• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica CL advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 58 mm
    Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    140 vs 36 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Leica CL

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $3795
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    72 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 Fujifilm X-Pro2

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Leica CL
Canon EOS M5
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A6500

Leica CL
Sony A6500
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS M50
Sony A6500
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica TL2

Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon EOS M50
Leica TL2
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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