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Leica CL APS-C Mirrorless Camera (2017)

MSRP 2795 USDNeoscore 64%

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Product Overview

Leica CL is a mirrorless camera in the Leica L-mount system. Introduced by Leica in 2017, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 24 MP (6014 x 4014) resolution and a 2.36 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get you through the day. The 10.0 fps burst rate serves enthusiasts well enough, though some professionals may find it limiting.
The Leica CL comes with 49 autofocus points.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good 10.0 fps burst rate
  • Quite light
  • Very compact
  • Great build quality
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Viewfinder with low 0.74x magnification
  • Low resolution EVF

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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
Remote Control
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n

Construction

Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6014 x 4014)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
45 mm / 1.77 in
Size | Height
78 mm / 3.07 in
Size | Width
131 mm / 5.16 in
Weight
403 g / 14.24 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Fixed TFT LCD
Resolution
1,040,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.74x
Viewfinder | Resolution
2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Autofocus
49 focus points
Crop Factor
1.5
Exposure Compensation
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
No
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 50000
Processor
Maestro II
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Battery Life
220 shots
Max Burst Rate
10.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/25000 s (electronic) / 1/8000 s (mechanical) ~ 30 s
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)

Production

Battery
BP-DC12 lithium ion battery & charger
Debut
2017-11-21

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