• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Leica SL2
SL (Typ 601) vs SL2
 
General
Model Number: SL (Typ 601) M-D (Typ 262)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Rangefinder
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $7449.99 $5995.00
Street Price: $4,342.72 $5,995.00
Date Available: 2015-11-20 2016-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 29.9 oz (847 g)
includes batteries
25.4 oz (720 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in.
(147 x 104 x 39 mm)
5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in.
(139 x 80 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 24.0
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 855.62mm2 (35.80mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.00 microns 5.99 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 88  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 25.0  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.4  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,821  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2)
5976 x 3992 (23.9 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG , .DNG RAW (lossless compressed)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.6 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes No
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio  
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica L bayonet Leica M bayonet
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:   Varies with lens used
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes No
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect AF: 49 or 37 zones; Point, Field, Zone (9 Fields); Static, Dynamic (tracking), Auto (face detection); AF-S (focus priority), AF-C (shutter priority), MF, Touch-AF N/A (Manual focus with OVF)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No n/a
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / No LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 0.66-inch, 4.4M-dot SXGA+ LCD, 0.80x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 4,400,000 dots (1,470,000 pixels) n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.80x 0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.80x 0.68x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes No
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 0.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots  
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 50000 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 50 200
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 ISO 200 to 6400 in 1/3EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes No
White Balance Settings: 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 (custom), Manual color temperature 2000K to 11500K N/A (RAW capture only)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-field, Center-weighted, Spot OVF: TTL Center-weighted with working aperture
Program Auto Exposure: Yes No
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:   N/A
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: TTL Auto, Manual Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58); First or second curtain sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, X-Sync terminal SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II No UHS support
Other Memory: Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I  
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG .DNG RAW (lossless compressed)
Movie File Format: H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio  
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired or via Wi-Fi Threaded cable release
Connections (extended): USB 3.0 Micro Type B port; HDMI Type A port; Multi Connector supports adapter for 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks or a cable release; X-Sync socket; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.37  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.37  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.6 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.5  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 33  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.5  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 32  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.061 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.046 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.1 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 400 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 8.4V, 1860mAh Proprietary 7.4v 1800mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Remote Control (USB): Leica Image Shuttle SL; Remote Control (Wi-Fi): Leica SL app (Android/iOS) Free download of Adobe Lightroom for registered owners
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: