• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000

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Differences

Sony A7S II advantages over Leica SL2

  • Less expensive
    $2398 vs $6595
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.40 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Lighter weight
    627g vs 928g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica SL2 advantages over Sony A7S II

  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    16 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1229k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 63 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    78 vs 28 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Comfortable and surprisingly compact camera body; Improved low light performance; Built-in image stabilization; Wide range of usable ISOs; More sophisticated autofocus performance; Excellent video capabilities.

  • Relatively low resolution; Mediocre continuous shooting performance; No built-in flash; No losslessly compressed RAW option.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7S

Sony A7S II
Sony A7S
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $2248
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Leica SL2
Sony A7S
  • $6595
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2248
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A9

Sony A7S II
Sony A9
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Leica SL2
Sony A9
  • $6595
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7S III

Sony A7S II
Sony A7S III
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $4464
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Leica SL2
Sony A7S III
  • $6595
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
  • $4464
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony A7S II
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3321
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Leica SL2
Nikon Z7 II
  • $6595
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $3321
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A1

Sony A7S II
Sony A1
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
Leica SL2
Sony A1
  • $6595
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
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