From Still To Motion
Leica SL2-S

Leica has launched the new SL2-S – a versatile full-frame camera that can be seen as an alternative to the flagship SL2, especially for those who also require high-end video capabilities.

Setting the new benchmarks within the SL-System, the new camera features a brand-new 24-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. With two separate recording modes, one for shooting images and one for video, it’s particularly handy for hybrid shooter situations. The all-metal body, built in Germany as always, houses high operating speed components that allow continuous still shooting at full resolution at a rate of up to 25 frames per second, while there are no video length limits for pro-level, 10-bit footage/

Like other Leica cameras, the data collected by the new BSI-CMOS image sensor is handled by the Maestro-III processor, this time running on 4-gigabyte buffer memory. What’s new is the burst length in jpeg format, as there’s no limitation on the hardware — the only limit being the capacity of the memory card itself. Mulitshot capturing now supports eight shots being combined into one image with a fourfold resolution of 96 megapixels. With up to ISO 100,000, fast autofocus and in-body image stabilisation, capturing stunning images is possible in almost all types of light.

When checking out the SL2-S camera at Leica Causeway Bay Flagship store and Leica IFC mall, make sure you take a look at the current exhibition of New York-based photographer Jeff Mermelstein. His award-winning series, Sidewalk, has been turned into graphics on the façade of the Causeway Bay Flagship store, so it’d be interesting to see both the graphics and actual images at the same time.

The Jeff Mermelstein Hong Kong exhibition runs until 31 March 2021.