Nikon D850 vs. Leica SL - Camera Comparison

Nikon D850 vs. Leica SL:

Nikon D850
Nikon D850 ✭ Camspex.com
BODY
Leica SL
Leica SL ✭ Camspex.com
2017
YEARYear of announcement
2015
Magnesium alloy
BODY MATERIAL
Aluminium alloy
Weather
sealed
WEATHER SEALING
Weather
sealed
Nikon F
LENS MOUNT
Leica L
200000 cycles
SHUTTER LIFEThe shutter durability as rated by the manufacturer.
200000 cycles
1005 g
146 x 124 x 79 mm
DIMENSIONS
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
DIMENS.
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
147 x 104 x 39 mm
847 g
Nikon D850
Leica SL
45.7 MP
Sony BSI CMOS Full Frame sensor
Full Frame
SENSORThe number of effective megapixels (MP). Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
24 MP
CMOS Full Frame sensor
Full Frame
35.9 x 23.9 mm
SENSOR SIZE
36.0 x 24.0 mm
8256 x 5504 pixels
MAX. RESOLUTIONMaximum still image resolution
MAX. RES.Maximum still image resolution
6000 x 4000 pixels
1x
CROP FACTORA 50mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5x would behave like a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera with a crop factor of 1x (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm)
1x
Bayer array
COLOR FILTER
Bayer array
4.4 μm
PIXEL PITCHThe center-to-center distance between two pixels (photosites) on a sensor. The larger the photosites, the more light they can capture and the lower is the level of visible "noise" in captured images.
6 μm
None
LOW-PASS FILTERA low-pass filter blurs fine details of an image to eliminate the moiré and the color artifacts of finely patterned structures. Without a low-pass filter images will appear sharper, but there is also a risk of moiré occurring in certain scenes.
None
3:2
NATIVE
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
3:2
12 or 14 bit RAW, TIFF, JPEG
OUTPUT FORMATS
14 bit DNG, JPEG
Auto, 64 - 25600
(can be extended to ISO 32 - 102400)
ISO SEN­SITIVITY
Auto, 50 - 50000
Nikon D850
DXOMARK
SENSOR
SCOREAnalysis of the camera image quality by dxomark.com
Leica SL
100
OVERALL SCOREDXOMARK Sensor Overall Score shows a camera's sensor quality in terms of noise, ability to render high contrast, formation of colored noise, ability to shoot in low light.
88
26.4
COLOR DEPTHThe color depth performance (DXOMARK Portrait Score) in bits
25
14.8
DYNAMIC RANGEThe maximum dynamic range performance (DXOMARK Landscape Score) in exposure value (EV)
13.4
2660
LOW-LIGHT ISOThe low-light sensitivity performance (DXOMARK Sports Score) in ISO sensitivity value
1821
Nikon D850
Leica SL
COVERAGE:
100 %
SIZE:
0.75
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Nikon D850
VIEW­FINDERThe viewfinder frame COVERAGE in percent and the real viewfinder SIZE (VF magnification corrected by the crop factor of a camera — this way cameras with different sensor sizes can be compared).
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Leica SL (Typ 601)
COVERAGE:
100 %
SIZE:
0.80
Optical (pentaprism)
VF TYPE
Electronic (4 410 000 dot LCD)
Articulated
 2 359 296 dot LCD
REAR SCREEN
Fixed 
1 036 800 dot Back light LED
3.2 inch
SCREEN SIZE
2.95 inch
LIVE VIEW & TOUCH SCREEN
LV & TS
camspex.com — Top plate LCD — Nikon D850
TOP LCD PANELLCD panel on top of the camera which provides information about the current camera settings.
camspex.com — Top plate LCD — Leica SL
Nikon D850
Leica SL
Phase detection, Contrast detection in Live View mode
AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AF SYSTEM
Contrast detection
153
153
FOCUS POINTSAutofocus points
as shown in the figures below:

linear sensors
cross-type sensors
dual cross-type sensors
contrast autofocus areas
49
49
99
CROSS-TYPE FOCUS POINTS
CROSS-TYPE FP
0
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Nikon D850
-4
EV

100

The minimum exposure value of the AF working range (at 23°C and ISO 100). The smaller this value, the less light is needed for normal autofocus operation.
0
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Leica SL
22 %
AF COVERAGEFrame coverage by AF sensors in percent.
57 %
Yes
IN-BODY
AF MOTORAn in-body AF motor gives the ability to auto-focus with older lenses which don't have their own motors.
None
No
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
IMAGE STABI
No
7
fps
CONTINUOUS DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
CONT. DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
11
fps
51 RAW shots
MAX. BURSTMaximum number of shots in high-speed continuous drive mode until the buffer is full.
Unlimited JPEG shots
33 RAW shots
-5/+5 EV (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
EXP. COMP.
-3/+3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Bulb, 30 sec → 1/8000 sec
SHUTTER SPEED
Bulb, 60 sec → 1/16000 sec
Nikon D850
Leica SL

X-SYNC:
1/250
No
built-in
flash

No
flash
BUILT-IN FLASH
No
built-in
flash

No
flash

X-SYNC:
1/250
Yes
HOT SHOE
Yes
USB 3.0 High Speed
USB
USB 3.0 High Speed
2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
MAX. VIDEO RESOLUTION
VIDEO
2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
Microphone port, Headphone port, HDMI
CONNECTIONS
CONNECT.
Microphone port, Headphone port, HDMI
BUILT-IN
DEVICES
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-II compatible), XQD
STORAGE TYPES
SD, SDHC, SDXC
2
CARD SLOTS
2
1840
shots
BATTERY LIFEMaximum number of images that can be shot per single battery charge (according to CIPA).
400
shots
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