Leica D-SLR Washington DC

Leica Digital single lens reflex cameras are the camera of choice for the majority of professional photographers. They offer high quality, clear shots that can make any photographer impressed. Here you’ll find additional information on Leica D-SLR as well as local companies and providers that may help you in your search.

Ritz Camera
(202) 861-7710
Washington Square 1750 L Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Ritz Camera
(703) 683-1194
600 King Street
Alexandria, VA
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 652-5646
Bethesda Row 7263 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 419-3200
12200 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD
 
Ritz Camera Ultra
(301) 230-8993
The Shops at Congressional Village 1701 Rockville Pike Space A16
Rockville, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(202) 244-3800
5221 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 592-0688
Burnt Mills Shopping Center 10737 Colulmbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 365-3915
Montgomery Mall Space 1296 7101 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(703) 893-7570
Tysons Corner Center 7935L Tyson's Corner Center
McLean, VA
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 294-8515
Fallsgrove Village Center 14933 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD
 

Leica S2

Leica Announces the S2

A New 37-megapixel D-SLR Bigger than 35mm

Cologne, Germany (September 23, 2008) -- LEICA S2 - Remarkable new camera from Germany redefines the professional DSLR class with a custom 37.5-megapixel, 30 x 45 mm sensor built into a 35mm-sized body.

Some companies tweak the features. At Leica, we transform the concept. That's why the introduction of the flagship Leica S2 is not merely an incremental advance. It is nothing less than a watershed event that sets an entirely new performance standard for professional digital SLRS. With a custom 37.5-megapixel, 30 x 45 mm sensor that is 56% larger than full frame, it establishes parameters of imaging excellence that are well beyond those obtainable by conventional pro-caliber DSLRs. In the Leica tradition, it utilizes the classic 3:2 aspect ratio that corresponds to the human field of vision and is widely acclaimed as the "Leica Format."

In designing this brilliant new camera, Leica's engineers took a close look at the best existing DSLR designs and then synergized them into a radical but practical new camera that combines the performance parameters of a medium-format digital camera with the ergonomics, form factor, and handling ease of a 35mm SLR. The result is the new Leica S2, an entirely new, finely crafted, professional tool developed in-house by Leica with hands-on input from some of the most renowned professional photographers in the world. It incorporates an advanced new dual shutter system with in-body focal-plane shutter for fast lenses, and in-lens leaf shutters for high flash sync speeds, an ultra-high-precision autofocusing system, a new series of lenses designed for the highest possible performance with the new sensor, and a Maestro image processing system that provides twice the speed of comparable medium-format backs, reduces power consumption, and provides in-camera JPEG capability. Remarkably, all of this has been incorporated into a camera that is smaller than a full-size professional 35mm SLR, and still has the unmistakable look and feel of a Leica.

Like Leica cameras of the past, we designed the new Leica S2 from the inside out, and its robust styling is a classic example of form following function. We began with a cutting-edge, large-format CCD sensor and literally configured the camera around it rather than adapting existing technologies. In this way we achieved a new level of performance without sacrificing size or convenience. Yes the S2 Leica is our latest masterpiece, an unequivocal statement to the world that showcases our technological prowess. But it is more than just a technological tour de force. It is a statement of Leica's continuing pre-eminence in the world of imaging that goes back nearly 100 years. Perhaps that is why our top executives in Germany have compared the announcement of the Leica S2 to the debut of the first Leica, the legendary model A in 1925. That seminal camera did nothing less than redefine 35mm photography in t...

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