- 16MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 12500
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Leica L Mount
- 384g - 134 x 69 x 33mm
- Announced November 2016
- Renewed by Leica TL2
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Leica TL overview
Leica TL is Leica's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally released on November of 2016. The camera includes a 16MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4928 x 3264.
Leica brought out the more recent Leica TL2 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to improve this model.
The TL is rated #49 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all around #320 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to try our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized requirements.
Here is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Leica TL history
The Leica TL is part of a family of products. You can see the full range below.
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Leica TL Gallery
You can see the TL from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Leica TL Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Leica TL based on factors that are normally viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Leica TL Sensor info
The sensor specification in the Leica TL is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor can resolve 4928 x 3264 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 12500. RAW format is supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The image below shows the TL's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The TL sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Leica TL dimensions
Leica TL weighs in at 0.85 pounds (384g / 13.55 ounces) & has outside proportions of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453g so the Leica TL is lighter when compared with various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a photo of the Leica TL beside a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will provide the button design on the TL.
Leica TL Lens info
The TL uses the Leica L mount and has 52 lenses available to buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the TL.
Leica TL Connectivity
The TL has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can transfer files and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Leica TL Video info
The maximum video quality in the Leica TL is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance in video quality and file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with any room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a microphone or headphone port which means that you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to consider another camera should you need decent sound for your videos.
Leica TL Weather Sealing
Leica TL doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions may affect the camera.
Leica TL Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica TL includes a 3.7 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 1,230 thousand dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you can set focus point and change settings using your fingers.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specs for Leica TL are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinders can be really helpful in bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Leica TL Shutter info
Leica TL can shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Leica TL Flash and Hot shoe info
Leica TL features both inbuilt flash as well as external flash ability.
Leica TL Autofocusing info
Leica TL features just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & exact when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detection which is handy for taking portraits of people.
Leica TL has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to switch focus. It also has Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Leica TL can use manual focusing in case it is needed in low light scenarios or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Leica TL Battery life
The battery (BP-DC13) for the Leica TL is made to last for 400 pictures as per the CIPA measurements making it similar to it's competition. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 has the highest possible (810) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:
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Leica TL for varying categories of photography
The following graph shows a analysis of the Leica TL for varying categories of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Leica TL Portrait photography features
The Leica TL gets a score of 76 which is brilliant, and means the camera is a outstanding fit for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the flexibility to use off-camera flash.
Leica TL as a Street photography camera
Getting a above average rating of 70, the Leica TL is a good fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Leica TL as a Sports photography camera
A modest sports photography points total of 55 suggests the Leica TL is relatively suited for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Leica TL Travel photography factors
Weight is pretty important in getting a travel camera. All round, the Leica TL gets a above average 70 for a travel camera which makes it a fine pick for your travels.
Leica TL Landscape photography highlights
For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Leica TL and it's above average rating of 70 as a landscape camera is a respectable option among it's competition.
Leica TL Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Leica TL is just not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a awful score of 33.
Leica TL Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the TL, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall in to the class of Advanced Mirrorless.
The diagram down below will give you a summary of the TL compared to it's highest scored rivals suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you might look at as alternative options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.