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Leica SL Typ 601 Camera First Impressions

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First impressions and hands-on previews of the new Leica SL Typ 601 full-frame mirrorless camera now available online.

The Leica SL Typ 601 camera will be available from November 16th for $7,450 body-only (Amazon | BHPhoto | Adorama). See the additional online coverage for the new Leica SL camera below.

The Leica SL Typ 601 features a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor adapted from the Leica Q and offers a built-in SXAG 4.4MP resolution EVF and a 2.95″ touch-sensitive LCD with 1.04M pixels, complemented by a top panel 1.28″ monochrome status LCD. The Leica SL Typ 601 is capable of 4096 x 2160 4K video at 24 fps, offering 4:2:0 internal recording or 4:2:2 over HDMI.

Additional Leica SL Typ 601 Camera Hand-On Coverage


Official Leica SL site by Leica. First test by Jono Slack can be seen on L-camera-forum. French review at Lesnumeriques and a preview at TheVerge.

Leica SL typ 601 camera hands-on at TheVideoModeDpreviewDigitalphotoproPhotographyblog
and Mirrorlessons.

First look can be seen on Amateur Photographer. 10 Things To Know About The Leica SL on ePhotozine

Leica SL (Typ 601) – 4k and 120fps sample footage shot in V-Log L

Leica SL Typ 601 size comparisons can be seen at Camerasize.



Leica SL Typ 601 Price and Release Date

The Leica SL Typ 601 will be available from November 16th for $7,450 body-only. The Leica Vario Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH will cost $4,950.

Buy Leica SL Typ 601 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Leica SL Typ 601 Camera Body Only $7,450 Amazon | BHPhoto | Adorama

Leica SL Typ 601 highlights

  • Leica L-Mount
  • Water sealed milled aluminium body
  • 24MP CMOS sensor
  • ISO range 50 – 50,000
  • Contrast AF system
  • SXAG, 4.4 MP EVF
  • 4k (4096 x 2160) @ 24 fps video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Two SD memory cards slots
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 s to 60 s
  • Prices: Leica SL camera body – $7,450; Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH lens – $4,950
  • New Leica SL lenses: 24–90 mm f/2.8–4, 90–280mm f/2.8–4, 50mm f/1.4
  • More SL lenses to be released in the future, including a 35mm f/1.4 Summilux and 50mm f/1 Noctilux: