In this review, we will be comparing SL2 and A1, two Pro Mirrorless cameras from Leica and Sony. Leica SL2 was introduced to market in November 2019 and Sony A1 was launched in January 2021. There is 15 months difference between SL2 and A1 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger A1, especially in sensor tech.
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, Leica SL2 is ranked #5
with an overall score of 94 and Sony A1 is ranked #4
with an overall score of 96.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Leica SL2 and Sony A1 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Leica SL2 and Sony A1 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.