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Leica S3 vs SL2-S

The Leica S3 and the Leica SL2-S are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2018 and December 2020. The S3 is a DSLR, while the SL2-S is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a medium format (S3) and a full frame (SL2-S) sensor. The S3 has a resolution of 64 megapixels, whereas the SL2-S provides 24 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Leica S3
versus
Leica SL2-S
Leica S3 Leica SL2-S
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Leica S mount lenses Leica L mount lenses
64 MP, Medium Format Sensor 24 MP, Full Frame Sensor
4K/24p Video 4K/60p Video
ISO 100-50,000 ISO 100-50,000 (50 - 100,000)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)
3.0 LCD, 922k dots 3.2 LCD, 2100k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed touchscreen
3 shutter flaps per second 20 shutter flaps per second
no shake reductionIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
160 x 120 x 80 mm, 1260 g 146 x 107 x 83 mm, 931 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Leica S3 and the Leica SL2-S? 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

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Leica S3 and the Leica SL2-S is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Leica S3 vs Leica SL2-S
Compare S3 versus SL2-S top
Comparison S3 or SL2-S rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Leica SL2-S is notably smaller (19 percent) than the Leica S3. Moreover, the SL2-S is markedly lighter (26 percent) than the S3. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

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-S can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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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.
 
Leica S3 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2018 18,995 i
2.
 
Leica SL2-S 146 mm 107 mm 83 mm 931 g 510 Y Dec 2020 4,895 i
3.
 
Leica SL2 146 mm 107 mm 42 mm 953 g 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 i
4.
 
Leica Q2 130 mm 80 mm 92 mm 718 g 370 Y Mar 2019 4,995 i
5.
 
Leica M-E Typ 240 139 mm 80 mm 42 mm 680 g .. Y Jun 2019 3,999 i
6.
 
Leica M10-P 139 mm 80 mm 39 mm 660 g 210 Y Aug 2018 7,995 i
7.
 
Leica M10 139 mm 80 mm 39 mm 660 g 210 Y Jan 2017 6,595 i
8.
 
Leica SL 147 mm 104 mm 39 mm 847 g 400 Y Oct 2015 7,450 i
9.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2014 16,900 i
10.
 
Leica S Typ 007 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2014 24,490 i
11.
 
Leica S Typ 006 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2012 21,950 i
12.
 
Leica S2 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1410 g .. Y Sep 2008 22,995 i
13.
 
Nikon D6 160 mm 163 mm 92 mm 1270 g 3580 Y Feb 2020 6,499 i
14.
 
Olympus E-M1X 144 mm 147 mm 75 mm 997 g 870 Y Jan 2019 2,999 i
15.
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Panasonic S1H 151 mm 114 mm 110 mm 1052 g 400 Y May 2019 3,999 i
17.
 
Sony RX10 IV 133 mm 94 mm 145 mm 1095 g 400 Y Sep 2017 1,699 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The SL2-S was launched at a markedly lower price (by 74 percent) than the S3, 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 imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Leica S3 features a medium format sensor and the Leica SL2-S a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the SL2-S is 36 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 0.8 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, the SL2-S uses a more advanced image processing engine (Maestro III) than the S3 (Maestro II), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Leica S3 and Leica SL2-S sensor measures

With 64MP, the S3 offers a higher resolution than the SL2-S (24MP), but the S3 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.59μm versus 6.00μm for the SL2-S). Moreover, the SL2-S is a much more recent model (by 2 years and 2 months) than the S3, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Leica S3 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the S3 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 49 x 32.7 inches or 124.5 x 83 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 39.2 x 26.1 inches or 99.6 x 66.4 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 32.7 x 21.8 inches or 83 x 55.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Leica SL2-S 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.

Unlike the S3, the SL2-S has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (96MP) 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 Leica S3 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 50000. The corresponding ISO settings for the Leica SL2-S are ISO 100 to ISO 50000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-100000.

S3 versus SL2-S MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. 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.
 
Leica S3 Medium Format 64.0 9800 65334K/24p...... ..
2.
 
Leica SL2-S Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.13504 95
3.
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p...... ..
4.
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.52491 96
5.
 
Leica M-E Typ 240 Full Frame 23.7 5952 39761080/25p...... ..
6.
 
Leica M10-P Full Frame 23.8 5952 3992none...... ..
7.
 
Leica M10 Full Frame 23.8 5952 3992none24.413.22133 86
8.
 
Leica SL Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.013.41821 88
9.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006 Medium Format 37.5 7500 5000none...... ..
10.
 
Leica S Typ 007 Medium Format 37.5 7500 50004K/24p...... ..
11.
 
Leica S Typ 006 Medium Format 37.5 7500 5000none23.912.2824 76
12.
 
Leica S2 Medium Format 37.5 7500 5000none...... ..
13.
 
Nikon D6 Full Frame 20.7 5568 37124K/30p...... ..
14.
 
Olympus E-M1X Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.53333 95
16.
 
Panasonic S1H Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/30p...... ..
17.
 
Sony RX10 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the SL2-S provides a faster frame rate than the S3. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/60p, while the S3 is limited to 4K/24p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the SL2-S has an electronic viewfinder (5760k dots), while the S3 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-S offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the S3 (98%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. On the other hand, the viewfinder of the S3 has a higher magnification (0.87x vs 0.78x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Leica S3 and Leica SL2-S in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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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.
 
Leica S3optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n n
2.
 
Leica SL2-S5760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
3.
 
Leica SL25760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Leica Q23680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 20.0 n Y
5.
 
Leica M-E Typ 240optical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n n
6.
 
Leica M10-Poptical n 3.0 1037 fixed Y 1/4000s 5.0 n n
7.
 
Leica M10optical n 3.0 1037 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 n n
8.
 
Leica SL4400 Y 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/8000s 11.0 n n
9.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 1.5 n n
10.
 
Leica S Typ 007optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 n n
11.
 
Leica S Typ 006optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 1.5 n n
12.
 
Leica S2optical Y 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 1.5 n n
13.
 
Nikon D6optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
14.
 
Olympus E-M1X2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
15.
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
16.
 
Panasonic S1H5760 Y 3.2 2330 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony RX10 IV2359 Y 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The SL2-S has a touchscreen, while the S3 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

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-S 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-S 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.

The S3 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or SDXC cards, while the SL2-S uses SDXC cards. Both cameras feature dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. Moreover, both cameras support UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s).

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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 Leica S3 and Leica SL2-S 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.
 
Leica S3YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
2.
 
Leica SL2-SYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Leica SL2YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Leica Q2Ystereomono----Y-Y
5.
 
Leica M-E Typ 240Ymono----2.0---
6.
 
Leica M10-PY------Y--
7.
 
Leica M10Y------Y--
8.
 
Leica SLYstereomonoYYfull3.0Y--
9.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006Y----mini2.0---
10.
 
Leica S Typ 007YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
11.
 
Leica S Typ 006Y----mini2.0---
12.
 
Leica S2Y----mini2.0---
13.
 
Nikon D6YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
14.
 
Olympus E-M1XYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
15.
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
16.
 
Panasonic S1HYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
17.
 
Sony RX10 IVYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Leica S3 (unlike the SL2-S) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the S3 has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

Both the S3 and the SL2-S are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The S3 replaced the earlier Leica S Typ 007, while the SL2-S does not have a direct predecessor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Leica website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Leica S3 better than the Leica SL2-S or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Advantages of the Leica S3:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (64 vs 24MP) with a 63% higher linear resolution.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.87x vs 0.78x).
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2018).


Reasons to prefer the Leica SL2-S:

  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (Maestro III vs Maestro II).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/60p versus 4K/24p).
  • 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 98%).
  • 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 922k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (20 vs 3 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.
  • More compact: Is smaller (146x107mm vs 160x120mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 329g or 26 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • 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.
  • More solid recording: Has a full-sized HDMI port for a sturdy connection to an external recorder.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (74 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 2 months of technical progress since the S3 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the SL2-S is the clear winner of the contest (21 : 6 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 wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

S3 06:21 SL2-S

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Leica S3 and the Leica SL2-S 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 specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the S3 or the SL2-S. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear 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.
 
Leica S3.......... Sep 2018 18,995 i
2.
 
Leica SL2-S4/5....4.5/54.5/5 Dec 2020 4,895 i
3.
 
Leica SL24/5....4.5/54/5 Nov 2019 5,999 i
4.
 
Leica Q2....84/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2019 4,995 i
5.
 
Leica M-E Typ 240.......... Jun 2019 3,999 i
6.
 
Leica M10-P........4/5 Aug 2018 7,995 i
7.
 
Leica M104.5/5....4/54.5/5 Jan 2017 6,595 i
8.
 
Leica SL4/5..84/1004.5/54/5 Oct 2015 7,450 i
9.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006.......... Sep 2014 16,900 i
10.
 
Leica S Typ 0074/5........ Sep 2014 24,490 i
11.
 
Leica S Typ 006.......... Sep 2012 21,950 i
12.
 
Leica S2.......... Sep 2008 22,995 i
13.
 
Nikon D6......4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2020 6,499 i
14.
 
Olympus E-M1X4.5/5o..4.5/5.. Jan 2019 2,999 i
15.
 
Panasonic S14.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Panasonic S1H....90/100.... May 2019 3,999 i
17.
 
Sony RX10 IV5/5+84/1004.5/55/5 Sep 2017 1,699 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Leica S3 vs Leica SL2-S

    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 Leica S3 Leica SL2-S
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Leica S mount lenses Leica L mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2018 December 2020
    Launch Price USD 18,995 USD 4,895
    Sensor Specs Leica S3 Leica SL2-S
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Medium Format Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 45.0 x 30.0 mm 36.0 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 1350 mm2 864 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 54.1 mm 43.3 mm
    Crop Factor 0.8x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 64 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 9800 x 6533 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.59 μm 6.00 μm
    Pixel Density 4.74 MP/cm2 2.78 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/24p Video 4K/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 50,000 ISO 100 - 50,000 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 50 - 100,000 ISO
    Image Processor Maestro II Maestro III
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 95
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 25.2
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 14.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 3504
    Screen Specs Leica S3 Leica SL2-S
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 98% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.87x 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 922k dots 2100k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Leica S3 Leica SL2-S
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 20 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image Stabilizationno shake reductionIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF or SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-II Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Leica S3 Leica SL2-S
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port mini HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Geotagging GPS built-in no internal GPS
    Body Specs Leica S3 Leica SL2-S
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type BP-PRO1 BP-SCL4
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 160 x 120 x 80 mm
    (6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in)
    146 x 107 x 83 mm
    (5.7 x 4.2 x 3.3 in)
    Camera Weight 1260 g (44.4 oz) 931 g (32.8 oz)

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