Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18mm Lens Starter Bundle (Black)

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Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18mm Lens Starter Bundle (Black)
Key Features
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Maestro II Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD, Top LCD
The perfect entrance to Leica photography, the black CL Starter Bundle pairs the sleek and versatile CL mirrorless camera with the wide-angle Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens. Together, the two form a harmonious system well-suited to travel, street photography, and everyday shooting.
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Leica CL Overview

The perfect entrance to Leica photography, the black CL Starter Bundle pairs the sleek and versatile CL mirrorless camera with the wide-angle Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens. Together, the two form a harmonious system well-suited to travel, street photography, and everyday shooting.

Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)

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.
UPC: 799429193010

Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens (Black)

An especially compact lens, the black Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is a 27mm equivalent wide-angle prime designed for APS-C-format Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras. Its pancake form factor measures just 0.8" thick, making it ideal for everyday use and travel applications. Its optical design features four aspherical surfaces to help suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for greater clarity and sharpness. Additionally, its autofocus design allows for full-time manual focus override for greater control when working with selective focus techniques.

This 18mm f/2.8 wide-angle prime lens is designed for APS-C-format L-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 27mm equivalent focal length.
Four aspherical surfaces are featured in the optical design to control distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and clarity.
Pancake form factor measures just 0.8" thick for an ultra compact, sleek option well-suited to everyday shooting.
Autofocus design affords full-time manual focus control along with a minimum focusing distance of 11.8".
UPC: 799429110888

Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) Specs

Lens MountLeica L
Sensor Type23.6 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.96 Megapixel
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel (6016 x 4014)
Crop Factor1.5x
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Image StabilizationNone
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 50000
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 33 Frames (Raw) / 140 Frames (JPEG)
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Recording ModesMP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 49
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Viewfinder Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point20 mm
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.74x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +4
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/180 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Battery1 x BP-DC12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.2 x 3.1 x 1.8" / 131 x 78 x 45 mm
Weight14.21 oz / 403 g (Body with Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.915 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.85 x 8.6 x 7.1"

Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens (Black) Specs

Focal Length18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica L
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View75°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.07x
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size39 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.4 x 0.83" / 61 x 21 mm
Weight2.82 oz / 80 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.655 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.95 x 4.95 x 4.4"
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Hi I would like to know if my Nikon lenses would ...

Hi I would like to know if my Nikon lenses would work I have 1.8 and 2.8 and which adapter I would need
Asked by: John
An adapter such as the Novoflex Nikon F Lens to Leica SL/T Camera Body Lens Adapter, BH #NOANGLLT would allow NIkon F mount lenses with a Leica L mount body like the CL. https://bhpho.to/3qczPHN
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-11-30

Specs recite an aspect ratio of 3:2. Is that the ...

Specs recite an aspect ratio of 3:2. Is that the only aspect ratio? Can't I get a 16:9 aspect ratio for video?
Asked by: Martin
For video, you'll have 16:9 aspect ratios.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2020-09-09

Does the CL have seals to protect against water, ...

Does the CL have seals to protect against water, dirt, etc?
Asked by: ken
It's not weather sealed.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-08-21

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Asked by: Greg
Not sure what the question is but you can use any Leica TL (L mount) lens on the CL as well as other compatible L mount lenses for APS-C format cameras.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-01-18

Does Leica has a phone app that can be used with ...

Does Leica has a phone app that can be used with Leica CL to do geotagging once the shutter button is pressed?
Asked by: Yibo
Yes, Leica does have a phone app called Leica FOTOS and works with all current model Leica cameras including the CL. See info on Leica's website here. https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-FOTOS-App-2.0/Leica-Fotos/Details
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-07-12

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Date published: 2020-06-10

Does the 18-56 lens come with a hood? Does the ...

Does the 18-56 lens come with a hood? Does the package include a strap?
Asked by: Michael
Yes to both. The 18-56mm lens includes a lens hood and the camera comes with a carrying strap.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-01-14

How well does the rear lcd screen work for ...

How well does the rear lcd screen work for composition, focus, and if you change the exposure settings does it change on the rear lcd? I need a walkaround camera that has that ability.
Asked by: Ryan
I prefer the viewfinder as the lcd screen becomes difficult to see in bright light. Also, I'm used to a rangefinder type system anyway. Yes, i believe the lcd does give you exposure changes to preview.
Answered by: Subhash
Date published: 2020-03-09
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