Leica Sofort Review

October 18, 2016 | Gavin Stoker |


Product: Leica Sofort

Camera type Instant camera

Picture format 62 x 46 mm

Film type Leica instant film pack: 10 shots, colour or monochrome, Instax-mini format, speed ISO 800


Aperture/Focal length 60 mm f/12.7 (34mm in 35 mm equiv.)

Focusing Area 3 Focus Steps: 0,3 – 0,6 m (Macro)/0,6 – 3 m (close range)/3 m – infinity (far range)

Shutter Speed 1/8 – 1/400 sec. (mechanical shutter)

Viewfinder Optical real image viewfinder 0,37x with target spot and parallax compensation for macro mode

Mode Dial/Mode Button Automatic, Selfie, People & Party, Action & Sport, Bulb, Macro, Self-timer, Double exposure

Exposure control

Exposure mode Time automatic

Exposure compensation -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

Self-timer 2 Sec. / 10 Sec. waiting period

Flash Built-in electronic flash

Auto, Forced on, Forced off, Forced on with red-eye reduction

Operating conditions

Temperature working range 5 – 40°C

Battery Lithium-ion battery (supplied)

Voltage/capacity 3.7V, 740mAh, 2.6 Wh

Battery life (approx.) 100 pictures at 20°

Dimensions (W x H x D) ca. 124 x 94 x 58 mm

Weight (without battery and film pack) approx. 305 g

Scope of delivery Camera, battery BP-DC17, charger BC-DC17 with adapter plug (varies from country to country), carrying strap, brief instructions