There are many good cameras for photojournalists to choose from but not all of them can survive adverse conditions like extreme temperatures, shocks, dust, and water. The new Leica SL2-S Reporter Mirrorless Full-frame Camera is one such camera that is designed with those extremities in mind.
The Leica SL2-S Reporter is part of the special Reporter series, which already includes the likes of the Leica M10-P Reporter, the Leica Q2 Reporter, and the Leica Q2 Monochrome Reporter. Leica said this new product variant of the Leica SL2-S pays the highest tribute to photo and video journalism.
It has an unobtrusive appearance, letting it do its job without attracting attention but it definitely will turn heads in the streets of a peaceful city. I mean, just look at it, how could it not?
The Reporter variant of the SL2-S redefines the limits of resilience with its robust all-metal body, presented in a particularly scratch-resistant paint finish in dark green and aramid fiber coating.
It can easily shrug off extreme temperatures, shocks, dust, and water, often experienced by nature and outdoor photographers, as well as photojournalists and press photographs on hostile grounds.
The resistant synthetic fiber aramid, which is commonly used in protective equipment, not only serves as a special armor that protects the camera but it also increased the grip and also offers an extraordinary aesthetic.
Under the hood, it is identical to the regular SL2-S with features like a 24.6 MP CMOS-BSI full-frame sensor that can capture 6,072 x 4,056 pixels stills and record up to C4K resolution (17:9 AR; 4,096 x 2,160 pixels), and 5-axis body image stabilization, Leica Maestro series (Maestro III) image processor – just to name a few.
The Leica SL2-S Reporter Mirrorless Full-frame Camera is available worldwide at Leica Stores, the Leica Online Store, and authorized dealers now, with a US$5,495 sticker. We heard it has a limited run of 10,000 units but we cannot confirm if it is true or not.
Images: Leica Camera [US].