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With its archetypal design, the compact Leica CL sets a new milestone in the more than 100-year history of Leica camera development. Its traditional appearance is packed with state-of-the-art innovations that serve one single purpose – the transformation of your photographic visions into realities.

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Leica Camera expands its APS-C System product portfolio with the introduction of the Leica CL, a camera which combines Leica’s classic design with ease of use. The Leica CL’s compact design with exceptional picture quality enables a photography experience unique to Leica.

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.

Important Features

  • 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

Key Benefits

  • Faster performance in all parameters
  • Best-in-class image quality in every way, particularly in low-light
  • Selection of extraordinary autofocus TL-Lenses, offering a wide range of focal lengths and speeds
  • An innovative modern system that also permits access to the legendary M and R lenses via adapters
  • Outstanding craftsmanship featuring a black anodized top and bottom cover with leather cladding
  • Fast and easy use via the top display
  • User-customizable menus and controls
  • Easy operation with all adjustments made and viewed on the top display
  • Adjustable diopter wheel and eye sensor for automatic switching
  • Traditional design
  • User-friendly
  • CL-App on Apple App Store and Google Play makes it easy to share pictures via Wi-Fi hotspot feature
  • Wide range of additional technical and style accessories including flashes, filters, camera protectors and carrying straps are available
Weight 403 g
Lens Mount

Leica L Bayonet With Contact Strip For Communication Between Lens And Camera

Iso Range

Automatic, Iso 100 To Iso 50000

Exposure Modes

Program Ae, Aperture Priority Ae, Shutter Priority Ae, Manual Exposure Setting, Scene Mode, Video

Exposure Metering

Multi-Zone, Center-Weighted, Spot

Shutter Speed

30 S To 1/25000 S (Up To 1/8000 S With Mechanical Shutter, Higher Speeds With Electronic Shutter)

Self Timer

Selectable Delay Time 2 Or 12 S

Flash Synch Time

1/180 S

Flash Exposure Compensation

±3 Ev In 1/3 Ev Increments


Resolution: 2.36 Mp, Magnification: 0.74×, ± 4 Diopter Settings, With Eye-Sensor For Automatic Switching Between Viewfinder And Monitor


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)

White Balance

Automatic, Presets For Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen Lighting, Shadow, Electronic Flash, Two Memory Slots For Manually Metered Settings, Manual Color Temperature Setting

Storage Media

Sd/Sdhc/Sdxc Memory Cards, Multimedia Cards, Uhs Ii-Standard Is Supported (32Gb Internal Memory)

Video Recording Format


Tripod Thread

A 1/4 Din 4503 (1/4″)

Camera Body Material

Top Plate And Baseplate In Machined And Anodized Aluminum, Magnesium Front And Rear Shell


131 × 78 × 45 Mm

Weight Leica

403 G/353 G (With/Without Battery)

Software Licenses Supplied

Leica Cl App (Remote Control And Image Transfer, Free Download From Apple™ App-Store™/Google™ Play Store™)


Lenses With Leica L-Mount, Leica M/R Lenses Using The Leica M-Adapter L/R-Adapter L


Ieee 802.11B/G/N, Wlan-Compatible Wpa™/Wpa2™

Snapshot Mode

Fully Automatic, Sport, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Snow/Beach, Fireworks, Candlelight, Sunset, Digiscoping, Miniature, Panorama, Hdr

Exposure Compensation

±3 Ev In 1/3 Ev Increments

Displays Type

3″, 1, 04 Mio Pixel; Top-Display

Monitor Screen

Touch Screen & Gesture Control

Maximum Frame Rate

10 Fps With Mechanical, 10 Fps With Electronic Shutter



Power Supply Batt Charger

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

Resolution Video

4K 30 Fps, Full Hd 60 Or 30 Fps, Hd 30 Fps

Auto Exposure Bracketing

Three Pictures In Graduations Up To ±3 Ev, Adjustable In 1/3 Ev Increments

Flash Modes

Adjustable With Attached, System Compatible Flash (No Built-In Flash)


3″ Tft Lcd, 1.04Mp, Touch And Gesture Control Possible

Compression Rates

Dng, Jpg Or Dng + Jpg


Aps-C Sized Cmos Sensor (23.6 X 15.7 Mm) With 24.96/24.24 Million Pixels (Total/Effective), Aspect Ratio 3:2

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

Autofocus System

Contrast Based, 49 Points

Autofocus Metering

Single Point, Multiple Point, Spot, Face Detection, Touch Af

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

Recommended Flash

Leica Sf 40 Flash

Top Display

Resolution: 128 × 58 Pixels