Leica releases SL2-S ‘Reporter’ version in darkish inexperienced with an aramid fiber coating: Digital Pictures Evaluation


The Leica SL2-S has acquired a particular Leica ‘Reporter’ version, offering the digital camera with a strong exterior, together with a scratch-resistant inexperienced paint end and aramid fiber coating.

Restricted to simply 1,000 items worldwide, the $5,499 Leica SL2-S Reporter is about $300 costlier than the usual black SL2-S mirrorless digital camera.

In the event you’re unfamiliar with the SL2-S, here is a fast rundown of its options. The digital camera makes use of a 24.6MP full-frame backside-illuminated CMOS picture sensor paired with Leica’s Maestro III picture processor. The digital camera’s ISO ranges from 50 to 100,000, and it might shoot at as much as 25 frames per second utilizing its digital shutter.

The SL2-S has in-body picture stabilization rated at as much as 5.5 stops, which can be used for a 96MP multi-shot mode. The digital camera has a 5.76M dot EVF (0.78x magnification) and a 3.2″ rear touchscreen. It shoots 4K/30p video utilizing the complete width of the sensor and 4K/60p in a cropped Super35 mode.

Leica SL2-S Reporter

At its core, the SL2-S is a lower-resolution, inexpensive model of the 47MP Leica SL2. The cameras share many options, together with the general design, IBIS, touch-based management scheme, and wonderful EVF. The cameras use the identical contrast-detect autofocus system as nicely. Because of a firmware replace in 2021, the SL2-S additionally contains eye/face/head/physique detection and monitoring.

What makes the SL2-S Reporter price the additional cash? Other than its restricted nature, the digital camera trades Leica’s normal rubber grip for an aramid fiber coating. The artificial fiber is usually used when making protecting tools and incorporates a distinctive sample of tightly interwoven fibers. As Leica says, ‘the particular armor not solely offers a unprecedented look but in addition a significantly elevated grip – for much more security and stability when photographing and filming.’

Leica SL2-S Reporter

The SL2-S Reporter follows a Leica custom of releasing more durable variations of widespread cameras. The Leica M10-P, Q2 and Q2 Monochrome have already been given the ‘Reporter’ therapy. Leica provides, ‘Attributable to its unobtrusive look, the dependable and exact pictures and filming software makes it potential to develop into part of the motion with out attracting consideration.’ That is a good level, though the muted inexperienced paint is placing and would possibly entice extra consideration than a normal black SL2-S. Nevertheless, eradicating the trademark pink Leica brand on the entrance probably helps the inexperienced SL2-S Reporter digital camera mix in higher.

The Leica SL2-S Reporter is offered now by way of Leica retail shops and the Leica On-line Retailer for $5,495. For extra data, go to Leica.