Leica SL Typ 601 is a full-frame mirrorless camera that was launched simultaneously with the new lenses like the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH, Apo-Vario Elmarit-SL 90-280mm F2.8-4 and Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 ASPH, also the SL Typ 601 ILC. Leica also claim that the Typ 601 is the fastest autofocus on the market. According to petapixel.com the 2GB buffer on Leica Typ 601 lets you shoot at up to 11 full res photos per second and save them to the dual SD memory card slots in both 8-bit JPEG and 14-bit RAW DNG simultaneously.
With all the features offered by the Typ 601, Leica is likely to give you an experience of great photography and videography for the camera enthusiast and hobbyist of high-end cameras.
Leica SL Typ 601 key specs:
24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
Contrast AF System with 49 Fields
Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
Leica Maestro II Image Processor
200,000 shot shutter life
Internal DCI 4K Video & L-Log Gamma
0.66" 4.4MP 0.8x Electronic Viewfinder
2.95" 1.04M-Dot LED-Backlit Touchscreen
Two SD Card Slots; 1.3" Top LCD Screen
Zebra display / focus peaking
Dust-reduction sensor system
Weather-Resistant Milled Aluminum Body
Wi-Fi and GPS built-in
The Leica's Maestro II processor combine with 24 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, it will deliver among the best in image quality with sensitivities ranging from ISO 50-50000. This new mirroless camera also enrich with internal DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video recording at 24 fps in a Super35 mode, along with the L-Log gamma for maximum dynamic range, so so you can make a video in 4K resolution with sharp colors, brilliant, even you will get a richer picture detail compared to full-HD resolution.
To make a video or photo-photo Leica SL Typ 601 enriched with a 4.4MP EyeRes Electronic Viewfinder, which was very comfortable and spacious. the high-resolution 0.66" 4.4MP EyeRes EVF found on the SL (Typ 601) features a best-in-class magnification of 0.8x along with a field of view of 37°. This system also has a refresh rate of 60 fps, ensuring brilliant, bright, sharp and smooth imagery for the best shooting experience possible.
For reasons of data security, Leica Typ 601 is equipped with two SD card slots, one with the fast UHS-II standard and one with the UHS-I standard. This ensures the photographers will be able to maintain a backup as they are shooting in case of card failure or loss. Also, it expands the capacity of the card during exceptionally long days of shooting or recording video. This camera body made of two blocks of solid aluminum plus Weather-Resistant and hand-finished in Germany. The Typ 601 also has GPS and built-in Wi-Fi.
However, you must ready to pay the Leica SL Type 601 for US$7,450 and the 24-90mm f/2.8-4 lens for US$4,950. Leica is a high-class camera that has become part of the lives of celebrities, famous artists, movie stars, and anyone who is crazy about the technological sophistication of German photography. You can be a part of them whenever you are ready.
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