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Introducing the new Leica SL – a brand new mirrorless system camera from Leica, offering an impressive set of specifications and innovative features, and delivering exceptional Leica quality. The camera’s 24 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and perfectly matched components – from the premium-quality SL lenses to the built-in electronic viewfinder – guarantee exceptional imaging performance for professional photographers.

EyeRes viewfinder and touchscreen display for total control of every picture

Developed specifically for the Leica SL, the electronic viewfinder is the first of its kind to feature Leica EyeRes technology. With an imperceptible latency time, an impressive resolution of 4.4 million pixels and magnification reminiscent of a medium format camera, this electronic viewfinder offers an entirely new visual experience and numerous advantages: the final image is visible in the viewfinder before the shutter release is pressed, which enables optimum control over the final picture in any situation. The EyeRes viewfinder is activated simply by looking through it. In addition, the Leica SL features a 2.95” back panel display with a viewing angle of up to 170°, enabling reliable viewing of pictures and efficient touchscreen menu navigation.

Maestro II processor for maximum performance

The high-performance Maestro II Series processor guarantees that photographers will never miss even the fastest-moving subject, and that the camera responds instantaneously to all commands. Combined with the 2GB buffer memory, the processor makes it possible to capture consecutive exposures at rates of up to 11 frames per second at full 24 MP resolution, and 4K video with a frame rate of 30 frames per second. Pictures can be saved simultaneously to an SD card in both JPEG and DNG format, in line with the fast UHS II standard. Thanks to this exceptionally fast processor, the Leica SL achieves the best performance currently possible in the professional camera category, and further highlights the innovative nature of the camera.

24 MP CMOS sensor for exceptional picture quality in 35 mm full-frame format

The Leica SL’s 24 MP CMOS full-frame sensor guarantees impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast rendition, exceptional sharpness, the highest resolution, and noise-free images in almost all lighting conditions. The shutter provides speeds from 30 minutes to 1/8000 sec. The sensor reveals its full potential in combination with Leica SL lenses, especially in available-light situations, and captivates users with atmospheric exposures in superior quality at ISO settings up to a maximum of 50,000. Furthermore, the Leica SL is optimised for use with Leica M-Lenses and, in addition to supporting all their functionality, delivers the excellent picture quality with which Leica has been synonymous for more than 100 years.

The new movie star: professional video in cinematic resolution

The Leica SL is much more than a professional still-picture camera with video recording capability: it fulfils even the most stringent demands of moviemakers as a fully-fledged video camera. Thanks to its 24 MP CMOS sensor and high-performance Maestro II series processor, the Leica SL enables the production of professional videos in 4K resolution. Videos can be recorded in UHD at 30 frames per second or even in Cine4K at 24 frames per second.

In full HD, the Leica SL records video at up to 120 frames per second and makes use of the entire sensor area. Here, the logical and intuitive handling of the camera makes a clear distinction between still- and motion-picture recording. As soon as the camera is in video mode, the display shows only the relevant information for video, such as safe area, aspect ratio, zebra function or the recording level of the microphone. An optional audio adapter allows the user to connect an external microphone and the audio recording level can be set without accessing the menu. Videos can be output in 4:2:2 10-bit format in 4K resolution over HDMI 1.4.

Aluminium body for robust performance in everyday photography

From the beginning, resilience and durability were a key focus in the development of the Leica SL. Body components machined from solid aluminium, and precisely-engineered seals around the controls and in the lenses, provide optimum protection for the sensitive technology inside against dust, moisture and spray. Furthermore, the integrated ultrasonic sensor cleaning function removes dust and dirt from the sensor, when required. The glass covering the back panel display is extremely scratch-resistant and features an anti-reflex coating. All these properties make the camera an ideal tool for use in the challenging conditions faced by professional photographers on a daily basis.




Lens mount:

Leica L-Mount

Compatible lenses:

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH.Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8–4Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.Lenses from the Leica T Camera System, Leica M-Lenses with Leica M-Adapter T, Leica S-Lenses with Leica S-Adapter L, Leica R-Lenses with Leica R-Adapter L and Leica Cine lenses with Leica PL-Adapter L.




24 MP CMOS-Sensor (24 x 36 mm)


Full Frame (24 MP): 6000 x 4000 Pixel, APS-C (10 MP): 3936 x 2624 Pixel


IR-Filter, no Lowpass Filter


ISO 50 - ISO 50,000

Sensor cleaning:





Leica Maestro II series

Internal RAM:

2 GB: 33 DNGs or 30 JPEGs and DNGs



Image data format:


Colour depth:

14 bit (DNG), 8 bit (JPEG)


Colour Space Adobe RGB, ECI RGB, sRGB



File format:



4K (4096 x 2160) @ 24 fps; 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 25 and 30 fps; 1080 @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100 and 120 fps; 720 @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100 and 120 fps

Bit rate:

8 bit (recording); 10 bit (HDMI not recording)

Colour sampling:

4:2:2/10 bit (HDMI only); 4:2:0/8 bit (recording on SD card)


V-Log L gamma selectable


Manual/Auto; Stereo microphone, 48 kHz, 16 bit; wind noise elimination

Audio external via Audio-Adapter:

Audio-In (3.5 mm phone jack), Audio-Out (3.5 mm phone jack)

Movie length:

Max. duration: 29 min, Max. size: 4 GB




SXAG, 4.4 MP



Eye point:

20 mm

Field of view:



x 0.80 (With 50 mm lens at infinity, −1 dpt)

Frame coverage:


Diopter correction:

− 4 to +2

Eye sensor:


Live View:

Operating Modes: Video- and Photo-Live-View separated; Frame rate: up to 60 fps; Exposure simulation available, Optional information: Focus Peaking, Histogram, Clipping/Zebra, Level, Grid Overlay (3 x 3, 6 x 4), Aspect Ratio (1.33:1; 1.66:1; 1.78:1; 1.85:1; 2.35:1; 2.4:1), Safe Area (80 %; 90 %; 92.5 %; 95 %)


SD 1 slot (UHS II) with maximum writing speed 100 MB/s, SD 2 slot(UHS I) with maximum writing speed 30 MB/s




Contrast AF

Focus modes:

AF-S (focus priority), AF-C (shutter priority), MF, Touch-AF

AF modes:

Static, Dynamic (tracking), Auto (face detection)

AF size:

Point, Field, Zone (9 Fields)

AF steps:

37 or 49 Fields

AF Assist Lamp:

Built in



Exposure Modes:

Program Mode (P), Shutter speed priority mode (T),Aperture priority mode (A) and manual mode (M)

Exposure Metering Modes:

Centre-weighted, Multi zone, Spot

Exposure Compensation:

±3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV-steps

Exposure Bracketing:

3/5/7 images in 1/2/3 aperture steps; additional direct JPEG-HDR

White Balance:

Preset Auto, Daylight 5200K, Cloudy 6000K, Shade 7000K, Tungsten 3200K, HMI 5600K, Fluorescent warm 4000K, Fluorescent cool 4500K, Flash 5400K, Greycard, Manual colour temperature 2000K to 11500K




Focal plain shutter

Drive Modes:

Single, Continuous slow S (4 fps), Continuous medium M (7 fps), Continuous fast F (11 fps), Self timer 2 s, Self timer 12 s, Interval, Exposure Bracketing, Time exposures up to 30 min

Shutter speed:

1/8000 s to 60 s, time exposures up to 30 min, Max. frame rate 11 fps


2 years or 200,000 releases




Standard X-jack, Hot shoe with Sync. and TTL-Mode contacts


1/250 s


Built in, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.5 GHz)


Built in, Automatic time and date, Sensitivity < 1°

Power Supply:

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, Nominal voltage 8.4 V, Capacity at least 1860 mAh; Lifetime per charge (CIPA): approx. 400 shots;Charging time: approx. 180 min;Charger: 100–240 V 50/60 Hz 0.25 A with adapters

Touch Screen:

2.95” Touch Back light LED with Anti-fingerprint and Anti-scratch coating; 1.04 Mio. pixels; Format 3:2; View angle: 170°; Colours: 16 Million; Frame coverage: 100%

Top Display:

1.28” highly reflective monochrome LCD; 128 x 128 dots; View angle 120°; Anti-fingerprint coating




Milled aluminium


Dust/Spray water sealing


USB 3.0 Micro Type B; HDMI Type A; Multi connector adapter for Audio-Out 3.5 mm/Audio-In 3.5 mm; Multi Connector cable release; ISO accessory shoe with centre and control contacts for flash units; Standard X-jack; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip

Tripod thread:

A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4") with anti-twist locking pin


147 x 104 x 39 mm (W x H x D)Approx. 771/847 g (with/without battery)

Working conditions:

Approx. 0°– 40°C, max. 85 % humidity

Included in the box:

Camera body, camera strap, lens mount cap, battery, battery charger with international adapter, USB 3.0 cable, user manual, warranty card, Leica lens cleaning cloth


Remote Control (USB): Leica Image Shuttle SL; Remote Control (Wi-Fi): Leica SL App (Android/iOS)


Two years

Test drive the Leica SL and discover the world of mirrorless photography.

The mirrorless Leica SL has set new standards in speed, quality and versatility. From the revolutionary EyeRes viewfinder to the 24 MP full-frame CMOS sensor as well as 4K video and full compatibility with a wide range of high-performance Leica lenses, this exceptional camera system guarantees outstanding imaging performance on every shoot.

The Leica SL test drive fee is £80 including VAT which is refundable on purchase. A photo ID and two proof of address documents are required - e.g. recent council tax, bank statement or utility bill.

To make a booking please call the Leica Store Mayfair 020 7629 1351 or Leica Store City 020 7283 0700 and check for availability. Due to the high demand for the test drive it is recommended to plan and book ahead.

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