"The Leica SL2-S is a camera with all the newest tech in a metal body built like in the old days. It's a tool. With its 24 Megapixel sensor, I get a great balance between filming and photographing, without compromising either one."
Dominic Nahr
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Leica SL2-S

Design Made to inspire

The design of the Leica SL2-S recalls the iconic Leica identity and traditional design DNA elements that the brand has become world-known and loved for. Best ergonomics, highest quality materials and state of the art technology are being combined to a camera that is made to perform and built to last.

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Made in Germany

Crafted with conscience

Just like the Leica SL2, the SL2-S is developed and manufactured in Germany. With an unmatched all-metal solid construction and elegant leather wrap to withstand the time, it delivers years of photographic pleasure, thanks to the sustainability guaranteed by consistent firmware updates.

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Control and handling

Designed with creatives, for creatives

The unique, intuitive and straightforward user interface, which features separate photo and video sections, allows you to focus entirely on taking the picture. An unparalleled experience developed through the feedback of customers and professional photographers worldwide.

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Cine Mode

Professional film performance

The Leica SL2-S captures 4K and Cine4K 10-bit 4:2:2 videos with Leica’s L-LOG gamma, at frame rates of up to 60 fps. Thanks to the integrated viewing LUTs, you are able to maintain full control throughout the recording. Another pro-level feature is the camera’s unlimited recording time for videos, which means that the video length is only limited by the respective internal or external memory.

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4K Video with HEVC

Futureproof

The Leica SL2-S supports the highly efficient HEVC video compression standard for 10-bit recordings up to 4K/60p (h.265). 

Videos can be split into one-minute segments, in order to minimise the risk of data loss. Other enhancing features include the automatic Follow Focus, an integrated waveform monitor, Colour-Bar, Timecode Input and Tally Mode, all of which further enhance the camera’s suitability for professional use.

*Available with Firmware Update Spring 2021

 

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EyeRes® Viewfinder

Perfect control in every situation

The EyeRes® EVF unites an outstanding 5.76MP display panel with an eyepiece built of finest metal and glass and the tightest mechanical and optical tolerances, to deliver an unmatched viewing experience and allow the easy composition of images.

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24MP CMOS-BSI Sensor

Full frame of the latest generation

The new full-frame sensor of the Leica SL2-S with 24 Megapixel and Backside Illumination produces excellent images in all lighting conditions. An enormous dynamic range, a colour depth of 14 bits per RGB channel and a sensitivity of up to ISO 100,000 enable low-noise images of exceptional quality, even in low light.

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Maestro III Processor

Fast working speed

The exceptional working speed of the Leica SL2-S is achieved through the Maestro III processor and a large 4 Gigabyte buffer memory. Image series with up to 25 DNG images per second are possible, as well as almost infinite image series in JPEG format, limited only by the memory cards used in both UHS-II-compatible SD card slots.

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Leica FOTOS

Seamless, instant, everywhere

Leica FOTOS connects your camera seamlessly to your smartphone or iPad via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth®. The app enables you to transfer images and control your Leica camera remotely, as well as view, edit and share your pictures in several formats.

Get the app and visit fotosapp.leica-camera.com

 

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Leica Object Detection AF

Fast and reliable focussing

The Leica Object Detection AF ensures a fast and reliable AF. In addition to an array of modes and features, including face recognition, the high-performance AF system of the SL2-S also automatically detects whether a subject is stationary or in motion, and subsequently switches between motion and focus priority.

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In-Body Stabilization

Sensor-shift technology

An important feature for the work of many photographers is the floating, suspended sensor of the Leica SL2-S. The highly efficient multi-axis image stabilisation compensates camera shakes fast and effective. This in-camera method even allows image stabilisation for lenses that are not equipped with it themselves.

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Multishot Mode

Images with up to 96 MP

With the help of the sensor-shift technology used in the SL2-S, the camera can record up to eight consecutive frames when tripod-mounted, whereby the sensor is shifted in half-pixel increments in between every exposure. This key feature results in images with an incredible quadrupled resolution of around 96 megapixels, bringing unparalleled detail to your photography.

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Robust, dust and splash-proof (IP54)

Produce in every situation

The IP54 certification of the Leica SL2-S ensures an elevated weather sealing. Even under harsh production conditions, the SL2-S reliably delivers outstanding results. This allows photographers and videographers to concentrate completely on their craft.

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L-Mount

Unlimited Possibilities

With the L-Mount, the Leica SL2-S is fully compatible with not only the SL-System’s extensive lens portfolio, but also with Leica TL-Lenses and, when used with an adapter, lenses from the Leica M, R and S-System. The L-Mount Alliance provides SL2-S owners with access to over 40 autofocus lenses. In addition, Leitz Cine lenses – which are highly coveted among film-makers across the board – can also be adapted to the Leica SL2-S.

Proof of Performance

The following pictures illustrate the core competencies of the Leica SL2-S. 
Find a brief explanation of the images in the PDF document.

Leica SL2-S - Explanation of the Proof of Performance (English)
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High dynamic range.
High dynamic range.
High ISO Performance
High ISO Performance
High ISO performance at open aperture
High ISO performance at open aperture
Resolution
Resolution
Top athletic performance
Top athletic performance
High-class image stabilization
High-class image stabilization
Versatility
Versatility