The £5000 Mirrorless Camera from Leica

Anyone who knows Leica can’t be surprised with the price tag £5000 of their newest mirrorless camera.

The Leica SL is a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO of 50,000 specifically designed for professional photographers.

Leica SL with Flash

What is surprising for this camera is the fact that Leica are claiming that it has “the fastest autofocus on the market” and with a 2GB buffer lets you shoot up to 11 full-resolution photos per second and save them to the dual memory cards in both 8-bit jpeg and 14-bit RAW DNG simultaneously.

Leica SL Sports Photography

At the back of the Leica SL there is a 4.4-megapixel electronic viewfinder with a new technology called Leica EyeRes and below the EVF is a 2.95 inch, 1.04 million dot touchscreen LCD that has a 170-degree viewing angle.

Back of Leica SL

The camera is built using a single block of aluminium and is protected with weather resistant seals that keep moisture, dust, and splashes out of your camera. The rear LCD is scratch resistant glass as well as having an anti-glare coating.

Leica SL Lenses

Unfortunately, the £5000 camera does not come with a lens so you will have to be prepared to spend a little more on one (or all) of the three lenses that will be available for the camera. You have a choice of 24-90mm f/2.8-4, 90-280mm f2.8-4 and a 50mm 1.4. However, you will be able to use your own Leica lenses if you purchase an adapter.

Want to see more of the Leica SL then watch the video below. You can buy the Leica SL from the UK Leica store by using the link below.

Leica UK


Christian Keenan
When not blogging for MyMemory Christian Keenan is a professional photographer.

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