The New Leica SL Will Cost You Way Too Much Money


There were rumors, and more rumors, and even more rumors about a new Leica SL mirrorless full frame 35mm sensor camera. Today, those rumors are shattered because it turns out that the new camera is actually a thing.

It has a weather sealed aluminum body, a 24MP CMOS sensor, can shoot at 11fps, has an ISO range of 50-50,000, uses contrast AF, can shoot 4k video at 24p (which is more important honestly than 60p), WiFi and NFC, a touch screen, and uses a new Leica L mount for brand new lenses. However, it’s going to cost you well over $7,000.

More details and specs are after the jump.

Leica SL Typ 601 highlights:

  • Leica L-Mount
  • Leica SL system allows access to almost every Leica lens ever made
  • Water sealed milled aluminium body
  • 24MP CMOS sensor
  • Maestro II processor
  • 11 fps
  • ISO range 50 – 50,000
  • Contrast AF system
  • SXAG, 4.4 MP EVF
  • 4k (4096 x 2160) @ 24 fps video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Touchscreen
  • Two SD memory cards slots
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 s to 60 s
  • Prices: Leica SL camera body – $7,450; Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH lens – $4,950
  • New Leica SL lenses: 24–90 mm f/2.8–4, 90–280mm f/2.8–4, 50mm f/1.4
  • More SL lenses to be released in the future, including a 35mm f/1.4 Summilux and 50mm f/1 Noctilux.






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