A Perfect Hybrid Photo & Video Camera: New Leica SL2-S!

  By Ryley Smith

 

Outstanding performance meets the legacy of Leica with the new Leica SL2-S! The perfect solution for those looking for both excellent quality photography and videography. With its new 24 megapixel CMOS-BSI sensor and two separate recording modes for photos and videos, the  Leica SL2-S offers the best of both mediums in one all-metal, state-of-the-art body built for long-term durability. If you’ve been waiting for an all-in-one Leica, this is it! 

Taking a closer look at the Leica SL2-S, this versatile full-frame camera serves as the ideal option for creatives who seek the Leica Look in both still and motion pictures. With its high-speed shooting at continuous burst rates up to 25 frames per second at full resolution and its pro-level cinema capabilities encompassing 10-bit 4K and Cine4K video with no recording length limits, the SL2-S is the ideal choice to capture brilliant photographs and cinematic videos through an intuitive camera that is built to last.

The core element of the Leica SL2-S is the newly developed backside-illuminated CMOS full-frame image sensor with a resolution of 24 megapixels. The data collected by the sensor is quickly processed by the camera’s Maestro-III processor in conjunction with the generous, 4G buffer memory. This enables endless continuous shooting at up to 9 frames per second, where the burst length in JPEG format is only limited by the capacity of the memory cards.

The Leica SL2-S features a stabilized image sensor, which provides a highly efficient, multi-axis image stabilization. This can be used with any Leica lens mounted to the body for a steadier shot yielding sharper results choosing slower shutter speeds. This sensor-shift technology also enables multi-shot capturing, automatically combining eight shots into one image with a fourfold resolution of 96 megapixels. The high sensitivity of up to ISO 100,000, combined with the fast autofocus and in-body image stabilization, enables photographers to capture excellent images in all kinds of environments and even the dimmest of light! 

The Leica SL2-S isn’t just photographers but also videographers and cinematographers with outstanding possibilities and creative dreams. The Leica SL2-S captures 10-bit 4:2:2 videos with Leica’s L-LOG gamma profile, at frame rates of up to 60 fps, ensuring the best quality colour reproduction and sharpest results. Thanks to the integrated viewing LUTs (lookup tables), the user will have full control for optimal colour quality and post-processing grading throughout the recording. Another pro-level trait is the camera’s unlimited video recording time, meaning the video length is only limited by the SD card or external storage capacity!

All the new features of the Leica SL2-S along with its established and well-regarded inherited qualities stemming from the Leica SL2 make this camera the perfect all-rounder for still photography and cinematic videography. The latest developments and technical innovations combine seamlessly with the unique build, design, and user interface making the SL2-S the fastest and most widely capable camera from Leica.

For more information on the new Leica SL2-S and to preorder your own, click here!

 

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Leica SL2-S Body

Author:

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.