Characterized by its distinctly minimalist design, the black TL Mirrorless Digital Camera from Leica blends both form and function for recording high-resolution stills and Full HD 1080p video. In terms of imaging, the TL sports an APS-C format 16.3MP CMOS sensor, which affords a sensitivity range of ISO 100-12500, as well as a continuous shooting rate of 5 fps for working with moving subjects. The sensor's design also enables a quick contrast-detection autofocus system, which can be used in conjunction with automatic face detection as well as touch AF for fine-tuned control.
Balancing the imaging capabilities is a refined camera body design built from a single block of aluminum alloy. This unibody incorporates just four physical controls for a seamless aesthetic, which relies on the large 3.7" 1.3m-dot touchscreen LCD for the bulk of menu navigation and operational control. The high-resolution screen affords a clear view for composing or reviewing imagery, and the MyCamera menu lets you customize the settings layout to suit your own shooting workflow. Built-in Wi-Fi furthers the intuitiveness in working with the TL, and works in conjunction with the TL-App, for iOS and Android devices, for remotely controlling the camera as well as wirelessly sharing imagery for posting online. In regard to saving photos and movies, an SD memory card slot is available alongside 32GB of internal memory to ensure you're always capable of shooting and saving images.
16.3MP APS-C Image Sensor
The 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor is used for creating high resolution detailed images within an ISO range of 100-12500 for use in a wide variety of lighting situations. This sensor uses this information to deliver raw DNG image files with dimensions of 4944 x 3278 pixels as well as record JPEG images for convenience. Additionally, the sensor allows for the recording of high definition video at 1920 x 1080p or 1280 x 720p resolution at 30 frames per second.
Autofocusing is done on-sensor due to a mirrorless design through a contrast-based method, which affords quick and precise focusing performance as well as the use of automatic face detection and touch AF control.
Minimal, unibody design is built from a single, solid piece of aluminum alloy that has been assembled and polished by hand.
The seamless aesthetic of the camera body is maintained through the inclusion of just four physical controls along with a large rear touchscreen LCD.
The 3.7" LCD monitor has a high resolution of 1.3-million dots for clear and vivid playback and image composition, and the touchscreen interface affords intuitive menu navigation and settings control for easy operation.
MyCamera menu lets you customize the display by long-touching and dragging specific camera settings into place to suit your own shooting needs.
Internal 32GB of memory lets you shoot without an SD card if desired, however, an SD memory card slot is also featured for longer shooting sessions.
Leica L lens mount is directly compatible with TL and SL-series lenses, including those with OIS, and Leica M- and R-mount lenses via optional lens mount adapters.
Built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination when working in low-light conditions.
Top hot shoe can be used in conjunction with an optional external flash or can also be used with the optional Visoflex external electronic viewfinder for eye-level monitoring.
Included BP-DC13 lithium-ion battery offers approximately 400 shots per charge.
Integrated IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly connect iOS and Android devices to the TL for sharing photos and movies to smartphones or tablets for posting online. The free Leica TL-App facilitates sharing imagery between the camera and device, and the app also enables a remote function for wirelessly adjusting the camera's shutter speed, aperture, and for releasing the shutter. The app can also be used as a remote electronic viewfinder to benefit composing self-portraits or group shots, or when working from difficult shooting angles.
Lens Mount Leica L
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 4928 x 3264
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.7 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
Memory Card Type SD
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video)
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Display Screen 3.7" Rear Touchscreen LCD (1,300,000)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12500
Shutter 30 - 1/4000 Second
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Manual, Shade
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 16.3 MP for up to 12 Frames
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 14.76' (4.5 m) ISO100
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Internal Memory 32GB
Connectivity USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1 x BP-DC13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 985 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.3 x 2.7 x 1.3" / 134.0 x 69.0 x 33.0 mm
Weight 13.545 oz / 384 g with battery
Package Weight 5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 8.6 x 6.6"