• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica TL advantages over Canon 90D

  • Less expensive
    $925* vs $1349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.23 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon 90D advantages over Leica TL

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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 1300 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 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
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    57 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C
Canon 90D
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon 90D
Samsung NX3000
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Leica TL
Canon EOS M10
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon 90D
Canon EOS M10
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 80D

Leica TL
Canon 80D
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon 90D
Canon 80D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D7500

Leica TL
Nikon D7500
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon 90D
Nikon D7500
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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