Leica CL Review

Overall Score

61

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 131 x 78 x 45 mm, 403g.
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Leica CL Overview


First introduced in November, 2017, Leica CL is a 24 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Leica CL comes with a 23.6 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.35 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Leica CL

Sensor resolution of Leica CL ~ 6000 x 4000 pixels.

Leica CL has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 370.5 mm².

There are approximate 24,000,000 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica CL


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica CL with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
50000 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
403g Light Body
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Type Scores

Leica CL has an Overall Score of 61/100 and ranked #129 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #303 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica CL Scores
Imaging score
47
Features score
60
Value for money score
66
Portability score
88
Overall score
61
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Leica CL


Leica CL weighs 403g and has external dimensions of 131 x 78 x 45mm (5.16 x 3.07 x 1.77"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Leica CL is 41 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Leica CL
403g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Leica CL
45mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica CL with the dimensions:

Leica CL

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight CL Dimensions CL
Leica Q2 Leica Q2 718 g 403 g 130 x 80 x 92 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X-Pro3 497 g 403 g 141 x 83 x 46 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Leica Q Leica Q 640 g 403 g 130 x 80 x 93 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Sigma fp Sigma fp 422 g 403 g 113 x 70 x 45 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Olympus PEN-F Olympus PEN-F 427 g 403 g 125 x 72 x 37 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm X-T3 539 g 403 g 133 x 93 x 59 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Leica TL2 Leica TL2 399 g 403 g 134 x 69 x 33 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm X-Pro2 495 g 403 g 141 x 83 x 56 mm 131 x 78 x 45 mm

Specifications of Leica CL


General
Brand Leica
Model CL
Announced November, 2017
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Leica L
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 29
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 370.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6014 x 4014
Max Native ISO 50000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP-DC12
Physical
Weight 403 g
Physical Dimensions 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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