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Canon 800D vs Leica SL2

The Canon EOS 800D (called Canon T7i in some regions) and the Leica SL2 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in February 2017 and November 2019. The 800D is a DSLR, while the SL2 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an APS-C (800D) and a full frame (SL2) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 24 megapixels, whereas the Leica provides 46.7 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 800D versus Leica SL2
Canon 800D Leica SL2
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Canon EF mount lenses Leica L mount lenses
24 MP, APS-C Sensor 46.7 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60p Video 4K/60p Video
ISO 100-25,600 (100 - 51,200) ISO 100-50,000
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.2 LCD, 2100k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed touchscreen
6 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
600 shots per battery charge370 shots per battery charge
131 x 100 x 76 mm, 532 g 146 x 107 x 42 mm, 953 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS 800D and the Leica SL2? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon 800D and the Leica SL2 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon 800D vs Leica SL2
Compare 800D versus SL2 top
Comparison 800D or SL2 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Leica SL2 is notably larger (19 percent) than the Canon 800D. Moreover, the SL2 is substantially heavier (79 percent) than the 800D. It is noteworthy in this context that the SL2 is splash and dust-proof, while the 800D does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The power pack in the SL2 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 800D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 532 g 600 n Feb 2017 749i
2.
 
Leica SL2 146 mm 107 mm 42 mm 953 g 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 i
3.
 
Canon 850D 131 mm 103 mm 76 mm 515 g 800 n Feb 2020 749 i
4.
 
Canon 2000D 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 475 g 500 n Feb 2018 449 i
5.
 
Canon 77D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 540 g 600 n Feb 2017 899 i
6.
 
Canon 200D 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 453 g 650 n Jun 2017 549i
7.
 
Canon M6 112 mm 68 mm 45 mm 390 g 295 n Feb 2017 779i
8.
 
Canon 1300D 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 485 g 500 n Mar 2016 449i
9.
 
Canon G7 X Mark II 106 mm 61 mm 42 mm 319 g 265 n Feb 2016 699i
10.
 
Canon 750D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 555 g 440 n Feb 2015 749i
11.
 
Canon 760D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 565 g 440 n Feb 2015 649i
12.
 
Leica SL2-S 146 mm 107 mm 83 mm 931 g 510 Y Dec 2020 4,895 i
13.
 
Leica Q2 130 mm 80 mm 92 mm 718 g 370 Y Mar 2019 4,995 i
14.
 
Nikon D5600 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 465 g 970 n Nov 2016 699 i
15.
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
17.
 
Panasonic S1H 151 mm 114 mm 110 mm 1052 g 400 Y May 2019 3,999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The 800D was launched at a markedly lower price (by 88 percent) than the SL2, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon 800D features an APS-C sensor and the Leica SL2 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the SL2 is 160 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.6 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon 800D and Leica SL2 sensor measures

With 46.7MP, the SL2 offers a higher resolution than the 800D (24MP), but the SL2 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.30μm versus 3.72μm for the 800D) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the SL2 is a much more recent model (by 2 years and 8 months) than the 800D, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the SL2 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Leica SL2 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the SL2 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.8 x 27.9 inches or 106.3 x 70.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33.5 x 22.3 inches or 85 x 56.7 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.9 x 18.6 inches or 70.8 x 47.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon 800D are 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm for good quality, 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm for very good quality, and 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The 800D has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the 800D, the SL2 has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (187MP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Canon EOS 800D has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 100-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Leica SL2 are ISO 100 to ISO 50000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-50000.

800D versus SL2 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 800D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
2.
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p........
3.
 
Canon 850D APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p........
4.
 
Canon 2000D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.611.9100971
5.
 
Canon 77D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.397178
6.
 
Canon 200D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.4104179
7.
 
Canon M6 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
8.
 
Canon 1300D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p........
9.
 
Canon G7 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p........
10.
 
Canon 750D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.712.091971
11.
 
Canon 760D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.612.091570
12.
 
Leica SL2-S Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p........
13.
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.5249196
14.
 
Nikon D5600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0130684
15.
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.5333395
16.
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525100
17.
 
Panasonic S1H Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/30p........

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the SL2 provides a better video resolution than the 800D. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/60p, while the Canon is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the SL2 has an electronic viewfinder (5760k dots), while the 800D has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the SL2 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the 800D (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the SL2 has a higher magnification (0.78x vs 0.51x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon 800D and Leica SL2 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(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.
 
Canon 800Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
2.
 
Leica SL25760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon 850Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.5 Y n
4.
 
Canon 2000Doptical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon 77Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon 200Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Canon M6optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon 1300Doptical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
9.
 
Canon G7 X Mark IInone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 8.0 Y Y
10.
 
Canon 750Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
11.
 
Canon 760Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Leica SL2-S5760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
13.
 
Leica Q23680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 20.0 n Y
14.
 
Nikon D5600optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
15.
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
16.
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
17.
 
Panasonic S1H5760 Y 3.2 2330 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The 800D has one, while the SL2 does not. While the built-in flash of the 800D is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The 800D has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the SL2 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the SL2 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Leica SL2 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the 800D and the SL2 write their files to SDXC cards. The SL2 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the 800D only has one slot. The SL2 supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the 800D can use UHS-I cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS 800D and Leica SL2 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 800DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
2.
 
Leica SL2YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Canon 850DYstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 2000DYmonomono--mini2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon 77DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon 200DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
7.
 
Canon M6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
8.
 
Canon 1300DYmonomono--mini2.0YY-
9.
 
Canon G7 X Mark II-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Canon 750DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
11.
 
Canon 760DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
12.
 
Leica SL2-SYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
13.
 
Leica Q2Ystereomono----Y-Y
14.
 
Nikon D5600YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
15.
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
16.
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
17.
 
Panasonic S1HYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y

It is notable that the SL2 has a headphone jack, which makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process. The 800D lacks such a headphone port.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Leica SL2 (unlike the 800D) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The SL2 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Leica. In contrast, the 800D has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the 800D was succeeded by the Canon 850D. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Leica websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon 800D and the Leica SL2? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS 800D:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • More compact: Is smaller (131x100mm vs 146x107mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 421g or 44 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (600 versus 370) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (88 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in February 2017).

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Advantages of the Leica SL2:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (46.7 vs 24MP), which boosts linear resolution by 40%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/60p vs 1080/60p).
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.78x vs 0.51x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • More solid recording: Has a full-sized HDMI port for a sturdy connection to an external recorder.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More prestigious: Has the Leica luxury appeal, which ensures a high resale value.
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 8 months of technical progress since the 800D launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the SL2 is the clear winner of the contest (30 : 12 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

800D 12:30 SL2

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 800D and the Leica SL2 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the 800D or the SL2 perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 800D4.5/5..80/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 749i
2.
 
Leica SL24/5....4.5/54/5 Nov 2019 5,999 i
3.
 
Canon 850D4/5+80/1004/53.5/5 Feb 2020 749 i
4.
 
Canon 2000D..o..3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2018 449 i
5.
 
Canon 77D4.5/5..82/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 899 i
6.
 
Canon 200D4/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2017 549i
7.
 
Canon M6....80/1004/54/5 Feb 2017 779i
8.
 
Canon 1300D4/5o73/1004/54/5 Mar 2016 449i
9.
 
Canon G7 X Mark II4.5/5+ +81/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 699i
10.
 
Canon 750D5/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749i
11.
 
Canon 760D5/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 649i
12.
 
Leica SL2-S4/5......4.5/5 Dec 2020 4,895 i
13.
 
Leica Q2....84/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2019 4,995 i
14.
 
Nikon D56004/5..79/1004.5/54/5 Nov 2016 699 i
15.
 
Panasonic S14.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Panasonic S1R4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
17.
 
Panasonic S1H....90/100.... May 2019 3,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Canon 800D vs Leica SL2

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 800D Leica SL2
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Leica L mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2017 November 2019
    Launch Price USD 749 USD 5,999
    Sensor Specs Canon 800D Leica SL2
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 36.0 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 864 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 43.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 46.7 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 8368 x 5584 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.72 μm 4.30 μm
    Pixel Density 7.22 MP/cm2 5.41 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 4K/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 50,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51,200 ISO 50 - 50,000 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 7 Maestro III
    Screen Specs Canon 800D Leica SL2
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.51x 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 2100k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 800D Leica SL2
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations400 000 actuations
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/40000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Canon 800D Leica SL2
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port mini HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon 800D Leica SL2
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E17 BP-SCL4
    Battery Life (CIPA)600 shots per charge370 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 131 x 100 x 76 mm
    (5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0 in)
    146 x 107 x 42 mm
    (5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 532 g (18.8 oz) 953 g (33.6 oz)

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