Press information
September 2014 / No. 40e/14
New: LEICA S-E
The entry-level model for the Leica S medium-format system
With the new Leica S-E, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, offers an ideal entry-level model for Leica S
medium-format system. The camera provides practically all technical advantages of the Leica S
(Type 006) and presents an attractive alternative within the Leica S-System. The new colour
scheme, with a top deck in anthracite grey paint and a silver anodised shutter speed dial, adds
even more to its attraction.
The S-E (Type 006) offers photographers access to the entire portfolio of lenses, technical
equipment and accessories available for the Leica S-System. Owners of a Leica S-E can also
enjoy the benefits of S-System service and extend the warranty for the camera body to three years
with the optional Leica Protection Plan.
Proven advantages of the S-System
The Leica S-E possesses all proven quality characteristics of the S-System. These include the
large 30 × 45 mm Leica Pro Format sensor and its micro-lens layer that guarantees consistently
uniform brightness from corner to corner. The camera is extremely ruggedly built and sealed
against environmental influences like dust and rain – just like all S-Lenses. The system’s unique
dual-shutter concept offers photographers the choice of using the camera’s fast focal plane shutter
with speeds up to 1/4000 s or the electronically controlled central shutter of the CS lenses that
allows flash sync at shutter speeds up to 1/1000 s. The ten currently available Leica S-System
lenses (six of which are also available with a central shutter) offer photographers all important
focal lengths and a first-class tilt/shift lens. The latest member of the family to be launched by
Leica is the Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH., a lens particularly suitable for portrait
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photography. At the same time, numerous third-party medium-format lenses can be mounted on
the Leica S-E by means of adapters. For instance, the Leica S-Adapter C allows the use of Contax
645 lenses and the Leica S-Adapter H provides full compatibility for all functions of Hasselblad
H lenses, including autofocus, central shutter control and automatic aperture control.
Further details, like secure cable connections, optimised energy efficiency or the scratch-resistant
display, ensure that photographers never compromise when they choose a Leica S-E. The Leica
S-E therefore stands as an ideal and extremely reliable tool for achieving the best possible results
in the studio and on location – under even the most unfavourable conditions.
The Leica S-E will be available from September 2014 from selected Leica dealers.
Contact person for your editorial offices:
Sandra Looke / Direct line -404 / Direct fax -455 / sandra.looke@leica-camera.com
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Technical data
LEICA S-E (Type 006)
(Last revised September 2014 | We reserve the right to make technical changes)
Camera type:
Image sensor
Type:
Dimensions:
Aspect ratio:
Resolution:
Pixel pitch:
Dynamic range:
Colour depth:
Colour spaces:
White balance:
Low-pass filter/IR filter:
Moire suppression:
Lenses
Lens mount:
Focal length:
Focusing
Type:
AF modes:
AF memory:
Manual focus:
Exposure setting
Exposure metering:
Digital medium-format single-lens reflex camera for use with Leica
S-Lenses
Low-noise CCD sensor with micro-lenses and micro-lens shift
30 × 45 mm (Leica Pro Format)
2:3
37.5 megapixels
6 μm
12 stops
16 bits per pixel
sRGB/Adobe RGB/ECI RGB 2.0
Presets: daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, HMI, fluorescent
warm, fluorescent cool, flash, grey card (determined from image),
automatic, colour temperature (kelvin)
No/on sensor
In external image-processing software (e.g. with the Adobe
Lightroom® software provided with the camera)
Leica S bayonet for Leica S-Lenses
Dependent on Leica S-Lens attached, conversion factor to 35 mm
film equivalent 0.8×
Predictive AF with centre cross sensor defined by cross hairs on the
focusing screen, focusing drive integrated in lenses
Selectable modes AFs (single) = focus priority, AFc (continuous) =
predictive focus tracking, MF (manual), manual override of AF
settings is possible at all times
Second resistance point hold on shutter release, lock for single
exposure or constant by setting with five-way switch
With lens focusing ring
Exposure metering through the lens (TTL)
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Metering modes:
AE lock:
Metering range
(at f/2.5 and ISO 100):
Exposure control:
Exposure compensation:
Bracketing (AEB):
ISO sensitivity:
Shutter
Type:
Shutter speeds:
CS shutter option:
CS shutter speeds:
Linear flash mode:
Continuous shooting:
Shutter release:
Self-timer:
Mirror pre-release:
Viewfinder
Type:
Magnification:
Viewfinder coverage:
Dioptre compensation:
Multi-segment metering (five fields), centre-weighted integral
metering, selective (spot) metering (3.5% of image frame)
Second resistance point hold on shutter release, lock for single
exposure or constant by setting with five-way switch
Spot metering: EV 2.7–20, centre-weighted and multi-segment
metering: EV 1.2–20
Programme AE (with shift function) (P), shutter priority AE (T),
aperture priority AE (A), manual metering (M)
±3 EV in half-stop increments
Three/five exposures (automatic/manual), half, one, two and three
stop increments
ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, Auto ISO
In-camera: microprocessor-controlled, metal blade, vertical focal
plane shutter
Manual setting (T and M modes): 6 s to 1/4000 s in half-stop
increments, time exposure (B mode): up to max. 125 s, flash sync
speed 1/125 s, automatic (A and P modes): continuous from 32 s to
1/4000 s
Optional central shutter in Leica S-Lenses (CS versions)
Manual setting (T and M modes): 6 s to 1/1000 s in half-stop
increments, flash sync at all speeds, automatic (A and P modes):
continuous from 8 s to 1/1000 s
Faster sync speeds than 1/125 s are possible with the Leica SF58
flash unit and HSS-capable SCA3002 flash units
Approx. 1.5 fps
Three stages
Choice of two- or 12-second delay
Yes
High-eye-point pentaprism
0.87× (with 70 mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 98%
–3 to +1 dioptres
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Focusing screen:
Displays
Top-deck display:
Monitor:
Protective cover:
Flash
Mount:
Metering mode:
Compatibility:
X synchronisation:
Flash reflector angle:
Exposure
Exposure modes:
Data recording
Image file formats:
Maximum burst rate:
Buffer memory:
Interchangeable
Full-colour, self-illuminating, top-deck panel (OLED)
3" TFT LCD monitor with 921,600 pixels, 16 million colours,
sRGB colour space, image field approx. 100%, maximum oblique
viewing angle 170°
Anti-glare dirt-repellent protective glass cover in scratch-resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass®
Hot shoe with centre and control contacts, LEMO® or standard flash
connection sockets
TTL (multi-segment, selective, centre-weighted)
Full compatibility with Leica SF58 and flash units with SCA3002
adapters
1/125 s, 1/1000 s (lens CS), sync at all slower speeds, choice of first
or second curtain sync; FPS flash sync at faster shutter speeds
(1/180 s to 1/4000 s) possible with suitably equipped flash units
(HSS mode)
Automatic adaptation to focal length of lens attached with Leica
SF58 flash unit or system-compatible flash units with motorised
zoom reflector
Single frame, continuous, self-timer 2 s (with mirror pre-release),
self-timer 12 s (with mirror pre-release)
DNG (5000 × 7500 pixels, 37.5 megapixels, approx. 72 MB per
image), lossless compressed DNG (7500 × 5000 pixels, approx. 42
MB per image), JPEG (7500 × 5000 pixels, in three resolutions,
37.5, 9.3, 2.3 megapixels, approx. 1–16 MB per image, depending
on resolution and image content)
1.5 fps
DNG max. 28 images, DNG compressed max. 32 images, JPEG no
limit
Simultaneous capture option
for DNG and JPG:
Yes
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Storage options:
Other functions
Menu languages:
Firmware update:
GPS:
Date/time:
Levelling:
Interfaces
PC:
Other:
Supported operating
systems:
Software
Software package:
Power supply
Battery:
Battery-independent
power supply:
Power-saving option
(sleep function):
Power supply and
battery charger:
SD card (SD cards to 2 GB max., SDHC card to 32 GB max.,
SDXC card), CompactFlash card (UDMA7), external transfer to PC
hard disk
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese,
traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean
User upload option
Selectable (may not be available in all countries due to local
legislation); forced deactivation possible, positioning data is
recorded in the Exif data of image files
User setting option, automatic date, time and time zone
synchronisation with activated GPS module
Determination by acceleration sensor, accuracy and display
sensitivity <1° at 0–40°C (32–104°F) ambient temperature
ISO hot shoe, LEMO® USB 2.0 HiSpeed
HDMI type C socket, remote release, X-flash sync, SCA3002,
LEMO® flash connection socket, interface for Leica multifunctional
handgrip S
Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows 7®,
Apple Macintosh Mac OS X® 10.5 and higher
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Leica Image Shuttle 2,
downloadable from the Leica owners’ area after product registration
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, nominal voltage 7.4 V, capacity
2100 mAh
With Leica AC adapter S (optional accessory)
Four settings: 2 min., 5 min., 10 min. and off
Rapid charger S (with integrated US mains plug, interchangeable
plugs for EU, UK and Australia and car adapter)
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Inputs: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, automatic toggle, or 12/24 V DC;
output: 7.4 V DC, 1250 mA
Body
Body construction:
Operating conditions:
Dimensions (W × H × D):
Weight:
Dust-proof/splash-proof:
Tripod bushes:
Package
Package contents:
Full-metal chassis in die-cast magnesium alloy with high-grip
plastic coating, anthracite grey magnesium alloy top deck, baseplate
in fibreglass-reinforced polycarbonate
0 to +45°C (32 to 113°F), 15–80% relative humidity
160 × 80 × 120 mm
Approx. 1260 g (body only, with battery)
Yes/yes
1/4" and 3/8" with anti-twist locking pins
S body, rapid charger S (with integrated US mains plug,
interchangeable plugs for EU, UK and Australia and car adapter),
rechargeable lithium-ion battery, carrying strap, bayonet body cap,
eyepiece cap
Accessories (optional)
Flash:
Leica SF58, Leica SF58 diffuser
Other:
Leica multifunctional handgrip S, Leica hand strap S, professional
charger S, Leica AC adapter S, Leica case S, Leica HDMI cable,
Leica grid focusing screen S, Leica microprism focusing screen S,
Leica standard focusing screen S, Leica remote-release cable S,
Leica S-Adapter C/H/V/M645/P67, LEMO® USB cable, LEMO®
flash sync cable
Service packages
Packages:
Leica Protection Plan Body (optional)
Leica Protection Plan Lens (optional), Leica Protection Plan Vario
Lens (optional), Leica Protection Plan CS Lens (optional)
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