Hands-on: Leica S3 medium format camera
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Hands-on: Leica S3 medium format camera

With all the excitement surrounding full-frame system announcements at Photokina recently, it's easy to forget the new arrivals in the medium format digital arena. While Fujifilm announced the GFX 50R – the second medium format digital camera in the GFX line – Leica unveiled the S3, an update to the Leica S Typ 007 launched at Photokina 2014.

A full spec sheet has yet to be released, but we do know the S3 will launch in Spring 2019 and have a 64MP sensor, 3 fps burst rate and 4K video capture using the full width of the sensor. And if its predecessor's pricing is an indication, it will likely cost somewhere in the vicinity of $20k.

Despite the lack of specification details, we did get our hands on an early working version of the camera. Here's how it handled.