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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.
- New High-resolution EyeRes® viewfinder
- Connectivity with and without a cable
- Extensive portfolio of TL-Lenses available
- Sustainability guaranteed by cross-system compatibility
Compact and discrete, it fits in every hand
The Leica CL establishes the unmistakeable simplicity of iconic Leica design within the APS-C system. It’s ideal balance between state-of-the-art technology, mechanical precision and compact construction makes it the perfect everyday companion – especially for spontaneous and discreet pictures.
Brilliant still pictures and video footage
The Leica CL is equipped with a newly 24-megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format that in combination with Maestro II series high-performance image processor, guarantees outstanding picture quality with impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast and colour rendition, exceptional sharpness and finest resolution of details. The Leica CL is not only an impressive still picture camera, this also applies to moving pictures captured with its video function at a resolution of up to 4K at 30 frames per second.
New High-resolution EyeRes® viewfinderOne of the outstanding features of the Leica CL is its electronic viewfinder with EyeRes technology developed by Leica especially for this camera. With a latency time below the threshold of perception and a resolution of 2.36 million pixels, the EyeRes® viewfinder offers an impressive viewing experience.
Connectivity with and without a cableThe Leica CL is equipped with an integrated Wi-Fi module. Pictures and videos can be sent by a wireless connection to smartphones, tablets or computers and quickly and easily shared by email or in social networks with the Leica CL App for iOS or Android.
Extensive portfolio of TL-Lenses availableTL-Lenses offer superior imaging performance and are responsible for the exceptionally high picture quality delivered by the Leica APS-C System. The portfolio of compact and fast lenses with focal lengths from 17 to 200 mm offers infinite opportunities for all kinds of creative photography. The elegant simplicity of the design of the three zooms – the Super-Vario-Elmar-TL 1:3.5–4.5/11–23 ASPH., Vario-Elmar-TL 1:3.5–5.6/18–56 ASPH. and the APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 1:3.5–4.5/55–135 ASPH. – and four prime lenses – the Elmarit-TL 1:2.8/18 ASPH., Summicron-TL 1:2/23 ASPH., Summilux-TL 1:1.4/35 ASPH. and the APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 1:2.8/60 ASPH. – all of which perfectly complement the Leica CL.
Sustainability guaranteed by cross-system compatibilityThanks to the L-Bayonet mount shared by the Leica CL, TL2 and SL cameras, SL-Lenses can also be used without an adapter on the Leica CL. Dedicated adapters are available for using Leica M and R lenses.
Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH.
The Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. is not only one of the smallest lenses in its class, it also by far exceeds the imaging performance of its competitors. With a length of only 20.5 millimetres, a weight of no more than 80 grams and fast autofocus, this wide-angle is the perfect ‘constant companion’ for the compact Leica CL.
Leica CL Camera Body (Silver)
Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (Silver)
Accessory Shoe Cover
Battery (Leica BP-DC12)
Charger (Leica BC-DC 12)
Mains cables (EU, US, local mains cable)
|Sensor||24MP APS-C CMOS|
|Display||3” LCD Touchscreen|
|Autofocus System||Contrast-Based AF System|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10fps (mechanical shutter) or 10fps (electronic shutter)|
|Video||4K Video at 30fps, FullHD at 60fps|
|Storage||SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, UHS II-standard is supported|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity & Leica App CL for iOS & Android
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Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH.
|Compatible cameras||All Leica cameras with Leica L bayonet|
|Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)||Approx. 75°, 65°, 46°, corresponding to around 27 mm focal length in 27 mm format|
|Optical design||Number of lenses/groups: 8/6
Aspherical surfaces: 4
Position of entrance pupil (at infinity): -12.5 mm (in direction of light incidence in front of bayonet mount)
|Distance setting||Setting/Function: Electronically controlled
Mode selectable using camera menu: Automatic (AF) or manual (M), in AF mode manual override possible at any times with setting dial
Focusing range: 0.3 m to ∞
Smallest object field/largest scale: approx. 343 x 228 mm/1:14
|Aperture||Setting/Function: Electronically controlled, adjustment using dial on camera, third values also available
Lowest value: 16
|Bayonett fitting||Leica L bayonet with contact strip|
|Filter mount/ Lens hood||Internal thread for E39 filters, filter mount does not rotate|
|Dimensions||Length to bayonet mount: Approx. 21 mm
Largest diameter: Approx. 62 mm
|Weight||Approx. 80 g|
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Leica CL Prime Kit w/ 18mm Lens, Silver Anodized
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