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Leica Unveiled The Leica TL, A New Mirrorless Camera

Leica has recently introduced the Leica TL, an updated version of company’s first entirely touchscreen-operated compact camera, the Leica T. The new model’s design has pretty much remained untouched but there is now a new Titanium color option with the anodized finish that also comes with chamfered edges.

Leica TL Mirrorless Camera Design:

On the outside, the new Leica TL is basically identical to the T — its chassis is milled from a single block of the aluminium, and apart from some controls on the top plate it is basically entirely driven by the big 16:9-ratio 3.7-inch touchscreen on the rear. That is where you will change ISO and shooting settings, as well as pinch and swipe through photos to review them.

Leica TL

Leica TL Mirrorless Camera Features:

Images are still captured on a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor but Leica says that it has improved autofocus performance, especially when shooting in the continuous AF-C mode. The camera also features a 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5 fps continuous shooting, an ISO range of 100 to 12500, DNG Raw file format and 1080p video. There’s also a built-in pop-up flash and the TL has the ability to connect to a mobile Android or iOS app via Wi-Fi. This enables for viewing of the live view image on the mobile device and remote control of some camera functions.

In addition the internal memory has been increased form 16GB to 32GB, of course the TL also takes SD memory cards. The new Leica TL system currently offers 6 lenses, 3 zoom lenses and 3 primes, and TL users can now also make use of legacy Leica R-lenses via the R-Adapter L.

Leica TL Mirrorless Camera Specs:

  • L Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 52.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Inner Focusing Design

Leica TL Mirrorless Camera Price:

The Leica TL in black, silver or titanium anodised finish is scheduled to be available from mid-November 2016, at a suggested retail price of $1695 including VAT.

Leica TL Price
USA $1695
UK £1,370
Australia AU$2,190

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