• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000

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Differences

Canon SL3 advantages over Leica SL2

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $4085*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1070 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Leica SL2 advantages over Canon SL3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.54x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    78 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon SL3
Canon SL2
  • $624
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Leica SL2
Canon SL2
  • $5992
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T7

Canon SL3
Canon T7
  • $624
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $469
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Leica SL2
Canon T7
  • $5992
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $469
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon SL3
Nikon D3500
  • $624
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Leica SL2
Nikon D3500
  • $5992
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica M10-R

Canon SL3
Leica M10-R
  • $624
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica SL2
Leica M10-R
  • $5992
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony A1

Canon SL3
Sony A1
  • $624
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica SL2
Sony A1
  • $5992
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
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