New 47.3MP full-frame sensor and processor
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New 47.3MP full-frame sensor and processor

The SL2 features a new 47MP full-frame sensor, and 'Maestro III' processor. One of the SL's original selling points was a special microlens array, tweaked to deliver optimal image quality when shooting with adapted M-series lenses. The SL2's sensor follows suit, making it potentially very appealing to M-series shooters looking for a practical mirrorless solution - especially for wide-angle lenses, which can vignette heavily when adapted to other systems.

Leica claims that the new sensor in the SL2 will feature 14 stops of Raw dynamic range. Assuming that performance will be similar to the sensor in the previously-tested Q2, this should mean that the SL2 is highly competitive with its full-frame peers, but around 1EV behind the absolute best of them. We certainly don't have any complaints after our initial shooting, but we'll be testing IQ in full once we receive a reviewable camera.