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Leica SL2 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (2019)

MSRP 5995 USDNeoscore 85%NEX score 87%

Product Overview

Leica SL2 is a high-end mirrorless camera in the Leica L-mount system. Introduced by Leica in 2019, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 47 MP (8368 x 5584) resolution and a 5.76 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag. Professionals and fanboys will be pleased by the extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate that this camera can deliver.
The Leica SL2 comes with 225 autofocus points. Those who intend to use the Leica SL2 for video work will be glad to find that the camera comes with 5.5 stops of IBIS.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 5.5 stops of IBIS
  • Extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate
  • High 47 MP resolution
  • Weather-sealed
  • High resolution EVF
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Very heavy
  • Viewfinder with low 0.78x magnification

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent dust and splash protection
  • Fast, accurate autofocus with native L-mount lenses
  • High-resolution multi-shot mode
Cons
  • No Wi-Fi support
  • Some rough edges
  • Rear LCD doesn't rotate
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac + Bluetooth

Construction

Battery | Capacity
1860 mAh
Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount
Material
Aluminum and magnesium alloy
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
47 MP (8368 x 5584)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
83 mm / 3.27 in
Size | Height
107 mm / 4.21 in
Size | Width
146 mm / 5.75 in
Weight
916 g / 32.37 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Fixed TFT LCD
Resolution
2,100,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.78x
Viewfinder | Resolution
5,760,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Autofocus
225 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
-3–5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/250 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
5.5 stops
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 50000 (expands to 50 ~ 50000)
Processor
Maestro III
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Video Recording
5K 30p, 4K 60p, FHD 180p
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
370 shots
Max Burst Rate
20.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/40000 s (electronic) / 1/8000 s (mechanical) ~ 1800 s
Storage
2x SD UHS-II

Production

Battery
BP-SCL4
Debut
2019-11-06
Made In
Germany

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Leica SL2 is a luxury camera built from more premium materials. It offers excellent dust and splash protection, an intuitive interface, and smartly customizable controls. Its sensor delivers excellent results, for both stills and video, and adds stabilization to any lens. It delivers speedy, accurate autofocus with native L-mount lenses.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast, accurate autofocus with native L-mount lenses
  • Excellent dust and splash protection
  • High-resolution multi-shot mode
Cons
  • Some rough edges
  • No Wi-Fi support

wired[2]

Sentiment Score 92%
Reviewers from wired have found the following***:
The Leica SL2 is one of the best designed, ergonomically well-thought-out cameras you can find. It's comfortable to hold, and our review unit balanced nicely with the 90mm f/2 lens. With a 47-megapixel sensor, the SL2 turns out some stunningly sharp, crisp images.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Sharp, sharp images
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Rear LCD doesn't rotate

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Leica SL2 Preview. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/leica-sl2. 2019-11-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Review: Leica SL2. [wired]. https://www.wired.com/review/leica-sl2/. 2019-12-06. Retrieved 2021-10-14.

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