Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II vs Leica S3 Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II vs Leica S3.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II and Leica S3. While Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II has 35mm sensor, Leica S3 has Medium format sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Leica S3 has a 64.0 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Leica S3
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Front Leica S3 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Leica
Megapixels 24.2 64.0
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm Medium format
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.0x 0.8x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 9800 x 6530 (64.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 51200 Min 100 - Max 50000
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot) Phase-detect TTL with central cross-hair sensor: Choice of AFs (single) = Sharpness priority, AFc (continuous) = Shutter release priority, MF (manual), Manual override of automatic setting possible at any time; Contrast detect AF during live view at any point in image
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 125 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 361 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 239 6
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 921,600 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder, 98% coverage, 0.87x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction, interchangeable focusing screen, ground glass screen with microprism ring and split image (standard)
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 4096x2160 (24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV (motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Dual SD UHS-II Dual SD + CF (UDMA7)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/125 or 1/1000 depending on lens (shutter type)
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), Multi Micro-B USB 2.0, Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal Mini HDMI Type C, X-sync, 7-pin LEMO socket for remote accessories, contact strip for multi-function hand grip, audio in (3.5 mm jack) and audio out (3.5 mm jack) with audio adapter S (supplied with the camera)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 23.9 oz (678 g) 44.4 oz (1,260 g) includes batteries
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 in. (129 x 96 x 78 mm) 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in. (160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2019-11-15 2020-03-06