• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Leica CL advantages over Nikon Z 30

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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 59 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Z 30 advantages over Leica CL

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 330 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    75 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
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • $3628
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Leica CL
Sony A6500
  • $3628
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z 30
Sony A6500
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro3

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $3628
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Leica CL
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $3628
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z 30
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30 II

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $3628
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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