• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 100,000

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Differences

Leica TL2 advantages over Leica SL2-S

  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    399g vs 931g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Leica SL2-S advantages over Leica TL2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.92 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    25.0 fps vs 20.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 29 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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX500

Leica TL2
Samsung NX500
  • $2545
  • APS-C
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2-S
Samsung NX500
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica TL

Leica TL2
Leica TL
  • $2545
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Leica SL2-S
Leica TL
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica CL

Leica TL2
Leica CL
  • $2545
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $3195
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica SL2-S
Leica CL
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3195
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon R6

Leica TL2
Canon R6
  • $2545
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $2166
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica SL2-S
Canon R6
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2166
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Canon R3

Leica TL2
Canon R3
  • $2545
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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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