longest.

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Two Memory Slotss

The S (Type 006) has more memory slotss than most of the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the S (Type 006). Most of the comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S (Type 006) only have one memory slots, however this Leica digital camera has two memory slotss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 2,100 milliamperes * hour, the Leica S (Type 006) has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the S (Type 006). Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the battery capacitys range from 720mAh to 2,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,400mAh.

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5000 X 7500 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The S (Type 006) has a 5000 x 7500 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the S (Type 006) maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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OLED Display

This camera has an OLED display, which is the most frequently found display on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age 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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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the S (Type 006) is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the S (Type 006). The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The S (Type 006) has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Leica digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S (Type 006).

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Leica S (Type 006) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the S (Type 006). The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Leica S (Type 006) has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Leica digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Leica S (Type 006) is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Leica digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The S (Type 006) does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the S (Type 006).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The S (Type 006) does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the S (Type 006) also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The S (Type 006) does not support video capability, unlike most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Not 3D

The Leica S (Type 006) is not 3D. Most of the other SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the S (Type 006) are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The S (Type 006) does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the S (Type 006) also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

The Leica S (Type 006) is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Leica S (Type 006) does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S (Type 006) also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years that we have checked, the ISO sensitivity (max) of the S (Type 006) of only 1,600 is one of the lowest. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras that are a similar age to the S (Type 006) range from 1,600 to 210,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 20,000.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the S (Type 006) is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Leica camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S (Type 006). The image formats supported "DNG" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

The shortest flash sync-speed of SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.00012s, the longest is 3s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.56s. When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S (Type 006) that we have checked the flash sync-speed of, the S (Type 006)'s flash sync-speed of 1 second is one of the longest.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 1.3 kilograms, the S (Type 006)'s weight is one of the heaviest amongst comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The weights of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the S (Type 006) range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this SLR digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the S (Type 006) has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Dustproof
Splash Proof
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Dioptre Correction
Tripod Mountable
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Memory Function
Built-In Memory

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 10824
Barcodes 00799429108038, 04022243108035

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