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Leica is Developing the S3 Medium Format DSLR: Leica-Specific 64 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Full Frame Medium Format Cine 4K Video System, Wi-Fi, GPS, Sealings to Protect It from Dust and Splashes

Leica announced the development of the Leica S3 Medium Format DSLR which is a successor to the Leica S (Typ 007) medium format digital SLR.

The key highlights of the Leica S3 include:

  • New, Leica-specific 64 megapixel CMOS sensor, nearly double the 37.5 megapixel resolution found on previous S cameras
  • Maximum ISO of 50,000
  • Full frame medium format Cine 4K Video System
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Durable magnesium body
  • Corning® Gorilla ®Glass cover plate for the monitor screen
  • Lens bayonet made from durable stainless steel
Leica S3

Leica S3

Leica’s Official Release:

September 25, 2018

Leica Camera presented the upcoming Leica S3 at Photokina today. This announcement comes ten years after Leica Camera first introduced a new medium format camera system, the Leica S2. The S2 was followed by the Leica S (Typ 006) in 2012 and the Leica S (Typ 007) in 2015. Along the way, the S-System was further improved with changes to the handling concept, range of functions, completion of the lens system, switch from CCD to CMOS sensor technology and the launch of the Maestro II processor.

The features of the Leica S3 include a 64 MP CMOS Sensor designed exclusively for Leica, ISO up to 50,000, full frame medium format Cine 4K Video System, integrated Wi-Fi and GPS. The Leica S3 is constructed with exceptionally high quality and resilient materials including a magnesium body, a Corning® Gorilla ®Glass cover plate for the monitor screen and a lens bayonet made from durable stainless steel. The camera has numerous seals that protect it from dust and splashes. Sales for the Leica S3 will start in Spring 2019.


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