• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • Leica CL
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General
Model Number: M-E (Typ 220) CL
Alternate Model Number(s):   Type 7323
Camera Format: Rangefinder Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $5450.00 $2795.00
Street Price: $6,989.00 $2,795.00
Date Available: 2012-09-30 2017-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (585 g)
includes batteries
17.0 oz (483 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in.
(139 x 80 x 37 mm)
5.2 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.
(131 x 78 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Kodak KAF-18500  
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 24.2
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36mm x 24mm) 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.91 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 69  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.7  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 787  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5212 x 3472 (18.1 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1280 x 846 (1.1 MP, Other)
6016 x 4014 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG JPEG, 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.0 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format:   MP4 with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet Leica L bayonet
Lens: n/a Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens; 8 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   27mm
Focal Length (actual):   18mm
Zoom Ratio:   1.00x
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used f/2.8 - f/16
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No Yes
Auto Focus Type: n/a 49-point Contrast Detection AF: Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF + release
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification 2.36M-dot 4:3 EyeRes EVF, 0.74x equivalent magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.68x 0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.68x 1.11x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 2500 50000
Minimum ISO (native): 160 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 160 to 2,500 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to ISO 80 Auto, 100 - 50000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Flash, Kelvin Setting (2000-12800K), Manual Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, graycard (custom), manual color temperature setting
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 32 sec 1/25000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Center-weighted with working aperture Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: No Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a Sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature, panorama, HDR
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58). n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended):    
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.0 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   140
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   33
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   220 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 1 x proprietary 3.7v 1860mAh Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable BP-DC12 (7.2V 1200mAh) Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-DC12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Free download of Adobe Lightroom 4 for registered owners Leica CL App (remote control and image transfer, free download from Apple App-Store/Google Play Store)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Cost reduced M9. No framing guide selector, no USB port. Available in Anthracite grey paint. Available in black.