Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-56mm Lens (Black)

Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-56mm Lens (Black)

Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-56mm Lens (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Maestro II Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD & Top LCD
  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 Video
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
  • 49-Point Contrast-Detect AF System
  • Electronic Shutter Up to 1/25000 Sec
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.
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Color: Black

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Style: With 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

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Leica CL overview

  • 1Description

Designed with Leica's minimalist yet functional school of thought, the black CL is a compact, sleek mirrorless digital camera offering intuitive control and a versatile range of imaging capabilities. Revolving around a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor combination, the CL is capable of producing high-resolution stills at up to 10 fps and UHD 4K/30p video, along with a sensitivity range of ISO 100-50000 for working a variety of lighting conditions. An electronic shutter function permits totally silent operation along with shutter speeds up to 1/25000 sec, and a 49-point contrast-detection autofocus system affords quick and accurate performance.

The characteristic svelte profile incorporates a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder for bright and clear eye-level viewing and a rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD enables the use of touch and gesture controls for familiar operation. Additionally, the top plate features its own LCD for quick settings review and two dials and customizable buttons are featured for more direct adjustment of oft-used settings. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity also enables wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.

24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor & Leica Maestro II Processor
At the heart of the camera system is a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which is paired with Leica's Maestro II processor to produce high-resolution, clear stills with native sensitivities ranging from ISO 100-50000 along with a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps for up to 33 DNG+JPEGs or 140 JPEGs. A mechanical shutter affords precise speeds up to 1/8000 sec, and flash sync to 1/180 sec, while a silent electronic shutter can be used to reach a top speed of 1/25000 sec.

The sensor and processor also enable UHD 4K video recording at 30 fps for ultra-high resolution playback, along with support for Full HD at 60 fps and HD at 30 fps. Focus peaking is available as well to help ensure your videos are in focus.
49-Point Contrast-Detection AF System
Ensuring you are capturing tack-sharp photos at all times is an upgraded contrast-detect AF system with 49 selectable points available. The focusing system offers fast and accurate performance in a variety of lighting and shooting conditions.
Body Design
  • Built-in electronic viewfinder has a 2.36m-dot resolution and 0.74x magnification for bright, clear eye-level viewing. A manual +/-4m diopter is also available to suit different visions strengths.
  • Rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD has a touchscreen design and supports familiar gesture controls for seamless, intuitive navigation while shooting or reviewing imagery.
  • Top status LCD is used to quickly monitor shooting settings.
  • Top and bottom covers are constructed from milled and anodized aluminum alloy while the front and rear body shells are magnesium alloy for an overall construction that is rigid yet lightweight.
  • Two dials with center buttons are featured on the top plate for easy settings adjustment and four-way rear directional pad can be used for intuitive selecting of focus points.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Integrated IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly connect iOS and Android devices to the CL for sharing photos and movies to smartphones or tablets for posting online. The free Leica App facilitates sharing imagery between the camera and device, and the app also enables a remote function for wirelessly adjusting the camera's shutter speed, aperture, and for releasing the shutter. The app can also be used as a remote electronic viewfinder to benefit composing self-portraits or group shots, or when working from difficult shooting angles.
Leica L-Bayonet Mount
Leica's mirrorless L-bayonet mount offers users the ability to connect both full-frame SL-series and APS-C TL-series glass, which benefits from electronic communication for blazing fast autofocus, electronic aperture control, and optical image stabilization. Additionally, as with most mirrorless today, the L mount can accept a variety of adapters, such as the M-Adapter L which provides shooters with access to the entire M-mount lens library. Leica will have adapters for the S, R, and Cine series as well, ensuring compatibility with a range of Leica's best lenses.
Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens
Included with the camera body is the standard zoom Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. lens, which provides a 27-84mm equivalent focal length range to suit working in a variety of shooting situations. The lens's optical design has four aspherical surfaces to control spherical aberrations and distortion for sharper, clear imagery. Additionally, its autofocus design permits full-time manual focus override for increased control.
UPC: 799429193058
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Leica CL specs

Imaging
Lens Mount Leica L
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.96 Megapixel
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel
Max Resolution 6016 x 4014
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.7 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
Movies: MP4
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 30 fps
1920 x 1080p at 30/60 fps
1280 x 720p at 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
Viewfinder Eye Point 20.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.74x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +4 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-50000
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Second 
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/8000 - 1/25000 Second 
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Shade
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 33 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 140 Frames in JPEG Format
Flash
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Self Timer 12 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1 x BP-DC12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.2 x 3.1 x 1.8" / 131.0 x 78.0 x 45.0 mm
Weight 14.21 oz / 403 g with battery
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 56mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 84 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/16
Angle of View 75° - 28°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.5
Optical Design 10 Elements in 7 Groups
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 2.50 x 2.40" / 63.5 x 61 mm
Weight 8.99 oz / 255 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.6 x 8.7 x 8.4"

Leica CL reviews

CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-56mm Lens (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been looking for this for years. I am now the proud owner of three expensive Leica cameras. I purchased my first Leica at a photo store on Chambers Street when I was 18 years old (1965).� I used it for years until everyone went digital. Now I have a Leica Q,� a Leica M240, and a new Leica CL.� I love them all. When I first got my Leica Q� I lamented the fact that it did not have a zoom lens. When I got the M240� I was quite happy with the results and with the wonderful lenses (fast) 35, 50, 90 mm.�� Now I have a much smaller, more compact, more unobtrusive camera with a zoom lens 18-56 mm,� that I can carry easily in a small bag, and is light enough to carry all over West Africa.� It is very similar to the Leica CL that I owned in the 1970s, except of course it is digital. The results are excellent, which is after all what matters to me. There are some minor flaws. The little LCD screen between the two scroll buttons on the top is too small for a 71-year-old photographer to see very well. It takes a little bit of learning to get used to which one of the scroll buttons does what with a particular program. The� viewfinder is absolutely necessary to supplement the screen, because we all know that it is almost impossible to see the screen in the bright sunlight of West Africa. The 18 - 56 mm zoom lens is outstanding. So is the 18 mm lens which I also use. I remember wishing a few years ago that Leica would simply make a really good quality small digital camera with interchangeable zoom lenses and automatic focus and exposure. I have never been interested in the Ts or Xs,� and could never afford the really expensive cameras. Now I have just what I need.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First impressions Love it. Always dreamed of owning a Leica and it does not disappoint. The color and skin tone rendering are fantastic and seem more true than my Nikon D850. The controls are easy to understand. Now I just need more time with it.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a Leica that fits my needs Leica picture quality, interchangeable lenses, auto focus. Easy to use and understand. I use it for art and documentation. Also, it is relatively small, easy, to carry, and consistent with multi-tasking while taking pictures. I have other very high quality larger cameras that have these characteristics and am very happy that all these traits are in a small package and now un-cumbersome package.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 18-56 lens too slow neat littie camera but zoom lens is too slow
Date published: 2018-01-05
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