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LCD resolution of the Leica SL

The rear LCD screen of the Leica SL (Typ 601) has a resolution of 1,040,000 dots and measures 3.0 inches across its diagonal. A high-resolution display offers a clearer and crisper user experience than a lower pixel screen, notably during live view framing and image review. While the physical size of the LCD is naturally limited by the space that is available on the back of the camera, the resolution of the rear screen has continued to increase over time, with new camera models often featuring nicer rear panels as one of the key arguments for a camera upgrade.

Leica SL Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x
Viewfinder Resolution 4400k dots
Top-Level Screen Control Panel
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 1040k dots
LCD Attachment Fixed screen
Touch Input Touchscreen

In terms of screen handling characteristics, the LCD of the Leica SL is touch sensitive and is fixed to the body.

Back side of the Leica SL with LCD

SL and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 3.0-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

Camera to camera comparisons

The Leica SL (Typ 601) is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was announced in October 2015 and is equipped with a full frame sensor. It offers a resolution of 24 megapixel. In the United States, the Leica SL was initially launched at a price of $7,450.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Leica SL to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Leica SL4400 Y3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/8000s 11.0 n n
2.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
3.
 
Hasselblad X1D2360 n3.0 / 920 fixed Y 1/2000s 2.3 n n
4.
 
Leica SL2-S5760 Y3.2 / 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
5.
 
Leica SL25760 Y3.2 / 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
6.
 
Leica M10optical n3.0 / 1037 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 n n
7.
 
Leica M Typ 240optical n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n n
8.
 
Nikon D5optical Y3.2 / 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
9.
 
Nikon D500optical Y3.2 / 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n n
10.
 
Nikon D7200optical Y3.2 / 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D750optical Y3.2 / 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n

One useful feature of the SL is a presence of a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

If you would like to see a side-by-side review of this and another camera, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Leica SL
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Leica L mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2015
    Launch Price USD 7 450
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 000 x 4 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.00 μm
    Pixel Density 2.78 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 50 - 50 000 ISO
    Image Processor Maestro II
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 88
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.0
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1821
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x
    Viewfinder Resolution 4400k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 11 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots
    UHS card support Single UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.0
    HDMI Port full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Geotagging GPS built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type BP-SCL4 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)400 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 147 x 104 x 39 mm
    (5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 847 g (29.9 oz)

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