Leica Unveils the S3, A 64-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

Leica has announced the upcoming S3 medium-format DSLR camera, the “next evolution of the Leica S-System.” The announcement comes 10 years after the S2 was announced back at Photokina 2008.

The S3 features a 64-megapixel ProFormat sensor, up from 37.5 megapixels in the Leica S (Typ 007). It’s a sensor that delivers “impeccable performance in any lighting situation,” Leica says.

Other features of the camera include a “large and bright” viewfinder, a “fast and reliable” autofocus, a 3fps continuous shooting speed, and 4K video recording with “the characteristic medium format look” using the entire sensor area.

Aside from those details, Leica hasn’t revealed much else about what the S3 will offer (the company just says there will be “an array of cutting-edge technical advancements”).

The S3 is scheduled to hit store shelves in Spring 2019. Pricing has yet to be announced, but just for reference: the Leica S (Typ 007) costs $20,000.

Image credits: Leica S3 header photo via Nokishita, and front view photo by Leica and via DPReview