The Leica SL mirrorless camera will not be replaced anytime soon


Several readers asked me if Leica will introduce a new SL camera after the recent price drop. Here is what David Farkas from Leica Store Miami had to say on this topic:

As far as clearing the decks for a new body, I wouldn’t be so quick to jump to this conclusion. The SL was only introduced 18 months ago as a brand new system, and the lens line is still being developed. The Q is six months older than the SL and shows no signs of being replaced. Leica’s product cycles are longer now. Four years passed between the M240 and the M10.

Bottom line: The SL is not an end of life product. Rather, it’s Leica’s current technology standard-bearer. Based on other product cycles, I wouldn’t expect to see a replacement for the SL in anything less than 18-24 months.

Via Reddotforum

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