Leica releases new Leica CL: A nearly $3,000 APS-C camera with 24-megapixel sensor and 4K video


posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT

Leica CL First Impressions


Update at 04:30 PM ET: We have published our Leica CL First Impressions and added links to it in this news. 

Leica has announced the Leica CL, the newest - and most expensive - addition to their APS-C camera system. Joining the TL2, the Leica CL employs a 24-megapixel APS-C format image sensor and Leica Maestro II image processor.

The Leica CL has a classic Leica design. However, the retro-inspired look packs a lot of modern technology. In addition to the 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Maestro II processor, the Leica CL also includes a 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder, 3-inch 1.04-million dot touchscreen LCD and a top LCD.

The camera includes a 49-point contrast-detect autofocus system and can shoot at up to 10 frames per second. The ISO range tops out at ISO 50,000, making it one of the more flexible and versatile Leica cameras to date. The CL can even record 4K UHD video at up to 30 frames per second, which adds to the overall well-rounded package.

Leica CL

The Leica CL starts at $2,795 for the body only and it comes in black. You can preorder the camera through the links below. 

Leica CL at B&HAdorama

To learn more about the Leica CL, head over to Leica CL Preview