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October 20, 2015 13:30 ET

Leica Camera Presents the Leica SL (Typ 601) Full-Frame Mirrorless Professional Camera System and 24-90mm f/2.8-4 Lens; More Info at B&H Photo Video

The Leica SL (Typ 601) Camera System Pairs Cutting-Edge Mirrorless Technology With Speed and Optical Performance, Ushering in a New Generation of a True Leica Which Promises to Challenge the Status Quo of Modern Photography

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - B&H is pleased and honored to share the news of the Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera and the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens.

The Leica SL is sure to make a big splash in the sea of mirrorless cameras, thanks to an impressive list of specs that will leave the most discerning photographers satisfied. This is Leica’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, and it features a 24MP CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter and the Leica Maestro II processor, which combine to enable 11 fps burst shooting at full resolution, and a native sensitivity range of ISO 50-50000.

Read more about the Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless digital camera

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Video recording capabilities include full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps, UHD 4K at 30 fps, and DCI 4K at 24 fps. The SL can record internally at 8 bit and can record 10-bit color depth to an external recorder via HDMI. A flat V-Log L gamma profile maximizes dynamic range and allows the user greater flexibility and control when post-processing video. A built-in microphone records stereo audio with manual or auto level controls, and a 3.5mm mic input and a 3.5mm headphone output give you further control.

The 2.95" 1.04m-dot back-lit LED touchscreen features anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch coating. As an alternative to the LED display, the 0.66" 4.4MP EyeRes electronic viewfinder offers 0.8x magnification for optimized eye-level viewing and composition.

Fast autofocus is realized via a contrast-based AF system, burst shooting can be captured at 11 fps for up to 33 DNG images or unlimited JPEG files. A primary card slot accepts UHS-II SD cards and a secondary slot takes UHS-I SD cards. Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities are built into the camera, allowing easy sharing and geo-tagging of images.

The body of the camera is made from two machined pieces of solid aluminum, and weather-sealed to stand up to shooting in adverse conditions. The body design features control dials and a top 1.28" monochrome LCD screen for viewing your settings. The SL (Typ 601) is a departure from Leica’s common body design, as it incorporates a large ergonomic grip, more often seen on SLR-style cameras.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera Highlights

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  • 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Internal DCI 4K Video & V-Log L Gamma
  • 0.66" 4.4MP 0.80x Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2.95" 1.04M-Dot LED-Backlit Touchscreen
  • Contrast AF System with 49 Fields
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
  • Two SD Card Slots; 1.3" Top LCD Screen
  • Weather-Resistant Milled Aluminum Body
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity and GPS

Also introduced with the SL (Typ 601) camera is the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH lens, which fits onto the SL’s L-mount bayonet. This new L-mount is identical to the T-mount seen on the Leica T; however, being a full-frame camera, when using existing and future T-series lenses it will only operate in APS-C mode. The 24-90mm lens features Optical Image Stabilization to reduce the appearance of camera shake, a fast and precise AF motor, and a minimum focus distance of 1'.

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1192094-REG/leica_11176_vario_elmarit_sl_24_90_f_2_8_4_asph.html

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 lens Features

  • L Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • AquaDura Coating on Outer Elements
  • Silent Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus, Non-Rotating Filter Ring
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Design

Leica has also announced the upcoming arrival of two more L-mount lenses in 2016: the APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 and the Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. For adapting lenses, the M-Adapter-T allows you to attach any of the 48 M-mount lenses, while upcoming adapters will allow use of medium format S-mount lenses, R-mount lenses, and PL-mount cine lenses.

The camera comes with the BP-SCL4 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, the BC-SL4 Battery Charger, SL Camera Cover, USB 3.0 Cable, and a lens-cleaning tissue. Also available separately are a 4.9' HDMI Cable, a Display Protection Foil, and the RC-SCL4 Remote Release Cable. A brand new flagship flash model is on its way in the form of the SF 64, featuring a powerful guide number of 210'. The new Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm also has the following accessories: a E82 UVa Filter, a dedicated Lens Hood, and the SL Rear Lens Cap.

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