Fears no assignment.
Both photographic and video journalism capture many faces and tell a wide variety of stories. Whether it is social or cultural topics, outdoor and nature photography or political reportage - the sheer range of topics places a multitude of ever-changing demands on the equipment they need.
Witnesses who push their limits when on assignment accept no limitations from their camera and video equipment. That’s why the rugged Leica SL2-S Reporter is ready when you are. It withstands extreme temperatures, repels dust and water, and stands up well to rough handling. Its discreet design allows you to immerse yourself in the action – unobtrusively – for authentic, vivid photos and videos. The SL2-S Reporter follows the established tradition of Leica’s Reporter-Design-Series, which is focused on one thing: documenting the variety of our world.
Aramid – protects with every fibre
It starts with a synthetic fibre that’s so robust it’s commonly used for personal protective equipment. Next, the fibres are spun so tightly that they are nearly impossible to separate. Woven in their characteristic pattern, the aramid fibres give the Leica SL2-S Reporter excellent protection, even under the most difficult conditions. They also offer an added benefit in terms of handling. The fibers provide a significantly improved grip - for even more safety when photographing and filming.
The resilient and robust SL-System is brought to perfection in the Leica SL2-S Reporter. With its very scratch and fingerprint resistant matte green finish and aramid fibre armour, it sets a new standard in camera durability, while reliably protecting the SL2-S Reporter from external forces. The technical specifications of this edition are identical to the SL2-S series model. "Made in Germany" that translates to enduring quality for generations.
Made to inspire
The design of the Leica SL2-S recalls the iconic Leica identity and traditional design DNA elements that the brand has become world known and loved for. Best ergonomics, highest quality materials and state of the art technology are combined to a camera that is made to perform and built to last.
Made in Germany
Crafted with conscience
Just like the Leica SL2, the SL2-S is developed and manufactured in Germany. With an unmatched all-metal solid construction and elegant leather wrap to withstand the time it, delivers years of photographic pleasure, thanks to the sustainability guaranteed by consistent firmware updates.
Control and handling
Designed with creatives, for creatives
The unique, intuitive and straightforward user interface, which features separate photo and video sections, allows you to focus entirely on taking the picture. An unparalleled experience developed through the feedback of customers and professional photographers worldwide.erience, developed through feedbacks of customers and professional photographers worldwide.
Professional film performance
The Leica SL2-S captures 4K and Cine4K 10-bit 4:2:2 videos with Leica’s L-LOG gamma, at frame rates of up to 60 fps. Thanks to the integrated viewing LUTs, the user is able to have full control throughout the recording. Another pro-level trait is the camera’s unlimited recording time for videos, which means that the video length is only limited by the respective internal or external memory.
4K Video with HEVC*
The Leica SL2-S supports the highly efficient HEVC video compression standard for 10-bit recordings up to 4K/60p (h.265).
Videos can be split into one-minute segments, in order to minimise the risk of data loss. Other enhancing features include the automatic Follow Focus, an integrated waveform monitor, Colour-Bar, Timecode Input and Tally Mode, all of which further enhance the camera’s suitability for professional use.
*Available with Firmware Update Spring 2021
Perfect control in every situation
The EyeRes® EVF unites an outstanding 5.76MP display panel with an eyepiece built of finest metal and glass and the tightest mechanical and optical tolerances, to deliver an unmatched viewing experience and allow the easy composition of images.
24MP CMOS-BSI Sensor
Full frame of the latest generation
The new full-frame sensor of the Leica SL2-S with 24 Megapixel and Backside Illumination produces excellent images in all lighting conditions. An enormous dynamic range, a color depth of 14 bits per RGB channel and a sensitivity of up to ISO 100,000 enable low-noise images of exceptional quality even in low light.
Maestro III Processor
Fast working speed
The exceptional working speed of the Leica SL2-S is achieved through the Maestro III processor and a large 4 Gigabyte buffer memory. Image series with up to 25 DNG images per second are possible, as well as almost infinite image series in JPEG format, limited only by the memory cards used in both UHS-II-compatible SD card slots.
Seamless, instant, everywhere
Leica FOTOS connects your camera seamlessly to your smartphone or iPad via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth®. The app enables you to transfer images, control your Leica camera per remote, as well as to view, edit and share your pictures in several formats.
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Leica Object Detection AF
Fast and reliable focussing
The Leica Object Detection AF ensures a fast and reliable AF. In addition to an array of modes and features, including face recognition, the high-performance AF system of the SL2-S also automatically detects whether a subject is stationary or in motion, and subsequently switches between motion and focus priority.
An important feature for the work of many photographers is the floating suspended sensor of the Leica SL2-S. The highly efficient multi-axis image stabilization compensates camera shake fast and effective. This in-camera method even allows image stabilization for lenses that are not equipped with it themselves.