Leica SL2 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Comparison



Let’s compare the Leica SL2 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9.

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 Sony Alpha ILCE-A9. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Leica SL2 has a 47.3 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Leica SL2 Sony Alpha ILCE-A9
  Leica SL2 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Leica Sony
Megapixels 47.3 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None Fixed
Image Resolution 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 50 - Max 50000 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
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 Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/40000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100 364
AW Buffer Size 78 240
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / 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 EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/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) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Both slots support UHS-II Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I
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 3.1 Gen1 Type C, HDMI 2.0b Type A; 3.5mm mic/remote and headphone/remote jacks; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 32.7 oz (928 g) includes batteries 23.7 oz (673 g) includes batteries
Size 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in. (146 x 107 x 42 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (127 x 96 x 63 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2019-11-21 2017-04-15