Leica is upgrading its APS-C mirrorless camera, retaining the aluminum unibody build of the original TL but juicing the innards to deliver higher-resolution images and faster performance.
The new TL2 features a 24-megapixel APS-C-sized image sensor with an ISO range of 100-50,000. It uses a contrast-detection autofocus system with 49 AF points. According to Leica, it can acquire focus three times faster than its predecessor.
It’s able to burst at up to 7 fps using a mechanical shutter and up to 20 fps using an electronic one.
On the video front, the TL2 records 4K video (3840 x 2160) at 30p. Full HD recording is also available up to 60p.
You can mount both TL and SL series lenses directly to the TL2 and Leica will offer adapters for both M and R series lenses as well. Leica will also sell the Visoflex electronic viewfinder as an accessory for the TL. The viewfinder has an eye sensor and built-in GPS unit for geo-tagging images.
Additional features include:
- 3.7-inch touch screen display that’s 8x faster than prior generation
- focus peaking
- 32 GB of internal memory
- 1/4000 sec. max mechanical shutter speed
- 1/40,000 sec. max electronic shutter speed
- 250 shots per battery charge (CIPA)
- HDMI output
- USB 3.0 (Type C)
The TL2 ships this month for $1,195.