Is it me or are cameras getting more and more expensive? Lecia’s latest model, the SL2-S will cost you a ‘blood-letting’ $4,895. Mind you it is a Lecia and it does 4K video at 60 FPS.
Taken from Engadget … Leica has launched the SL2-S, a sportier and cheaper version of its flagship 47-megapixel, $5,995 mirrorless SL2 camera. With the new model, it’s emphasizing speed, low-light capability and video prowess, with a 24.6-megapixel sensor, up to 25 fps second shooting speed (with caveats), ISOs up to 100,000 and 4K 60 fps video.
The SL2-S is the first Leica with a back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor that’s likely built by Sony. Otherwise, it appears to be roughly based on Panasonic’s S1 — it’s similar in weight and size, packs a 5.5-stop in-body stabilization system and has a similar 5.76 million dot OLED EVF. Unlike any Panasonic full-frame camera, however, it has dual UHS-II card slots and no XQD or CFexpress slot.
Much like the S1, the SL2-S also has a 5.76 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder that’s ideal for composing video and photos. What’s less ideal, however, is the fixed 3.2-inch rear touchscreen display that doesn’t articulate in any way.