Leica might be best known for its old-school M-series rangefinder cameras, but it also makes full-frame mirrorless and medium-format DSLRs for the professional market. The TL2 is at the opposite end of the range: it’s a style-conscious fashion statement that’s also intended to be a serious photographic tool.
Leica TL2 Features
- 24MP APS-C sensor
- L mount (plus support for SL lenses)
- Maestro II image processor
- 4K video up to 30fps, Full HD video to 60fps and 720p video to 120fps
- 3.7in touchscreen, 1.23million dots
- 49-point contrast-detect AF system
- 7fps (up to 20fps with electronic shutter)
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 32GB internal memory
- SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
Machined from a single block of aluminium, the TL2 has a slim, minimal look. There’s no viewfinder, although you can purchase a clip-on Visioflex for a further £350/$575. The twin dials on the top are unmarked, and adjust different settings according to the shooting mode.
Inside there’s a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor teamed up with Leica’s Maestro II image processor. The TL2 has a new 49-point AF system and an ISO range of 100-50,000, and can shoot 4K video. It can also shoot stills at up to 20fps with its electronic shutter.