Leica Camera is excited to bring the next milestone and icon in the company's longhistory of premium cameras – the new Leica SL2. Building on the platform that was establishedwith the Leica SL when the trailblazing system was introduced in 2015, the Leica SL2 elevatesthe full frame mirrorless segment to new heights with improved performance, refinedergonomics and streamlined controls
- 47 megapixel full frame sensor brings new levels of image quality
- Built-in Body Image Stabilization for steadier shots with all lenses
- 4K recording with Cine Mode for a pro-level video output
- Streamlined menu interface and button layout for easier/faster use
- Improved ergonomics & weather sealed rugged build made in Germany
New Sensor with Body Image Stabilization
The newly developed 47 megapixel full frame CMOSsensor – with an ISO range of 50 - 50,000 – givesphotographers all the resolution they need while stillmaintaining high speeds and versatile low-lightshooting. The integrated BIS system offers up to 5.5stops of stabilization with any lens, including adaptedLeica lenses never before stabilized, allowing stills andvideo to be steadier and helping guarantee sharpimages even in low light with slower shutter speeds.
Streamlined Menu Interface and Button Layout
Furthering Leica's mantra of "Das Wesentliche" (TheEssentials), the Leica SL2 has a simplified interfaceand control scheme. The menu functions for Photoand Video are split up with a graphical interface toclearly identify which one you are in and help younavigate. The three-button control layout of theM10, CL & Q2 has now migrated to the SL2 foreasier controls that are more approachable whilestill customizable enough for even seasoned pros.
Improved Ergonomics and Weather Sealing
Part of what makes the Leica SL-System sospecial is its versatility. The new IP54-ratedweather sealing of the SL2 ensures this versatilecamera can perform in any extreme environment.Additionally, the ergonomics and contours of thecamera have been improved to ensure it can beused for long periods of time without fatigue. Thenew grip material gives a more confident andsecure grip that is comfortable to hold and use.
New Electronic Viewfinder
When the Leica SL debuted in 2015, it set the standardfor EVF performance for years to come. The new OLEDEVF in the Leica SL2 brings even better color fidelityand higher contrast with more resolution andsharpness. This new EVF has 5.76 million dots ofresolution for the highest quality viewing andcomposing experience through a Leica lens.
Evolved Design for an Iconic Leica Identity
For the SL2, the designers at Leica's design officein Munich looked to the brand's heritage forinspiration. Hearkening back to the Leicaflex SLand Leica R3/R4, the SL-System's forebears, theyestablished a more iconic Leica identity for theSL2. Now built from a main chassis of magnesiumand a solid aluminum top, the Leica SL2 marchestowards the future while respecting the past andits legacy.
Leica Object Detection Autofocus System
The advanced contrast-detect autofocus system of theLeica SL2 is capable of face detection and bodydetection, to track moving subjects and maintainpinpoint accuracy. Intelligent-AF (iAF) can be used tofocus on still subjects and begin tracking them assoon as they move. The focusing settings can also befine-tuned by the user to adjust the behavior andtolerances for tracking.
Long Exposures in Less Time
Users now have the option of turning off LongExposure Noise Reduction in the menu of theLeica SL2, allowing photographers who capturelong exposures to work quicker and moreconveniently. Capture detail in even the darkestscenes with a maximum shutter time of 30minutes.
With 8 SL-Lenses alreadyreleased, 3 more announcedin the road map for 2020,adapters for all Leica lensesand the L-Mount Alliance withPanasonic and Sigma, theLeica SL2 has an expansiveand continuously growingselection of optics, both newand classic.
Connectivity – Leica FOTOS 2.0
The Leica SL2 will arrive in anecosystem already established withlenses, adapters, and accessories.Coinciding with its release andfurthering its capabilities is theLeica FOTOS 2.0 app for iOS andAndroid. The existing free app willnow be accompanied by a newLeica FOTOS Pro version on asubscription basis for $49.99 peryear. Leica FOTOS Pro will also beavailable for iPads.
Connectivity – Studio Tethering
Also vital to the system is tetheredshooting for studio photographers.The SL2 uses a USB-C port that canpull triple-duty for charging, datatransfer and tethering. There will benew versions of the Leica ImageShuttle and Adobe Lightroom LeicaTether Plugin for both Windows andMac.
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