Leica brings back its iconic retro styling on the new CL flagship mirrorless camera


Leica’s TL2 camera is a brilliant photographic tool thanks to its compact size, top-of-the-line features and a relatively price tag of $1950. The iconic German brand has now expanded its APS-C System line-up with the introduction of the new Leica CL camera which features the same 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor as the Leica TL2. The Leica CL is positioned to sit alongside the TL2 mirrorless camera in the company’s APS-C crop sensor lineup. But what makes the CL a more desirable model is its classic Leica styling as compared to the more modern and minimalist design of the TL2.


The new Leica CL camera features a new electronic viewfinder with EyeRes technology which offers an impressive viewing experience and numerous advantages, as the final image is visible in the viewfinder before the shutter release is pressed. In addition to that, there are two dials for setting the aperture, shutter speed ISO value, and exposure compensation. There is also an additional display on the top plate provides information about all relevant settings and exposure parameters.

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The camera has all the modern functions that can found on the TL2 model. It houses a high-resolution, 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, a Maestro II series processor with fast autofocus as well as 49 metering points to guarantee maximum picture quality in all photographic situations. The CL is also equipped with an integrated Wi-Fi module so pictures and videos can be sent by wireless connection to smartphones, tablets or computers. The new Leica CL will be available at the end of November 2017 with a price tag of $2,795 (body only).