Leica SL (Typ 601) vs Leica SL2 Comparison

Let’s compare the Leica SL (Typ 601) vs Leica SL2.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Leica SL (Typ 601) and Leica SL2. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Leica SL (Typ 601) has a 24.2 MP and Leica SL2 has a 47.3 MP resolution.

  Leica SL (Typ 601) Leica SL2
  Leica SL (Typ 601) Front Leica SL2 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Leica Leica
Megapixels 24.2 47.3
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No Yes
Native ISO Min 50 - Max 50000 Min 50 - Max 50000
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Startup Time 1.1 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast-detect AF: 49 or 37 zones; Point, Field, Zone (9 Fields); Static, Dynamic (tracking), Auto (face detection); AF-S (focus priority), AF-C (shutter priority), MF, Touch-AF Contrast-detect AF with depth mapping "Leica Object Detection AF": 225 zones; Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object Tracking, optional Touch AF; Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing), AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Shutter Speed Range 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/40000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited 100
AW Buffer Size 33 78
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 2,100,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen No No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 0.66-inch, 4.4M-dot SXGA+ LCD, 0.80x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor EVF: 5.76M-dot "EyeRes" OLED, 0.78x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, 120 fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4096x2160 (24p) 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AC-3)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I Both slots support UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections USB 3.0 Micro Type B port; HDMI Type A port; Multi Connector supports adapter for 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks or a cable release; X-Sync socket; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, HDMI 2.0b Type A; 3.5mm mic/remote and headphone/remote jacks; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth No Yes
Built-In GPS Yes No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 400 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 29.9 oz (847 g) includes batteries 32.7 oz (928 g) includes batteries
Size 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in. (147 x 104 x 39 mm) 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in. (146 x 107 x 42 mm)
Price
Price Buy starting from $5,995.00
Buy starting from $5,995.00
Release Date 2015-11-20 2019-11-21