Leica TL2 overview
Leica TL2 is Leica's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally introduced on July of 2017. It houses a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6016 x 4014.
The TL2 places at #28 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all around #162 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to test our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
The following is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Leica TL2 history
The Leica TL2 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can view all previous and more recent models as well as key specifications.
Leica TL2 Gallery
You can check the TL2 from different angles in the gallery below.
Leica TL2 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Leica TL2 based on features that are normally viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Leica TL2 Sensor specifications
The sensor measurement in the Leica TL2 is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor is able to resolve 6016 x 4014 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 50000. RAW format is supported therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the TL2's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The TL2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Leica TL2 dimensions
Leica TL2 has a weight of 0.88 pounds (399 gr / 14.07 ounces) and features outer measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 gr so the Leica TL2 is on par when compared with various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a pic of the Leica TL2 alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button design on the TL2.
Leica TL2 Lens specifications
The TL2 works with the Leica L mount and has 38 lenses available for sale. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the TL2.
Leica TL2 Connectivity
The TL2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send images and in some cases adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Leica TL2 Video specifications
The maximum video resolution in the Leica TL2 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 file format. 2160p offers a great resolution for video. You can easily crop to Full HD in order to get improved video. Be wary of the huge file sizes and ensure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speeds. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means that you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to order another camera if you want good sound in your videos.
Leica TL2 Weather Sealing
Leica TL2 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions may damage the camera.
Leica TL2 Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica TL2 is equipped with a 3.7 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 1,230 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily switch focus point and change settings with your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Leica TL2 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are very helpful.
Leica TL2 Shutter specifications
Leica TL2 is able to shoot continuously at 7.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/40000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter may lead to "rolling shutter" under certain circumstances.
Leica TL2 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Leica TL2 includes external flash ability but is without integrated flash.
Leica TL2 Autofocusing specifications
Leica TL2 includes just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detection making it handy for portrait photography.
The Sensor supports 49 focus points to select from. Leica TL2 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to change focus points. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Leica TL2 has got manual focusing if needed in low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focusing.
Leica TL2 Battery life
The battery (BP-DC13) on the Leica TL2 is built to last for 250 clicks with respect to the CIPA standards making it lower when compared to its competition. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 comes with the highest possible (810) battery life in this category of cameras.
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Leica TL2 for various styles of photography
The following diagram provides a analysis of the Leica TL2 for various styles of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Leica TL2 Portrait photography information
The Leica TL2 receives a rating of 82 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a outstanding choice to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files in addition to the ability to work with external flash.
Leica TL2 as a Street photography camera
Getting a above average score of 75, the Leica TL2 is a good pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Leica TL2 as a Sports photography camera
A very good sports photography points total of 64 means the Leica TL2 is a good pick for shooting sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Leica TL2 Travel photography features
Weight is pretty critical when buying a camera for travel. All round, the Leica TL2 gets a nice 64 as a travelling camera which is a fine option for your trips.
Leica TL2 Landscape photography factors
For those who are looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Leica TL2 and it's very good score of 71 as a landscape camera is a fine option amongst its rivals.
Leica TL2 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Leica TL2 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a bad score of 34.
Leica TL2 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the TL2, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Advanced Mirrorless.
The graph underneath will give you a bird's eye view of the TL2 versus it's top scoring rivals suggested previously.
Following are additional cameras you may see as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.