Leica CL

76

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 12 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

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Expert reviews and ratings

By Photo Review Australia on 88

We much preferred the Leica CL to the TL2 we reviewed in November, partly because of its more conventional styling and controls but mostly because it has an excellent built-in EVF. It would have felt better in the hands if Leica had added a grip...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

The compact system camera market at the moment is particularly strong, with something to suit just about every type of customer.Traditionally, Leica users are those who crave high image quality in a body which is well-built and has traditional...

By Stuff on 80

Buying a Leica has always, and probably always will be, more about just taking nice pictures. That red dot is a status symbol and a connection to a strong heritage of photographers going back 100 years. For that reason, photographers don't seem to...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Leica CL – Autofocus Like the Leica TL2 before it, the CL relies on contrast detection for autofocus, and the focus point can be set anywhere in the frame. There's a broad range of AF area selection methods on offer, including two freely positionable...

By PCMag IN on 70

The Leica CL is a small, sleek mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but its interface needs some...

By cnet on 70

The Leica CL might be forgiven some of its oddities and omissions at a lower price. But if you've been waiting for a Leica mirrorless that looks like a traditional Leica and consider its quirks part of the experience, then go forth and...

By camerajabber.com on 85

The CL is a nice combination of what we tend to regard as ‘traditional' Leica and modern technology. Thanks to Leica's craftsmanship, it looks and feels like a high-quality camera and thanks to the company's imaging knowhow it also delivers high-quality...

By thephoblographer.com on 40

The Leica CL digital is a camera I've been waiting a while for; almost 10 years now. But if you rewinded back to the technology world 10 years ago, you saw that mirrorless cameras weren't even a thing yet, and the Leica M9 hadn't even launched. Indeed,...

By Shutterbug on

The Leica CL is a good-looking mirrorless camera produced by a company with an excellent reputation in the photographic field. The small size, especially with a small lens, makes it very portable, and offering the universal Raw DNG format is a real...

By pdnonline.com on

The CL is more expensive than both Panasonic's GH5 and Olympus's OM-D E-M1 Mark II—cameras that offer far more features, if not more resolution. Indeed, the CL is more expensive than any crop sensor mirrorless camera in the market by a fair margin—and...

By The Luminous Landscape on

Last week, I presented a video in our Leica Story series with Maike Harberts, Product Manager for APS at Leica. She covered Leica's APS-C Line and surprised us with the introduction of the Leica CL. It didn't seem that long ago (July 2017) when Leica...

By avhub.com.au on

The challenge of balancing its illustrious heritage with contemporary competitiveness must haunt Leica's engineers every time they sit down to design a new camera. With the T series they simply threw the history book out of the window, but it's clearly...

By The Imaging Resource on

The "EyeRes" viewfinder has a "latency time below the threshold of perception" (we're not sure exactly what that means in terms of delay) and has 2.36-million dots. The new viewfinder was developed specifically for the Leica CL camera. The...

By thephoblographer.com on

These vintage film camera reviews are very fun for me to write. I have enjoyed and still am enjoying using the Leica CL. It's a fantastic camera and will perform well no matter what lens you put on it, providing you're aware of the framing. Overall,...