• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 45.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

Buy From

Differences

Leica SL2 advantages over Canon R5

  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon R5 advantages over Leica SL2

  • Less expensive
    $4999 vs $5989*
    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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

Buy From

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R III

Leica SL2
Sony A7R III
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon R5
Sony A7R III
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Nikon Z7

Leica SL2
Nikon Z7
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon R5
Nikon Z7
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Leica SL2
Sony A7R IV
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon R5
Sony A7R IV
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Sony A9 II

Leica SL2
Sony A9 II
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon R5
Sony A9 II
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC

Compared to Leica M10-R

Leica SL2
Leica M10-R
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
Canon R5
Leica M10-R
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
Compare Other Cameras?