LEICA DROPS A 37.5 MEGA-PIXEL BOMB | THE S2
Leica recently announced the introduction of the first camera in its new S-System line, the weather-proof S2. In essence, the S2 is a medium format camera in a 35mm DSLR body. The S2 camera has a specially designed 30 x 45 mm CCD sensor specially desiged by Kodak for Leica complete with a 37.5 mega-pixel resolution. Leica claims that the S2’s metal body is smaller and easier to carry than similar models from other camera brands and that it’s nearly twice as fast thanks to Fujitsu’s ultra modern processor technology.
According to Leica, "this camera is a must for every professional photographer who is looking to upgrade from a standard 35mm SLR systems."
At 20,000 Euros for the body alone, this camera is obviously aimed at the high-end photographer.