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Leica SL Typ 601 Camera

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The Leica SL Typ 601 Camera

The Leica SL Typ 601 Camera is the Leitz Camera Company’s flagship full-frame mirrorless camera complete with high-speed burst shooting, robust video offering, and the ability to use a wide variety of modern and legacy Leica lenses. Key features include:

24MP Full-Frame Sensor. At the heart of the SL is a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor. Leica has removed any and all low-pass filtration to deliver sharp, incredibly detailed imagery.

Genius-Level Brain. The powerful Maestro II processor delivers a sensitivity range of ISO 50-50,000. Coupled with a 2 GB buffer, this Leica clocks in with impressive speed- burst shooting at up to 11 fps for up to 33 DNG images and an infinite abyss of unlimited JPEGs.

Fast Focus. Touted as one of the fastest autofocusing systems available in a full-frame camera, the Leica SL’s Contrast AF makes use of static, dynamic, and face-detection modes to keep your shots sharp and your subjects crystal clear.

Legendary Lensing. The Leica L-mount system offers users an incredible amount of flexibility when it comes to lensing. The native full-frame SL-series glass benefits from electronic communication for fast autofocus, electronic aperture control, and optical image stabilization. And then there are the adapters—this camera supports Leica M, S, R, and TL lenses. Please note that TL lenses will only cover the APS-C/Super 35mm sensor area.

Minimalist Design. The SL Typ 601 is intended to be intuitive and user friendly. A rear touchscreen allows you to swipe through settings and images and allows you to focus on any part of the image with a quick tap. A small black-and-white LCD on top of the camera allows you to quickly check and change your current settings without having to use the rear screen or peek into the viewfinder.

4.4MP EyeRes EVF. The SL’s 4.4MP EyeRes EVF combines 0.8x magnification, 37° field of view, and 60 fps output to give you a beautiful view.

Versatile Video. The SL shoots Full DCI 4K, UHD, and myriad HD-video options. You can record DCI 4K at 24 fps and UHD footage at 30 or 25 fps in a Super-35 sized crop factor, while Full HD comes in a full-frame format at speeds of up to 120 fps for smooth slow motion. All internally recorded video is 8-bit 4:2:0, but the camera will output 10-bit 4:2:2 to an external recorder via HDMI.

V-Log Enabled. While some cameras require additional upgrades to add V-Log functionality, the Leica SL offers native V-Log L gamma support. This provides a flat image profile that augments the camera’s dynamic range and maintains a maximum amount of image information for color grading in post.

Joey's Take

I love this camera. I’m in love with this camera. This is the best mirrorless camera on the market, hands down.

It looks a little bulky, but once it’s in your hands, it just feels good. The EVF is so good I can accurately manually focus the Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux in a dark bar at maximum aperture. Image quality is fantastic, even at high ISO. The fully customizable buttons really make it easy to personalize the user experience to whatever you need.

I don’t even care that there are only three autofocus lenses for this camera. M-mount lenses on an adapter are a dream on this camera.

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