LCD and Viewfinder
Leica SL has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
SL has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 4,400kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Leica SL can shoot continuously at max speed of 11.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
Unfortunately SL doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Leica SL features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Leica SL also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Leica SL, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24p fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. This means that Leica SL provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor
which has a max video resolution of only. If you are thinking of upgrading your and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of SL.
SL has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Leica SL also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Leica SL a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Leica SL features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our SL. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect SL to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Leica SL is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 400 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 364 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Olympus E-M1X with its 870shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Leica SL vs Olympus E-M1X or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Leica SL Features Compared to Main Competitors