Leica SL (Typ 601)

MPN: 10850  |  EAN: 4022243108509  |  Model: (Typ 601)

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as at 12 Jun 19 | 6:10 AM CET





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Leica SL (Typ 601) - 10850 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Wildlife Photography
Landscape Photography
Event Videos
Just Right
4K Videos
Everyday Life Photography
Home Videos
High FPS Videos
Events Photography
Film Making
Just Right
Sports Photography
Time-lapse Videos
Underwater Photography
Low-light Videos
WiFi Connectivity
Regular Looks
Camera Body Only
Bluetooth Connectivity

Kind of Camera

Selecting the Mirror-less Camera, is a great boon to you photography gear. It has what it takes to produce great shots as beginner or professional grade photos as a seasoned photographer.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Leica device works!

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the (Typ 601) is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 49  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Leica (Typ 601) will satisfy your needs..


Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. 

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Leica (Typ 601) is a great companion to have.

High definition entertainment - While shooting a variety of scenes for your next release, this camera has you covered due to the (24 x 36 mm mm image sensor it houses. 

Other Video needs

Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 120 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Leica's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the (Typ 601) is an easy recommendation for this.

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the (Typ 601).

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 24 x 36 mm(mm) sensor size, the Leica (Typ 601), also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Leica (Typ 601) for aquatic photos is a treat.

As you make trips around the world, every moment tells a story. For this, a good camera is crucial and the (Typ 601) is a great option for travel. It's got a combined zoom capability allowing you get a closer look at items that can't be reached easily.^506^*}

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 24 x 36 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Leica has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.


It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Product Description

Optimized for both speed and quality, the Leica SL packs outstanding imaging power into a slender and elegant camera body. Outfitted with a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, you never have to worry about quality when it comes to the Leica SL. Whether it's spontaneous family moments or formal event coverage, this mirrorless camera is able to take high-resolution photographs that allow you to completely relive the moment. No matter the situation, you can also rest assured that you're prepared to capture the precise moment you want thanks to the superb continuous shooting rate of 11 fps. On the other hand, the Leica SL is always ready to record video in sensational 4K resolution at up to 30 fps, whereas slow motion enthusiasts will love the ability to record in remarkable 120 fps at standard HD 720p quality. Constructed from solid aluminum, not only does this mirrorless camera boast top-notch durability, but thoughtful button placements and smooth handling make for a truly intuitive experience.

Technical Specifications

Leica SL (Typ 601) - 10850 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Mirrorless
Material Aluminium
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Built-in Processor Yes
Eye Relief 20 mm
Image Formats Supported DNG, JPEG
Self-timer Delay 2, 12 s
Tripod Mounting Supported Yes
Tripod Thread 1/4 "
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
External Flash Connector Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 49
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Face detection, Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50 to 50000
ISO Sensitivity (max) 50000
ISO Sensitivity (min) 50
Light Exposure Correction ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 60 - 1/16000 s
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/16000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60 s
4K Video Capable Yes
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type 4K Ultra HD
Max FPS @4K 30
Maximum Video Resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels
Resolution At Capture Speed 1280x720@120fps, 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 3840x2160@25fps, 3840x2160@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps
Video Formats Supported MOV, MP4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160 pixels
Built-in Microphone Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface Leica L-Mount
Compatible Memory Cards SD
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 3:2
Display Diagonal 2.95 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 1040000 pixels
Second Display Yes
Second Display Diagonal 1.28 "
Touchscreen Yes
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - 2
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 0.8 x
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 24 x 36 mm
Megapixel 24 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Technical Details
Image Processor Leica Maestro
Other Features
GPS (satellite) Yes
Interval Recording 1
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector Type A
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Connector Micro-USB B
USB Port Yes
USB Version 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Battery Capacity 1860 mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 400 shots
Battery Recharge Time 3 h
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type BP-SCL4
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
Battery Charger Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 39 mm
Height 104 mm
Weight 771 g
Weight (including Battery) 847 g
Width 147 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 6000 x 4000, 3936 x 2624
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 0 - 85 %