In this review, we will be comparing R5 and SL2, two Pro Mirrorless cameras from Canon and Leica. Canon R5 was introduced to market in July 2020 and Leica SL2 was launched in November 2019. There is only 8 months difference between R5 and SL2 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Pro Mirrorless cameras. Out of 54 cameras in this class, Canon R5 is ranked #9
with an overall score of 93 and Leica SL2 is ranked #5
with an overall score of 94.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon R5 and Leica SL2 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon R5 and Leica SL2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.