Leica presents a new camera that came with interchangeable lenses features called Leica SL2-S. The Leica SL2-S is a direct successor to the Leica SL2.
The Leica SL2-S looks understated or not too flashy. In addition to the dominance of black, the Leica logo above the sensor is also made the same color, subtle.
Leica claims that they are combining the best processor and sensor with Maestro III and 24MP CMOS-BSI sensor. The smaller resolution allows this camera to capture burst photos more quickly, up to 25 fps, with the electronic shutter or 9fps mechanically.
And, of course, better low-light performance, as well as a more comprehensive ISO range from 50 to 102,400. Leica claims the SL2-S has lower noise and better colors in high ISO conditions. Shutter range from 1/8000s to 500s.
Leica provides Multi-Shot mode where the camera will combine eight individual images into one 96 Megapixel photo. For storage, there are two UHS-II memory card slots. The screen is still similar to the SL2; it’s just that it can’t be rotated or fixed, reducing the flexibility of taking photo angles.
The camera body is also protected by IP54 certification and can be used even at a rash condition of minus 10 degrees Celsius. The Leica SL2-S can record video in 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 format, or Cinema 4K ProRES footage at up to 30fps (via SD card, or 60fps via external recording with an HDMI connection).
Price and Availablity
The Leica SL2-S retails for $4,995 and is available via the company’s official website. Those who want the complete set can go ahead and choose the bundle package for $7,195. The package includes Leica SL2-S Body and a Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH Lens.
Leica promises software updates that will bring several improvements, such as an autofocus algorithm, focus tracking, 4K 60p internal recording, tally mode soon. This camera is also fully supported by Capture One software, giving photographers additional options besides Adobe Lightroom.