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Leica SL (Typ 601)

£4,250.00
(74 reviews)
Leica SL (Typ 601)
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A high image quality and top-quality SLR digital camera, with multiple awards
SLR 24MP 771g 6000 X 4000 Pixels Jan 2017
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Leica SL (Typ 601) Review

With excellent features and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Leica SL (Typ 601) number 204 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
74 Reviews + 4 Awards
47
Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
16 Months Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com and an "Editor's Choice" from Photoreview.com.au. Looking across the entire Canon camera range, the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras are also excellent.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, a good screen / viewfinder and design.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution
One look is enough
NEW: apo-summicron-sl 75 mm f/2 ASPH
EyeRes viewfinder complete control at any time
Full frame highest picture quality under all conditions
High-speed autofocus
Leica sl-lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Leica digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 300 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 267 in portrait photography cameras as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 296 in landscape photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
68
Landscape Photography
Good
72
Everyday Photography
Very Good
58
Sports Photography
Average
27
Wildlife Photography
Mediocre

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £4,499 to £4,250 in the last 20 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 73% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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Leica SL (Typ 601) In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites thought that this Leica digital camera was very good. The writer at website PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Photoreview.com.au.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was very good. This was from 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this digital camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100. Camera experts think this Leica camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 27 user reviews this digital camera has a marvellous average user rating. 23 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this camera is one of the better cameras.

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Leica Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 1,000 owner and expert reviews (including 449 verified purchases) for Leica cameras and found that on average Leica has very good reviews. 97% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners thought the Leica SL (Typ 601) was able to produce good images and two customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people who bought it thought it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Excellent Design

Four customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking and two owners who bought it thought it was well designed.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Four people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £249 (6%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Leica SL (Typ 601) and the United Kingdom price of £4,250.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,014.40 (£7,002.11).

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2017.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Leica SL (Typ 601) of 24MP is in the highest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SL (Typ 601) has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The SL (Typ 601) has a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 4096 x 2160 is known as 4K.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 15,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the SL (Typ 601) of 50,000 is in the highest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0056s. The camera shutter speed of the SL (Typ 601) of only 0.0000625s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the SL (Typ 601) of 771g is in the heaviest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 57g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 310g.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The SL (Typ 601) has a tripod mount, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The SL (Typ 601) supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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400 Battery Life

The Leica SL (Typ 601) is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The SL (Typ 601) does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 94% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Microphone in

The Leica SL (Typ 601) has a microphone in. 87% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SL (Typ 601) supports Wi-Fi. 68% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Leica SL (Typ 601) has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Headphone Output

The SL (Typ 601) has a headphone output, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Leica SL (Typ 601)'s display diagonal of only 2.95" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 66% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Leica SL (Typ 601) has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Live View

The Leica SL (Typ 601) supports live view, unlike 82% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Leica SL (Typ 601) of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The SL (Typ 601) supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 2144 x 1424. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The SL (Typ 601) has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Leica SL (Typ 601) has a wind filter. 95% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Has a Second Display

The Leica SL (Typ 601) has a second display. 99% of cameras do not have a second display.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The SL (Typ 601) supports a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera) and is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all cameras. This Leica camera also supports video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels plus 2 more values.

A 160 x 120 pixels resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

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The SL (Typ 601) has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00252328818298, 00799429108502, 04022243108509, 09601121422361

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