Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18mm Lens Starter Bundle - Black

Overview

The perfect entrance to Leica photography, the black CL Starter Bundle pairs the sleek and versatile CL mirrorless camera with the wide-angle Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens. Together, the two form a harmonious system well-suited to travel, street photography, and everyday shooting.

Designed with Leica's minimalist yet functional school of thought, the black CL is a compact, sleek mirrorless digital camera offering intuitive control and a versatile range of imaging capabilities. Revolving around a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor combination, the CL is capable of producing high-resolution stills at up to 10 fps and UHD 4K/30p video, along with a sensitivity range of ISO 100-50000 for working a variety of lighting conditions. An electronic shutter function permits totally silent operation along with shutter speeds up to 1/25000 sec, and a 49-point contrast-detection autofocus system affords quick and accurate performance.

At the heart of the camera system is a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which is paired with Leica's Maestro II processor to produce high-resolution, clear stills with native sensitivities ranging from ISO 100-50000 along with a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps for up to 33 DNG+JPEGs or 140 JPEGs. A mechanical shutter affords precise speeds up to 1/8000 sec, and flash sync to 1/180 sec, while a silent electronic shutter can be used to reach a top speed of 1/25000 sec. The sensor and processor also enable UHD 4K video recording at 30 fps for ultra-high resolution playback, along with support for Full HD at 60 fps and HD at 30 fps. Focus peaking is available as well to help ensure your videos are in focus. Ensuring you are capturing tack-sharp photos at all times is an upgraded contrast-detect AF system with 49 selectable points available. The focusing system offers fast and accurate performance in a variety of lighting and shooting conditions.

Leica's mirrorless L-bayonet mount offers users the ability to connect both full-frame SL-series and APS-C TL-series glass, which benefits from electronic communication for blazing fast autofocus, electronic aperture control, and optical image stabilization. Additionally, as with most mirrorless today, the L mount can accept a variety of adapters, such as the M-Adapter L which provides shooters with access to the entire M-mount lens library. Leica will have adapters for the S, R, and Cine series as well, ensuring compatibility with a range of Leica's best lenses.

An especially compact lens, the black Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is a 27mm equivalent wide-angle prime designed for APS-C-format Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras. Its pancake form factor measures just 0.8" thick, making it ideal for everyday use and travel applications. Its optical design features four aspherical surfaces to help suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for greater clarity and sharpness. Additionally, its autofocus design allows for full-time manual focus override for greater control when working with selective focus techniques.


Key Features
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Maestro II Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD, Top LCD
  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 Video
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
  • 49-Point Contrast-Detect AF System
  • Electronic Shutter up to 1/25000 Sec
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens
In the Box
  • Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18mm Lens Starter Bundle - Black
  • Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
  • Leica BP-DC 12 Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras (7.2V, 1200mAh)
  • Leica Battery Charger BC-DC 12 For V Lux 4
  • Leica Camera Body Cap T
  • Carrying Strap
  • Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Limited 1-Year Leica Society Digital Membership
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens (Black)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty