• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Canon EOS-1D C advantages over Leica CL

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.94 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica CL advantages over Canon EOS-1D C

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    10 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 1DX

Canon EOS-1D C
Canon 1DX
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Headphone jack
  • $5499
  • 35mm
Leica CL
Canon 1DX
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D4

Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D4
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $6248
  • 35mm
Leica CL
Nikon D4
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D4S
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Leica CL
Nikon D4S
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Canon EOS-1D C
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1633
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1633
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Leica TL2

Canon EOS-1D C
Leica TL2
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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