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Leica SL (Typ 601)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Leica SL (Typ 601). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The design and durability also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the sensor and portability, while there are some less positive reviews about the contrast and low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica SL (Typ 601) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Leica SL (Typ 601)

 

There's something about Leica that makes many photographers go slightly weak at the knees. It's a name that's indelibly associated with some of the greatest photographers of all time, including the likes of Annie Leibovitz, Robert Frank, and Henri...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Leica SL review

 

Leica's new mirrorless system camera is a beast that'll savage your bank balance

Compatible with many Leica lens via adapter ; Fast autofocus and handling ; Impressive electronic viewfinder ; Largely excellent image quality ; Superb build quality

Very expensive ; Heavy and large for its category ; Only one fully compatible lens at launch

A professional camera with the price to match

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Shooting with the Leica SL: A mirrorless marvel or giant-scale misfire? (hands-on)

 

All the talk about Leica's "next big thing" was fixed on an interchangeable-lens Leica Q. And that was enough hype to get us ultra excited, given how much we love that particular compact camera . Such a concept has almost occurred in the Leica SL, the...

Immense build quality, super-fast autofocus, outstanding electronic viewfinder, adept with video (4K30/1090p120)

It's a big chunk of design, wildly expensive, not especially ergonomic

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Leica SL (Typ 601)

 

High quality build ; Extensive Leica lens compatibility – some via adaptors ; High quality components

Large and heavy ; High price ; Slight banding visible in some high ISO images

The SL has some great technology and lovely build quality. It can also produce superb images, but it's too big and heavy in comparison with the CSC competition. The only directly compatible lens to date is also very large and does not have a constant...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Leica SL fast full-frame mirrorless camera delivers, but needs some design refinement

 

It's the fastest full-frame mirrorless thus far and takes great photos and video, but it's not the most comfortable camera to use.

The Leica SL's photo and video quality are first-rate, its continuous shooting is fast with excellent autofocus in good light, and it has almost all the features you might want. Plus it has some very streamlined aspects to its design and operation.

The grip is really uncomfortable, very-low-light autofocus is a bit slow, and the body and lenses are huge for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera.

With Leica-quality photo and video plus fast performance, the Leica SL has a lot to recommend. But the uncomfortable grip, big body and lens, and high price might make many buyers hesitate.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Leica SL

 

This L-mount Leica has the classic form and ergonomics associated with the brand and a weather-resistant body made from two blocks of solid aluminium. It offers a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor (with no low-pass filter) coupled with Leica’s engine from...

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Leica SL (Typ 601)

 

A handsome mirrorless camera with newly designed interchangeable lenses

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Leica SL (Typ 601) Sample Photos

 

We post several full-size sample photos from the new 24mp FF Leica SL mirrorless camera.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Leica SL (Typ 601) Vs Sony Alpha A7 Mark II, Canon 1DX & Nikon D4s

 

We compare the heavy-weights of the professional camera world with the new Leica SL (Typ 601) to see if its stats and features make it a camera you really should be paying attention to.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Leica SL Review

 

The Leica SL is the company's first DSLR-style full-frame digital camera, aimed squarely at professionals and amateurs alike so long as their pockets are sufficiently deep. Does its rock-solid build translate into rock-solid performance? Find out in...

As with many previous Leica cameras, it's hard to rationally recommend the Leica SL to a person based strictly on its merits as a photographic tool. For less money, there are cameras that have more sophisticated autofocus systems, higher resolution, a...

Feb, 2017
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