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Leica SL (Typ 601)

£4,049.00
(74 reviews)
Leica SL (Typ 601)
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Les Numeriques.com 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
Our Verdict:
A newly released and multi award winning 771g digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
771g SLR 24MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Dec 2017
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Leica SL (Typ 601) Review

With outstanding reviews and at under 1 year old, we have ranked the Leica SL (Typ 601) number 238 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
75 Reviews + 4 Awards
50
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Age
8 Months Old
82
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 93% 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 digital camera range, the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras are also excellent.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Leica, this digital camera features some of the latest digital camera technology. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, nice design and good screen / viewfinder.
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
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Leica SL (Typ 601) Video Reviews

Leica SL (Typ 601) In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four industry awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. This Leica digital camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Recommended" award and it received a Photoreview.com.au "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at two other expert review sites both concluded that this Leica 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 What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com this camera has an average expert rating of 84%. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Leica camera is in the top 19%.

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Excellent user reviews

Based on 28 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is exceptional. 23 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most SL (Typ 601) owners think it is one of the better cameras.

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Customers report good picture quality

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images and two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution.

Leica has very good reviews for its digital cameras

Based on 945 user and expert reviews (including 407 verified purchases), Leica has very good ratings for its cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users report excellent design

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking and three people who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed.

Users report a good screen / viewfinder

Four customers who bought it considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers report that it is robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

Customers report good lens quality

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus.

Customers report that it is reasonably priced

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was good value for money.

Customers report that it is easy to use

Four people thought the Leica SL (Typ 601) was easy to use.

Features

Higher than average megapixels

The SL (Typ 601)'s sensor megapixels of 24MP is in the highest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution

The highest image resolution of the SL (Typ 601) is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

This Leica 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 highest video resolution of the SL (Typ 601) is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 5976 x 3992 pixels (best). A video resolution of 4096 x 2160 is known as 4K.

A video resolution of 4096 x 2160 is known as 4K.

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Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity

The SL (Typ 601)'s maximum ISO sensitivity of 50,000 is in the highest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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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 stabiliser depends on the lens being used.

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Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

This 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

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 in the shortest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.008s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s.

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Heavier than average

The SL (Typ 601)'s weight of 771g is in the heaviest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g.

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Has a touchscreen

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

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Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used

This Leica digital 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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Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Longer than average battery recharge time

The battery recharge times of cameras range from 1.5h to 8h, and the average battery recharge time is 3h. The battery recharge time of the SL (Typ 601) of 3h is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 33% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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400 battery life

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

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Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used

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

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Has a second display

The SL (Typ 601) has a second display, unlike 98% of digital cameras which do not have a second display.

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Has a wind filter

The Leica SL (Typ 601) has a wind filter, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a wind filter.

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Has a GPS

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

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Has an anti-dust function

The SL (Typ 601) has an anti-dust function. 87% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a vari-angle LCD display

The SL (Typ 601) has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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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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Has a microphone in

The SL (Typ 601) has a microphone in, unlike 85% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Bigger than average eye relief

The SL (Typ 601)'s eye relief of 20mm is in the biggest 27% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Supports live view

The SL (Typ 601) supports live view. 81% of cameras do not support live view.

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Does not feature bluetooth

The SL (Typ 601) does not feature bluetooth. 94% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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3 USB version

The SL (Typ 601) supports a newer USB version than most digital cameras. This Leica digital camera supports a 3 USB version, whereas most cameras support a 2 USB version.

The worst supported USB version across similar types of digital camera is 1.1.

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Smaller than average display diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Leica SL (Typ 601) of only 2.95" is in the smallest 34% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports dioptic correction

The SL (Typ 601) supports dioptic correction, unlike 87% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica SL (Typ 601) is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and is in fact the best supported resolution across all cameras. In addition, this camera supports video resolutions of 3840x2160 pixels, 4096x2160 pixels, 1280x720 pixels plus 2 more values.

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

A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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Has a headphone output

The SL (Typ 601) has a headphone output, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SL (Typ 601) supports Wi-Fi, unlike 70% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Higher than average display resolution

The display resolution of the Leica SL (Typ 601) of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Age

Just released eight months ago

As one of the newer digital cameras, this digital camera features the latest in camera technology.

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Popularity

Lots of positive reviews

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

leica 10850, leica 10772

Barcodes:

00252328818298, 00799429107727, 00799429108502, 04022243108509, 07432328056064, 09601121422361

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