LEICA SL - The New Leica Experience
Easy, reduced, functional - Leica professional
The Leica SL (Typ 601) represents the pinnacle of design and technology from Leica Camera and is the perfect tool for professionals. Featuring a full-frame, self-cleaning 24 megpixel CMOS sensor, the SL offers the highest possible image quality with the fewest compromises. An integrated 4.4 megapixel electronic viewfinder with 0.8x magnification gives a huge field of view and a bright, crisp overview of the scene. Auto focus speed is class-leading. As an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, the SL is packed with advanced features such as full weather and dust sealing, a touch-screen rear LCD, Wi-Fi and GPS, dual SD card slots, 4k video, 11 fps burst rate and a versatile lens mount. In addition to the new line of full-frame Leica L lenses, the SL (Typ 601) accepts Leica T-System lenses natively (and automatically crops to an APS-C mode). Leica M, S, R, and cine lenses can be mounted with various adapters.
With its full-frame CMOS sensor, the Leica SL sets new standards in professional camera systems category thanks to the combination of outstanding speed and unrivaled optical performance. With the fastest auto-focus in its class and the exceptional Leica image quality, photographers always achieve brilliant imaging results - in still images and in 4k video.
Made in Germany, the Leica SL is milled from aluminum and the Leica SL lenses have the water repellent Aqua Dura coating. In addition to the SL lenses, the Leica SL can be used with other Leica lenses (S, R, M, T & Cine PL mount) and 3rd party lenses via adapters even for video applications, making it ideal for any photographic situation.
Craftsmanship and Design
The body of the Leica SL is machined from two solid blocks of aluminum and hand-finished to create a unique piece of work. The material used in the construction of the Leica SL guarantees exceptional endurance. The Leica SL and its lenses are sealed against dust and water. This ensures that the SL system is reliable under the toughest conditions.
The Leica SL allows video recordings in FullHD & 4k for professional movie footage. It offers 1080p @ up to 120 fps, 4k (UHD) @ 30 fps & 4k (cine) @ 24 fps. The Leica SL records high-quality moving pictures on the internal SD cards in 4:2:0 8 bit. The HDMI delivers 4:2:2 10 bit for external recorders. With the PL Adapters, the cinematographer can use the Leica Summicron-C and Leica Summilux-C Cine lenses.
WiFi, SL App
The Leica SL has an integrated WiFi module.The Leica SL App is available as a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store The App allows the user to remotely control the camera via a phone or tablet. The user will be able to set the shutter speed and aperture and capture the scene via the tablet or phone. This makes it easy to shoot remotely from unusual angles.
24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
The Leica SL has a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. The newly developed processor from the Leica Maestro II series processes the data arriving from the sensor with such speed that it allows continuous shooting at a rate of 11 frames per second at full resolution, much faster than other comparable cameras.
Leica SL Lenses
The Leica SL lenses are full-frame AF lenses designed for professional needs. With the highest image performance at every aperture and distance, the new Leica SL Autofocus is the fastest AF available for full-frame system cameras. The SL lenses are silent and offer precise AF. All SL lenses have an AquaDura hydrophobic coating on the outer lens elements. The lenses are sealed to protect from dust and water.