Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Leica SL2-S Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Leica SL2-S.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 and Leica SL2-S. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 has a 50.1 MP and Leica SL2-S has a 24.6 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Leica SL2-S
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Front Leica SL2-S Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Leica
Megapixels 50.1 24.6
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 8640 x 5760 (49.8 MP, 3:2) 6072 x 4056 (24.6 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 32000 Min 50 - Max 100000
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, ISO 50 to 100,000
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid 4D AF: 759 points (PDAF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF); Wide (759 points (PDAF), 425 points (CDAF))/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot/Tracking (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot); 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 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, ISO 50 to 100,000
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 500 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 165 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 155
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 2,100,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 0.64" 9.44M-dot QXGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.90x magnification, 60/120/240fps refresh rates, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 25mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens 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 7680x4320 (30p/​25p/​24p) 4096x2160 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format XAVC S (Long GOP, H.264 MP4); XAVC HS (Long GOP, H.265 HEVC); XAVC S-I (All-Intra, H.264 MP4) 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 / CFexpress SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support 2x CFexpress Type A+SD UHS-II 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 1/400s (1/500s APS-C crop mode) 1/250
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 10Gbps), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal 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 Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 430 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 26.0 oz (737 g) includes batteries 32.8 oz (931 g) includes batteries
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in. (129 x 97 x 81 mm) 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.3 in. (146 x 107 x 83 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-03-01 2020-12-21