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Leica builds upon the SL mirrorless camera in some major ways with the SL2, but is it a good option for filmmakers?


This morning, Leica announced its brand new full-frame mirrorless camera, the $5995 SL2, which seems to have a lot to offer both photographers and filmmakers alike.



Built with an impressive 47MP full-frame mirrorless CMOS sensor with Maestro III processor, the SL2 shoots 5K at up to 30fps, Cine4K at up to 60fps, and 1080p at up to 180 fps. It offers 8/10-bit recording through an SD card (10-bit through HDMI output), autofocus with face and body tracking, built-in body image stabilization, and Cine Mode for cinematographers, which, according to Leica, “transforms the SL2 into a manually controlled cine camera,” changing “aperture” to “shutter angle”, “ISO” to “ASA”, and “f-stops” to “T-stops” when you attach a cine lens.



It also comes with a variety of other features that will satisfy some of the needs of filmmakers, including focus peaking, zebra, safe overlays, a mic and 3.5mm headphone jack, a new OLED EVF with 5.76 million dots of resolution.



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Source: No Film School