Leica announces new mirrorless
Posted on Nov 14, 2019
The new Leica SL2 comes four years after its predecessor and features a 47-megapixel sensor, 180fps video shooting and more.
Leica’s SL-System was first launched in 2015. Now, the SL2 has been announced and will be arriving soon.
Externally, the new mirrorless camera features improved ergonomics over its older sibling, with a simplified three-button layout and a new grip, as well as added durability and weather sealing round out external highlights. As far as interface goes, Leica claims menus have undergone some streamlining, too, making for a better user experience all round.
Inside, there’s a 47-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, as well as a new Maestro III processor. As a result, Leica promises fast and reliable autofocus, which is further complemented by the camera’s Smart AF mode.
Another highlight is the SL2’s sensor-shift technology, which offers not only stabilisation, but a multi-shot mode capable of capturing images at a huge 187-megapixel resolution, too.
The SL2 doesn’t just appeal to stills shooters. There’s a lot to enjoy for videographers – namely, 60fps recording in Cine 4K and high-speed shooting up to 180fps in Full HD.
Leica SL2 specs at a glance
- Image stabilisation: Five-axis Body Image Stabilisation. Camera stabilises up to 5.5 stops
- Shutter speeds: Mechanical shutter 30 min to 1⁄8000sec, Electronic shutter function 1sec to 1⁄40000sec
- Autofocus: Metering Fields 225
- ISO sensitivity range: Auto ISO 100 to 50000, Manual ISO 50 to 50000
- Viewfinder (EVF): 5.76M dot resolution, 120 fps, 0.78x magnification
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi with Leica Fotos app, Bluetooth v.4.2
The Leica SL2 is available at the Leica Store London from 21 November, at an RRP of £5,300.
For more information, please visit the Leica website.