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.

Key Benefits

  • 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 DataLeica SL2 Specs
Product NameLeica SL2
Camera TypeMirrorless full-frame system camera
Body ConstructionFull-metal housing made of aluminum and magnesium, leatherette, cover,
splash-water protected in compliance with IEC standard 60529 (protection type IP54).
ProcessorLeica Maestro Series III
Aspect Ratio24mm x 36mm/2:3
Fixed MountLeica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and camera
Adaptive LensesLeica M, Leica TL, 3rd party
Aperture RangeF/1.7 to F/16 in 1⁄3 EV increments
Buffer Memory4 GB: DNG™: 78 recordings / JPG: > 100 recordings
Image Stabilization5 axis Body Image Stabilization. Camera stabilizes up to 5.5 stops
Sensor/ResolutionCMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 4.3 μm / Fullframe (47.3 MP): 8368 x 5584 pixels / APS-C (20.2 MP): 5504 x 3664 pixels
File SizeDNG™: 84.4 MB JPG: depending on resolution and image content Video: max. length: 29 min, max. file size: 96 GB
Dyanmic Range14 stops
Color DepthDNG™: 14 bit, JPG: 8 bit
Color SpacePicture: sRGB, ECI-RGB v2.0, Adobe RGB Video: Rec. 709/Rec. 2020 (HLG)/L-Log
MultishotGenerates 2 DNGs: 1x 47 MP, 1x 187 MP (8 pictures are combined into one high-res image)
ISO RangeAuto ISO: ISO 100 to ISO 50000, Manual: ISO 50 to ISO 50000
File FormatsPhoto: 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 ResolutionDNG™: 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 BalanceAutomatic (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 SpacePicture: sRGB, ECI-RGB v2.0, Adobe RGB Video: Rec. 709/Rec. 2020 (HLG)/L-Log
Picture SeriesSingle 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 ModeVideo mode: P - A - S – M / Cine mode: M
Video Resolution/Frame RateMOV 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 Rate8/10 bit for recordings on SD card, 10 bit via HDMI output
Video GamaRec. 709, L-Log Rec. 2020, HLG Rec. 2020
MicrophoneStereo internal + microphone input 3.5 mm stereo jack
SpeakerMono internal + headphones output 3.5 mm stereo jack
Autofocus SystemBased on contrast metering and depth mapping
Autofocus ModesIntelligent 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 ModesSpot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object tracking, optional Touch AF
Autofocus Metering Fields225
Focusing Range30 cm to ∞, with macro setting from 17 cm
Focus SettingAutomatic (autofocus) or manual focusing,
option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting
Exposure ModesAutomatic 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 ModesSpot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field, TTL
Exposure Compensation±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments or 1/2 EV increments
Automatic Bracketing3 or 5 exposures, up to ±3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments Shift function: up to ±3 EV, additional JPG-HDR
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled focal plane shutter/electronic shutter
Shutter SpeedsMech. shutter: 30 min to 1⁄8000s / Electr. shutter function: 1s to 1⁄40000s / Flash Sync: up to 1/250s
Shutter ButtonTwo-stage (1st stage: Activation of the camera electronics including autofocus and exposure metering, 2nd stage: Taking the picture)
Self TimerDelay time either 2s or 12s
OLED ViewfinderResolution: 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 Monitor3.2“ (backlight LED) with anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch coating, 2,100,000 pixels (dots), format 3:2,
touch control available
Top Display1.28“ highly reflective trans-reflective monochrome LCD, 128 x 128 pixels, viewing angle 120°;
anti-fingerprint coating
Flash Unit ConnectorAccessory Hot Shoe
Flash Sync Time1⁄250 sec, slower shutter speeds available, automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with
HSS-compatible Leica flash units
Flash Exposure MeteringUsing 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 CompensationSF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments, SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Recommendation: UHS II memory cards
WLANCompliant 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
BluetoothBluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)), 2402 to 2480 MHz
GPSVia Leica FOTOS App
Rechargeable BatteryLithium-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 SupplyUSB 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/BatteryApprox. 350 (according to CIPA-standard)
Tripod ThreadA 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"
WeightApprox. 835 grams / 29.5 ounces (without battery)
Software Leica FOTO App
Menu LanguagesEnglish, 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.

Download APO-Summicron-SL 35 f/2 Tech Specs

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.

Download Summilux-SL 50 f/1.4 Tech Specs

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.

Download APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 Tech Specs

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.

Download APO-Summicron-SL 75 f/2 Tech Specs

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.

Download APO-Summicron- SL 90 f/2 Tech Specs

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.

Download Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5-4.5 Tech Specs

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.

Download Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 f/2.8-4 Tech Specs

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.

Download APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280 f/2.8-4 Tech Specs

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