LCD and Viewfinder
Leica CL has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
CL has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Leica CL can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
. CL also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/25000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately CL doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Leica CL features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Leica CL also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Leica CL, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Leica CL provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.
CL has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Leica CL doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7R IV or Fujifilm GFX 50R in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Leica CL features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our CL. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
Leica CL has a Yes port to connect your camera to other devices.
Leica CL is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 220 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 363 shots, Leica CL has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend CL owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Leica CL vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Leica CL Features Compared to Main Competitors