LCD and Viewfinder
Leica TL has a Fixed Type 3.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,230k dots. The Leica TL's 3.7″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
TL doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Alpha A7R II (Compare) or Samsung NX1 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Leica TL can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
TL has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Leica TL features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Leica TL also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Leica TL, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. Full HD resolution of Leica TL will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. You can also consider its successor, the Leica TL2 which features 4K video recording.
TL has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker.
Leica TL doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7R II or Samsung NX1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Leica TL 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 TL. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect TL to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Leica TL is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 400 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 357 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic GH3 with its 540shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Leica TL vs Panasonic GH3 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Leica TL Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Leica TL is $1,291.71