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Leica CL Vs Leica TL2

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

 

Leica has developed its mirrorless camera range with the introduction of the Leica CL which, as well as coming from the same country as the Leica TL2, it also shares the in spite of 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Maestro II processing engine. Both mirrorless cameras share other similarities, too, which we talk down in more detail below as well as a few key differences which make the cameras more individual. 

 

Price

We know there are camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or quirks to talk about but the question most people always ask is 'how much does it cost?' And the answer to that question for the Leica CL, which inclination be available from the end of November, is £2250 (body only). The Leica TL2 is priced at £1700 and lenses start at &beat out;1,300. If you look at the Leica CL and lens combo options, it brings the price of the two cameras (when taking lenses into consideration) closer together as the Leica CL + 18mm Lens combo is ready for £3150. There's also a 'Leica CL + 18-56mm Lens' combination priced at £3275. 

Camera Lay out & Shape

The Leica CL has a classic Leica look, with an aluminium top and bottom plates and a leather-like surround in the middle while the Leica TL2 has a much sundry futuristic vibe thanks to its silver colouring and the fact that it's machined from a single block of aluminium. A grip is established into the shape of the TL2 body while the CL is much flatter all the way along the front. Although you can purchase a grip for the CL should you think you'll need it. 

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The oil, cleaner look is carried onto the back of the TL2 with just the large LCD touch-screen taking up much of the space. As a result, most of the options are interchanged via the screen but turn your attention to the CL and you find a navigation pad and three buttons: Play, Fn and Menu. The screen is still touch operated, however. 

Offer your attention to the top plate and both cameras have top dials but only the CL has buttons within the dials which can be 'clicked'. The instantly one doubles as a customisable function button and the left can be pressed in to change the shooting mode. The dials can be used to change exposure compensation, shutter expedite and aperture speed, depending on the mode and in between these two dials is a top LCD display so that you can see the settings at a glance. There's no top screen on the TL2 but you do get to use the main touch-screen to prefer options and the left dial (on top of the camera) can be customised to various settings via icons found on the camera's screen.

As for actual sizes, the CL measures 131 x 78 x 45mm while the TL2 is a short wider at 134mm but is smaller in height and depth at 69mm and 33mm, respectively (probably due to the lack of buttons). The CL comes up a little heavier at 403g as the TL2 give up in at 384g.

 

 

Viewfinder & Screen

The Leica TL2 doesn't come equipped with a viewfinder, just a 3.7inch touch-screen which has 1.3m spoils. The new Leica CL has a built-in electronic viewfinder that is impressively large considering the compact size of the camera, with 0.74x magnification and 2.36m indulges. It gives a clear view of the scene which is detailed and has good colour reproduction. 

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As mentioned, the TL2's screen takes up the more than half of camera's back. It measures 3.7" and features 1.3million dots. The screen on the CL is slightly smaller at 3" but both are touchscreens. 

 

 

Video, Wi-Fi, Honour & More

Both Leica's have slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards but the TL2 also offers 32GB of internal memory and both can catch frames at 20fps using the electronic shutter. The Leica CL can shoot at 10fps using the mechanical shutter, and the TL2 can shoot at 7fps with the mechanical shutter. As you'd expect, both cameras are Wi-Fi compatible and assassinate both JPEG and RAW files. The both also capture 4K UHD video. 

 

 

Comparison Table

Leica CL Leica TL2
Industrialist Leica Leica
Image Sensor
Pixels 24Mp (Megapixels) 24Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 6000 6000
Pixels (H) 4000 4000
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Largeness (width) 23.6mm 23.6mm
Sensor Size (height) 15.7mm 15.7mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in 3.7in
Screen or Screens may refer to resolution 854×480 854×480
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Vade-mecum
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Check
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec 1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec 30sec
Bulb mode No Data No Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Locality modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Orderliness
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 – 50000 100 – 50000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Shade
  • Chic
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-3 +/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution No Data No Data
Shooting Way outs
Continuous shooting 10fps 7fps
Video
Movie mode Yes Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 1280×720 HD 720p
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 1280×720 HD 720p
  • 4K
Video FPS 30 30
Stereo Voice Yes Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation No No
Interface
HDMI Yes Yes
USB USB 3 USB 3
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Case Type
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating) No Data 400shots
Box Contents
Box Contents No Facts Camera body, carrying strap, 2 carrying strap release pins for detaching the carrying strap, battery (Leica may refer to: Three companies formed from the division of Ernst Leitz GmbH (later Wild Leitz AG): Leica Camera AG, a German camera BP-DC 13), charger (Leica BC-DC 13) with 6 adapter blocks, USB cable.
Dimensions
Weight 403g 384g
Width 1310mm 134mm
Height 780mm 69mm
Depth 450mm 33mm
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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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