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Leica SL (Typ 601)

Introducing a brand new professional system camera from Leica, set to go head to head with Canon, Nikon and Sony

Crowning a glittering reception at Leica’s HQ in Wetzlar, attended by BJP in late October, the German maker unveiled a brand-new professional camera system, the SL. The first arrivals, the SL (Typ 601), which BJP had exclusive access to a week before the launch, and the first of three new new dedicated lenses, were due to go on sale in mid-November, aiming to compete directly with Canon, Nikon and Sony’s top-end, SLR action cameras. Employing a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor “optimised for all Leica lenses”, the spec is focused on delivering speed, giving 11fps at full resolution in raw and JPEG, autofocus claimed to be the fastest among full-frame system cameras, said to work in “almost real time”, a top shutter speed of 1/8000s, and a highest ISO rating of 50,000. More significantly for many photographers though will be the lowest ISO setting – ISO 50. Hand made in Germany using two solid blocks of aluminium, the camera and lenses are dust- and spray-proof. The camera itself is packed with new technology, including an integrated …


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