Leica has today unveiled their new Leica SL compact system camera, which uses SL mount lenses to take advantage of the camera’s 24-megapixel full frame sensor.
Those lenses come in a number of forms, and Lecia announced a total of three to be released within the first few months of its release, with a 24-90mm f/2.8-4 available at launch, 90-280mm f/2.8-4 available from Q2 2016 and a 50mm f/1.4 available from Q4 2015.
All lenses from the existing Leica T camera can also be used without the need for an adapter, with adapters available for the S, M and R systems.
Because the Leica SL is a mirrorless system there’s no optical viewfinder, but Leica has a better option in its EyeRes EVF that offers a massive 4.4 pixels of resolution.
The body of the Leica SL has been built using aluminium, resulting in a body that is quite thick but durable, whilst being dust and weather seals.
Around the back you will also find a 2.95 inch fixed LCD screen, featuring a 170 degree angle of view and touchscreen controls.
Inside there’s a Maestro II processor with a 2GB buffer, allowing the camera to capture 4K video at 30fps, as well as in Full HD at up to 120fps.
The Leica SL will be priced at £5,050 for the body only when it launches on November 16th, or £3,150 for that and the 24-90mm f/2.8-4 lens.