The Leica CL establishes the unmistakeable simplicity of iconic Leica design within the APS-C system. It’s ideal balance between state-of-the-art technology, mechanical precision and compact construction makes it the perfect everyday companion – especially for spontaneous and discreet pictures.
The Leica CL is equipped with a newly 24-megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format that in combination with Maestro II series high-performance image processor, guarantees outstanding picture quality with impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast and colour rendition, exceptional sharpness and finest resolution of details. The Leica CL is not only an impressive still picture camera, this also applies to moving pictures captured with its video function at a resolution of up to 4K at 30 frames per second.
One of the outstanding features of the Leica CL is its electronic viewfinder with EyeRes technology developed by Leica especially for this camera. With a latency time below the threshold of perception and a resolution of 2.36 million pixels, the EyeRes® viewfinder offers an impressive viewing experience.
The Leica CL is equipped with an integrated Wi-Fi module. Pictures and videos can be sent by a wireless connection to smartphones, tablets or computers and quickly and easily shared by email or in social networks with the Leica CL App for iOS or Android.
TL-Lenses offer superior imaging performance and are responsible for the exceptionally high picture quality delivered by the Leica APS-C System. The portfolio of compact and fast lenses with focal lengths from 17 to 200 mm offers infinite opportunities for all kinds of creative photography. The elegant simplicity of the design of the three zooms – the Super-Vario-Elmar-TL 1:3.5–4.5/11–23 ASPH., Vario-Elmar-TL 1:3.5–5.6/18–56 ASPH. and the APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 1:3.5–4.5/55–135 ASPH. – and four prime lenses – the Elmarit-TL 1:2.8/18 ASPH., Summicron-TL 1:2/23 ASPH., Summilux-TL 1:1.4/35 ASPH. and the APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 1:2.8/60 ASPH. – all of which perfectly complement the Leica CL.
Thanks to the L-Bayonet mount shared by the Leica CL, TL2 and SL cameras, SL-Lenses can also be used without an adapter on the Leica CL. Dedicated adapters are available for using Leica M and R lenses.
No matter whether you’re shooting landscapes, documentaries or portraits, the Leica Vario-Elmar-T, the all-round lens for the T-System, lets you capture rich-in-detail, high-contrast photos that are sharp from edge to edge and corner to corner, even in unfavorable light. This compact standard zoom covers a range of focal lengths from 28 to 85mm and guarantees pictures with the wonderful signature Leica bokeh.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6014 x 4014|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (2 slots)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Lens mount||Leica L|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.74× (0.49× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/25000 sec|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 12 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||BP-DC12 lithium ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||220|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||403 g (0.89 lb / 14.22 oz)|
|Dimensions||131 x 78 x 45 mm (5.16 x 3.07 x 1.77″)|
|Compatible cameras||All Leica T models|
|Field angle||(diagonal, horizontal, vertical): At 18 mm: Approx. 75, 62, 41. At 56 mm: Approx. 28, 23, 15, corresponding to around 27-84 mm focal length in 35 mm format|
|Optical design||Number of lenses / groups: 10 / 7. Aspherical surfaces: 4. Position of entrance pupil (at infinity / at close up limit): At 18 mm: -37.8 / 19.9 mm. at 56 mm: -28 / 49.7 mm (in direction of light incidence behind / in front of bayonet mount)|
|Distance setting||Setting / Function: Electronically controlled, mode selectable using camera menu: Automatic (AF) or manual (M), in AF mode manual override possible at any times with setting dial. Focusing range: 0.3 / 0.45 m (at 18 / 56 mm) to Smallest object field / Largest scale: At 18 mm: Approx. 312 x 207 MM / 1:13.2 at 56 mm: Approx. 110 x 73 mm / 1;7.5|
|Aperture||Setting / Function: Electronically controlled, adjustment using dial on camera, third values also available. Lowest value: 16|
|Bayonet fitting||Leica T quick-change bayonet with contact strip for Leica T models|
|Filter mount / Lens hood||External bayonet fitting for lens hood (included), internal thread for E52 filters, filter mount does not rotate|
|Storage media||16 GB internal memory; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, multimedia cards|
|Dimensions & weight||Length to bayonet mount: Approx. 60/99 mm (without/with lens hood). Largest diameter: Approx. 63/73 mm (without / with lens hood). Weight: Approx. 256 / 287 g (without / with lens hood).|