- 47.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- 5K and 4K Video Recording
- 5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Mag. EyeRes OLED EVF
- Maestro III Image Processor
- 3.2" 2.1m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
- Fast and responsive autofocus mechanism
The Leica SL2 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body is the second generation camera of the visionary Leica SL-System, representing the next evolutionary step towards Leica’s goal of building the perfect all-purpose camera. Feedback from photographers and existing SL owners helped to direct Leica in the development of the SL2, and the result is a camera that pushes the envelope of technological innovation and performance, while maintaining the heritage of design and legacy for which Leica is so well-known. The SL2 is a pleasure to use, but does not sacrifice any features or image quality to achieve this easy-to-use interface. For a truly enjoyable photo or video capture experience with the ultimate image quality, choose the SL2.
47 Megapixels for superior image quality
The SL2 uses an unprecedented 47MP full-frame CMOS image sensor. This sensor has incredible dynamic range, a color depth of 14 bits per RGB channel, and a sensitivity of up to 50,000 ISO. Despite the high resolution, image quality is outstanding in all lighting conditions. Even when combined with the crop-frame lenses for the TL series cameras, resolution is still more than 20 megapixels.
Maestro III Processor
The brain behind the SL2 is the new Maestro III processor, which facilitates faster operating speeds in all areas. This processor enables significantly faster autofocus and virtually lag-free shutter release in any shooting situation. When combined with the new Smart AF mode, the camera will automatically switch between focus priority and shutter-release priority. The SL2 also has two UHS-II compatible SD card slots, and thanks to the Maestro III, shooting at up to 20fps is now a reality.
Leica EyeRes Viewfinder
The SL2 doesn’t just have good-looking files. The electronic viewfinder now boasts a 5.76 megapixel resolution, allowing for a large and incredibly natural-looking viewfinder experience. When not using the viewfinder, the 3.2" touch screen provides an increased resolution of 2.1 megapixels, making either viewing experience better than ever.
Sensor Shift Technology
In a major evolution from the original SL, the Leica SL2 utilizes a suspended CMOS sensor. This sensor adjusts its position to quickly and accurately compensate for camera shake. By including In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), the SL2 is able to stabilize the image even when using non-Leica or L-Mount lenses. Additionally, the SL2 utilizes the suspended CMOS to allow for a multi-shot mode, where a tripod-mounted camera can record up to eight consecutive frames, each with the sensor shifting in half-pixel increments. The result is a quadrupled resolution nearly 187 megapixels in size, a feature previously only found on medium format digital cameras.
Ready for Hollywood
In addition to industry-leading still image quality, the SL2 can perform exceptionally on even the most demanding video productions. Whether it’s the 4K full-frame up to 60fps, 5K at 29.97fps, or FHD up to 180fps, the photo and video settings are separated and independent, helping to ensure the camera remains correctly configured and ready to shoot immediately after changing modes.
IP54 Weather Sealing
The SL2 carries an IP54 certification for weather and dust sealing, meaning the camera can be used with confidence in even the harshest and most unforgiving weather conditions. Combined with an unmatched, all-metal, solid construction and paired with its elegant leather wrap, the SL2 is as equally tough as it is good-looking.
L-Mount Alliance Lenses
Developed by Leica, the L-Mount is the beginning of a new alliance between Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic. With a mount diameter of 51.6mm, the L-Mount lenses are suitable for cameras with either full frame or APS-C sensors, and both are compatible. Featuring four tabs to keep the L-Mount lenses from tilting and ensuring tight coupling of camera and lens, and a short flange distance of only 20mm, L-Mount lenses from any of the partners will stay optically sharp and consistent no matter what body they are used on.
With its universal focal range, consistently high aperture and closest focusing distance of just 18 cm at a focal length of 24mm, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. is suitable for video and still photography applications across the board. It is a perfect choice for photographers with a preference for travelling light.
One for all
In still photography as well as video recordings, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. delivers a consistently high speed of f/2.8 at every focal length from the wide angle to the short telephoto end. Thanks to its great versatility and compact, ergonomic construction, the lens enables a fast response to any shooting scenario without the need to change lenses.
The elaborate optical construction of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH., featuring six aspherical surfaces, guarantees excellent imaging performance throughout the entire zoom range. The eleven-bladed aperture and perfect chromatic correction ensure an especially harmonious bokeh and endless compositional possibilities.
With a body and lens hood made entirely of metal, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. is a robust companion for any situation. Weather-sealing ensures that the lens is well protected against water spray and dust – so that even harsh environmental conditions will not hamper your photography or video project.
Quiet, fast and precise: these are the attributes that characterise the autofocus of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. The fast stepper motor moves only a single, very light-weight lens element – resulting in a virtually lag-free autofocus operation. This not only applies when the lens is mounted on a Leica SL, SL2 or SL2-S, but also in combination with any other camera equipped with an L-Mount bayonet.
Construction in detail
The optical system of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. contains a total of 19 elements in 15 groups. These include three aspherical lens elements for the correction of monochromatic aberrations and nine elements made from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion for the correction of chromatic aberrations.
|Lens Mount||Leica L|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Sensor Size||36 x 24mm|
|Effective Pixels||Effective: 47.3 Megapixel|
|Maximum Resolution||8368 x 5584|
|ISO Sensitivity||100 to 50000|
|Extended ISO Sensitivity||50 to 50000|
|Image File Format||DNG, JPEG|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis|
|Card Slots||Dual Card Slots (2)|
|Types||UHS-II memory card (recommended) |
UHS-I memory card
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
|Focus Modes||Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc) |
AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing)
AFc (picture can be taken at any time)
|Autofocus Points||Contrast Detection: 225|
|Shutter Speed||Mechanical Shutter |
1/8000 to 1800 Seconds
1/40000 to 1 Second
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 20 fps at 47.3 MP for up to 78 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG) |
Up to 10 fps at 47.3 MP
Up to 6 fps at 47.3 MP
Up to 3 fps at 47.3 MP
|Self Timer||2/12-Second Delay|
|Modes||MOV/H.264 10-Bit |
|File Format||MOV/H.264 10-Bit |
5K (4992 x 3744) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/180p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080)23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/180p
|External Recording Modes||10-Bit |
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94p
|Max Recording Time||29 minutes|
|Viewfinder and Monitor|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic (OLED)|
|Viewfinder Resolution||5,760,000 Dot|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.78x|
|Monitor Resolution||2,100,000 Dot|
|Monitor Type||Fixed Touchscreen LCD|
|HDMI A (Full Size) |
USB Type-C (USB 3.1)
|Battery||BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life||Approximately 370 Shots|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5.75 x 4.21 x 1.65" / 146 x 107 x 42 mm|
|Weight||1.84 lb / 835 g (Body Only)|
|Operating Environment||14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C|
|Lens Format||Full Frame|
|Lens Mount||Leica L-Mount|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.1" / 18 cm|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||Wide: 1:2.9 |
|Lens Construction||19 Elements in 15 Groups|
|Angle of View||82.3 - 35.3°|
|Dimensions (Ø x L)||3.5 x 4.8" / 88 x 123 mm|
|Weight||1.9 lb / 856 g|