A Review of the Leica SL2-S Mirrorless Camera

By leveraging the L mount, Leica fans can gain access to a wide variety of lenses from various manufacturers while still using the company's camera. The SL2-S is a very well balanced hybrid camera, and this great video review takes a look at what you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from The Camera Store TV, this great video review takes a look at the Leica SL2-S mirrorless camera. It comes with a wide variety of useful features, including: 

  • Leica's first BSI CMOS sensor with 24.6-megapixel resolution
  • Native ISO range of 50-10,000
  • 4K 10-bit video at up to 60 fps
  • 1080p video at up to 180 fps
  • Continuous burst rate of 25 fps with electronic shutter or 9 fps using the mechanical shutter
  • 4 GB buffer for long continuous bursts
  • 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization
  • 225 selectable AF areas
  • 5.76-million-dot OLED EVF with large 0.78x magnification, 120 fps refresh rate, 0.005-second lag
  • 3.2-inch, 2.1-million-dot touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 
  • Magnesium-alloy construction with splash-, dust-, and freeze-resistance
  • 510-shot battery life

Altogether, the SL2-S looks like an impressively versatile hybrid camera suitable for both photo and video work. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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2 Comments

zeissiez lee's picture

The lack of white “Leica” marking looks weird. I prefer to use masking tape for that purpose.

Randolph Croft's picture

I have the SL2, and some others. Also, Sony a7r3. The Leicas really seem to aim at stills and the divergence to video feels... unreal. To me. Not that it can't be done, or that it shouldn't. But my best shots, imho, come from the SL2. I'm not convinced that the lower-res is necessary.

That's my bias, and I'm sticking to it.