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Leica SL (Typ 601)
MakerLeica Camera AG
TypeFull-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera
Released20 October 2015
Intro price$5,995[1]
Lens mountLeica L mount
Sensor type24MP full-frame CMOS
Sensor size36 × 24mm (Full-frame)
Maximum resolution6,000 × 4,000 (24 megapixels)
Film speedISO 50–50,000
Recording mediumTwo SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots (UHS-II supported on slot 1, UHS-I on slot 2)
FocusContrast AF system
Focus areas529 focus points
Flashno internal flash, flash out shoe for optional flash systems
ShutterMechanical & electronic shutter mode
Shutter speeds1/16,000s to 30minutes
Continuous shooting11 frames per second
ViewfinderLCOS, 4.4 million dots
Viewfinder magnification0.8×
Frame coverage100%
Image processing
Image processorMaestro II
White balanceYes
Dynamic range bracketingYes, HDR-JPG mode
Video recordingSuper35 sensor format:

4k @ 24, 25fps UHD @ 24, 25, 30fps 1080p @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120fps 720p @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120fps

Full Frame sensor format: 1080p @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120fps

720p @ 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120fps
LCD screen3 inches with 1,040,000 dots
BatteryCIPA (EVF) 400 photos
AV Port(s)Clean HDMI Type A out: 4k/1080/720 YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit
Data Port(s)USB 3.0

802.11b/g/n 2,4GHz X-Sync contact HDMI Type A

Multi Port for Remote Control and Audio Adapter Cable
Body featuresDust- and spraywater proof
Dimensions147 × 104 × 39mm (5.79 × 4.09 × 1.54 inches)
Weight847g including battery
Made inGermany

The Leica SL (Typ 601) is a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera announced by Leica Camera AG on 20 October 2015. The SL is promoted as a camera system for professional applications. Beside the Leica S-System, the Leica SL-System is the 2nd professional camera system in the company's product portfolio.[2]

The SL (Typ 601) was succeeded by the Leica SL2 in 2019.[3]

EyeRes Viewfinder

The Leica SL (Typ 601) introduced the first EyeRes Viewfinder which is described by Leica as a combination of optical and electronic components. The resolution, angle of view and the refresh rate of the viewfinder should exceed the human eye's ability.

Leica L-Mount

The Leica L-Mount is used by the Leica TL, CL and SL Systems. It was introduced by the Leica T (Typ 701) in April 2014. The L-Mount can hold lenses made for APS-C and for full frame sensor formats. The SL version of this mount is dust- and spray-water proof. Lenses of TL and SL are compatible. There are several adapters for other lens mounts and lens makers that can be used on both TL and SL camera systems. The L-Mount Alliance, announced in September 2018, opened up the system to partners Panasonic and Sigma.[4]

SL lenses



  1. ^ "Leica SL (Typ 601)". Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Leica SL Review". Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ "A New Icon: Leica Camera Announces the New Leica SL2, Successor to the Trailblazing Leica SL". Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  4. ^ Bracaglia, Dan (25 September 2018). "Leica, Panasonic and Sigma will work together, announce L-mount alliance". DPReview.

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