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Leica SL2-S vs Sony A6400

The Leica SL2-S and the Sony Alpha A6400 are two enthusiast cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in December 2020 and January 2019. Both the SL2-S and the A6400 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a full frame (SL2-S) and an APS-C (A6400) sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels.

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

Headline Specifications
Leica SL2-S
versus
Sony A6400
Leica SL2-S Sony A6400
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Leica L mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
24 MP, Full Frame Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/60p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-50,000 (50 - 100,000) ISO 100-32,000 (100 - 102,400)
Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Fixed touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
20 shutter flaps per second 11 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
510 shots per battery charge410 shots per battery charge
146 x 107 x 83 mm, 931 g 120 x 67 x 50 mm, 403 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Leica SL2-S and the Sony Alpha A6400? 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 side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Leica SL2-S and the Sony A6400. 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 dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Leica SL2-S vs Sony A6400
Compare SL2-S versus A6400 top
Comparison SL2-S or A6400 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A6400 is considerably smaller (49 percent) than the Leica SL2-S. Moreover, the A6400 is substantially lighter (57 percent) than the SL2-S. 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 battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, 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.
 
Leica SL2-S 146 mm 107 mm 83 mm 931 g 510 Y Dec 2020 4,895 i
2.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
3.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Leica SL2 146 mm 107 mm 42 mm 953 g 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 i
5.
 
Leica SL 147 mm 104 mm 39 mm 847 g 400 Y Oct 2015 7,450 i
6.
 
Nikon D780 144 mm 116 mm 76 mm 840 g 2260 Y Jan 2020 2,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D5300 125 mm 98 mm 76 mm 480 g 600 n Oct 2013 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M1X 144 mm 147 mm 75 mm 997 g 870 Y Jan 2019 2,999 i
9.
 
Panasonic S5 133 mm 98 mm 82 mm 714 g 440 Y Sep 2020 1,999 i
10.
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
11.
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
12.
 
Panasonic S1H 151 mm 114 mm 110 mm 1052 g 400 Y May 2019 3,999 i
13.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
14.
 
Sony A6100 120 mm 67 mm 59 mm 396 g 420 n Aug 2019 749 i
15.
 
Sony A6300 120 mm 67 mm 49 mm 404 g 400 Y Feb 2016 999 i
16.
 
Sony A5100 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 283 g 400 n Aug 2014 549 i
17.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599 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 retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The A6400 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 82 percent) than the SL2-S, 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 imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors 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 more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Leica SL2-S features a full frame sensor and the Sony A6400 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A6400 is 58 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Leica SL2-S and Sony A6400 sensor measures

Even though the SL2-S has a larger sensor, both cameras offer the same resolution of 24 megapixels. This implies that the SL2-S has a lower pixel density and larger individual pixels (with a pixel pitch of 6.00μm versus 3.91μm for the A6400), which gives it a potential advantage in terms of light gathering capacity. In addition, the SL2-S is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 10 months) than the A6400, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the SL2-S has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The A6400 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the A6400, 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 SL2-S has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 50000, which can be extended to ISO 50-100000. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A6400 are ISO 100 to ISO 32000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-102400.

SL2-S versus A6400 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under review, the SL2-S provides substantially higher image quality than the A6400, with an overall score that is 12 points higher. This advantage is based on 1.2 bits higher color depth, 0.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.3 stops in additional low light sensitivity. 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 SL2-S Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.13504 95
2.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p2413.61431 83
3.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.33394 90
4.
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p...... ..
5.
 
Leica SL Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.013.41821 88
6.
 
Nikon D780 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Nikon D5300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.91338 83
8.
 
Olympus E-M1X Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Panasonic S5 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p...... ..
10.
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.53333 95
11.
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525 100
12.
 
Panasonic S1H Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/30p...... ..
13.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.03434 93
14.
 
Sony A6100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Sony A6300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.413.71437 85
16.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.71347 80
17.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.11347 82

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the SL2-S provides a higher frame rate than the A6400. It can shoot video footage at 4K/60p, while the Sony is limited to 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the SL2-S offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the A6400 (5760k vs 2359k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Leica SL2-S and Sony A6400 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.
 
Leica SL2-S5760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
2.
 
Sony A64002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon R63690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
4.
 
Leica SL25760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
5.
 
Leica SL4400 Y 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/8000s 11.0 n n
6.
 
Nikon D780optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
7.
 
Nikon D5300optical n 3.2 1037 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Olympus E-M1X2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
9.
 
Panasonic S52360 n 3.0 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 7.0 n Y
10.
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
11.
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic S1H5760 Y 3.2 2330 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A61001440 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony A63002359 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony A5100none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n

One feature that is present on the SL2-S, but is missing on the A6400 is 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.

The A6400 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the SL2-S 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, both cameras under consideration feature an 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 SL2-S writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A6400 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The SL2-S features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A6400 only has one slot. The SL2-S supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the A6400 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 Leica SL2-S and Sony Alpha A6400 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 SL2-SYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Sony A6400YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
3.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Leica SL2YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Leica SLYstereomonoYYfull3.0Y--
6.
 
Nikon D780YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
7.
 
Nikon D5300YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Olympus E-M1XYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
9.
 
Panasonic S5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
10.
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
11.
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic S1HYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
13.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
14.
 
Sony A6100YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
15.
 
Sony A6300YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A5100-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the SL2-S has a headphone jack, which is not present on the A6400 This port makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process.

Both the SL2-S and the A6400 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The A6400 replaced the earlier Sony A6300, 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 and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Leica SL2-S and the Sony A6400? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Leica SL2-S:

  • 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: Scores substantially higher (12 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (1.2 bits more color depth).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/60p versus 4K/30p).
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (5760k vs 2359k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.78x vs 0.70x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control 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 922k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (20 vs 11 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (510 versus 410) on a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • More solid recording: Has a full-sized HDMI port for a sturdy connection to an external recorder.
  • 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 price.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 1 year and 10 months after the A6400).

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha A6400:

  • 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.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • More compact: Is smaller (120x67mm vs 146x107mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 528g or 57 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (82 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in January 2019).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the SL2-S is the clear winner of the match-up (23 : 10 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.

SL2-S 23:10 A6400

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Leica SL2-S and the Sony A6400 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing 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 says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the SL2-S and the A6400 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts 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 SL2-S4/5....4.5/54.5/5 Dec 2020 4,895 i
2.
 
Sony A64004/5+85/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
3.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Leica SL24/5....4.5/54/5 Nov 2019 5,999 i
5.
 
Leica SL4/5..84/1004.5/54/5 Oct 2015 7,450 i
6.
 
Nikon D7805/5..87/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2020 2,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D53004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M1X4.5/5o..4.5/5.. Jan 2019 2,999 i
9.
 
Panasonic S54.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2020 1,999 i
10.
 
Panasonic S14.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
11.
 
Panasonic S1R4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
12.
 
Panasonic S1H....90/100.... May 2019 3,999 i
13.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
14.
 
Sony A6100....82/1004/55/5 Aug 2019 749 i
15.
 
Sony A63004.5/5+85/1005/55/5 Feb 2016 999 i
16.
 
Sony A51004.5/5+..4.5/55/5 Aug 2014 549 i
17.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. 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 SL2-S vs Sony A6400

    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 SL2-S Sony A6400
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Leica L mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date December 2020 January 2019
    Launch Price USD 4,895 USD 899
    Sensor Specs Leica SL2-S Sony A6400
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.00 μm 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 2.78 MP/cm2 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/60p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 50,000 ISO 100 - 32,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 100,000 ISO 100 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor Maestro III BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 95 83
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.2 24
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.1 13.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 3504 1431
    Screen Specs Leica SL2-S Sony A6400
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots 2359k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Leica SL2-S Sony A6400
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 20 shutter flaps/s 11 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sYES
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Leica SL2-S Sony A6400
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port full HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Leica SL2-S Sony A6400
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type BP-SCL4 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)510 shots per charge410 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 146 x 107 x 83 mm
    (5.7 x 4.2 x 3.3 in)
    120 x 67 x 50 mm
    (4.7 x 2.6 x 2.0 in)
    Camera Weight 931 g (32.8 oz) 403 g (14.2 oz)

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