Leica SL (Typ 601), Black
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LEICA SL - The New Leica Experience
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Easy, reduced, functional - Leica professional
The Leica SL (Typ 601) represents the pinnacle of design and technology from Leica Camera and is the perfect tool for professionals. Featuring a full-frame, self-cleaning 24 megpixel CMOS sensor, the SL offers the highest possible image quality with the fewest compromises. An integrated 4.4 megapixel electronic viewfinder with 0.8x magnification gives a huge field of view and a bright, crisp overview of the scene. Auto focus speed is class-leading. As an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera, the SL is packed with advanced features such as full weather and dust sealing, a touch-screen rear LCD, Wi-Fi and GPS, dual SD card slots, 4k video, 11 fps burst rate and a versatile lens mount. In addition to the new line of full-frame Leica L lenses, the SL (Typ 601) accepts Leica T-System lenses natively (and automatically crops to an APS-C mode). Leica M, S, R, and cine lenses can be mounted with various Accessories_Adapters.
With its full-frame CMOS sensor, the Leica SL sets new standards in professional camera systems category thanks to the combination of outstanding speed and unrivaled optical performance. With the fastest auto-focus in its class and the exceptional Leica image quality, photographers always achieve brilliant imaging results - in still images and in 4k video.
Made in Germany, the Leica SL is milled from aluminum and the Leica SL lenses have the water repellent Aqua Dura coating. In addition to the SL lenses, the Leica SL can be used with other Leica lenses (S, R, M, T & Cine PL mount) and 3rd party lenses via Accessories_Adapters even for video applications, making it ideal for any photographic situation.
Craftsmanship and Design
The body of the Leica SL is machined from two solid blocks of aluminum and hand-finished to create a unique piece of work. The material used in the construction of the Leica SL guarantees exceptional endurance. The Leica SL and its lenses are sealed against dust and water. This ensures that the SL system is reliable under the toughest conditions.
The Leica SL allows video recordings in FullHD & 4k for professional movie footage. It offers 1080p @ up to 120 fps, 4k (UHD) @ 30 fps & 4k (cine) @ 24 fps. The Leica SL records high-quality moving pictures on the internal SD cards in 4:2:0 8 bit. The HDMI delivers 4:2:2 10 bit for external recorders. With the PL Accessories_Accessories_Adapters, the cinematographer can use the Leica Summicron-C and Leica Summilux-C Cine lenses.
WiFi, SL App
The Leica SL has an integrated WiFi module.The Leica SL App is available as a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store The App allows the user to remotely control the camera via a phone or tablet. The user will be able to set the shutter speed and aperture and capture the scene via the tablet or phone. This makes it easy to shoot remotely from unusual angles.
24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
The Leica SL has a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. The newly developed processor from the Leica Maestro II series processes the data arriving from the sensor with such speed that it allows continuous shooting at a rate of 11 frames per second at full resolution, much faster than other comparable cameras.
Leica SL Lenses
The Leica SL lenses are full-frame AF lenses designed for professional needs. With the highest image performance at every aperture and distance, the new Leica SL Autofocus is the fastest AF available for full-frame system cameras. The SL lenses are silent and offer precise AF. All SL lenses have an AquaDura hydrophobic coating on the outer lens elements. The lenses are sealed to protect from dust and water.
- Fastest frame rate of 11 fps at full resolution of 24 MP
- Fastest SD Standard UHS II, unlimited burst shooting in JPEG mode
- Ultrasonic Sensor Cleaning
- Best video quality with Full HD & 4K video recordings
- Optimized for all Leica lenses
- WiFi enabled
- 4.4 megapixel electronic viewfinder
- GPS built-in
- 2.95" Touch back LED screen
- Milled aluminum housing with dust/spray water sealing
- Made in Germany
Camera type: Digital mirrorless Lens mount: Leica L-Mount Applicable lenses: Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH.
Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8–4
Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
Lenses from the Leica T Camera System, Leica M-Lenses with Leica M-Adapter T, Leica S-Lenses with
Leica S-Adapter L, Leica R-Lenses with Leica R-Adapter L and Leica Cine lenses with Leica PL-Adapter
Sensor: 24-MP-CMOS-Sensor (24 x 36 mm) Resolution: Full Frame (24 MP): 6000 x 4000 Pixel, APS-C (10
MP): 3936 x 2624 Pixel
Filter: IR-Filter, no Lowpass Filter ISO: ISO 50–ISO 50000 Sensor Cleaning: Ultrasonic self-cleaning CMOS sensor Processor Leica Maestro II series Internal RAM: 2 GB: 33 DNGs or 30 JPEGs and DNGs Image Data Format: JPEG, DNG Color depth: 14 bit (DNG), 8 bit (JPEG) JPEG: Color Space Adobe RGB, ECI RGB, sRGB Motion: MP4, MOV Resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160) @ 24 fps; 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 25 and
30 fps; 1080 @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100 and 120 fps;
720 @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100 and 120 fps
8 bit (recording); 10 bit (HDMI not recording) Color sampling: 4:2:2/10 bit (HDMI only); 4:2:0/8 bit (recording on SD
Video: V-Log L gamma selectable Audio: Manual/Auto; Stereo microphone, 48 kHz, 16 bit; Wind
Audio external via Audio-Adapter: Audio-In (3.5 mm phone jack), Audio-Out (3.5 mm
Movie Length: Max. duration: 29 min, Max. size: 4 GB
SXAG, 4.4 MP
Size: 0.66" Eye Point: 20 mm Field of View: 37° Magnification: x 0.80 (With 50 mm lens at infinity, −1 dpt) Frame coverage: 100 % Diopter correction: −4 to +2 Eye Sensor: Yes Live View: Operating Modes: Video- and Photo-Live-View
separated; Frame rate: up to 60 fps; Exposure simulation
Optional information: Focus Peaking, Histogram,
Clipping/Zebra, Level, Grid Overlay (3 x 3, 6 x 4),
Aspect Ratio (1.33:1; 1.66:1; 1.78:1; 1.85:1; 2.35:1;
2.4:1), Safe Area (80 %; 90 %; 92.5 %; 95 %)
Storage: SD 1 slot (UHS II) with maximum writing speed 100
MB/s, SD 2 slot (UHS I) with maximum writing speed
Focusing: Contrast AF Focus Modes: AF-S (focus priority), AF-C (shutter priority), MF,
AF Modes: Static, Dynamic (tracking), Auto (face detection) AF Size: Point, Field, Zone (9 Fields) AF Steps: 37 or 49 Fields AF Assist Lamp: Built in Exposure Modes: Program Mode (P), Shutter speed priority mode (T),
Aperture priority mode (A) and manual mode (M
Exposure Metering Modes: Center weighted, Multi zone, Spot Exposure Compensation: ±3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV-steps Exposure Bracketing: 3/5/7 images in 1/2/3 aperture steps; additional direct
White Balance: Preset Auto, Daylight 5200 K, Cloudy 6000 K, Shade
7000 K, Tungsten 3200 K, HMI 5600 K, Fluorescent
warm 4000 K, Fluorescent cool 4500 K, Flash 5400 K,
Greycard, Manual color temperature 2000 K to 11500 K
Focal plane shutter Drive Modes: Single, Continuous slow S (4 fps), Continuous medium
M (7 fps), Continuous fast F (11 fps), Self timer 2 s, Self
timer 12 s, Interval, Exposure Bracketing, Time
exposures up to 30 min
Shutter speed: 1/8000 s to 60 s, time exposures up to 30 min, Max.
frame rate 11 fps,
Standard X-jack, Hot shoe with Sync. and TTL-Mode
X-Synchronization: 1/250 s Wi-Fi: Built in, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.5 GHz) GPS: Built in, Automatic time and date, Sensitivity < 1° Power supply: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, Nominal voltage 8.4
V, Capacity at least 1860 mAh; Lifetime per charge
approx. 400 shoots; Charging time: approx. 180 min;
Charger: 100–240 V 50/60 Hz 0.25 A with Accessories_Adapters
Touch Screen: 2.95" Touch Back light LED with Anti-fingerprint and
Anti-scratch coating; 1.04 Mio. pixels; Format 3:2;
View angle: 170°; Colors: 16 Million; Frame coverage:
Top Display: 1.28" highly reflective monochrome LCD; 128 x 128
dots; View angle 120°; Anti-fingerprint coating
Milled Aluminium Dust/Spray water sealing: Provided Interfaces: USB 3.0 Micro Type B; HDMI Type A; Multi connector
adapter for Audio-Out 3.5 mm/Audio-In 3.5 mm; Multi
Connector cable release; ISO accessory shoe with center
and control contacts for flash units; Standard X-jack;
Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional
Tripod thread: A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4") with anti-twist locking pin Dimensions/Weight: 147 x 104 x 39 mm (W x H x D)/
approx. 771/847 g (with/without battery)
Working conditions: Approx. 0°– 40°C, max. 85 % humidity Scope of delivery: Camera body, Camera strap, Lens mount cap, Battery,
Battery Charger with international adapter, USB 3.0-cable, Manual, Warranty Card, Leica Lens cleaning
Software: Remote Control (USB): Leica Image Shuttle SL; Remote
Control (Wi-Fi): Leica SL app (Android/iOS)
Warranty: 2 years or 200,000 releases