Leica CL Silver

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Leica CL Silver

Leica Camera introduces a new design variation to the Leica CL with the introduction of the Leica CL silver anodized finish. The top plate, base plate and top control elements are silver anodized while the camera is clad in a leather trim for a classic look.

The Leica CL is an intuitive camera with a built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder and all essential controls conveniently located on its top plate, designed to be used with L-mount lenses. Atop the camera are two dials, with customizable buttons in each center, for setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO value, exposure compensation and shooting mode – making it convenient for the photographer to take pictures without taking their eye away from the viewfinder. An additional display on the top plate instantly provides all relevant photographic settings at a glance. The user has total control at their fingertips when taking pictures with the Leica CL, and the perfectly tuned pressure point of the shutter release brings it all together with a satisfying haptic click.

The expansive range of TL lenses and accessories such as the M-Adapter L, R-Adapter L, flashes, straps and camera protector options all enhance the shooting experience with the Leica CL while providing the user with more options for creativity.

The essentials:

  • World’s most tactile APS-C System Camera
  • Compatible with all Leica TL & SL lenses
  • Adaptable to use Leica M and R lenses
  • Built-in electronic viewfinder, 2.34 MP resolution and 0.74x magnification
  • Locking mechanical diopter adjustment
  • Fast Auto Focus performance with a 49-point AF system
  • 24MP APS-C sized sensor
  • ISO range of 100-50,000
  • Maestro II processor
  • Fast touch and gesture responsiveness for optional touchscreen controls
  • Mechanical shutter speed max. of 1/8,000
  • Electronic shutter speed max. of 1/25,000
  • Option for full-time electronic shutter, making the shutter completely noiseless
  • Quick burst shooting up to 10 fps with either mechanical shutter or electronic shutter
  • DNG+JPG shooting for up to 33 shots in continuous burst
  • Focus peaking and magnification for manual focus aid
  • 4K video recording @ 30fps
  • 1080p Full-HD video recording @ 30/60fps
  • Compact all-metal body with anodized aluminum top and bottom cover
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Made in Germany


Compatible with all Leica TL & SL lenses

24MP APS-C sized sensor

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  • Lens Mount:
    Leica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and camera
  • Compatible lenses:
    Lenses with Leica L-Mount, Leica M/R lenses using the Leica M-Adapter L/R-Adapter L
  • Sensor:
    APS-C sized CMOS sensor (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 24.96/24.24 million pixels (total/effective), aspect ratio 3:2
  • Photo Resolution:
    DNG: 6016 x 4014 Pixels (24 Megapixels), JPEG: optional 6000 x 4000 Pixels (24 Megapixels), or 4272 x 2856 Pixels (12 Megapixels), or 3024 x 2016 Pixels (6 Megapixels)
  • Photo file formats/compression rates:
    DNG, JPG or DNG + JPG
  • Video Recording Format:
  • Video resolution / frame rate:
    4K 30 fps, full HD 60 or 30 fps, HD 30 fps
  • Video recording time:
    Depending 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
  • Storage media:
    SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, multimedia cards, UHS II-standard is supported (32GB internal memory)
  • ISO range:
    Automatic, ISO 100 to ISO 50000
  • White balance:
    Automatic, presets for daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, two memory slots for manually metered settings, manual color temperature setting
  • Autofocus system:
    Contrast based, 49 points
  • Autofocus metering methods:
    Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF
  • Exposure modes:
    Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual exposure setting, scene mode, video
  • Exposure metering:
    Multi-zone, center-weighted, spot
  • Exposure compensation:
    ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
  • Automatic bracketing:
    Three pictures in graduations up to ±3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
  • Shutter speed range:
    30 s to 1⁄25000 s (up to 1⁄8000 s with mechanical shutter, higher speeds with electronic shutter)
  • Burst shooting:
    Max. approx. 10 fps with mechanical shutter, 10fps with electronic shutter function, max. approx. 33 pictures (DNG + JPG) and max. approx. 140 pictures (JPG only) at full speed, then depending on memory card properties
  • Flash modes:
    Adjustable with attached, system compatible flash (no built-in flash)
  • Flash exposure compensation:
    ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
  • Flash synchronization:
    1/180 s
  • Recommended Flash Unit:
    Leica SF 40 flash
  • Monitor:
    3” TFT LCD, 1.04MP, touch and gesture control possible
  • Top Display:
    Resolution: 128 × 58 pixels
  • Self timer:
    Selectable delay time 2 or 12 s
  • Wi-Fi:
    IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™
  • Power supply:
    Leica BP-DC12 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V, capacity 1200 mAh (min.) (based on CIPA standard): approx. 220 pictures, charging time (after total discharge): approx. 140 min. Manufacturers: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co., Ltd, made in China
  • Viewfinder:
    Resolution: 2.36 MP, magnification: 0.74×, ± 4 diopter settings, with eye-sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
  • Body:
    Top plate and baseplate in machined and anodized aluminum, magnesium front and rear shell
  • Tripod thread:
    A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4”)
  • Dimensions:
    131× 78 × 45 mm
  • Weight:
    403 g/353 g (with/without battery)

Camera body, bayonet cover, carrying strap, accessory shoe cover, battery (Leica BP-DC12), charger (Leica BC-DC12), power cord (EU, US, local power cord)

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

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