Leica announce the CL - 24MP, 10fps and 4k video

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Leica has announced a new APS-C camera: the CL.

Ditching the futuristic styling and touchscreen-centric approach of the Leica TL2, but retaining its sensor, visually and functionally the CL appears to have more in common with the Leica M10 and Q.

Working alongside the 24MP sensor and Maestro II series processor is a 49 point contrast detect autofocus system and the ability to shoot at 10fps. The CL also offers an electronic viewfinder with a latency time below the threshold of perception and a resolution of 2.36 million pixels. On the rear of the camera is a 3.0″ 1.04m-dot LCD touchscreen and on the top is a small screen that shows at a glance shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

In a first, the CL now offers 4K video at 30 frames per second and for low light shooting the CL has a native ISO range of 100 to 50,000.
Along with the CL, Leica has also announced a new lens, the Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH, an AF pancake wide-angle lens for APS-C L-mount. Equivalent to 27mm on APS-C, it has 8 elements in 6 groups and 4 aspherical surfaces which promises to provide better control of distortion and spherical aberrations.

Local pricing for the Leica CL includes:
Leica CL, Black anodised finish – RRP AUD$3,700 (incl GST)
Leica CL, Prime Kit 18mm – RRP AUD$5,200 (incl GST)
Leica CL, Vario Kit 18-56mm – RRP AUD$5,450 (incl GST)

The Leica CL is available for pre-order in Australia from Leica Store Sydney and authorised Leica Dealers.
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