Leica CL Specifications



Model Number:CL
Alternate Model Number(s):Type 7323
Camera Format:Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured:Yes
Retail Price:$2795.00
Street Price:$3,195.00
Date Available:2017-11-30
Tripod Mount:Yes
Weight:17.0 oz (483 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size:5.2 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.
(131 x 78 x 45 mm)
Waterproof Depth:n/a

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:
Effective Megapixels:24.2
Sensor Format:APS-C
Sensor size:370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch:3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier:1.5x
Aspect Ratio:3:2
Color Filter Type:RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:None
Sensor shift image stabilization:No
On-Sensor Phase Detect:No
DxO Sensor Score:
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):

Image Capture

Image Resolution:6016 x 4014 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format:JPEG, 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second:10.0

Video Capture

Can take movies:Yes
Movie Resolution:3840×2160 (30p)
1920×1080 (60p/​30p)
1280×720 (30p)
Movie File Format:MP4 with stereo audio
Composite Video Out:No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video:n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder:n/a
HD Video Out:No
HD Video Connection:

Lens & Optics

Lens Mount:Leica L bayonet
Lens:Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens; 8 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):27mm
Focal Length (actual):18mm
Zoom Ratio:1.00x
Aperture Range:f/2.8 – f/16
Integrated ND Filter:No
Normal Focus Range:30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:
Filter Thread:n/a
Thread Type:n/a
Optical Image Stabilization:No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:

Auto Focus

Auto Focus:Yes
Auto Focus Type:49-point Contrast Detection AF: Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF + release
Auto Focus Assist Light?Yes
Manual Focus:Yes
Viewfinder:EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:2.36M-dot 4:3 EyeRes EVF, 0.74x equivalent magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking:Yes
EVF Resolution:2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):1.11x


Eye-level Viewfinder:Yes
Rear Display:Yes
Rear Display Size (inches):3.0
Rear Display Resolution:1,040,000 dots
Articulating Screen:No
Tilt Swivel Screen:No
Selfie Screen:No
Max Playback Zoom:
Top Deck Display:Yes


Maximum ISO (native):50000
Minimum ISO (native):100
ISO Settings:Auto, 100 – 50000
Auto ISO Mode:Yes
White Balance Settings:Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, graycard (custom), manual color temperature setting
Shutter Speed Range:1/25000 – 30 sec
Bulb Mode:No
Exposure Compensation:+/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes:Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure:Yes
Aperture Priority:Yes
Shutter Priority:Yes
Full Manual Exposure:Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:Sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature, panorama, HDR
Self Timer:2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):Yes
High Resolution Composite:No


Built-in Flash:No
Flash Modes:n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100):n/a
Flash Range Description:n/a
Max Flash Sync:1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation:+/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection:Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:No

Image Storage

Usable Memory Types:SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:UHS-II
Other Memory:
Dual Card Slots:No
RAW Capture Support:Yes
Uncompressed Format:14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory:No memory included
Included Memory Type:


Built-In Wi-Fi:Yes
Built-In GPS:No
Microphone Jack:No
Headphone Jack:No
External Connections:WiFi
PictBridge Compliant:No
DPOF Compliant:No
Remote Control:Yes
Remote Control Type:Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended):

Performance Timing

Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):140
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):33
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):
Shutter lag (full AF, live view – DSLR):
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view – DSLR):
Shutter Lag (manual focus):
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):
Shutter Lag (prefocused):
Shutter Lag (notes):
Startup Time:
Play -> Record Time:
Flash cycle time, full power:


Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):220 shots
Battery Life, Video:
Battery Form Factor:Proprietary
Usable Battery Types:BP-DC12 (7.2V 1200mAh) Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included:1 x Proprietary BP-DC12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter):Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:Yes
Internal Charging Supported:No


Included Software:Leica CL App (remote control and image transfer, free download from Apple App-Store/Google Play Store)
OS Compatibility:


Notes & Features:Available in black.
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