The new Leica S2 was introduced during the Photokina 2008 show and it is now scheduled for market delivery in October 2009. The S2 is equipped with 37.5 megapixel CCD sensor. The 30X45mm sensor was designed by Kodak and it boasts an area over 50% larger than comparable products. As the result, the S2 provides highest image quality. The new Leica also offers many features such as: high speed image processor (twice faster than the competition), precise autofocus, four exposure modes, three metering modes, dual shutter system, rugged, durable, waterproof design, reduced power requirements. The price for a basic kit with one lens is around $30,000.