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

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Differences

Leica SL2 advantages over Leica SL2-S

  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 24.6 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Leica SL2-S advantages over Leica SL2

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    500 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    25.0 fps vs 20.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    100000 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

  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon Z7

Leica SL2
Nikon Z7
  • $6697
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2-S
Nikon Z7
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2497
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Canon R6

Leica SL2
Canon R6
  • $6697
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica SL2-S
Canon R6
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Leica SL2
Nikon Z7 II
  • $6697
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2-S
Nikon Z7 II
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony A1

Leica SL2
Sony A1
  • $6697
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2-S
Sony A1
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • High resolution composite
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon R3

Leica SL2
Canon R3
  • $6697
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
Leica SL2-S
Canon R3
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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