Leica is giving its Leica SL2-S camera the "Reporter" treatment by giving it a tougher exterior that can better handle extreme temperatures, shocks, dust, and water. The SL2-S Reporter joins the M10-P, Leica Q2, and Q2 Monochrome cameras in the Reporter Design Series. These cameras, which are usually all black, give photographers a different look and are supposed to be more reliable and durable in the field.
Leica says that the SL2-S Reporter's all-metal body, scratch-resistant dark green paint finish, and aramid fiber coating "redefine the limits of durability." So, the camera can handle more extreme temperatures, shocks, dust, and water, which are things that working photographers, especially photojournalists who report from dangerous areas, often have to deal with. (Aramid is a synthetic fiber that is often used to make protective gear).
Even though the outside has changed, the technical and photographic parts of the camera are still the same with the Leica SL2-S.
Price and Availability
The SL2-S Reporter is a limited edition camera, and Leica only plans to make 1,000 of them for sale around the world. The SL2-S Reporter will sell for $5,495 at all Leica Stores and the Leica Online Store in the United States.
Leica SL2-S Key Specs
- Announcement Date: 2020-12-10
- 24MP - Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
- No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
- ISO 100 - 50000 ( expands to 50)
- Leica L Mount
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 3.20" Fixed Type Screen
- 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
- 9.0fps (25.0fps Electronic) continuous shooting
- 4K (DCI) - 3840 x 2160 video resolution
- Built-in Wireless
- 931g. 146 x 107 x 83 mm
- Weather Sealed Body
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