Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Leica SL3 camera (first leaked pictures and detailed specifications)

Here are the first leaked Leica SL3 camera pictures and detailed specifications:

  • The Leica SL3 will use the same 60MP CMOS BSI sensor as the M11/Q3 with Triple-Resolution Technology: 60/36/18 MP
  • Dynamic range: 15 f-stops
  • There will be a new body that is only a bit smaller than the current SL2
  • Improved ergonomics
  • Tiltable 3.2″ backlight touchscreen (2.3M dots)
  • 5.76M dots 120 fps OLED viewfinder
  • New Graphical User Interface
  • Maestro IV Processor with L2 Technology
  • ISO range: 50 - 100,000
  • 6.5 stops  image stabilization
  • New Hybrid AF-System (PDAF + Contrast Detection AF + Object Detection AF)
  • 9fps continuous shooting I was told that the initially reported 9fps is not correct
  • FHD, 4k, C4K, 8K, MP4 + MOV, h265, ProRes (1080р), supports cropped 8K/30p and 4K/60p + full-frame & S35 C4K/30p
  • CFExpress Type B + SD UHS-II memory cards
  • Timecode interface
  • HDMI 2.1 Type A
  • USB-C 3.1 with charging
  • Audio in and out 3.5 mm
  • Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 2x2 MIMO
  • IP54 sealed: IP54 certification is a rating that indicates a product is protected from limited dust and water spray
  • New Battery BC-SCL6 (2200 mAh)
  • Apple MFi
  • Weight: 769g
  • New DC-coupler and double-charger
  • New handgrip
  • The camera is already being tested in the field
  • Announcement expected on March 7 (±1 day)
  • Content Authentication just like the M11-P
  • Price under €8,000, probably around €7,000, could be as low as €6,800

Here is a quick specifications comparison between the Leica SL2 and the Leica SL3:

Leica SL2 Leica SL3
Sensor 47,3 MP CMOS Sensor 60 MP CMOS BSI Sensor (18/36/60MP)
Dynamic range 14 f-stops 15 f-stops
Processor Leica Maestro III Leica Maestro IV with new L2 Technology
Connections HDMI 2.0b Type A, USB-C,
Audio-Out 3.5 mm/Audio-In 3.5 mm
HDMI 2.1 Type A, USB-C (with charging), Audio in and out 3.5 mm,
Timecode interface
Memory cards SD UHS-II CFExpress Type B + SD UHS-II
Screen 3.2” touchscreen (2.1M dots) 3.2" backlight tiltable touchscreen (2.3M dots)
ISO 50 - 50,000 50 - 100,000
Autofocus Contrast detection PDAF, Contrast + object detection
Video recording FHD, 4k, C4k, MP4 + MOV FHD, 4k, C4K, 8K, MP4 + MOV, h265, ProRes (1080р)
Viewfinder OLED 5.76M dots, 120 fps OLED 5.76M dots, 120 fps
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
Battery 1860 mAh (BP-SCL4) 2200 mAh (BP-SCL6)
Apple MFi No Yes
Weight 838g 769g
Price $6,995 (available cheaper on Amazon) Around €7,000 (could be even cheaper in the US)

What is L² Technology?

Via LeicaRumors:

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