• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica CL advantages over Sigma fp

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/180 vs 1/30 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    140 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sigma fp advantages over Leica CL

  • Less expensive
    $2149 vs $3649
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.98 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
  • Newer
    7 months vs 3 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
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    18.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    18.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica CL
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $3030
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $4993
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sigma fp
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $4993
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $3030
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sigma fp
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica TL2

Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $3030
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2393
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Sigma fp
Leica TL2
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2393
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon EOS RP

Leica CL
Canon EOS RP
  • $3030
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Sigma fp
Canon EOS RP
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro3

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $3030
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Sigma fp
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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