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Leica SL2

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The Leica SL2 combines a brand new 47 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with state-of-the-art sensor-based Body Image Stabilization, to get the best image and video quality possible with all Leica lenses.
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Leica SL2

The Leica SL2 combines a brand new 47 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with state-of-the-art sensor-based Body Image Stabilization, to get the best image and video quality possible with all Leica lenses. The new Maestro II processor enables fast burst shooting and 4K for the highest quality and flexibility, and the optional Cine Mode speaks the language of cinematographers who require a professional work flow. The new OLEDEVF with 5.76 million dots of resolution guarantees the clearest view and composition through a Leica lens. These new technical achievements paired with a large 3.2" rear LCD and the essential Leica three-button control layout make the SL2 the most capable and approachable professional system camera.

New Sensor with Body Image Stabilization
The newly developed 47 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor – with an ISO range of 50 - 50,000 – gives photographers all the resolution they need while still maintaining high speeds and versatile low-light shooting. The integrated BIS system offers up to 5.5 stops of stabilization with any lens, including adapted Leica lenses never before stabilized, allowing stills and video to be steadier and helping guarantee sharp images even in low light with slower shutter speeds.

4K Video Recording with Cine Mode
The Leica SL2 is a perfect hybrid platform for both stills and video, now recording 4K across the full sensor. It goes further with 4K video up to 60 fps, a cropped 5K mode, built-in 3.5mm headphone and mic jacks and 10-bit quality direct to card. For pros operating in a high-level work flow, the SL2 can be set to Cine Mode to speak the language of cinematographers. For example, shutter speed becomes shutter angle and ISO becomes ASA.

Leica Object Detection Autofocus System
The advanced contrast-detect autofocus system of the Leica SL2 is capable of face detection and body detection, to track moving subjects and maintain pinpoint accuracy. Intelligent-AF (iAF) can be used to focus on still subjects and begin tracking them as soon as they move. The focusing settings can also be fine-tuned by the user to adjust the behavior and tolerances for tracking.

Long Exposures in Less Time
Users now have the option of turning off Long Exposure Noise Reduction in the menu of the Leica SL2, allowing photographers who capture long exposures to work quicker and more conveniently. Capture detail in even the darkest scenes with a maximum shutter time of 30 minutes.

The Essentials:

  • 47 Megapixel full frame sensor bring new levels of image quality
  • Built-in Body Image Stabilization for steadier shots with all lenses
  • 4K recording with Cine Mode for a pro-level video output
  • Streamlined menu interface and button layout for easier/faster use
  • Improved ergonomics & weather sealed rugged build
  • Made in Germany

At-A-Glance

47 MP full frame sensor

4K recording with Cine Mode

The LEICA Camera Blog

  • Camera:
    Leica SL2
  • Camera type:
    Mirrorless full-frame system camera
  • Type no:
    2998
  • Buffer memory:
    4 GB: DNG™: 78 recordings / JPG: > 100 recordings
  • Storage medium:
    UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Material:
    Full-metal housing made of aluminum and magnesium, leatherette, cover, splash-water protected in compliance with IEC standard 60529 (protection type IP54).
  • Lens mount:
    Leica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and camera
  • Operating conditions:
    -10 to +40°C
  • Interfaces:
    ISO accessory shoe with additional control contacts, HDMI jack 2.0b Type A, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, Audio-Out 3.5 mm/Audio-In 3.5 mm, communication interface in the base cover for multifunction hand grip
  • Tripod thread:
    A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base
  • Dimensions (WxHxD):
    146 x 107 x 42 mm
  • Weight:
    Approx. 835 g (without battery)
  • Sensor
  • Sensor size:
    CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 4.3 μm / Fullframe (47.3 MP): 8368 x 5584 pixels / APS-C (20.2 MP): 5504 x 3664 pixels
  • Image Stabilization:
    5 axis Body Image Stabilization. Camera stabilizes up to 5.5 stops
  • Filter:
    RGB color filter, UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter
  • Processor:
    Leica Maestro series (Maestro III)
  • 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)
  • Picture 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)
  • 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
  • File size:
    DNG™: 84.4 MB JPG: depending on resolution and image content Video: max. length: 29 min, max. file size: 96 GB
  • Recording Mode Video:
    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 Gamma:
    Rec. 709, L-Log Rec. 2020, HLG Rec. 2020
  • Viewfinder (EVF):
    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 panel:
    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°; anti-fingerprint coating
  • Shutter
  • Shutter type:
    Electronically controlled focal plane shutter/electronic shutter
  • Shutter speeds:
    Mech. shutter: 30 min to 1⁄8000 s / Electr. shutter function: 1 s to 1⁄40000 s / Flash Sync: up to 1/250 s
  • 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: 2 s or 12 s
  • 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
  • Multishot:
    Generates 2 DNGs: 1x 47 MP, 1x 187 MP (8 pictures are combined into one high-res image)
  • Focusing
  • Focus Mode:
    Automatic (Autofocus in modes iAF/AFs/AFc/Touch AF) or manual. With manual setting: Auto Magnification and Focus Peaking optionally available as focus aids
  • 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 Methods:
    Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object tracking, optional Touch AF
  • Autofocus Metering Fields:
    225
  • Exposure
  • Exposure metering:
    TTL ("Through The Lens" exposure metering)
  • Exposure Metering Methods:
    Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field
  • 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 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
  • ISO sensitivity range:
    Auto ISO: ISO 100 to ISO 50000, Manual: ISO 50 to ISO 50000
  • 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
  • Flash
  • Flash unit connector:
    Accessory 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
  • Equipment
  • Microphone:
    Stereo internal + microphone input 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Speaker:
    Mono internal + headphones output 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • WLAN:
    The Leica FOTOS app is required to use the WLAN function. The Leica app is available from the Apple App Store™ or the Google Play Store™. 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™
  • Bluetooth:
    Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)), 2402 to 2480 MHz
  • GPS:
    Via Leica FOTOS app
  • Menu languages:
    English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
  • Power supply
  • Rechargeable battery (Leica BP-SCL4):
    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 (Leica BC-SCL4):
    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

Delivery:
Camera, lithium-ion battery BP-SCL4, battery charger BC-SCL4, carrying strap, camera protective cover.

Software:
The owner of this camera will receive a three-month subscription of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop). The Creative Cloud Photography Plan can be activated upon product registration in the Leica Owners' Area.

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

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The Leica SL2 combines a brand new 47 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with state-of-the-art sensor-based Body Image Stabilization, to get the best image and video quality possible with all Leica lenses.