• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Leica CL advantages over Canon EOS R

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    483g vs 1360g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS R advantages over Leica CL

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.36 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • 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
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    30.3 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good overall image quality; Good dynamic range & very good high ISO performance; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF performance; Sharp native lenses; Great performance with adapted optics; Compact design; Fully articulating LCD.

  • Sensor performance lags behind competition; No In-Body Image Stabilization; Sluggish burst speed with C-AF; Mediocre battery life; No 4Kp60; 1.7x 4K crop; Ergonomics could be better.

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 R
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

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 R
Sony A6500
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica TL2

Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2113
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon EOS R
Leica TL2
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $2113
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A7 III

Leica CL
Sony A7 III
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Top deck display
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS R
Sony A7 III
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon Z6

Leica CL
Nikon Z6
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS R
Nikon Z6
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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