Leica CL

Dream Big. Pack Small.

The Leica CL represents the juxtaposition of iconic design and advanced technical standards.

This portable system camera is a versatile everyday tool for photographers that delivers pristine image quality and sensory satisfaction.


From the very beginning I knew I wanted to become a “Leica photographer”

As a lightweight, compact and very easy-to-use camera the Leica CL is the perfect camera for traveling. Whether I was working manually or on automatic, I could shoot really casually and was able to enjoy the moment.

From the very beginning I knew I wanted to become a “Leica photographer”. I love the brand image, the history and all of the world-famous photos that have been shot with Leica cameras. The design and quality of the cameras is what appeals to me as well. The chilled-out courtyard of the Casa Preta seemed like the ideal location for a photo shoot with the Leica CL.

The Leica CL represents the juxtaposition of iconic design and advanced technical standards.

This portable system camera is a versatile everyday tool for photographers that delivers pristine image quality and sensory satisfaction.

Made for every moment.

Light, compact and always with you.

No matter where the opportunity arises – the Leica CL is ready and fast enough to capture every moment.

Made for the best images

With a 24 megapixel sensor, a fast autofocus and shooting up to 10 frames per second, the

Leica CL delivers pristine image quality. And with its high resolution EyeRes® viewfinder, no moment passes unnoticed.

Made for the world’s best lenses

Leica lenses portray reality in every detail – no matter if the photographer is working at the wide angle or telephoto position.

The compact size of every lens supports the portability of the Leica CL System.

Made for the future

The iconic design of the Leica CL has been proven for more than 100 years and enables full concentration on the image.

The L-Mount guides this concept into the future and provides compatibility with countless Leica and third-party-lenses.

Made to share

Thanks to the easy connection to the Leica FOTOS App, images can be transferred instantly from the camera to the smartphone, to share them via Social Media.

Camera typeDigital APS-C system camera
Lens MountLeica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and camera
Compatible lensesLenses with Leica L-Mount (TL- and SL- Lenses), Leica M/R lenses using the Leica M-Adapter L/R-Adapter L
SensorAPS-C sized CMOS sensor (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 24.96/24.24 million pixels (total/effective), aspect ratio 3:2
Photo ResolutionTotal Pixel: 6088 x 4100 Pixel (24,96MP), Effective Pixel: 6032 x 4032 Pixel (24,32MP), Active Pixel 6024 x 4024 Pixel (24,24MP), DNG: 6016 x 4014 Pixel (24 Megapixel), JPG: 6000 x 4000 Pixel (24 Megapixel), 4272 x 2856 Pixel (12 Megapixel) oder 3024 x 2016 Pixel (6 Megapixel)
Foto-file format/compression rateOptional: DNG, JPG, or DNG + JPG
Video resolution / frame rateOptional: 3840 x 2160 p (4K) 30 fps, 1920 x 1080 p (FHD) 60 fps, 1920 x 1080 p (FHD) 30 fps or 1280 x 720 p (HD) 30 fps
Video recording formatMP4
Video recording timeDepending on ambient or housing temperature video recordings are possible up to a maximum length of 29 minutes, maximum file size is 4 GB. If a recording exceeds this limit, the respective part is automatically stored in another file
ProcessorMAESTRO II Generation
Storage mediaSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, UHS II-standard is supported
ISO rangeAutomatic, ISO 100 to ISO 50000
White balanceAutomatic, presets for daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, memory slots for manually metered settings (2 slots TL2, 1 slot CL), manual color temperature setting
Autofocus SystemContrast-based
Autofocus metering methodsSingle point, multi-zone, spot, face detection, touch AF, touch AF + release
Exposure modesProgram mode, aperture priority mode, shutter speed priority mode and manual setting mode, video
Scene ModesFully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature, panorama, HDR
Exposure metering methodsMulti-zone, center-weighted, spot
Exposure Compensation±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Automatic exposure bracketingThree pictures in graduations up to ± 3EV, adjustable in 1⁄3 EV increments
Shutter speed range30 s to 1⁄25000 s (up to 1⁄8000 s with mechanical, beyond that with electronic shutter)
Picture seriesMax. approx. 10 fps with mechanical shutter/ 10 fps with electronic shutter function, max. approx. 33 pictures (DNG+JPG) and max. aprrox. 140 pictures (JPG only) at full speed, then depending on memory card properties
Flash modesAdjustable with attached, system compatible flash
Flash exposure compensation±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Flash sync speed1⁄180 s
Self-timerSelectable delay time 2 or 12 s
Monitor3” TFT LCD, 1.04MP, touch and gesture control possible
ViewfinderResolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (2.36 MP), enlargement: 0.74x, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye relief: 20 mm, eyepiece: adjustable ± 4 dioptres, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
Top-DisplayResolution: 128 x 58 pixels
ISO Accessory shoeISO accessory shoe with center and control contacts for Leica flash units
Tripod threadA 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4“)
WLANSatisfies IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-kompatible WPA™/WPA2™
Power supplyLeica BP-DC12 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V (7.2 V D.C.), capacity 1200 mAh, (based on CIPA standard): approx. 220 pictures, charging time (after total diwscharge): approx. 140 min
manufacturer: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. made in China
ChargerLeica BC-DC12, input: AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, automatic switching, output: DC 8.4 V 0.65 A, manufacturer: Shin Tech Engineering Ltd., Made in China
BodyTop and bottom covers: milled and anodized Aluminum, front and rear body shells:Magnesium
Dimensions (WxHxD)131 x 78 x 45 mm
WeightApprox. 403 g/353 g (with/without battery)
Scope of deliveryCamera body, bayonet cap, carrying strap, accessory shoe cover, battery (Leica BP-DC12), charger (Leica BC-DC 12), mains cables (EU, US, local mains cable)
SoftwareLeica CL App (remote control and picture transfer, free download in Apple™ App-Store™ / Google™ Play Store™)

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