Redesigned body and ergonomics
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Redesigned body and ergonomics

The SL was a camera that probably looked great in a design program on someone's computer screen, but which a lot of photographers found rather uncomfortable to shoot with, thanks to its preponderance of bare metal surfaces, its heavy weight and a lot of sharp edges. The SL2 looks enough like its predecessor not to represent a complete departure (and it's not substantially smaller or lighter) but its an altogether more rounded, more comfortable camera, with a much nicer grip.

Leica has also refreshed the control logic of the SL2, to bring it closer to the Q2 and M10-series. As such, even though Leica has added several new customization options, the SL2 is a simpler camera to pick up and use straight out of the box. With an IP54 certification, it's somewhat tougher than the original SL, too - at least on paper.