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Leica S (Type 006)

$7,999.00
Leica S (Type 006)
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16 Reviews
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Value for Money
Average
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and classic 1.3kg digital camera, with a good spec.
1.3kg SLR 37.5MP 5000 X 7500 Pixels Jan 2014
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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Leica S (Type 006) number 420 across all digital cameras.

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Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
5000 x 7500 pixels image resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Heavier than average

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Average Review Score

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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One Person Thought the Leica S (Type 006) Was Priced Fairly
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One Person Thought it Was Robust
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Some People Thought it Was a Great 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 People Thought it Was Carefully Designed
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    Three People Thought it 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 Did Not Have an OK Noise Level
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    Some Owners Thought This Digital Camera 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
  • Some People Thought it 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
  • 6 Out of 10 Customers 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 Person Thought it Took Good Videos
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    How Good Are Leica Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    5000 x 7500 pixels image resolution
    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
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Has a self-timer
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Has a GPS
    Has a USB connectivity
    Supports dioptic correction
    Higher than average display resolution
    Dustproof
    Has a tripod mount
    Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    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 people thought it was a great size
    Three people thought it was easy to use
    Some people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    6 out of 10 customers thought it took good quality pictures
    Some owners thought this digital camera had a lens that was not very good
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Leica S (Type 006) of 37.5MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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    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).

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This Leica 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.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This 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.

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    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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    Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The S (Type 006)'s maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than 91% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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

    The camera shutter speed of the Leica S (Type 006) of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 74% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0089s.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    Heavier Than Average

    The weight of the S (Type 006) of 1.3kg is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 99% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g.

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    Does Not Support Wi-Fi

    Like most other digital cameras, the Leica S (Type 006) does not support Wi-Fi. 71% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Leica S (Type 006) has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Does Not Support Video Recording

    The S (Type 006) does not support video recording, unlike most other digital cameras. 83% of cameras support video recording.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The S (Type 006) has a self-timer, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This digital 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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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The S (Type 006)'s display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 39% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The S (Type 006) has a GPS. 91% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Has a USB Connectivity

    The Leica S (Type 006) has a USB connectivity, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The S (Type 006) supports dioptic correction, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels. The S (Type 006)'s display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Dustproof

    The Leica S (Type 006) is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The S (Type 006) has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 74% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in Microphone

    The Leica S (Type 006) does not have a built-in microphone. 78% of digital cameras do have a built-in microphone.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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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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    9% of Customers Would Recommend
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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

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    leica bundle09, brand 375mp, leica 375mp

    Barcodes

    00799429108038, 04022243108035

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