Leica CL

Dream Big. Pack Small.

Leica CL, black anodised
Leica CL, black anodised Leica CL, silver anodised

The Leica CL represents the juxtaposition of iconic design and advanced technical standards.

This portable system camera is a versatile everyday tool for photographers that delivers pristine image quality and sensory satisfaction.

Made for every moment.

Light, compact and always with you.

No matter where the opportunity arises - the Leica CL is ready and fast enough to capture every moment.

Made for the best images

With a 24 megapixel sensor, a fast autofocus and shooting up to 10 frames per second, the

Leica CL delivers pristine image quality. And with its high resolution EyeRes® viewfinder, no moment passes unnoticed.

Pictures made with Leica CL

Leica CL

Made for the world’s best lenses

Leica lenses portray reality in every detail - no matter if the photographer is working at the wide angle or telephoto position.

The compact size of every lens supports the portability of the Leica CL System.

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Made for the future

The iconic design of the Leica CL has been proven for more than 100 years and enables full concentration on the image.

The L-Mount guides this concept into the future and provides compatibility with countless Leica and third-party-lenses.

Learn more about the L-Mount

Made to share

Thanks to the easy connection to the Leica FOTOS App, images can be transferred instantly from the camera to the smartphone, to share them via Social Media.

Learn more about Leica FOTOS

L-Mount
A new era of creative freedom

The L-Mount marks the start of a new era of lens compatibility without compromise. Never before has one lens mount standard allowed for an almost limitless array of options in combining different interchangeable lenses with cameras featuring different sensor formats.

With the alliance between Leica Camera, Panasonic and Sigma, a combined 250 years of experience in the field of lens and camera construction will be consolidated in one platform. For the photographer, this opens up the chance to compile endless variations of camera-lens combinations from the extensive product portfolios of all three manufacturers, and so continually find the best solution for any photographic situation.

Find out more at www.l-mount.com

Leica CL

Order number: 19 301

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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 (TL- and SL- Lenses), 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 Total Pixel: 6088 x 4100 Pixel (24,96MP), Effective Pixel: 6032 x 4032 Pixel (24,32MP), Active Pixel 6024 x 4024 Pixel (24,24MP), DNG: 6016 x 4014 Pixel (24 Megapixel), JPG: 6000 x 4000 Pixel (24 Megapixel), 4272 x 2856 Pixel (12 Megapixel) oder 3024 x 2016 Pixel (6 Megapixel)
Foto-file format/compression rate Optional: DNG, JPG, or DNG + JPG
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 format MP4
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
Processor MAESTRO II Generation
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory 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, memory slots for manually metered settings (2 slots TL2, 1 slot CL), manual color temperature setting
Autofocus System Contrast-based
Autofocus metering methods Single point, multi-zone, spot, face detection, touch AF, touch AF + release
Exposure modes Program mode, aperture priority mode, shutter speed priority mode and manual setting mode, video
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. aprrox. 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 sync speed 1⁄180 s
Self-timer Selectable delay time 2 or 12 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
Tripod thread A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4“)
WLAN Satisfies IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-kompatible 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 diwscharge): approx. 140 min
manufacturer: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. made in China
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
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™)
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