187MP Leica! The Leica SL2 now shoots massive megapixel images

187MP Leica! The Leica SL2 now shoots massive megapixel images
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The Leica SL2 is now capable of shooting massive 187-megapixel images, thanks to the latest firmware update containing Multishot functionality. 

This enables the Leica SL2 to make use of pixel-shift technology, which is made possible by the camera's in-body image stabilization system. When you take a photograph in Multishot, instead of the IBIS keeping the image sensor firmly in place, the stabilization actually turns on its head and intentionally moves the sensor eight times, shifting it by half a pixel each time. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.