Leica TL Review

January 16, 2017 | Gavin Stoker | |


Lens Connection Leica L bayonet fitting with contact strip for communication between lens and cameras
Lens System Leica TL lenses and Leica M lenses using Leica M Adapter L
Sensor CMOS sensor, size APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 16.5/16.3 million pixels (total/effective), format aspect ratio 3:2
Resolution JPEG:4928 x 3264 (16 megapixels), 4272 x 2856 (12.2 megapixels), 3264 x 2160 (7 megapixels), 2144 x 1424 (3 megapixels), 1632 x 1080 (1.8 megapixels), DNG: 4944 x 3278 pixels
Picture data file formats / compression rates Selectable: JPG Superfine, JPG Fine, DNG + JPG Superfine, DNG + JPG Fine


Video Recording Format MP4
Video resolution / frame rate Selectable: 1920 x 1080 p, 30 fps or 1280 x 720 p, 30 fps
Storage media 32 GB internal memory; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, multimedia cards
ISO range Automatic, ISO 100 to ISO 12500
White balance Automatic, presets for daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, two manual settings, manual color temperature setting
Autofocus system Contrast based
Autofocus metering methods Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF
Exposure modes Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, manual setting, scene exposure modes: Fully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset
Exposure metering Multiple field, 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 1/4000 s
Picture series Approx. 5 FPS, 12 pictures with constant picture frequency, then depending on memory card properties
Flash modes Automatic, automatic / red eye reduction, always on, always on / red eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync / red eye reduction
Flash exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
Flash synchronization Sync time: 1 / 180 s

Guide number of built-in flash unit

for ISO 100

Recovery time of built-in flash unit Approx. 5 s with fully charged battery
Monitor 3.7’ TFT LCD, 1.3 million pixels, 854 x 480 per color channel
Self timer Selectable delay time 2 or 12 s
WLAN Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WiFi compatible WPA / WPA2, access method: Infrastructure operation
Power supply Leica BP-DC 13 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V, capacity 985 mAh (based on CIPA standard); approx. 400 pictures, charging time (after total discharge); approx. 160 min
Connections Micro USB port (2.0 High Speed), Leica flash interface with integrated connection for optional accessories; battery charging via USB connection with possible with max. 1A
Charger Leica BC-DC13, input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz, automatic reversing, Output: DC 8, 4V 0, 65A, Weight: approx. 90g, Dimensions: approx. 96 X 68 X 28 mm
Body Leica unibody solid aluminum design, two removable dummy plugs for carrying strap and other accessories, ISO flash shoe with center and control contacts for connection of more powerful external flash units, or for attaching the Leica Visoflex electronic viewfinder
Tripod thread A 1/4 DIN 4503 91/4”)
Dimensions 134 x 69 x 33 mm
Weight Approx. 384 g / 339 g (with / without battery
Items supplied Camera body, carrying strap, 2 carrying strap release pins for detaching the carrying strap, battery (Leica DP-DC13), charger (Leica BC-DC13) with 6 adapter plugs, USB cable
Software Leica App (free download remote control and picture transfer in Apple™ App Store™/Google™ Play Store™).
Warranty 2 years