14 years ago, S1 was Leica’s first digital camera

Gizmodo reminded us today that 20 years ago Leica introduced their first digital camera - the S1. For the record, Leica S1 was introduced 14 years ago, in 1996. The original B&H article is a nice read to give us an idea how much technology has progressed in the past 14 years.

Here are some of the Leica S1 specs:

  • 26MP 36×36 mm sensor
  • Designed for Leica R lenses but provided mounts for all other major lenses manufacturers
  • 11-stops dynamic range
  • only 160 cameras were produced

Few more pictures of the Leica S1 after the break (source: eBay).

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