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Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera

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FAST. RUGGED. MIRRORLESS.
The much anticipated mirrorless camera system designed for professional photographers is here.From legendary German camera maker Leica Camera comes the new Leica SL mirrorless system portfolio, once again ushering a new era of innovation in the photography world. The Leica SL’s autofocus – the fastest on the market – combined with its high-performance Maestro II series processor and expansive buffer memory, make it possible for photographers to capture images at speeds and resolutions never before attained. Even more ground-breaking, the exceptional compatibility of the Leica SL system allows access to almost every Leica lens ever made.

UNPARALLELED ADVANCES IN SPEED
Utilizing 2 GB of buffer memory, the processor makes it possible to capture 24-megapixel exposures at rates of up to 11 frames per second, 4K video at 24 or 30 frames per second, and Full-HD video up to 120 frames per second. Pictures can be quickly saved to one or both of the SD memory card slots, in JPEG and RAW DNG formats simultaneously. The primary card slot utilizes the UHS II standard to ensure the main card attains the highest speeds currently possible. The combination of outstanding imaging performance, superior resolution, and the fastest autofocus makes working with the Leica SL the ideal experience for the demands of professional photographers.
STRIKING CMOS SENSOR
The Leica SL’s 24-megapixel CMOS full-frame sensor guarantees impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast rendition, exceptional sharpness, the highest resolution, and noise-free images in almost all lighting conditions, with shutter speeds from 30 minutes to 1/8000 second. The sensor reveals its full potential in combination with Leica SL lenses, especially in available-light situations, creating superior-quality atmospheric exposures at sensitivities of up to 50,000 ISO. What also sets this sensor apart is that it is optimized for use with all Leica M-Lenses; in addition to supporting all their functions, it delivers the excellent picture quality synonymous with Leica for more than a century.
UNRIVALED VERSATILITY AND ADAPTABILITY
The Leica SL system’s new lenses will boast the superior optical and mechanical precision that users have come to expect from Leica. The ideal standard zoom lens in the portfolio, the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH, encompasses wide-angle to moderate telephoto perspectives at fast apertures. The speedy Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8–4 will follow in early 2016, and the portfolio will be rounded out by the Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH, the new benchmark lens for this focal length, in late 2016.
The exceptional compatibility of the Leica SL system also allows access to almost every Leica lens ever made, giving photographers the ability to use all of the quality Leica lenses they have invested in over time. All lenses for the Leica T camera can be used without an adapter on the Leica SL. In addition, adapters allow Leica S, M and R system lenses, as well as lenses from other manufacturers, to be mounted on the Leica SL. Additional Leica SL Lenses are set to be released in 2016.
ADVANCED VIEWFINDER AND TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY
Developed especially for the Leica SL, the electronic viewfinder is the first of its kind to feature Leica EyeRes technology. With a refresh rate so high the view is always smooth and consistent, an impressive resolution of 4.4 megapixels for amazing detail, and a magnification reminiscent of a medium format camera, this electronic viewfinder reveals an entirely new visual experience. By offering a preview of how the settings will apply with just a partial press of the shutter release, the viewfinder provides optimum control over the final picture in any situation. The EyeRes viewfinder is activated simply by looking through it. In addition, the Leica SL also features a 2.95-inch rear display with a viewing angle of up to 170 degrees that enables reliable viewing of pictures and intuitive touchscreen menu navigation.
PROFESSIONAL VIDEO IN CINEMATIC RESOLUTION
Much more than a still-picture camera with video-recording capability, the Leica SL fulfils the most stringent demands of professional cinematographers, enabling the production of professional videos in 4K resolution. Videos can be recorded in Ultra-HD at up to 30 frames per second, or in Cine4K at 24 frames per second. In Full-HD, the Leica SL can record video up to 120 frames per second, using the entire sensor area, for beautiful and smooth slow-motion effects.
The Leica SL’s logical and intuitive handling allows seamless switchover from stills to motion-picture recording. As soon as the camera is in video mode, the display shows only relevant information for video, such as safe area, aspect ratio, zebra function and the recording level of the microphone. An optional audio adapter allows users to connect an external microphone; the audio-recording level can be set without accessing the menu. Videos can be output in 4:2:2 10-bit format in 4K resolution over HDMI 1.4, allowing cinematographers to get the highest color and video quality and control needed from the camera.
BUILT FOR DURABILITY
The “Made in Germany” seal of quality for the Leica SL system guarantees that only the finest materials and craftsmanship are used in its construction. The SL’s solid-aluminium body components, and precisely engineered weather-resistant seals around controls and in the lenses, provide optimum protection against dust, moisture and splashes. Meanwhile integrated ultrasonic sensor cleaning removes dust and dirt, preventing them from showing up in images. The glass covering the back panel display is extremely scratch-resistant and features an anti-glare coating. All these properties make the camera an ideal tool for use in the unpredictable conditions professional photographers face.

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Additional Information

Glazer's SKU 4810
Manufacturer Leica
MFG SKU L10850
Features • 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
• Leica Maestro II Image Processor
• Internal DCI 4K Video & V-Log L Gamma
• 0.66" 4.4MP 0.8x Electronic Viewfinder
• 2.95" 1.04M-Dot LED-Backlit Touchscreen
• Contrast AF System with 49 Fields
• Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
• Two SD Card Slots; 1.3" Top LCD Screen
• Weather-Resistant Milled Aluminum Body
• Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity and GPS
• Records to open DNG format for compatibility with a variety of software and operating systems.
• Exposure bracketing from 1, 2, or 3 aperture steps for 3, 5, or 7 images which can be saved individually or automatically output as an HDR JPEG.
• Saves 14-bit DNG and 8-bit JPEG files in Adobe RGB, ECI RGB, or sRGB color spaces.
• White balance modes: preset auto, daylight (5200K), cloudy (6000K), shade (7000K), tungsten (3200K), HMI (5600K), fluorescent warm (4000K), fluorescent cool (4500K), flash (5400K), gray card, and manual from 2000K to 11500K.
• Drive modes include single, continuous slow at 4 fps, continuous medium at 7 fps, and continuous fast at 11 fps.
• Interval mode available for setting up time lapse.
• Time exposures up to 30 minutes.
• Exposure compensation of ±3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps.
• Comes with strap and lens cleaning tissue.
In The Box • Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera
• S Camera Strap for Leica S Medium Format DSLR
• SL Camera Cover
• BP-SCL4 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (8.4V, 1860mAh)
• BC-SCL4 Battery Charger
• USB 3.0 Micro Type B Cable (9.8')
• Lens Cleaning Tissue
• Limited 2-Year or 200,000 Shutter Release Warranty
Product Specs

 

Imaging
Lens Mount Leica L
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels 24 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 24 x 36 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
Movies: MOV, MP4
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SDXC
SDHC
SD
Image Stabilization None
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 4096 x 2160: 24 fps
3840 x 2160: 30 fps, 25 fps
1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 50 fps, 60 fps
1920 x 1080: 100 fps, 120 fps
1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 50 fps, 60 fps
1280 x 720: 100 fps, 120 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono

External mic jack available with use of optional AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter

Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S), Touch AF & Shutter
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection:49
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.66"
Viewfinder Pixel Count 4,400,000
Viewfinder Eye Point 20.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.8x
Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +2 m
Display Screen 2.95" Touchscreen   LED (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50-50000
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1/8000 - 60 second
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 minutes in  Time Mode
Remote Control RC-SCL4 Remote Release Cable (Optional)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 11 fps at 24 MP for up to 33 frames
Flash
Flash Modes Manual
TTL Auto
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 seconds
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 11 fps
Self Timer 2 seconds, 12 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Internal Memory None
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, X-Sync Socket

1/8" microphone input and 1/8" headphone output available only with use of optional AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter

Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1x BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 8.4 VDC, 1860 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5" / 147.0 x 104.0 x 39.0 mm
Weight 1.86 lb / 847 g with battery
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