In automatic mode, the SOFORT utilizes available light as much as possible before triggering the flash, creating pictures with a more authentic, natural look that are one-of-a-kind. In addition there are preset modes including Automatic, Party & People, Sports & Action, Macro and even multiple exposure and time exposure modes.
The camera also offers manual control overrides, allowing users to change the focus distance, turn off flash entirely, and adjust image brightness. For self-portrait lovers, there is a rectangular mirror on the front for easier framing. The SOFORT works with both color and black-and-white film and film packs will be available in packs of 10 exposures. There will also be a comprehensive range of accessories for both the camera and its unique pictures.
Here’s a detailed look at the camera’s specs:
|Technical features||Leica SOFORT|
|Aperture / Focal length:||60mm f/12.7 (34mm in 35mm equiv.)|
|Focusing Area:||Standard: 0.6m – 3m
3 Focus Steps: 0.3-0.6m (Macro) / 0.6 m – 3m (Standard) / 3m – infinity (Landscape)
|Shutter Speed:||1/8 – 1/400 sec (Mechanical shutter)|
|Viewfinder:||Optical viewfinder 0.37x with target spot and parallax compensation for macro mode|
|Mode Dial / Mode Button:||Automatic, Self-Portrait, People & Party, Action & Sport, Bulb, Macro, Self-Timer, Double Exp.|
|Exposure / Exposure Comp.:||Automatic Shutter / -0.7 EV, 0.0 EV, +0.7 EV|
|Light Metering:||Automatic exposure control LV 5.0 – LV 15.5 (ISO 800)|
|ISO Sensitivity:||ISO 800 Instax film|
|Self-Timer:||2 sec / 10 sec|
|Built-in Flash:||Automatic electronic flash with auto brightness adjustment.
Modes: Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Forced On w. red-eye reduction
|Power:||Li-ion battery pack (3.7V, 740mAh, 2.6 Wh) (included)|
|Battery Life (Approx.):||100 pictures at 68°F|
The Leica SOFORT will begin shipping worldwide in November. Find out more about this exciting new camera by visiting Leica’s website here.