• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • APS-C 361.2mm2
  • 25.7 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1,600,000

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Differences

Leica TL2 advantages over Pentax K-3 III

  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    399g vs 820g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Pentax K-3 III advantages over Leica TL2

  • 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
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 800 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
    3 years vs 7 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
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 410k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    1600000 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

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX500

Leica TL2
Samsung NX500
  • $2495
  • APS-C
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Pentax K-3 III
Samsung NX500
  • $1847
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Leica TL2
Canon EOS M3
  • $2495
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Pentax K-3 III
Canon EOS M3
  • $1847
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica TL

Leica TL2
Leica TL
  • $2495
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1350
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Pentax K-3 III
Leica TL
  • $1847
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1350
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax KP

Leica TL2
Pentax KP
  • $2495
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Pentax K-3 III
Pentax KP
  • $1847
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon 90D

Leica TL2
Canon 90D
  • $2495
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax K-3 III
Canon 90D
  • $1847
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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