Leica SL3 – The mirrorless Leica full-format system camera for unforgettable moments

Leica Camera AG introduces the next generation of cameras in its full-frame mirrorless system: the Leica SL3, an extremely versatile camera whose image quality is unparalleled in photography and videography. The Leica SL3 combines outstanding design, state-of-the-art technology as well as masterful quality and precision “Made in Germany” and is more compact, lighter and even more user-friendly than the previous model. Numerous new camera functions are based on the intensive exchange with users, which the company values ​​and continually maintains in the constantly changing world of photography.

For over a century, Leica cameras and lenses have continually set new standards in the world of photography. This expertise is still anchored in every Leica product today. The company’s philosophy is based on core values ​​such as reliability, trust and, above all, impeccable quality. Every detail of the carefully manufactured products reflects this claim. With the Leica SL3, the SL system is once again setting standards. The camera is an indispensable tool for professionals, ambitious amateurs and lovers of a creative lifestyle. It revolutionizes the way life’s unforgettable moments are captured and shows us their individual value.

The BSI CMOS full-format sensor with triple resolution technology of the Leica SL3 is safely protected in a solid all-metal housing with elegant leather covering. For flexible adaptation to the respective photographic requirements, the sensor records raw files in DNG or JPEG format with a resolution of either 60, 36 or 18 MP. The full sensor area is used at every resolution. Together with the dynamic range expanded to 15 stops and the impressive ISO range from 50 to 100,000, the SL3 delivers remarkably detailed shots with outstanding image quality – in all lighting conditions.

The SL3’s innovative autofocus system combines the strengths of three technologies with phase detection (PDAF), depth map (Object Detection AF) and contrast detection (Contrast Detection AF) to deliver razor-sharp images even in low light. Intelligent subject recognition also supports photographing dynamic scenes.

The EyeRes® viewfinder of the Leica SL3 is equipped with an elaborately manufactured optical system made of glass lenses. It displays the subject crystal clear at all times with up to 120 frames per second and a resolution of 5.76 million pixels. Thanks to the live preview, it offers full control when exposing and composing shots before they are released. The tiltable 3-inch high-res touchscreen with a high-quality tilting mechanism is new. This opens up even more creative possibilities for photography and filming thanks to unusual viewing angles. The SL3 records videos in a resolution of up to 8K.

Another highlight is the new user interface of the Leica SL3. All optimizations are consistently aimed at ease of use and include ergonomics and feel as well as the user interface and menu navigation. New interface