Leica CL Review

November 21, 2017 | Amy Davies |
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Specifications

Camera type: Digital APS-C system camera

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: Optional: DNG, JPG or DNG + JPG
Video recording format: MP4
Video resolution/frame
Rate: Optional: 3840 x 2160 p (4K) 30 fps, 1920 x 1080 p (FHD) 60 fps, 1920 x 1080 p (FHD) 30 fps or 1280 x 720 p (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
Autofocus metering
Methods: Single point, multi-zone, spot, face detection, touch AF
Exposure modes Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, and manual setting, Fully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping 
Scene Modes: Fully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping,
miniature, panorama, HDR
Exposure Metering Methods: Multi-zone, center-weighted, spot
Exposure compensation: +/-3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Automatic exposure Bracketing: Three pictures in graduations up to 􀀀+/- 3EV, adjustable in 1⁄3 EV increments
Shutter speed range: 30 s to 1⁄25000 s (up to 1⁄8000 s with mechanical, beyond that with electronic shutter)
Picture series: Max. approx. 10 fps with mechanical shutter/ 10 fps 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
Flash exposure compensation:􀀀 +/-3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Flash synchronization: 1⁄180 s
Monitor: 3” TFT LCD, 1.04MP, touch and gesture control possible
Viewfinder Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (2.36 MP), enlargement: 0.74x, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye relief: 20 mm, eyepiece: adjustable +/- 4 dioptres, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
Top-Display: Resolution: 128 x 58 pixels
ISO Accessory shoe: ISO accessory shoe with center and control contacts for Leica flash units
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™
Power supply: Leica BP-DC12 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V (7.2 V D.C.), capacity 1200 mAh, (based on CIPA
standard): approx. 220 pictures, charging time (after total discharge): approx. 140 min manufacturer: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. made in China
Interfaces: Micro (type D) HDMI port, HDMI 1.4b standard is supported, USB type C port, USB 3.0 Super Speed standard is supported, battery charging via USB connection possible with max. 1 A, accessory shoe with Leica flash interface with integrated connection for
optional accessories 
Subject to changes in design and production.
Charger: Leica BC-DC12, input: AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, automatic switching, output: DC 8.4 V 0.65 A, manufacturer: Shin Tech Engineering Ltd., Made in China
Body: Top and bottom covers: milled and anodized Aluminum, front and rear body shells: Magnesium Tripod thread: A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4“)
Body dimensions (WxHxD): 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Weight: Approx. 403 g/353 g (with/without battery)
Scope of delivery: Camera body, bayonet cap, carrying strap, accessory shoe cover, battery (Leica BP-DC12), charger (Leica BC-DC 12), mains cables (EU, US, local mains cable)
Software: Leica CL App (remote control and picture transfer, free download in Apple™ App-Store™ / Google™ Play Store™)