A NEW PERSPECTIVE
THE LeICa SL SYSTem MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
The SL system has three lenses available so far: a Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 will be launched with the camera. A Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280mm f/2.8–4 will arrive in early 2016, and a Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/ 1.4 will hit the market in late 2016. But what makes the SL-system special is that it’s compatible with almost all Leica lenses ever made. Until more SL-specific lenses are released, users can mount other Leica lenses on the SL with an adapter.
On the back of the Leica SL is the first electronic view finder that features new technology called Leica EyeRes. The EVF offers an entirely new visual experience, which shows a preview of the final image before the shutter release is pressed. Plus, on the back is a 2.95” touchscreen LCD that displays a 170-degree viewing angle.
The Leica SL makes it possible to capture images at speeds and resolutions never seen before. It boasts what Leica is calling “the fastest autofocus on any camera”, 2GB buffer memory, and Maestro II series processor can churn out 11 frames per second at the full 24-megapixel resolution.
the rise of the smartphone that promises
top-quality photo and video has pressured camera manufacturers to step up their game. With the release of the Leica SL, the German manufacturer is making a strong case in convincing hardcore enthusiasts and professional photographers that the need for a real camera is alive and well.
Better known for its compact rangefinders, Leica has always been in the frontline of photojournalism and iconic photography. With the Leica SL, the legendary camera maker is preserving its heritage of capturing the true, iconic soul of photography, but with new, innovative technology to boot.
Designed specifically for professional photographers, the Leica SL mirrorless system has superior features that guarantee exceptional imaging performance:
Video on the SL fulfills even the most stringent demands of filmmakers. It enables the production of professional videos in 4K resolution at 24 frames per second, or in UHD at 30fps.
Leica has always hand-crafted its cameras to be resilient and robust. The SL is just as rugged. Its aluminum body makes the camera an ideal tool for rough, everyday conditions faced by professional photographers. The Leica SL is another example of Leica’s fine art of engineering.