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Leica S (Type 006)

Leica S (Type 006)
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11 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
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Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
57
Value for Money
Average
64
Age
5 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and classic 1.3kg camera, good for landscape photography. It has a GPS and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and is dustproof. Reviews indicate that it produces good images, a good body shape and easy to use.
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Leica S (Type 006) Price History

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $10,995 on eBay 9 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

There is a 45% chance that the price of the Leica S (Type 006) will go down in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices might drop by up to $532 over this period.

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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Leica S (Type 006) number 51 across all digital cameras.

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92
Reviews
79
Features
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Value for Money
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 73?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 11 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Heavier than average

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the S (Type 006) with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography. It is also very good for landscape photography as well being good for everyday photography.
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4.4 stars (11 reviews)

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What Are People Saying About the Leica S (Type 006)?

Picture Quality
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Video Capability
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Lens System
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Ease of Use
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Design
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Price
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One Person Thought it Was Reasonably Priced
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One Person Thought This Digital Camera Was Reliable
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Some Customers Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

Two people thought that the Leica S (Type 006) was a good body shape.

  • ... Demolder p...Exceptional image quality up to ISO 6 400. Welldesigned body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus system ...
    What Digital Camera 27 Jun 2016
  • ... instead of s...Exceptional image quality up to ISO 6 400. Well-designed body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 27 Jun 2016
  • Some Owners Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed
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    Some People Thought the Leica S (Type 006) Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the Leica S (Type 006) was easy to use.

  • ... to ISO 6 400. Welldesigned body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus system only has a single point. Lower resolution ...
    What Digital Camera 27 Jun 2016
  • ... ISO 6 400. Well-designed body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus system only has a single point. Lower resolution ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 27 Jun 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was a Bit Noisy
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    Two People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Not Very Good

    Two people thought that the Leica S (Type 006) had a bad autofocus.

  • ... handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus system only has a single point. Lower resolution than mediumformat peers. Unconventional ...
    What Digital Camera 27 Jun 2016
  • ... handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus system only has a single point. Lower resolution than medium-format peers. Unconventional ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 27 Jun 2016
  • Two People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Two people thought that the Leica S (Type 006) had a good viewfinder.

  • ... to ISO 6 400. Welldesigned body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus system only has a single point. Lower resolution ...
    What Digital Camera 27 Jun 2016
  • ... ISO 6 400. Well-designed body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use. Autofocus system only has a single point. Lower resolution ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 27 Jun 2016
  • Seven People Thought it Took Good Quality Pictures

    Several people thought that the Leica S (Type 006) was able to produce good images and had a good picture resolution.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... adopts the 30 x 45mm 37.5-Mpix CCD of the original Leica S2 but adds improved image processing, built-in GPS and a number of other refinements. Read on ...
    dxomark.com 26 Feb 2014
  • ... followed suit with the S (Typ 007). Damien Demolder p...Exceptional image quality up to ISO 6 400. Welldesigned body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright ...
    What Digital Camera 27 Jun 2016
  • ... with the menu system and how to skip pages instead of s...Exceptional image quality up to ISO 6 400. Well-designed body for handheld shooting. Huge, bright ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 27 Jun 2016
  • ... tried several times to revert to 35mm format, but my favorite images have always been taken with the S, and I've always returned to it. I have used the ...
    Alan - Bhphotovideo.com 15 Jul 2017
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    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    One Customer Thought it Took Good Videos
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    5000 x 7500 pixels image resolution
    Has a GPS
    Dustproof
    Has an HDMI
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has a self-timer
    Supports dioptic correction
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Has a USB connectivity
    Has a tripod mount
    Higher than average display resolution
    Average display diagonal
    Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
    Heavier than average
    Does not support Wi-Fi
    Does not support video recording
    Does not have a built-in microphone

    What the Reviews Say

    Some customers thought it was good in terms of size
    Some people thought the Leica S (Type 006) was easy to use
    Two people thought this digital camera had a good screen or viewfinder
    Seven people thought it took good quality pictures
    Two people thought it had a lens that was not very good
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of the S (Type 006) of 37.5MP is in the highest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This Leica digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Leica S (Type 006)'s maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 88% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 15,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    Across all the cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The camera shutter speed of the S (Type 006) of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    5000 X 7500 Pixels Image Resolution

    The S (Type 006) has a maximum image resolution of 5000 x 7500 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Heavier Than Average

    The weights of cameras range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the S (Type 006) of 1.3kg is in the heaviest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a GPS
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    The S (Type 006) has a GPS, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Dustproof
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    The S (Type 006) is dustproof, unlike 94% of cameras which are not dustproof.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The Leica S (Type 006)'s display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 60% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Does Not Support Wi-Fi

    Like most other cameras, the S (Type 006) does not support Wi-Fi. 74% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The S (Type 006) has an HDMI, unlike 63% of cameras which do not have an HDMI.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The S (Type 006) has a self-timer, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The S (Type 006) supports dioptic correction. 92% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The S (Type 006) has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Has a USB Connectivity

    The S (Type 006) has a USB connectivity, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Leica S (Type 006) has a tripod mount. 77% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The S (Type 006)'s display resolution of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    Does Not Support Video Recording

    The S (Type 006) does not support video recording, unlike most other digital cameras. 84% of cameras support video recording.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in Microphone

    The Leica S (Type 006) does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most other cameras. 76% of digital cameras have a built-in microphone.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Leica S (Type 006) (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    Leica S (Type 006) Release Date

    January 2014

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    When Are Most New Leica Digital Cameras Released?

    Most new Leica cameras tend to be released between November and December.

    That means that most of the latest Leica digital camera technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2018 most new Leica digital cameras were released in November, with two new Leica digital cameras released that month. Three new Leica cameras were released in December 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Leica digital camera releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new Leica camera releases was February, with two new Leica digital cameras released that month.

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    How Fast Do Leica Digital Camera Prices Drop After Release?

    Leica digital cameras tend to depreciate faster than most cameras.

    Most cameras drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. New Leica cameras drop in price by an average of 29% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical Leica digital camera costing $713 you could save on average $208 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Leica S (Type 006) Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Dustproof
    Material
    Colour
    Splashproof
    Lens System
    Lens Mount Interface
    Mounting Type
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Shoe Mounting Point
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Shoe Mounting Point Type
    Video
    Video Recording
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Magnification
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    USB Version
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Port
    Camera
    GPS
    White Balance
    Self-Timer Delay
    Dioptic Correction
    Tripod Mount
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Languages Support
    Weight & Dimensions
    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
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Other Features
    USB Connectivity
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Memory Function
    Built-in Memory

    Product Identifiers

    Barcodes

     00799429108038,  04022243108035

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