Leica has launched the new CL series, the latest addition to its APS-C L-Mount mirrorless camera line. Underneath this classic-looking body lies a modern APS-C sensor similar to DSLRs on the market.
The Leica CL sports a 24MP APS-C sensor, to capture images at up to 10fps and record video in 4K. Quite respectable For something no bigger than a compact camera.
The CL offers a more traditional handling than the touch-focus Leica TL series, with two dials for controls such as aperture and shutterspeed. The rear touch-enabled LCD screen is supplemented by a high resolution electronic view finder (EVF) that clocks in with a 2.36-million dot LCD. There is also a four-way controller to navigate the menu easily.
Alongside the CL, Leica is launching its new Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 pancake lens. This is one of the smallest wide-angle APS-C lens’ on the market at the moment; measuring in at only 20.8mm deep.
The Leica CL will ship starting end November with some pretty steep prices. The body only will cost US$ 2,795 (about RM 12,241). Those looking for a lens/body package, the Prime and Vario Kits will be sold at US$3,795.00 and US$3,995.00 ( RM 15,615 and RM 16,438) respectively. The former will have the Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, while the latter includes the Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56 mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.
(Source: DPreview )