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Leica CL, black anodized finish

SKU: 799429193010   Mfg Code: 19301

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    • Leica Camera expands its APS-C System product portfolio with the introduction of the Leica CL, a camera which combines Leica’s classic design with ease of use. The Leica CL’s compact design with exceptional picture quality enables a photography experience unique to Leica.

      The Leica CL is an intuitive camera with a built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder and all essential controls conveniently located on its top plate, designed to be used with L-mount lenses. Atop the camera are two dials, with customizable buttons in each center, for setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO value, exposure compensation and shooting mode – making it convenient for the photographer to take pictures without taking their eye away from the viewfinder. An additional display on the top plate instantly provides all relevant photographic settings at a glance. The user has total control at their fingertips when taking pictures with the Leica CL, and the perfectly tuned pressure point of the shutter release brings it all together with a satisfying haptic click.

      The expansive range of TL lenses and accessories such as the M-Adapter L, R-Adapter L, flashes, straps and camera protector options all enhance the shooting experience with the Leica CL while providing the user with more options for creativity.

      To learn more about the camera and see real-world sample images under a wide variety of lighting conditions, check out the excellent in-depth Leica CL review on Red Dot Forum: The Leica CL Review: The Perfect Travel Camera

    Important Features

    • World’s most tactile APS-C System Camera
    • Compatible with all Leica TL & SL lenses
    • Adaptable to use Leica M and R lenses
    • Built-in electronic viewfinder, 2.34 MP resolution and 0.74x magnification
    • Locking mechanical diopter adjustment
    • Fast Auto Focus performance with a 49-point AF system
    • 24MP APS-C sized sensor
    • ISO range of 100-50,000
    • Maestro II processor
    • Fast touch and gesture responsiveness for optional touchscreen controls
    • Mechanical shutter speed max. of 1/8,000
    • Electronic shutter speed max. of 1/25,000
    • Option for full-time electronic shutter, making the shutter completely noiseless
    • Quick burst shooting up to 10 fps with either mechanical shutter or electronic shutter
    • DNG+JPG shooting for up to 33 shots in continuous burst
    • Focus peaking and magnification for manual focus aid
    • 4K video recording @ 30fps
    • 1080p Full-HD video recording @ 30/60fps
    • Compact all-metal body with anodized aluminum top and bottom cover
    • Built-in Wi-Fi
    • Made in Germany

    Key Benefits

    • Faster performance in all parameters
    • Best-in-class image quality in every way, particularly in low-light
    • Selection of extraordinary autofocus TL-Lenses, offering a wide range of focal lengths and speeds
    • An innovative modern system that also permits access to the legendary M and R lenses via adapters
    • Outstanding craftsmanship featuring a black anodized top and bottom cover with leather cladding
    • Fast and easy use via the top display
    • User-customizable menus and controls
    • Easy operation with all adjustments made and viewed on the top display
    • Adjustable diopter wheel and eye sensor for automatic switching
    • Traditional design
    • User-friendly
    • CL-App on Apple App Store and Google Play makes it easy to share pictures via Wi-Fi hotspot feature
    • Wide range of additional technical and style accessories including flashes, filters, camera protectors and carrying straps are available
  • Lens Mount Leica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and camera
    Compatible lenses Lenses with Leica L-Mount, Leica M/R lenses using the Leica M-Adapter L/R-Adapter L
    Sensor APS-C sized CMOS sensor (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 24.96/24.24 million pixels (total/effective), aspect ratio 3:2
    Photo Resolution DNG: 6016 x 4014 Pixels (24 Megapixels), JPEG: optional 6000 x 4000 Pixels (24 Megapixels), or 4272 x 2856 Pixels (12 Megapixels), or 3024 x 2016 Pixels (6 Megapixels)
    Photo file formats/compression rates DNG, JPG or DNG + JPG
    Video Recording Format MP4
    Video resolution / frame rate 4K 30 fps, full HD 60 or 30 fps, HD 30 fps
    Video recording time Depending on ambient or housing temperature video recordings are possible up to a maximum length of 29 minutes, maximum file size is 4 GB, if a recording exceeds this limit, the respective part is automatically stored in another file
    Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, multimedia cards, UHS II-standard is supported
    ISO range Automatic, ISO 100 to ISO 50000
    White balance Automatic, presets for daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, two memory slots for manually metered settings, manual color temperature setting
    Autofocus system Contrast based, 49 points
    Autofocus metering methods Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF
    Exposure modes Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual exposure setting, scene mode, video
    Exposure metering Multi-zone, center-weighted, spot

    Exposure compensation

    ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
    Automatic bracketing Three pictures in graduations up to ±3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
    Shutter speed range 30 s to 1⁄25000 s (up to 1⁄8000 s with mechanical shutter, higher speeds with electronic shutter)
    Burst shooting Max. approx. 10 fps with mechanical shutter, 10fps with electronic shutter function, max. approx. 33 pictures (DNG + JPG) and max. approx. 140 pictures (JPG only) at full speed, then depending on memory card properties
    Flash modes Adjustable with attached, system compatible flash (no built-in flash)
    Flash exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments

    Flash synchronization

    1/180 s

    Recommended Flash Unit Leica SF 40 flash
    Monitor 3” TFT LCD, 1.04MP, touch and gesture control possible
    Top Display Resolution: 128 × 58 pixels
    Self timer Selectable delay time 2 or 12 s
    Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™
    Power supply Leica BP-DC12 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V, capacity 1200 mAh (min.) (based on CIPA standard): approx. 220 pictures, charging time (after total discharge): approx. 140 min. Manufacturers: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co., Ltd, made in China
    Viewfinder Resolution: 2.36 MP, magnification: 0.74×, ± 4 diopter settings, with eye-sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
    Body Top plate and baseplate in machined and anodized aluminum, magnesium front and rear shell
    Tripod thread A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4”)
    Dimensions 131× 78 × 45 mm
    Weight 403 g/353 g (with/without battery)
    Software Leica CL App (remote control and image transfer, free download from Apple™ App-Store™/Google™ Play Store™)
    Warranty 2 years
  • Leica CL
    Leica TL2
    Resolution 24 MP @ max 10fps< 24 MP @ max 20fps
    Video 4k @ 30fps, Full HD@30/60fps 4K @ 30fps, Full HD@60fps, Slomo
    AF Fields 49 49
    Display 3”, 1.04 million pixels, Top-Display 3.7”, 1.3 million pixels
    Storage Memory No Internal, SD cards (UHS-II) 32 GB Internal; SD cards (UHS-II)
    ISO 100-50,000 100-50,000
    fps 10 fps with mechanical, 10 fps with
    electronic shutter
    7 fps with mechanical 20 fps with electronic shutter
    Shutter speed Mechanical up to 1/8000s, Electronic up to 1/25,000s Mechanical up to 1/8000s; Electronic up to 1/40,000s
    EVF Built-in: 2.36 MP, magnification:
    0.74x, eye relief: 20 mm adjustable
    +/-4 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switching
    Optional; 2.4 MP
    Interfaces WiFi USB-C 3.0; HDMI 1.4; WiFi
    Touch Screen Yes, touch & gesture control Depending on function (swipe, tap, etc.) up to 8 times faster than T/ TL

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