• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Leica M10 advantages over Leica TL2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.05 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer exposure
    125 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 29 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Leica TL2 advantages over Leica M10

  • Less expensive
    $1950 vs $6895
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Lighter weight
    399g vs 660g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica M10
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $6895
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Leica TL2
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M10
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $6895
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Leica TL2
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M10
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $6895
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Leica TL2
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A6500

Leica M10
Sony A6500
  • $6895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Leica TL2
Sony A6500
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica CL

Leica M10
Leica CL
  • $6895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica TL2
Leica CL
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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