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Leica SL2 Mirrorless Camera (Black)

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Leica SL2 Mirrorless Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 47.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Maestro III Image Processor
  • 5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Mag. EyeRes OLED EVF
  • 3.2" 2.1m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
Pairing sophistication with flexible imaging capabilities, the black Leica SL2 is the second-generation SL camera mixing apt photo and video specifications with a refined design. Featuring a 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro III image processor, fast and fluent performance enables up to 20 fps continuous shooting, 6 fps shooting with AF-C, 5K video at 30 fps, and DCI 4K60 video with 10-bit color sampling. The sensor's design also incorporates a Leica Object Detection AF system, which uses 225 selectable AF areas for fast and accurate performance. Also complementing photo and video applications, a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.
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Leica SL2 Overview

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Leica SL2: Made to Inspire
Pairing sophistication with flexible imaging capabilities, the black Leica SL2 is the second-generation SL camera mixing apt photo and video specifications with a refined design. Featuring a 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro III image processor, fast and fluent performance enables up to 20 fps continuous shooting, 6 fps shooting with AF-C, 5K video at 30 fps, and DCI 4K60 video with 10-bit color sampling. The sensor's design also incorporates a Leica Object Detection AF system, which uses 225 selectable AF areas for fast and accurate performance. Also complementing photo and video applications, a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.
Beyond updated imaging, the SL2 also features an updated body design that includes a new 5.76m-dot EyeRes OLED EVF and a large 3.2" 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD. A top status LCD is also featured for quick recognition of shooting settings and dual UHS-II-compatible SD memory card slots offer file-saving flexibility. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work in conjunction with the Leica FOTOs app for wireless file transferring and remote camera control.
Object Detection Autofocus System
For accelerated autofocus performance, a Leica Object Detection AF system quickly calculates the distance to subjects and adjusts the focusing position with sensor and lens communication occurring at rates up to 480 fps. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications through the use of a Body Detection mode. It also features 225 selectable AF areas, which provide excellent control over where the camera will focus.
47.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Maestro III Processor
Featuring a full-frame 47.3MP CMOS sensor and Maestro III image processor, the SL2's imaging capabilities have been optimized for high-resolution recording along with notable sensitivity, a wide 14-stop dynamic range, and flexible recording modes. The sensor's design omits a low-pass filter in order to maintain the highest degree of sharpness and resolution. When paired with the Maestro processor, noise levels are further suppressed throughout the sensitivity range, from ISO 50-50000, and processing capabilities further yield fast full-resolution continuous shooting speeds up to 20 fps with an electronic shutter, 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, and 6 fps with a mechanical shutter and AF-C, for up to 78 consecutive DNG files.
5K and 4K Video Recording
Beyond stills shooting, the SL2 is a capable video camera featuring up to 5K (4992 x 3744) recording with 10-bit color, as well as DCI, UHD 4K, and Full HD settings. Also, high-speed recording modes for UHD 4K60, with 30 fps playback, and Full HD 180 fps, with 30 fps playback, offer 2x and 6x slower motion, respectively.

Complementing the video quality, a dedicated Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) Photo Style mode and L-Log gamma profile can be used to expand highlight and shadow details and offer greater flexibility when color grading. Additionally, recording to an optional external recorder is possible, via the HDMI Type A port, and support for an external microphone and headphones are also available via dedicated 3.5mm jacks.
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
Helping to achieve the utmost sharpness when photographing handheld, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization compensates for a broad range of movement types to render sharper, clearer imagery.

Using sensor-shift stabilization technology, the SL2 also features a Multishot mode to capture and compile eight separate exposure to create a single 187MP raw or JPEG file. Suitable for static subjects and when working on a tripod, this mode creates a more highly detailed and color accurate image than a single shot alone can produce and produces an image with a 16736 x 11168-pixel resolution.
Body Design
  • Used in conjunction with other members of the L-Mount Alliance, the L lens mount is a versatile interface with a mount diameter of 51.6mm and a flange distance of 20mm for working with a broad range of optics.
  • An impressive EyeRes EVF is a high-resolution 5.76m-dot OLED finder offering a clear 0.78x configurable viewing magnification along with a smooth 120 fps refresh rate, 0.005 sec lag, and 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
  • Large 3.2" 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD is a bright, clear means for live view shooting as well as playback and menu navigation. This screen also uses Gorilla Glass for a highly durable design.
  • In addition to the rear LCD, a 1.28" top status LCD can also be used for quickly reviewing shooting settings, even when the camera is powered off.
  • Durable, weather-sealed magnesium-alloy construction is splash, dust, and freezeproof to accommodate working in harsh weather conditions and trying environments.
  • Dual UHS-II-compatible SD memory card slots offer flexible image storage, allowing you to segregate raw and JPEG files to different cards, save duplicate files to both cards, or simply double your storage space with overflow recording.
  • A USB Type-C port allows for fast file transferring as well as high-speed in-camera battery charging. Additionally, an HDMI Type A port benefits video applications, and 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks suit advanced audio recording needs.
  • BP-SCL4 rechargeable lithium-ion battery is rated for approximately 370 shots per charge when working with the rear monitor.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, when used in conjunction with the Leica FOTOS app for iOS and Android, permits sharing imagery directly to a linked mobile device and also enables remote control over the Q2 and remote shooting via a live view image. Additionally, Bluetooth LE helps to maintain a permanent connection between the mobile device and the camera, enabling remote waking of the camera and automatic connection anytime within range.

Leica SL2 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Leica L
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 47.3 Megapixel (8368 x 5584)
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 50,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 50,000)
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 47.3 MP
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV 10-Bit
4992 x 3744 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
H.264/MP4 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0b Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh (Approx. 370 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Leica L
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 47.3 Megapixel (8368 x 5584)
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
Additional Modes: 1.6x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 1800 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/40000 to 1 Second
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 50,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 50,000)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Partial
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Halogen, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 47.3 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 DNG
46.7 MP (8368 x 5584)
3:2 JPEG
46.7 MP (8368 x 5584)
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
12 MP (4272 x 2848)
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
DNG, JPEG
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV 10-Bit
4992 x 3744 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
H.264/MP4 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
AC-3 Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0b Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Leica FOTOS
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
2,100,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution
5,760,000 Dot
Eye Point
21 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +2
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Contrast Detection: 225
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-2 to +2 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
22 to 72°F / -10 to 40°C
General
Battery Type
1x BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh (Approx. 370 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Aluminum, Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.75 x 4.21 x 1.65" / 146 x 107 x 42 mm
Weight
1.84 lb / 835 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.74 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12 x 11.8 x 1"

Leica SL2 Reviews

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Is camera generated timecode carried on the hdmi ...

Is camera generated timecode carried on the hdmi output?
Asked by: James
The SL2 generates a Free Run or Rec Run Time Code and is written to the recorded file. It goes through HDMI. You can set a time or use the camera time. Free run means the timer continues whether the camera is recording or not. Rec run means the timer only runs while the camera is recording.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-11-21

what is in the box?

what is in the box?
Asked by: Charles
In the Box Leica SL2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Leica BP-SCL4 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (8.4V, 1860mAh) Leica BC-SCL4 Battery Charger Leica SL Camera Cover Leica S Camera Strap for Leica S Medium Format DSLR Limited 2-Year Warranty
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-29

Do I have to turn off the IBIS when using it on a ...

Do I have to turn off the IBIS when using it on a tripod?
Asked by: Hok Tak Paul
Leica recommends turning off the IBIS when using a tripod. There is a slight difference in image sharpness when leaving IBIS on.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-11-21

Is it 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording?

Is it 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
The SL2 features internal 4K (DCI or UHD) 4:2:2 10-bit 24p/30p video capture using the full width of the sensor, along with 4:2:0 8-bit 4Kp60 internal recording with that same full-frame view. If you want 4:2:2 10-bit 4K at 60p, you can get that using an external recorder.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2019-11-13

Does the Camera moire in video mode.? What is the ...

Does the Camera moire in video mode.? What is the best asa for Video.? I heard no more than 800asa.
Asked by: Gerardo
Being a high megapixel sensor, yes you will notice some moire. The SL2 can handle a bit more ISO than 800, it's all really preference. It can still give you clean results at 1600/3200.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-10-12

Are V60 speed rated cards sufficient for SL2...or ...

Are V60 speed rated cards sufficient for SL2...or V90 has to be used?
Asked by: Grzegorz
For photography related things V60 is totally fine. V90 would be best for sustained video recording in 4K.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-11-30

Will there be a new HG SL4 SL to go with it or ...

Will there be a new HG SL4 SL to go with it or will the original be the only grip to work with the new SL2 system?
Asked by: Miller
There is a new Multi Function Handgrip HGP-SLC6 for the SL2 B&H # LEHGSCL6, Leica # 16061.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-10-24

Is there a way to add GPS functionality to the ...

Is there a way to add GPS functionality to the SL2?
Asked by: Tim
Leica SL2 does not have built in GPS but you can utilize GPS functionality through the Leica FOTOS app version 2.0 as mentioned in the previous answer with the SL2.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-02-12
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