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Leica CL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Leica CL. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and design. The portability and image quality also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the screen, and there are some less positive opinions about the flash and focus.

usability, image quality, portability, design, viewfinder

price, exposure, focus, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica CL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Leica CL review

 

Oh, Leica. Once again you've given me the ambivalent feels.

The Leica CL produces sharp photos with neutral colors, at least in winter light, has a great viewfinder, good performance and streamlined shooting controls.

Price, of course. But also design decisions, including no grip, no connectors and no way to lock navigation buttons, plus missing capabilities like manual exposure controls for video.

The Leica CL might be forgiven some of its oddities and omissions at a lower price. But if you've been waiting for a Leica mirrorless that looks like a traditional Leica and consider its quirks part of the experience, then go forth and spend.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Leica CL

 

The Leica CL is a small, sleek mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but its interface needs some refinement.

Compact body with integrated EVF. Touch LCD. 24MP APS-C image sensor. 4K video. Mechanical and electronic shutter options. 9.8fps burst shooting. Wi-Fi.

Some interface quirks. Locked video frame rates. No in-body flash. Expensive.

Rumors have swirled about a digital version of the Leica CL for years, but most have pointed to a compact, full-frame M-mount camera with an EVF rather than an optical one. That's not what we got. Instead the CL is an extension of the company's...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Leica CL Review

 

Leica has long been known for their stylish premium cameras and lenses. Their newest APS-C interchangeable lens camera, the Leica CL (not to be confused with the 35mm CL rangefinder from the 1970s), keeps in that tradition.

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Leica CL

 

Leica has finally got mirrorless right. Leica CL.

Superb, rock-solid build quality ; Large, clear electronic viewfinder ; Cleverly conceived control setup ; Excellent RAW image quality

No image stabilisation ; No live view during continuous shooting ; Touch-focus conflicts with viewfinder use ; Limited exposure control during video

Like the Leica TL2 before it, the CL relies on contrast detection for autofocus, and the focus point can be set anywhere in the frame. There’s a broad range of AF area selection methods on offer, including two freely positionable modes called Field and...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Leica CL review

 

The CL dances like a rangefinder, but shoots like a modern CSC...

Small size and weight ; Simple handling ; Excellent image quality

Painful price tag ; Screen is fixed ; Touchscreen handling niggles

The CL is a pricey street shooter, but that classic red dot means two things: superb image quality and intuitive handling

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Leica CL review

 

Oh, Leica. Once again you've given me the ambivalent feels.

The Leica CL produces sharp photos with neutral colors, at least in winter light, has a great viewfinder, good performance and streamlined shooting controls.

Price, of course. But also design decisions, including no grip, no connectors and no way to lock navigation buttons, plus missing capabilities like manual exposure controls for video.

The Leica CL might be forgiven some of its oddities and omissions at a lower price. But if you've been waiting for a Leica mirrorless that looks like a traditional Leica and consider its quirks part of the experience, then go forth and spend.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Leica CL review

 

The CL dances like a rangefinder, but shoots like a modern CSC...

Small size and weight ; Simple handling ; Excellent image quality

Painful price tag ; Screen is fixed ; Touchscreen handling niggles

The CL is a pricey street shooter, but that classic red dot means two things: superb image quality and intuitive handling

Dec, 2017