If you want to buy a Leica camera, now is the time to pull out your money. A brand-new Leica can now be purchased at B&H for only $1,995.
Before you get too excited and think you’re getting a great deal on the newest Leica M11 rangefinder camera, you’re not. But you get a unique hybrid camera made from a single block of aluminum. It has the German engineering that Leica is known for in its best cameras.
The Leica TL2 has a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and an electronic shutter speed of 1/16000. It can take 20 photos per second. It can also record UHD 4K video at 30 frames per second and full HD video at 60 frames per second. This is a severe piece of gear for a creator who likes to work with media.
The Leica TL2 is eight times faster to use than earlier TL models because it has a 3.7-inch touchscreen with 1.3 million dots. The camera menu stays, so users can still put all their favorite settings in one place that’s easy to get to. The TL2 also has an FN button and a USB Type-C port that works with USB 3.0 to move data quickly.
The TL2 has 32GB of built-in memory and a slot for a UHS-II SD card, so it has more than one way to store pictures. The camera also has Wi-Fi built in, and users can change settings remotely using a mobile app that can be downloaded separately.
It’s not a Leica as we know it, but it’s still a Leica, and at $1,199 at B&H, it’s the cheapest new Leica you can buy right now.