Leica announced its T digital mirrorless camera about two years ago and while it looked promising, it did have some drawbacks like slow autofocus. The company says that it has addressed that concern in the successor to the original T. Leica today announced the TL and even though it’s priced almost the same as its predecessor, the company says that it comes with a revamped autofocus system.
The new Leica TL has the same APS-C sensor, the same touchscreen on the back as well as the same overall look and feel. One might find it hard to tell the two apart, but that’s not what Leica is focusing on here.
Leica says that the autofocus system has been completely revamped and that users should expect improved performance, particularly in the AF-C (continuous autofocus) mode. Even though most camera manufacturers have moved on to the phase detection autofocus system, Leica is still holding on to the contrast-detection system.
The Leica TL also makes it easier to share photos with a smartphone. It’s capable of creating its own Wi-Fi hotspot which enables users to transfer images and videos to their phone very easily, an app has also been released for Android users.
Leica TL will be available for purchase via Leica stores and retailers. The body itself will cost around $1,700 while the price goes up to $3,200 with a lens.