• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 100,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 60.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Leica SL2-S advantages over Leica M11

  • Less expensive
    $4895 vs $8995 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    500 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    25.0 fps vs 4.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    100000 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M11 advantages over Leica SL2-S

  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    640g vs 931g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    60.3 vs 24.6 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A7 III

Leica SL2-S
Sony A7 III
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $1891
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Leica M11
Sony A7 III
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $1891
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A9 II

Leica SL2-S
Sony A9 II
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Leica M11
Sony A9 II
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon R6

Leica SL2-S
Canon R6
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Leica M11
Canon R6
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Leica SL2-S
Nikon Z6 II
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Leica M11
Nikon Z6 II
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon R3

Leica SL2-S
Canon R3
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Leica M11
Canon R3
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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