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.

Leica SL2 vs SL

Leica SL2 vs Leica SL Chart

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.

We’re going to learn a lot more about the Leica SL2 in the coming days so keep an eye out for updates!


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