One of the outstanding features of the Leica CL is its electronic viewfinder with EyeRes technology developed by Leica specifically for this camera. With a latency time below the threshold of perception and a resolution of 2.36 million pixels, the EyeRes® viewfinder offers an impressive viewing experience and numerous advantages; as the final image is visible in the viewfinder before the shutter release is pressed, users have complete control over the composition of their subjects.
In combination with the high-resolution, 24MP, APS-C format sensor of the Leica CL, a Maestro II series processor and fast autofocus with 49 metering points guarantee maximum picture quality in all photographic situations. The Leica CL is not only an impressive stills picture camera, but excels in moving pictures too – its video function captures at a resolution of up to 4K at 30 frames per second.
The Leica CL also comes equipped with an integrated Wi-Fi module. Pictures and videos can be sent by a wireless connection to smartphones, tablets or computers and quickly and easily shared by email or in social networks with the Leica CL App for iOS or Android. In addition to this, the remote function of the app lets mobile devices be used as an off-camera viewfinder or for altering exposure parameters – for example when shooting with the self-timer function or from unusual angles. The Leica FOTOS App can also be used with the Leica CL.
With its compact size and iconic design, the Leica CL is an ideal everyday companion, while its user-friendly handling concept makes it an intuitive tool for capturing spontaneous and discreet pictures. All essential controls are located on its top plate. In addition to the electronic viewfinder, there are two dials for setting the aperture, shutter speed ISO value, and exposure compensation. Everything is so conveniently located that photographs can be made without taking the camera from the eye. An additional display on the top plate instantly provides information about all relevant settings and exposure parameters. Together with the perfectly defined release pressure point, users have absolute control over every picture they take with the Leica CL.
Sample images shot by Leica ambassador Sarah M Lee.