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Leica's TL2 gains more megapixels and 4K video

Leica's TL2 gains more megapixels and 4K video
From Engadget - July 10, 2017

All of that is squeezed into a compact, understated all-aluminum body (in silver or black), replete with an overstated red dot that tells everyone your relative net worth. Like Sony and unlike Fujifilm APS-C models, it's mostly a menu-driven camera, with just a couple of dials to change settings.

The main features are an all-new 24-megapixel sensor and image processor, a big improvement from the TL's 16-megapixel chip. It can shoot mechanically at up to 7 fps and in electronic mode at 20 fps, capturing about 100 RAW images -- not too shabby for its class, especially compared to the original TL. Maximum ISO is now 50,000, again a jump up from before, and there are 49 focus points instead of nine. That's also nice, but AF performance is reportedly slow compared to stellar models like Sony's A6500.

Another big plus is 4K video. You can shoot Ultra HD resolution (3,840 x 2,160) at up to 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, or in "slomo" 120 fps mode at 720p (there are no headphone or microphone ports, unfortunately). Leica never said whether it's reading the entire sensor or line-skipping, though, and since video has never been its strong point, we will reserve judgement until we get a better look at the quality.

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