• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica TL2 advantages over Nikon Z7

  • Less expensive
    $2189* vs $3997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 67 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Z7 advantages over Leica TL2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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 400 vs 250 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
    5 months vs 20 months 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 1230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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

  • Familiar design in a compact form; Rugged build quality; Gorgeous EVF; Excellent image quality; Good autofocus; In-body image stabilization; Good 4K video recording.

  • Single card slot; Not as good at subject tracking as some Nikon DSLR cameras; Limited native lens selection (although adapter works well); Limited buffer depths.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX500

Leica TL2
Samsung NX500
  • $2193
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1149
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z7
Samsung NX500
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1149
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A6500

Leica TL2
Sony A6500
  • $2193
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon Z7
Sony A6500
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Top deck display
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7R III

Leica TL2
Sony A7R III
  • $2193
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon Z7
Sony A7R III
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Leica CL

Leica TL2
Leica CL
  • $2193
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z7
Leica CL
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS R

Leica TL2
Canon EOS R
  • $2193
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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