Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II vs Leica SL (Typ 601) Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II vs Leica SL (Typ 601).

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-A9 II and Leica SL (Typ 601). Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II has a 24.2 MP and Leica SL (Typ 601) has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Leica SL (Typ 601)
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Front Leica SL (Typ 601) Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Leica
Megapixels 24.2 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 51200 Min 50 - Max 50000
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Startup Time 1.1 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 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) 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
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 361 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 239 33
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 1,040,000 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: 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 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
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 4096x2160 (24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Dual SD UHS-II Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: 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-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), Multi Micro-B USB 2.0, Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal 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
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 400 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 23.9 oz (678 g) 29.9 oz (847 g) includes batteries
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 in. (129 x 96 x 78 mm) 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in. (147 x 104 x 39 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $4,500.00 Buy from Amazon for $5,995.00
Release Date 2019-11-15 2015-11-20