It’s been four long years since Leica released the popular Leica SL in November 2015. Today, the company announced the release of the next generation: the Leica SL2. From our initial glance at the specs, it doesn’t look like fans of the original model will be disappointed. Take a look at the Leica SL2 vs Leica SL and decide for yourself!
Leica SL2 Specs & Features
The Leica SL2’s most obvious and important updates come in the form of its sensor quality, image processor, in-body image stabilization, and video capabilities. All-in-all, it holds its own in the wave of full-frame mirrorless cameras that have hit the market this fall including the newly announced Canon Ra.
The highlights are as follows:
- 47MP full-frame CMOS sensor
- Maestro III processor
- Up to 4K/60p and 5K/30p (cropped) video
- Up to 20 fps and 10 fps still-capture speed
- Upgraded 5.76 MP EyeRes EVF
- 3.2-inch 2.1M-dot resolution rear LCD
- Dual UHS-II SDXC card slots
- Built-in body image stabilization for steady shots
- ISO range 50 – 50,000 / 14-stop dynamic range
- HDMI output for full 10-bit 4:2:2 recording
Pricing & Availability
The Leica SL2 will go on sale for the tune $5,995.00 (Leica is always consistent with its quality and pricing). It’s slated officially go on sale 11/21/19 just in time for the start of holiday shopping.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this new Leica offering is sleek, sturdy, and classic. It’s constructed with a full-metal housing made of aluminum and magnesium. It’s also splash-water protected with an IP54 rating, making it significantly more durable than its predecessor. That said, if you’re investing in a new Leica for almost $6k we don’t recommend taking it out in a hurricane.