Leica SL2 vs Leica S3 Comparison



Let’s compare the Leica SL2 vs Leica S3.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Leica SL2 and Leica S3. While Leica SL2 has 35mm sensor, Leica S3 has Medium format sensor and 47.3 has a 47.3 MP and Leica S3 has a 64.0 MP resolution.

  Leica SL2 Leica S3
  Leica SL2 Front Leica S3 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Leica Leica
Megapixels 47.3 64.0
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm Medium format
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.0x 0.8x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2) 9800 x 6530 (64.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 50 - Max 50000 Min 100 - Max 50000
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type 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 Phase-detect TTL with central cross-hair sensor: Choice of AFs (single) = Sharpness priority, AFc (continuous) = Shutter release priority, MF (manual), Manual override of automatic setting possible at any time; Contrast detect AF during live view at any point in image
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Shutter Speed Range 1/40000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 125 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 78 6
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
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 Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type 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 High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder, 98% coverage, 0.87x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction, interchangeable focusing screen, ground glass screen with microprism ring and split image (standard)
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 4096x2160 (24p)
Video File Format 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) MOV (motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Both slots support UHS-II Dual SD + CF (UDMA7)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/125 or 1/1000 depending on lens (shutter type)
Internal connections 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 Mini HDMI Type C, X-sync, 7-pin LEMO socket for remote accessories, contact strip for multi-function hand grip, audio in (3.5 mm jack) and audio out (3.5 mm jack) with audio adapter S (supplied with the camera)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA)
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 32.7 oz (928 g) includes batteries 44.4 oz (1,260 g) includes batteries
Size 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in. (146 x 107 x 42 mm) 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in. (160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2019-11-21 2020-03-06