Leica has launched a new camera S3. But, the major news of Photokina from the company was the departure of L-Mount affiliation with Sigma and Panasonic. It is a smart DSLR with 64-megapixel sensor and capability of 4K video. The Leica S3 will arrive in the market during the spring of 2019. The company initially launched S Type 007 in 2014. It had a 37.5 megapixels sensor resolution with RAW file sizes of 40MB each. So, 64-megapixel of S3 is almost double. You will not find too many camera models with higher resolution, except incoming GFX-100 of Fujifilm with a 100-megapixel resolution sensor.
New Leica S3 uses a dual shutter with a focal plane model for normal S lenses and a central shutter for CS lenses. Leica has at least ten S-lenses in its lineup, along with adapters for different models from Contax and Hasselblad. The sensor has no LPF (low-pass filter) to maximize sharpness. It has the ability to shoot at up to 3 fps in RAW. The ISO ranges from 100 to 50,000 and Leica promises a very decent 15 stops of dynamic resolution. It has a USB 3.0 and WiFi, but without Bluetooth. The optical viewfinder has a 0.87 X magnification. Its rear screen is a 3-inch 921,600 dot-model. S3 can shoot at 4K using all medium format sensors. It would allow you to get entertaining videos at 70mm IMAX-like film look.
The Leica S3 is easier to use with a powerful camera. This camera is actually designed for a professional use. Its magnesium body is tough as nails and feels nice and gripped. The autofocus work is pretty well, but it is considered slow as compared to other mirrorless cameras from Sony and Canon. The AF also makes a lot of noise, so you should stick to manual focus mode. Leica hasn’t yet announced its price, but it was predicted that the S Type 007 will be available at $20,000. You will also need a few lenses. The only Vario Kit model will cost you at $11,000.