The Leica SL2 is now available to pre-order in Bhphotovideo.com Store and shipping will starts from November 21, 2019, at a recommended retail price of $5,995.
Along with the mirrorless camera, Leica has also introduced the HG-SCL6 Multi Function Handgrip. It will extend battery life and provide a comfortable grip when shooting in the vertical orientation. It can accept one additional BP-SCL4 battery to effectively double the overall battery life, and incorporates a secondary shutter button and control dials for intuitive operation. It is also listed for pre-orders via Bhphotovideo.com at a price of $995.
Leica has introduced an SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera equipped with a 47.3MP CMOS sensor (8368 x 5584 pixels) without a low-pass filter and 4GB of buffer memory for 78 RAW images (DNG, 14 bit) or more than 100 in JPG. The Leica SL2 also includes a Leica Maestro processor (Maestro III), an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a resolution of 5.76 million pixels and a refresh rate of 120 frames per second, a lag of 0.005 s, an increase of 0.78x and 100% frame coverage.
The focusing system received 225 points, sensor sensitivity range is from ISO 100 to 50,000. There are two LCD screens: the main 3.2-inch touch screen, with LED backlight, anti-fingerprint and scratch coating, 2.1 million pixels, and the upper one – 1.28-inch monochrome with a high reflection coefficient, 128 x 128 pixels, 120 degrees viewing angle and also with fingerprint coating.
The shutter speed of the Leica SL2: a mechanical is from 30 minutes to 1/8000, electronic from 1 s to 1/40000 s. Flash sync speed – up to 1/250 s. The continuous shooting speed is up to 10 fps (20 fps with the electronic shutter function without AF).
As for storage using SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards with support for UHS-II. The case of the Leica mirrorless camera is all-metal from aluminum and magnesium, has leather covers, is protected from water splashes in accordance with IEC 60529 (protection type IP54). The lens mount is a Leica L. The camera provides performance at temperatures from -10 to +40 ° C.
For connectivity, we note the HDMI jack 2.0b Type A, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C and audio input/output 3.5 mm. The camera received IEEE802.11ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi modules, Bluetooth v4.2, a Leica BP-SCL4 battery with 1860mAh capacity, which provides 370 frames according to the CIPA standard (without EVF). Video recording mode is limited to 5K 29.97 fps, C4K 59.94 fps, and FullHD can be shot at speeds up to 180 fps. The dimensions of Leica SL2 (W x H x D) are 146 x 107 x 42 mm, and weight – approx. 835 g (without battery).
The Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera will go on sale at a price of EUR 5990 – approximately $6633.