It's another bullet-proof camera! Meet the Leica SL2-S Reporter

Leica SL2-S Reporter
(Image credit: Leica)

After a series of leaks, the Leica SL2-S Reporter is here – and not only does it look incredible, it's also bullet-proof.

As part of the special Reporter series, the Leica SL2-S Reporter pays the highest tribute to photojournalism. Like the Leica M10-P Reporter, Leica Q2 Reporter and Leica Q2 Monochrome Reporter before, it meets the high requirements of the often adverse conditions of professional photography. 

Due to its unobtrusive appearance, the precision imaging tool makes it possible to become a part of the action without attracting attention – and to concentrate exclusively on it, thanks to its intuitive operation. 

(Image credit: Leica)

(Image credit: Leica)

The Leica SL2-S Reporter redefines the limits of resilience with its robust all-metal body, particularly with a scratch-resistant paint finish in dark green renowned for the Reporter design cameras, and the aramid-fiber coating. Thus, it easily defies extreme temperatures, shocks, dust and water - and offers nature and outdoor photographers, as well as photojournalists and press photographers almost limitless possibilities. 

The resistant synthetic fiber aramid, or Kevlar, is also used to produce protective equipment. With its distinctive pattern of tightly interwoven fibers, the special armor not only provides an extraordinary look but also a considerably increased grip – for even more safety and stability when photographing and filming.  

The Reporter edition is only cosmetically different to the regular Leica SL2-S, so you're still getting the 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor capable of producing stunning stills. However, the SL2-S is also engineered to produce stunning 4K video with professional-grade features, making it the perfect choice for the multimedia professional who seeks a camera to do a great job for both stills and video. 

If you like the look of the Reporter edition, be ready to pay a premium; the Leica SL2-S Reporter will cost you $5,495 / £4,700 / AU$8,790, which is an extra $300 / £450 / AU$500 for the privilege. 

If this article has been interesting we highly recommend taking a look at our Leica SL2-S review, and while you're at it take a look at our best Leica SL lens guide to take your photography or video to the next level.

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.