The long anticipated Leica SL3 is now available at all Leica Stores in Australia and through the Leica Online Store and authorised Leica dealers.

The new Leica SL3 full-frame mirrorless camera. (Source: Leica Camera.)

The new mirrorless full-frame system camera is made in Germany and features a hand-built, fully-sealed full-metal housing plus the same 60-megapixel sensor as the M11 and Q3 cameras and Leica’s Maestro IV processor.  The sensor claims a dynamic range of up to 15 stops, 14-bit colour depth, and exceptional noise reduction. It also allows users to select three different resolutions: 60, 36, and 18 megapixels, in both DNG and JPG formats. Selectable sensitivities range from ISO 50 to ISO 100,000 and the camera is equipped with 5-axis image stabilisation (IBIS).

A new autofocus system combines three technologies using efficient algorithms. Depending on the shooting situation, the interplay of phase detection (PDAF), depth map (Object Detection AF), and contrast detection (Contrast Detection AF) are optimally adjusted. As a result, the SL3 produces perfectly sharp images in any light. Intelligent subject recognition also supports the photography of dynamic scenes. The strengths of each technology are combined into a highly precise system. The SL3’s OLED electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 5.76 million pixels and refresh rate of up to 120 fps.

Weighing only 769 grams (without battery, SD card, camera bayonet cover), the SL3 is noticeably lighter and more compact than its predecessors. It boasts a redesigned interface with a sophisticated icon and menu design, a touch screen with gesture control, and a clearly structured navigation system that separates photo and video functions, using red for photo and yellow for video. Freely assignable FN buttons and additional controls are included, as well as the customisable allocation of frequently used functions in the control centre on the tiltable 3.2-inch touch display. Thanks to the floating design, the icons on the display automatically adjust to the camera’s orientation, ensuring optimal readability. With its energy-saving standby mode, the SL3 is ready to shoot at a click of the shutter button.

Dual media slots are provided for CFexpress Type B and UHS-II SD cards. The SL3 also has a USB-C port for fast data transfer, tethering and charging, as well as an HDMI Type-A output for external monitors or recording devices. A dedicated timecode interface ensures the synchronisation of image and sound in video productions with multiple cameras. Additionally, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with MIMO technology ensure stable and fast connection to the Leica FOTOS App.

The RRP for the SL3 is AU$11,690 (including GST). Click here for more information.