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  •  Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Summary

Leica SL (Typ 601), the new professional camera system which pairs cutting-edge mirrorless technology with speed and optical performance. The Leica SL is a new generation of a true Leica which promises to challenge the status quo of modern photography. 

Featuring a 4.4 MP EyeRes Electronic ViewFinder (EVF) with a 0.8 magnification, the Leica SL's autofocus is the fastest in the full-frame camera category. In addition to the new SL lenses, the Leica SL can be used with the S, R, M, T & Cine lenses with the appropriate adapter. 

If you look through the Leica SL's EyeRes Viewfinder, you see the future of photography.

The Leica SL is the perfect tool for professional photographers and gives the photographer complete control - be it nature, sports, action or press photography. The integrated 4.4 megapixel electronic viewfinder gives the photographer a huge field of view with the highest resolution and a bright and clear overview of the scene. The intuitive operating menu allows a straightforward handling of technical functions. Combined with its fast autofocus and high speed burst rate of 11 fps at full resolution, the photographer will never miss a decisive moment. 

With its full-frame sensor, the Leica SL sets new standards in professional camera systems category thanks to the combination of outstanding speed and unrivaled optical performance. With the fastest autofocus in its class and the exceptional Leica image quality, photographers always achieve brilliant imaging results - in still images and in 4k video. 

Made in Germany, the Leica SL is milled from aluminum and the Leica SL lenses have the water repellant Aqua Dura coating. In addition to the SL lenses, the Leica SL can be used with other Leica lenses (S, R, M, T & Cine) and 3rd party lenses via adapters even for video applications, making it ideal for any photographic situation. 

Features

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Milled from two solid blocks of aluminum and packed with the latest and greatest in imaging technology, the Leica SL (Typ 601) is a full-frame mirrorless camera ushering in the new, professional Leica experience. The SL takes on all fronts with outstanding 24MP stills and high-quality DCI 4K video, along with a best-in-class 4.4MP EVF with a magnification of 0.8x. Optimized for speed as well as quality, it delivers one of the fastest AF systems available in a full-frame camera as well as a burst rate of 11 fps. With exceptional quality and fast operation, the SL (Typ 601) allows shooters to take on nearly any scene with ease, be it nature, sports, action, or press photography.
24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor & Leica Maestro II Processor
Packed with a phenomenal 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor that omits the low-pass filter and the Leica Maestro II processor, the SL (Typ 601) will deliver sharp, finely detailed images throughout the wide sensitivity range of ISO 50-50000. This setup will also enable speed, with burst shooting up to 11 fps for up to 33 DNG frames, or unlimited JPEGs, thanks to a 2GB buffer. DCI 4K video is also supported at 24 fps along with Full HD at up to 120 fps for slow motion capture. Furthering the camera's performance is a fast Contrast AF system, which Leica claims is the fastest available in a full-frame camera, which uses 49 fields to lock on quickly and accurately. Ultrasonic dust cleaning further ensures image quality remains at its peak by removing small particles without the need for deep cleaning.
Leica L Bayonet Mount
First seen in the Leica T, the renamed L bayonet mount offers users the ability to connect full-frame SL-series glass which benefits from electronic communication for blazing fast autofocus, electronic aperture control, and optical image stabilization. The mount also works with existing and future TL-series lenses, though in a reduced resolution APS-C crop mode. Additionally, as with most mirrorless today, the L mount can accept a variety of adapters, such as the M-Adapter T which provides shooters with access to the entire M-mount lens library. Leica will have adapters for the S, R, and Cine series as well, ensuring compatibility with a range of Leica's best lenses.
DCI 4K Video Recording & V-Log L Gamma
High-quality video has become a highly important feature for numerous hybrid shooters and Leica has taken steps to deliver the best video available with the implementation of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24 fps in the Super35 mode for true, cinema quality. Alongside this impressive resolution is the ability to utilize the V-Log L gamma, a super flat profile that maximizes the dynamic range of the image and gives editors more information to work with in post production. V-Log L also allows for better color matching with existing systems and has similar characteristics to Cineon, which is used for film digitization. 

This is easily recorded internally via the UHS-II and UHS-I standard SD card slots at 4:2:0 8-bit sampling rates. When output over HDMI however, this can be improved to 4:2:2 10-bit sampling, ensuring the maximum image quality possible with the full-frame sensor. Super35 and full-frame options are also available, depending on your resolution and frame rate. 

The SL offers also UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30 or 25 fps in Super35 and Full HD (1920 x 1080) and standard HD (1280 x 720) at up to an impressive 120 fps in full-frame mode for slow motion. Numerous other video recording features were implemented on the SL (Typ 601) to make high-quality recording easier, this includes focus peaking, exposure simulation, clipping/zebras, grid overlays, aspect ratios, and safe area. Audio is also supported with a built-in stereo microphone and both a 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm microphone input can be added through the use of the optional AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter. Manual and auto audio control is available.
4.4MP EyeRes Electronic Viewfinder
Spacious and comfortable, the high-resolution 0.66" 4.4MP EyeRes EVF found on the SL (Typ 601) features a best-in-class magnification of 0.8x along with a field of view of 37°. This system also has a refresh rate of 60 fps, ensuring crystal clear and smooth imagery for the best shooting experience possible.
2.95" 1.04M-Dot Rear LED Touchscreen
Hybrid operation as part of Leica's latest Professional user interface is enabled through the use of the 2.95" rear LED touchscreen. This display offers a high resolution of 1.04M-dot for crisp imagery during shooting. This screen also features a variety of different assist tools for capturing video and stills. In addition to this, the screen has anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch coatings along with a wide viewing angle of 170°.
Contrast AF System
Claimed by Leica to be the fastest autofocus available in a full-frame camera, the SL (Typ 601)'s Contrast AF system uses static, dynamic, and automatic with face detection modes. This offers point, field, and zone options which can be broken down into 9 zones, 37 or 49 fields for excellent customization in locking down your target. Also, it has a Touch AF setting for tapping where you want to focus and an AF assist lamp will help in low-light conditions.
Dual SD Card Slots
For security, Leica has incorporated two SD card slots into the SL (Typ 601), one with the fast UHS-II standard and one with the UHS-I standard. This ensures that professionals will be able to maintain a backup as they are shooting in case of card failure or loss. Also, it expands the capacity of the card during exceptionally long days of shooting or recording video.
Body Design & Menu
With a full, heavy-duty grip and a variety of buttons and dials, the SL (Typ 601) is designed to be one of the simplest, fastest, and most intuitive cameras to operate. The menu is optimized for speed and to be easy-to-understand, limiting time getting used to a new system and ensuring that you can find and adjust critical settings when you need to. Hybrid operation in the form of the latest Leica Professional interface is available thanks to the implementation of a rear touchscreen. This makes swiping through settings and images intuitive and enables Touch AF and shutter functionality. Additionally, the body has a top 1.3" monochrome LCD that shows current settings for making fast changes without looking at the rear screen or viewfinder.
Flash System
Equipped with both a TTL-capable hot shoe and an X-sync terminal, users will be able to easily add light to their scene. The hot shoe features dedicated contacts for TTL automatic exposure with compatible flash units, such as the SF 64 and SF 26, or manual firing of third-party flashes with the center pin. Additionally, the X-sync terminal enables the use of strobes or radio systems that require the use of a PC sync port and the SL (Typ 601) has a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second.
Made in Germany
Milled from two blocks of solid aluminum and hand-finished in Germany, the SL (Typ 601) is once again a beautifully put together masterpiece from Leica. The use of aluminum guarantees durability over time and the body and lenses were designed to be sealed from the elements, protecting the body from intrusion from dust and water during less-than-ideal weather conditions.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity and GPS System
Staying connected is important in this day and age, so Leica has put an integrated Wi-Fi module on the SL (Typ 601). This allows users to connect to the camera using a phone or tablet via the Leica SL App, providing full control over settings such as aperture and shutter speed as well as triggering of the shutter. This makes it incredibly easy to work from a distance or with unusual angles and positions. 

A built-in GPS module furthers the camera's connectivity by automatically stamping time and location data onto your images. This allows users to quickly navigate their catalog by location and date to find their favorite shots or to remember where you stumbled upon that near perfect landscape. This unit also has a sensitivity of <1°.

Specifications

 Lens MountLeica L-MountApplicable lenses (Sold Separately)Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. 
Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 
Leica Summilux-SL 50mm 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.SensorType: 24-MP-CMOS-Sensor (24 x 36mm) 
Resolution: Full Frame (24 MP): 6000 x 4000 Pixel, APS-C (10MP): 3936 x 2624 Pixel 
Filter: IR-Filter, no Lowpass Filter 
ISO: ISO 50-ISO 50000 
Sensor Cleaning: ProvidedProcessorType: Leica Maestro II series 
Internal RAM: 2GB: 33 DNGs or 30 JPEGs and DNGsImageImage Data Format: JPEG, DNG 
Color depth: 14 bit (DNG), 8 bit (JPEG) 
JPEG: Color Space Adobe RGB, ECI RGB, sRGBFile FormatMP4, MOVResolution4K (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 fpsBitrate8 bit (recording); 10 bit (HDMI not recording)Color sampling4:2:2/10 bit (HDMI only); 4:2:0/8 bit (recording on SD card)VideoV-Log L gamma selectableAudioManual/Auto; Stereo microphone, 48 kHz, 16 bit; Wind eliminationAudio external via Audio-AdapterAudio-In (3.5mm phone jack), Audio-Out (3.5mm phone jack)Movie LengthMax. duration: 29 min 
Max. size: 4GBEVFResolution: SXAG, 4.4MP 
Size: 0.66" 
Eye Point: 20mm 
Field of View: 37 degrees 
Magnification: x 0.80 (With 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dpt) 
Frame coverage: 100 % 
Diopter correction: - 4 to +2 
Eye Sensor: YesLive ViewOperating 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 %)StorageSD 1 slot (UHS II) with maximum writing speed 100 MB/s, SD 2 slot (UHS I) with maximum writing speed 30 MB/sFocusingType: 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 inExposureExposure Modes: Program Mode (P), Shutter speed priority mode (T), Aperture priority mode (A) and manual mode (M) 
Exposure Metering Modes: Center weighted, Multi zone, Spot 
Exposure Compensation: plus-minus 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-HDRWhite BalancePreset Auto, Daylight 5200 K, Cloudy 6000 K, Shade 7000 K, Tungsten 3200 K, HMI 5600 K, Fluorescent warm 4000 K, Fluorescent cool 4500 K, Flash 5400 K, Greycard, Manual color temperature 2000 K to 11500 KShutterType: Focal plane 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 fpsFlashInterface: Standard X-jack, Hot shoe with Sync. and TTL-Mode contacts 
X-Synchronization: 1/250 sWi-FiBuilt in, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.5 GHz)GPSBuilt in, Automatic time and date, Sensitivity < 1 degreePower supplyRechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, Nominal voltage 8.4 V, Capacity at least 1860 mAh; Lifetime per charge (CIPA): approx. 400 shoots; Charging time: approx. 180 min; Charger: 100 240 V 50/60 Hz 0.25 A with adaptersTouch Screen2.95" Touch Back light LED with Anti-fingerprint and Anti-scratch coating 
1.04 Mio. pixels 
Format 3:2 
View angle: 170 degrees 
Colors: 16 Million 
Frame coverage: 100%Top Display1.28" highly reflective monochrome LCD 
128 x 128 dots 
View angle 120 degrees 
Anti-fingerprint coatingHousingMaterial: Milled Aluminum 
Dust/Spray water sealing: Provided 
Interfaces: USB 3.0 Micro Type B; HDMI Type A; Multi connector adapter for Audio-Out 3.5mm/Audio-In 3.5mm; Multi Connector cable release; ISO accessory shoe with center and control contacts for flash units; Standard X-jack; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgripTripod threadA 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4") with anti-twist locking pinSoftwareRemote Control (USB): Leica Image Shuttle SL; Remote Control (Wi-Fi): Leica SL app (Android/iOS)Working conditionsApprox. 0 - 40 degrees C, max. 85% humidityDimensions (WxHxD)5.79 x 4.09 x 1.54" (147 x 104 x 39mm)Weightapprox. 27.20 oz (771g) With battery 
approx. 29.90 oz (847g) Without batteryMfr #10850SKULCSL

What's in the Box

  • S Camera Strap for Leica S Medium Format DSLR
  • SL Camera Cover
  • BP-SCL4 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (8.4V, 1860mAh)
  • BC-SCL4 Battery Charger
  • USB 3.0 Micro Type B Cable (9.8')
  • Lens Cleaning Tissue
  • Limited 2-Year or 200,000 Shutter Release Warranty

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