Leica S2-P Black with Sapphire LCD and Platinum Service Package
Includes Sapphire Glass monitor screen and S-Body Platinum Service
Leica has once again revolutionized the world of photography with a digital S-System that's perfect for professional use. The Leica S2, with its premium AF objectives including everything from ultra wide to super telephoto, is an absolute photographic highlight. The digital SLR camera has a special new sensor with 30 x 45 mm and 37.5 megapixels. The S2's metal body is appreciably smaller and easier to carry than similar models from other camera brands, and yet it's also nearly twice as fast thanks to ultra modern processor technology.
Larger-than-full-frame Image Sensor
The 37.5 megapixel image sensor of the Leica S2 is almost 60% larger than a 35mm full frame image sensor - putting the Leica S2 in a class by itself. It is also specially designed to take full advantage of the latest Leica S Series lenses.
Uses Leica S Lenses
Leica S lenses ensure that you'll always get a superior image - regardless of the shooting conditions. Because the lenses are designed with the S-System sensor in mind, your images will not exhibit vignetting or distortion whether you shoot close-up, tight zoom or at wide angle. The S lenses are also waterproof and dustproof, and utilize the camera's integrated central shutter for quick responsiveness and flash synchronization.
Extensive Lens Choices
The Leica S-System lenses include Normal, Wide-angle, Telephoto, and macro lenses that are suited for all sorts of photographic applications from detailed product shots, to travel photography to birding, and much more. There are also select specialty lenses that are either available now or in development including Shift-tilt, Super Wide-angle, and extreme telephoto lenses.
Precision AF System
The Auto Focus system in the S2 provides fast and accurate focus without the need for trial and error to get the perfect image - as is typical with other SLR AF systems. The AF system is also quiet and the camera can be switched to Manual Focus which further provides an electronic sharpness alert to assure that your MF images are as sharp as can be.
Dual Shutter System
The camera incorporates an innovative Dual Shutter System. The Focal plane shutter provides fast shutter speed capability of up to 1/4000 seconds while the central shutter incorporated into the lens system provides flash synchronization in any lighting mode - making the camera a superb studio imaging system.
MAESTRO Image Processor
The exclusive MAESTRO Image Processor uses dual processor chips to provide fast operation & shooting speeds, along with high ISO with negligible noise, and a superb set of powerful shooting modes. The processor also enables simultaneous recording of JPEG and DNG RAW image file types
High Resolution 3.0" LCD Display
The 3.0" LCD display on the back of the S2 has over 460,00 pixels for sharp and detailed images- making focus and composition confirmation easier than on most Digital SLR cameras, and the LCD screen also allows users to view images and data from a wide viewing angle.
Bright & Clear Viewfinder
The Viewfinder of the Leica S2 is extremely bright and provides a host of shooting information indicators, in addition to a clear and precise image. The Viewfinder also has an integrated diopter compensation so users will get a crisp view without the need for prescription eyewear.
OLED Info Display
The camera has a full color Organic LED display on the top surface that is easily visible for any viewing angle, even in bright sunlight. It provides a fast and easy way of knowing the current camera status, along with exposure & focus settings of the camera.
Compact Ergonomic Design
Lighter and smaller than most digital SLR cameras available today, the Leica S2 is extremely comfortable to handle and use. Its light weight and compact design make the camera a pleasure to carry around - even when traipsing through thick forest or jostling for position at a press conference. In addition, the intuitive control placement makes using the camera both easy and enjoyable. There is also an optional vertical grip with release button available for easier portrait shots.
Easy-to-use Camera Functions
The cameras menus and info displays are laid out in a logical manner providing for intuitive operation while the cameras 4-way controller and thumb wheel are well-placed for comfortable access to the camera controls. In addition, many of the cameras display settings and functions can be customized for the further convenience of the user.
Dust & Water Proof
Waterproof and dustproof seals cover every millimeter of the Leica S2 so you can shoot in bad weather or dry and dusty environments and still be assured that your camera will function to its optimum ability and provide stunning images.
Secure Interface Connection
The Leica S2 uses an exclusive LEMO Push-pull connector for its USB interface, and also includes an HDMI video output and flash sync connection.
Dual Memory Card Slots
The Leica S2 has dual memory card slots - one is for CompactFlash Cards and the other is for Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) cards. This allows users to select between the two most popular memory card formats, and take advantage of the unique features of both systems.