Leica SL2 – System
The only mirrorless full format system camera designed and crafted in Germany, next to the Leica M, with an unmatched all metal solid construction and elegant leather wrap to withstand the time and deliver years of photographic pleasure, thanks to the sustainability guaranteed by consistent firmware updates.
A unique user interface, separated for photo and video functions, simple and intuitive to allow the photographer to focus on picture taking and live an unparalleled experience, developed through feedbacks of customers and professional photographers worldwide.
- 47 Megapixels
- 35mm x 24mm Full Frame, CMOS Sensor
- Class leading 5.76M Dot OLED EVF
- 3.2″, 2.1M Dot LCD Touchscreen
- 20 Frames Per Second, Continous
Why It Matters To Us…
Even with the glowing reviews, we consider the Leica SL2 an underrated camera. Consider those specs, 47MP, class leading 5.76MP EVF, 20 frames per second continuous drive. There’s a lot of beef there.
What’s equally great about the SL2 is this: Have you ever truly loved the way a mirrorless camera feels? The buttons and ergonomics and menu system? Probably not. Leica gets it right. The SL2 is small, but not too small. It has a minimilist approach to ergonomics and an intuitive menu system.
Don’t let the Leica red dot throw you off. This is not a camera system for elitists, this is an elite camera, and worthy of anyone to seriously consider.
With it’s 4k on full-frame and up to 60fps, the SL2 can perform exceptionally demanding video production tasks. Being separated from the photo-modes also means that that important settings such as ISO, shooting assistants, image style settings, are entirely independent of photo mode. Time consuming settings in sub-menus are avoided – meaning that the camera is correctly configured and ready to shoot at all times.
The improved EyeRes® EVF matches an outstanding 5.76MP panel with an eyepiece built with finest metal and glass and the tightest mechanical and optical tolerances to deliver an unmatched viewing experience, and allow the easiest composition of the image.
The unprecedented resolution of the SL2’s full frame CMOS sensor results in an unparalleled level of detail rendition and image quality. Enormous dynamic range, 14-bit color depth and a sensitivity of up to ISO 50,000 enable outstanding image quality in all lighting conditions. Even when combined with Leica TL lenses, which are designed for the smaller sensor format of the Leica TL2 and CL, the SL2’s sensor still delivers an excellent image resolution of over 20 megapixels.
|Leica Technical Data||Leica SL2 Specs|
|Product Name||Leica SL2|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless full-frame system camera|
|Body Construction||Full-metal housing made of aluminum and magnesium, leatherette, cover,
splash-water protected in compliance with IEC standard 60529 (protection type IP54).
|Processor||Leica Maestro Series III|
|Aspect Ratio||24mm x 36mm/2:3|
|Fixed Mount||Leica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and camera|
|Adaptive Lenses||Leica M, Leica TL, 3rd party|
|Aperture Range||F/1.7 to F/16 in 1⁄3 EV increments|
|Buffer Memory||4 GB: DNG™: 78 recordings / JPG: > 100 recordings|
|Image Stabilization||5 axis Body Image Stabilization. Camera stabilizes up to 5.5 stops|
|Sensor/Resolution||CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 4.3 μm / Fullframe (47.3 MP): 8368 x 5584 pixels / APS-C (20.2 MP): 5504 x 3664 pixels|
|File Size||DNG™: 84.4 MB JPG: depending on resolution and image content Video: max. length: 29 min, max. file size: 96 GB|
|Dyanmic Range||14 stops|
|Color Depth||DNG™: 14 bit, JPG: 8 bit|
|Color Space||Picture: sRGB, ECI-RGB v2.0, Adobe RGB Video: Rec. 709/Rec. 2020 (HLG)/L-Log|
|Multishot||Generates 2 DNGs: 1x 47 MP, 1x 187 MP (8 pictures are combined into one high-res image)|
|ISO Range||Auto ISO: ISO 100 to ISO 50000, Manual: ISO 50 to ISO 50000|
|File Formats||Photo: DNG™ (raw data), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF, Exif 2.31) Video: MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Format: 2ch 48kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AC-3)
|DNG/JPG Resolution||DNG™: 8368 x 5584 pixels (46.7 MP) JPG: 8368 x 5584 pixels (46.7 MP), 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 MP),
4272 x 2848 pixels (12 MP)
|White Balance||Automatic (Auto), Daylight 5200 K, Cloudy 6000 K, Shadow 7000 K, Tungsten 3200 K, HMI 5600 K,
Fluorescent Warm 4000 K, Fluorescent Cold 4500 K, Flash 5400 K, Gray Card Live View, Gray Card,
Color Temperature 2000 K to 11500 K
|Color Space||Picture: sRGB, ECI-RGB v2.0, Adobe RGB Video: Rec. 709/Rec. 2020 (HLG)/L-Log|
|Picture Series||Single Continuous Low Speed (3 fps), Continuous Medium Speed (6 fps), Continuous High Speed
(10 fps without AFc/AE/WB), Continuous Super Speed (20 fps with electr. shutter
function without AFc/AE/WB), Interval Shooting, Exposure Bracketing, Multishot
|Video Recording Mode||Video mode: P - A - S – M / Cine mode: M|
|Video Resolution/Frame Rate||MOV 5K: 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 23.98 fps / MOV C4K: 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps / MOV 4K: 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 23.98 fps / MOV FHD: 180 fps, 150 fps, 120 fps, 100 fps, 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 23.98 fps / MP4 4 K: 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 23.98 fps / MP4 FHD: 180 fps, 150 fps, 120 fps, 100 fps, 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 23.98 fps|
|Bit Rate||8/10 bit for recordings on SD card, 10 bit via HDMI output|
|Video Gama||Rec. 709, L-Log Rec. 2020, HLG Rec. 2020|
|Microphone||Stereo internal + microphone input 3.5 mm stereo jack|
|Speaker||Mono internal + headphones output 3.5 mm stereo jack|
|Autofocus System||Based on contrast metering and depth mapping|
|Autofocus Modes||Intelligent AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing),
AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved
|Autofocus Metering Modes||Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object tracking, optional Touch AF|
|Autofocus Metering Fields||225|
|Focusing Range||30 cm to ∞, with macro setting from 17 cm|
|Focus Setting||Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing,|
|option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic program (P), Aperture priority (A): manual aperture setting, Shutter priority mode (S): manual
shutter speed setting Manual (M): manual setting for shutter speed and aperture
|Exposure Metering Modes||Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field, TTL|
|Exposure Compensation||±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments or 1/2 EV increments|
|Automatic Bracketing||3 or 5 exposures, up to ±3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments Shift function: up to ±3 EV, additional JPG-HDR|
|Shutter Type||Electronically controlled focal plane shutter/electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||Mech. shutter: 30 min to 1⁄8000s / Electr. shutter function: 1s to 1⁄40000s / Flash Sync: up to 1/250s|
|Shutter Button||Two-stage (1st stage: Activation of the camera electronics including autofocus and exposure metering, 2nd stage: Taking the picture)|
|Self Timer||Delay time either 2s or 12s|
|MONITOR AND VIEWFINDER|
|OLED Viewfinder||Resolution: 5,760,000 dots, 120 fps, magnification: 0.78x, aspect ratio: 4:3, frame coverage: 100%,
exit pupil position: 21mm, setting range +2/-4 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switchover between
viewfinder and LCD panel, time delay 0.005 s
|LCD Monitor||3.2“ (backlight LED) with anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch coating, 2,100,000 pixels (dots), format 3:2,
touch control available
|Top Display||1.28“ highly reflective trans-reflective monochrome LCD, 128 x 128 pixels, viewing angle 120°;
|Flash Unit Connector||Accessory Hot Shoe|
|Flash Sync Time||1⁄250 sec, slower shutter speeds available, automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with
HSS-compatible Leica flash units
|Flash Exposure Metering||Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF 26, 40, 58, 60, 64) or with
system-compatible flash units, flash remote control SF C1
|Flash Exposure Compensation||SF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments, SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments|
|INTERFACE AND MEDIA|
|Storage Media||SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Recommendation: UHS II memory cards|
|WLAN||Compliant with Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, channel 1-11 (2412-2462 MHz) and Wi-Fi IEEE802.11ac,
2.4 GHz & 5 GHz, channel 39-48 (5180-5240 MHz), channel 52-64 (5260-5320 MHz), channel 100-140
(5500-5700 MHz) (standard WLAN protocol), encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™
|encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPATM/ WPA2TM, access method: infrastructure mode|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)), 2402 to 2480 MHz|
|GPS||Via Leica FOTOS App|
|Rechargeable Battery||Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.2 V (DC); capacity: 1860 mAh (min.), approx.
370 recordings (based on CIPA standard, without EVF); charging time: approx. 140 min (after deep discharge); manufacturer: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co. Ltd., Made in China
|USB Power Supply||USB charger function in standby mode or when switched off, USB power supply when switched on|
|Charger||Input: AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.25 A, automatic switchover; Output: DC 8.4 V 0.85 A; Manufacturer:
Salom Electric (Xiamen) Co., Ltd., Made in China
|Shots/Battery||Approx. 350 (according to CIPA-standard)|
|Tripod Thread||A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||146 x 107 x 42mm / 5.7" x 4.2" x 1.7"|
|Weight||Approx. 835 grams / 29.5 ounces (without battery)|
|Software||Leica FOTO App|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean|
Leica SL Prime Lenses
As a moderate wide-angle prime, the APO-Summicron-SL 35 f/2 ASPH. is almost a universal lens. Its fast autofocus, robust design and construction and exceptional imaging quality make it an outstanding lens for reportage and a convincing choice for other areas of photography such as architecture, landscapes, portraiture and studio work.
The Summilux-SL 50 f/ 1.4 ASPH. is designed to deliver maximum optical performance and establishes new benchmark standards in terms of sharpness. Thanks to internal focusing, the overall length of the lens remains unchanged when focusing.
The new 50mm lens sets new standards in terms of compactness and performance. Based on innovative technologies, the APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 ASPH. leaves nothing to be desired. Brilliance, corner-to-corner micro-contrast, and balanced, harmonious bokeh make the lens a true Leica classic.
The lens consists of ten lenses in seven groups. It holds an aspherical lens-element and a floating element, which guarantee a high image quality to its minimum focusing distance of 0.7m. The lens ensures a superb color correction with its three cemented elements and seven lens-elements with anomalous partial dispersion. Reaching from infinity to its minimum focusing distance the lens offers exceptional imaging performance with high contrasts across the complete focusing range.
High speed and an unmistakably striking rendition of out-of-focus areas make this telephoto lens the first choice for every portrait photographer.
The precision and almost silent action of its autofocus give photographers crucial moments to concentrate fully on the creative aspects of their work and the people in front of their camera.
Leica SL Vario Lenses
Interiors, group portraits, landscapes, and more: This Vario lens expands the options offered by the SL-System into the realm of wide-angle photography and ideally complements the existing portfolio of Vario lenses for the Leica SL.
The Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH. is a fast zoom lens with a wide range of focal lengths.
Its close focusing limit of 0.3 meters at its wide-angle setting and a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.8 at the telephoto end of the range provide fascinating perspectives.
The newly developed double internal focusing system (DSD®) of the high-speed APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 f/2.8–4 lens enables extremely fast automatic focusing.
Its range of focal lengths follows on directly from that of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH. Together, these two lenses cover a complete range of focal lengths from 24 to 280 mm.