Leica has always been tied to the decisive moment, and now with the white Sofort photographers will be able to instantly develop and hold a tangible copy of the image captured. The Sofort is a different style of camera for Leica, but offers the same high-end look and feel that we have come to expect from the high-end German company and which separates it from other instant film offerings. This model works with a selection of instax mini format film, including color and monochrome offerings from Leica that sport a natural Warm White border. Also, it is equipped with a capable Automatik-Hektor 60mm f/12.7 lens-equivalent to 34mm in full-frame terms-with a three-zone manual focus selector that will give photographers more control over the image's final appearance.
For operation, the Leica Sofort offers a compact body with clean, intuitive buttons for navigating settings. There is also a 0.37x optical viewfinder with target spot and macro parallax compensation for accurately composing your images. Multiple automatic shooting modes further the camera's ease-of-use and when set to Macro it can focus down to 11.8". The Sofort has been optimized for available light photography as well with a mechanical shutter with speeds as long as 1/8 second and a built-in flash with a later firing speed that results in a more natural look.
Users looking for more control over their photos can use an exposure compensation setting which can be set to -0.7 or +0.7 EV and a self-timer with 2 or 10 second delay can be set. The Sofort can be set up on a tripod thanks to an integrated 1/4"-20 thread on its base. Strap lugs make it easy to attach a strap and carry around all day. It uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack that should provide enough power for about 100 shots before needing to be recharged.
||4.9 x 3.7 x 2.3" / 124 x 94 x 58 mm
||Leica Sorfort and instax mini-format film 3.4 x 2.1" / 86 x 54 mm film size 2.4 x 1.8" / 62 x 46 mm image area
||3-zone manual focus
||60 mm 35mm Equivalent: 34mm
|Minimum Focus Distance
||Macro: 1.0-2.0' / 0.3-0.6 m Close Range: 2.0-9.8' / 0.6-3.0 m Far Range: 9.8' / 3.0 m to infinity
||1/8 to 1/400 second, Bulb
||0.37x optical viewfinder
||10.75 oz / 305 g
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Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera (White)
- BP-DC17 Li-Ion Battery Pack
- BC-DC17 Battery Charger
- Carrying Strap
- Limited 2-Year Warranty