Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera with Berlin II Camera Bag (Black)

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera with Berlin II Camera Bag (Black)

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Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera with Berlin II Camera Bag (Black)

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  • 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • 0.66" 4.4MP 0.8x Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2.95" 1.04m-Dot LED-Backlit Touchscreen
  • Internal DCI 4K Video & L-Log Gamma
  • Contrast AF System with 49 Fields
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
  • Two SD Card Slots; 1.3" Top LCD Screen
  • Weather-Resistant Milled Aluminum Body
  • Ona Berlin II Bag (Black)
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Bundling the advanced mirrorless camera with an elegant black leather messenger bag, the Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera with Berlin II Camera Bag from B&H includes the full-frame 24MP, 4K-shooting camera along with a dedicated Ona Berlin II Camera Messenger Bag to protect and carry your camera system in style.

  • Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera
    Best-in-class may be an understatement for the Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera, an outstanding full-frame model that is offering professionals the "new Leica experience." This generation of Leica is aimed to take the top spot of modern imaging technology and by the implementation of an outstanding 24MP CMOS sensor and Leica's Maestro II processor, it will deliver among the best in image quality with sensitivities ranging from ISO 50-50000. The sensor also forgoes the use of a low-pass filter in order to maximize possible detail, especially with the use of Leica's outstanding lens lineups. And, to make the camera a true professional's tool, Leica has incorporated internal DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video recording at 24 fps in a Super35 mode, along with the L-Log gamma for maximum dynamic range.

    Beginning with stills, the sensor and processor combination delivers high-resolution images at a rate of up to 11 fps. The 2GB internal buffer also allows for bursts of up to 33 DNG files or unlimited JPEGs. The Contrast AF system is claimed to be the fastest among full-frame cameras with 49 fields to work with. This ensures that photographers will not miss the decisive moment.

    Video is outstanding, with UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30 and 25 fps available in addition to DCI 4K when using the camera's Super35 mode. Alongside this impressive resolution is the ability to utilize the L-Log gamma, a super flat profile that maximizes the dynamic range of the image and gives editors more information to work with in post production. Video is easily recorded internally via the UHS-II and UHS-I standard SD card slots at 4:2:0 8-bit sampling rate though it can be output over HDMI with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling.

    Also available is Full HD (1920 x 1080) and standard HD (1280 x 720) at up to an impressive 120 fps for slow motion in the camera's full-frame mode. Numerous other video recording features were implemented on the SL (Typ 601) to make high-quality recording easier, this includes focus peaking, exposure simulation, clipping/zebras, grid overlays, aspect ratios, and safe area. Audio is also supported with a built-in stereo microphone and users can add both a 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm microphone input with the optional AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter. Manual and auto audio control is available.

    Made in Germany from two blocks of solid aluminum, the SL (Typ 601) fits right in with Leica's other precision made imaging tools. This body is designed for intuitive use, with numerous dials and buttons in addition to the implementation of a rear 2.95" 1.04M-dot rear LED touchscreen for hybrid operation as part of Leica's Professional user interface. The body also offers a spacious 0.66" EyeRes 4.4MP EVF with a fast refresh rate of 60 fps and a magnification of 0.8x for more natural handling and composition.

    The weather-resistant body has a variety of other features packed into it with dual SD card slots, one with the UHS-II standard and a backup with the UHS-I standard, as well as a 1.3" top monochrome LCD screen for quickly viewing and changing exposure settings. Along with all of this, the SL (Typ 601) has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control and image capture using the Leica SL App and a GPS unit for geo-tagging your photographs.
    Leica SL (Typ 601)
    Milled from two solid blocks of aluminum and packed with the latest and greatest in imaging technology, the Leica SL (Typ 601) is a full-frame mirrorless camera ushering in the new, professional Leica experience. The SL takes on all fronts with outstanding 24MP stills and high-quality DCI 4K video, along with a best-in-class 4.4MP EVF with a magnification of 0.8x. Optimized for speed as well as quality, it delivers one of the fastest AF systems available in a full-frame camera as well as a burst rate of 11 fps. With exceptional quality and fast operation, the SL (Typ 601) allows shooters to take on nearly any scene with ease, be it nature, sports, action, or press photography.
    24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor & Leica Maestro II Processor
    Packed with a phenomenal 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor that omits the low-pass filter and the Leica Maestro II processor, the SL (Typ 601) will deliver sharp, finely detailed images throughout the wide sensitivity range of ISO 50-50000. This setup will also enable speed, with burst shooting up to 11 fps for up to 33 DNG frames, or unlimited JPEGs, thanks to a 2GB buffer. DCI 4K video is also supported at 24 fps along with Full HD at up to 120 fps for slow motion capture. Furthering the camera's performance is a fast Contrast AF system, which Leica claims is the fastest available in a full-frame camera, which uses 49 fields to lock on quickly and accurately. Ultrasonic dust cleaning further ensures image quality remains at its peak by removing small particles without the need for deep cleaning.
    Leica L Bayonet Mount
    First seen in the Leica T, the renamed L bayonet mount offers users the ability to connect full-frame SL-series glass which benefits from electronic communication for blazing fast autofocus, electronic aperture control, and optical image stabilization. The mount also works with existing and future TL-series lenses, though in a reduced resolution APS-C crop mode. Additionally, as with most mirrorless today, the L mount can accept a variety of adapters, such as the M-Adapter T which provides shooters with access to the entire M-mount lens library. Leica will have adapters for the S, R, and Cine series as well, ensuring compatibility with a range of Leica's best lenses.
    DCI 4K Video Recording & L-Log Gamma
    High-quality video has become a highly important feature for numerous hybrid shooters and Leica has taken steps to deliver the best video available with the implementation of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24 fps in the Super35 mode for true, cinema quality. Alongside this impressive resolution is the ability to utilize the L-Log gamma, a super flat profile that maximizes the dynamic range of the image and gives editors more information to work with in post production. L-Log also allows for better color matching with existing systems and has similar characteristics to Cineon, which is used for film digitization.

    This is easily recorded internally via the UHS-II and UHS-I standard SD card slots at 4:2:0 8-bit sampling rates. When output over HDMI however, this can be improved to 4:2:2 10-bit sampling, ensuring the maximum image quality possible with the full-frame sensor. Super35 and full-frame options are also available, depending on your resolution and frame rate.

    The SL offers also UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30 or 25 fps in Super35 and Full HD (1920 x 1080) and standard HD (1280 x 720) at up to an impressive 120 fps in full-frame mode for slow motion. Numerous other video recording features were implemented on the SL (Typ 601) to make high-quality recording easier, this includes focus peaking, exposure simulation, clipping/zebras, grid overlays, aspect ratios, and safe area. Audio is also supported with a built-in stereo microphone and both a 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm microphone input can be added through the use of the optional AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter. Manual and auto audio control is available.
    4.4MP EyeRes Electronic Viewfinder
    Spacious and comfortable, the high-resolution 0.66" 4.4MP EyeRes EVF found on the SL (Typ 601) features a best-in-class magnification of 0.8x along with a field of view of 37°. This system also has a refresh rate of 60 fps, ensuring crystal clear and smooth imagery for the best shooting experience possible.
    2.95" 1.04M-Dot Rear LED Touchscreen
    Hybrid operation as part of Leica's latest Professional user interface is enabled through the use of the 2.95" rear LED touchscreen. This display offers a high resolution of 1.04M-dot for crisp imagery during shooting. This screen also features a variety of different assist tools for capturing video and stills. In addition to this, the screen has anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch coatings along with a wide viewing angle of 170°.
    Contrast AF System
    Claimed by Leica to be the fastest autofocus available in a full-frame camera, the SL (Typ 601)'s Contrast AF system uses static, dynamic, and automatic with face detection modes. This offers point, field, and zone options which can be broken down into 9 zones, 37 or 49 fields for excellent customization in locking down your target. Also, it has a Touch AF setting for tapping where you want to focus and an AF assist lamp will help in low-light conditions.
    Dual SD Card Slots
    For security, Leica has incorporated two SD card slots into the SL (Typ 601), one with the fast UHS-II standard and one with the UHS-I standard. This ensures that professionals will be able to maintain a backup as they are shooting in case of card failure or loss. Also, it expands the capacity of the card during exceptionally long days of shooting or recording video.
    Body Design & Menu
    With a full, heavy-duty grip and a variety of buttons and dials, the SL (Typ 601) is designed to be one of the simplest, fastest, and most intuitive cameras to operate. The menu is optimized for speed and to be easy-to-understand, limiting time getting used to a new system and ensuring that you can find and adjust critical settings when you need to. Hybrid operation in the form of the latest Leica Professional interface is available thanks to the implementation of a rear touchscreen. This makes swiping through settings and images intuitive and enables Touch AF and shutter functionality. Additionally, the body has a top 1.3" monochrome LCD that shows current settings for making fast changes without looking at the rear screen or viewfinder.
    Flash System
    Equipped with both a TTL-capable hot shoe and an X-sync terminal, users will be able to easily add light to their scene. The hot shoe features dedicated contacts for TTL automatic exposure with compatible flash units, such as the SF 64 and SF 26, or manual firing of third-party flashes with the center pin. Additionally, the X-sync terminal enables the use of strobes or radio systems that require the use of a PC sync port and the SL (Typ 601) has a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second.
    Made in Germany
    Milled from two blocks of solid aluminum and hand-finished in Germany, the SL (Typ 601) is once again a beautifully put together masterpiece from Leica. The use of aluminum guarantees durability over time and the body and lenses were designed to be sealed from the elements, protecting the body from intrusion from dust and water during less-than-ideal weather conditions.
    Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity and GPS System
    Staying connected is important in this day and age, so Leica has put an integrated Wi-Fi module on the SL (Typ 601). This allows users to connect to the camera using a phone or tablet via the Leica SL App, providing full control over settings such as aperture and shutter speed as well as triggering of the shutter. This makes it incredibly easy to work from a distance or with unusual angles and positions.

    A built-in GPS module furthers the camera's connectivity by automatically stamping time and location data onto your images. This allows users to quickly navigate their catalog by location and date to find their favorite shots or to remember where you stumbled upon that near perfect landscape. This unit also has a sensitivity of <1°.
    Other Camera Features
    • Records to open DNG format for compatibility with a variety of software and operating systems.
    • Exposure bracketing from 1, 2, or 3 aperture steps for 3, 5, or 7 images which can be saved individually or automatically output as an HDR JPEG.
    • Saves 14-bit DNG and 8-bit JPEG files in Adobe RGB, ECI RGB, or sRGB color spaces.
    • White balance modes: preset auto, daylight (5200K), cloudy (6000K), shade (7000K), tungsten (3200K), HMI (5600K), fluorescent warm (4000K), fluorescent cool (4500K), flash (5400K), gray card, and manual from 2000K to 11500K.
    • Drive modes include single, continuous slow at 4 fps, continuous medium at 7 fps, and continuous fast at 11 fps.
    • Interval mode available for setting up time lapse.
    • Time exposures up to 30 minutes.
    • Exposure compensation of ±3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps.
    • Comes with strap and lens cleaning tissue.
    UPC: 799429108502
  • ONA Berlin II Camera Messenger Bag (Black)
    Designed to hold a Leica M-System camera or another model of similar size, along with up to 3 lenses and a tablet, the ONA Berlin II Camera Messenger Bag in black was created in celebration of Leica's 100-year anniversary. It's handcrafted from full-grain leather and features a fully customizable interior with dividers that create separate compartments for your gear. The interior is made of padded closed-cell foam and is a striking shade of red in honor of Leica's signature look and style.

    A zippered organizer pocket fits small personal items such as a smartphone, earbuds, memory cards, and batteries. The Berlin II also provides a streamlined back pocket. It is carried via the adjustable, padded shoulder strap or the removable top grab handle. Solid brass buckles with gunmetal finish and a red rivet add a touch of flair and give the bag a classic look.
    Designed to hold a Leica M-System camera or another model of similar size, along with up to 3 lenses and an iPad or other tablet computer of comparable size.
    Created in celebration of Leica's 100-year anniversary, and has the signature striking red interior and a red rivet in honor of the storied camera manufacturer.
    Handcrafted from full-grain leather.
    Features a padded, fully customizable, closed-cell foam interior with dividers that create separate compartments.
    A zippered organizer pocket fits small personal items such as a smartphone, earbuds, memory cards, and batteries.
    Streamlined back pocket.
    Carried via the adjustable shoulder strap with comfort pad or the removable top grab handle.
    A fold-over flap and dual belt-style straps featuring gunmetal finish brass buckles make for a secure closure.
    UPC: 685987706802
In the Box
  • S Camera Strap for Leica S Medium Format DSLR
  • SL Camera Cover
  • BP-SCL4 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (8.4V, 1860mAh)
  • BC-SCL4 Battery Charger
  • USB 3.0 Micro Type B Cable (9.8')
  • Lens Cleaning Tissue
  • Limited 2-Year or 200,000 Shutter Release Warranty
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    • 1Description
    • Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera
      Imaging
      Lens Mount Leica L
      Camera Format Full-Frame
      Pixels 24 Megapixel
      Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
      Aspect Ratio 3:2
      Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 24 x 36 mm
      File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
      Movies: MOV, MP4
      Bit Depth 14-bit
      Dust Reduction System Yes
      Memory Card Type SDXC
      SDHC
      SD
      Image Stabilization None
      AV Recording
      Video Recording Yes
      Resolution 4096 x 2160: 24 fps
      3840 x 2160: 30 fps, 25 fps
      1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 50 fps, 60 fps
      1920 x 1080: 100 fps, 120 fps
      1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 50 fps, 60 fps
      1280 x 720: 100 fps, 120 fps
      Aspect Ratio 16:9
      Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
      Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
      Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono

      External mic jack available with use of optional AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter

      Focus Control
      Focus Type Auto & Manual
      Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S), Touch AF & Shutter
      Autofocus Points Contrast Detection:49
      Viewfinder/Display
      Viewfinder Type Electronic
      Viewfinder Size 0.66"
      Viewfinder Pixel Count 4,400,000
      Viewfinder Eye Point 20.00 mm
      Viewfinder Coverage 100%
      Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.8x
      Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +2 m
      Display Screen 2.95" Touchscreen   LED (1,040,000)
      Screen Coverage 100%
      Exposure Control
      ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50-50000
      Shutter Type: Mechanical
      Speed: 1/8000 - 60 second
      Type: Mechanical
      Speed: 30 minutes in  Time Mode
      Remote Control RC-SCL4 Remote Release Cable (Optional)
      Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
      Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
      Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
      White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
      Burst Rate Up to 11 fps at 24 MP for up to 33 frames
      Flash
      Flash Modes Manual
      TTL Auto
      Built-in Flash No
      Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 seconds
      Dedicated Flash System TTL
      External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
      Performance
      Continuous Shooting Up to 11 fps
      Self Timer 2 seconds, 12 seconds
      Interval Recording Yes
      Internal Memory None
      Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, X-Sync Socket

      1/8" microphone input and 1/8" headphone output available only with use of optional AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter

      Wi-Fi Capable Yes
      Power
      Battery 1x BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 8.4 VDC, 1860 mAh
      Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
      32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
      Humidity: 0 - 85%
      Physical
      Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5" / 147.0 x 104.0 x 39.0 mm
      Weight 1.86 lb / 847 g with battery
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 10.0 x 7.4"
    • ONA Berlin II Camera Messenger Bag (Black)
      Material of Construction Full-grain leather
      Type of Closure Fold-over flap
      Dual belt-style straps with gunmetal finish brass buckles
      Accommodates 1 Leica M-System camera or another model of similar size
      Up to 3 lenses
      iPad or other tablet of similar size
      Small personal items such as smartphone, earbuds, memory cards, batteries
      Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable shoulder strap with pad
      Removable top grab handle
      Exterior Dimensions 12.5 x 10 x 4.5" / 31.75 x 25.4 x 11.4 cm
      Interior Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x 3.5" / 27.9 x 21.6 x 8.9 cm
      Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 9.7 x 6.7"

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