AED 18,500 (Inclusive of VAT)
Two worlds. One choice.
- Technical Specs
Leica presents its most versatile camera for photography and videography to date.
Wetzlar, December 10, 2020. With the new SL2-S, Leica introduces a perfect solution for anyone seeking outstanding imaging performance – not only in their photographs, but also in their video productions. With its new, 24-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and two separate recording modes for photos and videos, the new Leica SL2-S offers the best of both media in one all-metal, state-of-the-art body built for long-term durability.
The Leica SL2-S expands the multi-faceted SL-System with a versatile full-frame camera that serves as an alternative to the Leica SL2. The SL2-S is the perfect choice for customers who favor fast operation over the exceptionally high resolution of the Leica SL2. With its especially high operating speed (which enables continuous shooting rates of up to 25 frames per second at full resolution), and its pro-level video capabilities (facilitating 10-bit 4K video recordings with no video length limits), the SL2-S sets new benchmarks within the SL-System.
- The new 24 MP CMOS-BSI full-frame sensor is designed to deliver the legendary Leica look for photo and video
- Professional video capabilities with 4K 10bit 4:2:2 and C4k 10bit 4:2:2
- Made in Germany: High quality milled aluminum top cover and bottom and IP54 protection.
- The perfect fast all-round camera with Capture One 21 Integration and Adobe Lightroom Integration
- Seamless support of a wide range of lenses from the L-Mount Alliance, the M-System and Leitz Cine lenses.
- Super fast shooting speed up to 25 fps for DNG and a 4GB buffer
- Multishot Mode with up to 96MP
The core element of the Leica SL2-S is the newly developed BSI-CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 24 megapixels. The data collected by the sensor is processed by the camera’s Maestro-III processor in conjunction with the generous, 4-gigabyte buffer memory. This, for the first time, enables virtually open-ended burst recordings at up to 9 frames per second, whereby the burst length in JPEG format is only limited by the storage capacity of the installed memory cards.
The Leica SL2-S features a suspended image sensor, which provides a highly efficient, multi-axis image stabilization in connection with any Leica lens. This sensor-shift technology also facilitates multishot capturing, whereby eight shots are calculated into one image with a fourfold resolution of 96 megapixels. The high sensitivity of up to ISO 100,000 – combined with the fast autofocus and in body image stabilization – enables photographers to capture excellent images in almost all types of light.
The Leica SL2-S is the first SL model to enable direct tethered shooting with Capture One 21. This gives users the option of full remote control of the camera via the computer. In addition, the SL2-S can also be tethered to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. A time-limited Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan is included when purchasing the camera.
With the exception of the image sensor, the Leica SL2-S has the same core attributes as the SL2 (such as the unique operating concept and high-resolution Leica EyeRes® viewfinder), and shares the SL2’s entire accessory range. Of course, the all-metal camera also features a dust and water protection rating of IP54, and is produced in Germany to the highest quality standards.
Perfect for creative videographers
The Leica SL2-S provides not just photographers, but also videographers and cinematographers with outstanding possibilities – which are continuously optimized via the firmware updates released for SL-System cameras on an ongoing basis. The Leica SL2-S captures 10-bit 4:2:2 videos with Leica’s L-LOG gamma, at frame rates of up to 60 fps. Thanks to the integrated viewing LUTs, the user is able to have full control throughout the recording. Another pro-level trait is the camera’s unlimited recording time for videos, which means that the video length is only limited by the respective (internal or external) memory.
In future, the camera will also support the highly efficient HEVC video compression standard for 10-bit recordings up to 4K/60p. Videos can also be split into one-minute segments, in order to minimise the risk of data loss. Other enhancing features, such as the integrated waveform monitor and the automatic Follow Focus, will be added with the next firmware update – further enhancing the camera’s suitability for professional applications.
Being equipped with the L-Mount makes the Leica SL2-S fully compatible with not just the SL-System’s extensive lens portfolio, but also with TL lenses and, via adapter, lenses from the Leica M, R and S-System. The L-Mount Alliance provides SL2-S owners with access to over 40 autofocus lenses. In addition, Leitz Cine lenses – which are highly coveted among film-makers across the board – can also be adapted to the Leica SL2-S.
Camera Leica SL2S Camera type Mirrorless full-frame system camera Type no. 9584 Buffer memory 4 GB: DNG™: 999 recordings / JPG: > 999 recordings Storage medium UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card Material Full-metal housing made of aluminum and magnesium, leatherette, cover, splash-water protected in compliance with IEC standard 60529 (protection type IP54). Lens mount Leica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and camera Operating conditions -10 to +40°C Interfaces ISO accessory shoe with additional control contacts, HDMI jack 2.0b Type A, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, Audio-Out 3.5 mm/Audio-In 3.5 mm, communication interface in the base cover for multifunction hand grip Tripod thread A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base Dimensions (WxHxD) 146 x 107 x 83 mm Weight approx. 850 g (without battery), approx. 931 g (with battery) Sensor Sensor size CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 5.94 μm / Full frame (24.6 MP): 6072 x 4056 pixels / APS-C (10.6 MP): 3984 x 2656 pixels Image Stabilization 5 axis Body Image Stabilization. Camera stabilizes up to 5.5 stops. Filter RGB color filter, UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter Processor Leica Maestro series (Maestro III) File formats Photo: Photo: DNG™ (raw data), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF, Exif 2.31)
Video: MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format:
2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, LPCM)
Picture resolution DNG™: DNG™: 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 MP), JPG: 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 MP), 4272 x 2848 pixels (12.2 MP),2976 x 1984 pixels (5.9 MP) APS-C: DNG: 3963 x 2624 pixels (10.3 MP), JPG: 3963 x 2624 pixels (10.3MP), 2736 x 1824 pixels (5 MP),
1920 x 1280 pixels (2.5MP)
Color depth DNG™: DNG™: 14 bit, 12 Bit (super high continuous shooting), JPG: 8 bit Color space Picture: Picture: sRGB, Video: Rec. 709/Rec. 2020 (HLG/L-Log) File size DNG™: DNG™: approx. 44 MB, JPG: depending on resolution and image content. Video: unlimited, max. file size: 96 GB Recording Mode Video Video mode: P – A – S – M / Cine mode: M Video resolution 35 mm – C4K (17:9) 4096×2160 pixels (Sensor range: 6000 x 3168 pixels)
35 mm – 4K (16:9) 3840×2160 pixels (Sensor range: 6000 x 3368 pixels)
35 mm – Full HD (16:9) 1920×1080 pixels (Sensor range: 6000 x 3368 pixels)
APS-C – C4K (17:9) 4096×2160 pixels (Sensor range: 4128 x 2176 pixels)
APS-C – 4K (16:9) 3840×2160 pixels (Sensor range: 3984 x 2240 pixels)
APS-C – Full HD 1920×1080 pixels (Sensor range: 3984 x 2240 pixels)
Video Frame rate MOV C4K: 59,94 B/s,4:2:0/8 Bit(SD),4:2:2/10 Bit(HDMI),APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,150Mbps
MOV C4K: 50 B/s,4:2:0/8 Bit(SD),4:2:2/10 Bit (HDMI),APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,150Mbps
MOV C4K: 29,97 B/s,4:2:2/10 Bit(SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,400Mbps
MOV C4K: 25 B/s,4:2:2/10 Bit(SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,400Mbps
MOV C4K: 24 B/s,4:2:2/10 Bit(SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,400 Mbps
MOV 4K: 59,94 B/s,4:2:0/8 Bit(SD),4:2:2/10 Bit(HDMI),APS-C, H.264,Long GOP,150 Mbps
MOV 4K:50 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit(SD),4:2:2/10 Bit(HDMI),APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,150 Mbps
MOV 4K:29,97 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit(SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,400 Mbps
MOV 4K:25 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit(SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,400 Mbps
MOV 4K:23,98 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit(SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,400 Mbps
MOV FHD:180 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit(SD & HDMI),APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MOV FHD:150 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit(SD & HDMI),APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MOV FHD:120 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MOV FHD:100 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MOV FHD:59,94 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,200 Mbps
MOV FHD:50 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,200 Mbps
MOV FHD:29,97 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,200 Mbps
MOV FHD:25 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,200 Mbps
MOV FHD:23,98 B/s 4:2:2/10 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,ALL-I,200 Mbps
MP4 4K: 59,94 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),APS-C, H.264,Long GOP,150Mbps
MP4 4K: 50 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),APS-C, H.264,Long GOP,150Mbps
MP4 4K: 29,97 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,100 Mbps
MP4 4K: 25 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,100 Mbps
MP4 4K: 23,98 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,100 Mbps
MP4 FHD: 180 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MP4 FHD:150 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MP4 FHD:120 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MP4 FHD:100 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MP4 FHD:59,94 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,28 Mbps
MP4 FHD:50 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,28 Mbps
MP4 FHD:29,97 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MP4 FHD:25 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,20 Mbps
MP4 FHD:23,98 B/s 4:2:0/8 Bit (SD & HDMI),35mm & APS-C,H.264,Long GOP,24 Mbps
Bit Rate 8/10 bit for recordings on SD card, 10 bit via HDMI output Video Gamma Rec. 709, L-Log Rec. 2020, HLG Rec. 2020 Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution: 5,760,000 dots, 120 fps, magnification: 0.78x, aspect ratio: 4:3, frame coverage: 100%, exit pupil position:21 mm, setting range +2/-4 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switchover between viewfinder and LCD panel, time delay 0.005 s LCD panel 3.2“ (backlight LED) with anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch coating, 2,100,000 pixels (dots), format 3:2, touch control available Top display 1.28“ highly reflective trans-reflective monochrome LCD, 128 x 128 pixels, viewing angle 120°; anti-fingerprint coating Shutter Shutter type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter/electronic shutter Shutter speeds Mech. shutter: bulb, 30 min to 1⁄8000 s / Electr. shutter function: 60 s to 1⁄16000 s / Flash Synch: up to 1/250 s Shutter button Two-stage (1st stage: Activation of the camera electronics including autofocus and exposure metering, 2nd stage: Taking the picture) Self-timer Delay time: 2 s or 12 s Picture Series Single Continuous Low Speed (3 fps), Continuous Medium Speed (6 fps), Continuous High Speed (10 fps without AFc/AE/WB), Continuous Super Speed (20 fps with electr. shutter function without AFc/AE/WB), Interval Shooting, Exposure Bracketing, Multishot Multishot Generates 2 DNGs: 1x 24 MP, 1x 96 MP (8 pictures are combined into one high-res image) Focusing Focus Mode Automatic (Autofocus in modes iAF/AFs/AFc/Touch AF) or manual. With manual setting: Auto Magnification and Focus Peaking optionally available as focus aids Autofocus system Based on contrast metering and depth mapping Autofocus modes Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing), AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved Autofocus Metering Methods Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object tracking, optional Touch AF Autofocus Metering Fields 225 Exposure Exposure metering TTL (“Through The Lens” exposure metering) Exposure Metering Methods Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field Exposure modes Automatic program (P), Aperture priority (A): manual aperture setting, Shutter priority mode (S): manual shutter speed setting Manual (M): manual setting for shutter speed and aperture Exposure Compensation ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments or 1/2 EV increments Automatic bracketing 3 or 5 exposures, up to ±3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments Shift function: up to ±3 EV, additional JPG-HDR ISO sensitivity range Auto ISO: ISO 100 to ISO 100000 Manual: ISO 50 to ISO 100000 White balance Automatic (Auto), Daylight 5200 K, Cloudy 6000 K, Shadow 7000 K, Tungsten 3200 K, HMI 5600 K, Fluorescent Warm 4000 K, Fluorescent Cold 4500 K, Flash 5400 K, Gray Card Live View, Gray Card, Color Temperature 2000 K to 11500 K Flash Flash unit connector Accessory shoe Flash sync time : 1⁄250 s, slower shutter speeds available, automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica flash units if sync time is undercut Flash exposure metering Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF 26, 40, 58, 60, 64) or with system-compatible flash units, flash remote control SF C1 Flash exposure compensation SF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments, SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments Equipment Microphone Stereo internal + microphone input 3.5 mm stereo jack + power supply voltage (approx. 2.5 V) Speaker Mono internal + headphones output 3.5 mm stereo jack WLAN The Leica FOTOS app is required to use the WLAN function. The Leica app is available from the Apple App Store™ or the Google Play Store™. Compliant with Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, channel 1-11 (2412-2462 MHz) and Wi-Fi IEEE802.11ac, 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz, channel 39-48 (5180-5240 MHz), channel 52-64 (5260-5320 MHz), channel 100-140(5500-5700 MHz) (standard WLAN protocol), encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™ Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)), 2402 to 2480 MHz GPS Via Leica FOTOS app Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean Power supply Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.2 V (DC); capacity: 1860 mAh (min.); charging time: approx. 140 min(after deep discharge); manufacturer: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co. Ltd., Made in China Approx. 510 shots (according to CIPA standard, with auto power-off 10s), approx. 1430 shots (according to CIPA standard, adjusted shooting cycle*, with auto power-off 5s)*Alternating: switch on, one exposure every 3s, switch off after 10 exposures, 5min waiting time; switch on, one exposure every 3s, switch off after 50 exposures, 5min waiting time USB Power Supply USB charger function in standby mode or when switched off, USB power supply when switched on Charger (Leica BC-SCL4) Input: AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.25 A, automatic switchover; Output: DC 8.4 V 0.85 A; Manufacturer: Salom Electric(Xiamen) Co., Ltd., Made in China
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