Leica Announces New S Typ 007 Medium Format Camera for $16,900 USD
Leica cameras have always had a reputation for extreme quality and production for equally extreme prices — the S system camera, Leica’s foray into digital medium-format territory, originally was no exception. Its newest model, the S Typ 007, however helps alleviate this, with worthy upgrades alongside a significant price decrease from its predecessor’s $25,000 USD down to $16,900 USD. The new model maintains the medium-format sized sensor but now in the form of an advanced CMOS chip rather than the previous CCD configuration; this leads to higher sensitivity in ISO, 4K movie ability, a live-view option and overall image quality enhancements in noise and clarity. A higher burst rate of up to 3.5 fps is also worth mentioning, due to the camera’s new Maestro II processor for drastic read/write speeds. Pre-order your now-slightly-more-realistic dream camera over at official dealers such as Leica Miami now for a delivery later in September.