Leica Updates APS-C Mirrorless Line with the Speedy TL2

July 10, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 250 shots per battery charge (CIPA)
  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0 (Type C)

The TL2 ships this month for $1,195.