Leica TL2 Announced

Leica announced the TL2 mirrorless camera today after many rumors and leaks. If you enjoy the premium Leica experience, no doubt this is a great new option. Check it out on Leica’s site or read on for the details.

Leica TL2 via Leica
Leica TL2 via Leica
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 Video
  • Up to 20 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
  • 3.7” 1.3m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • 49-Point Contrast-Detect AF System
  • Electronic Shutter Function: 140000 Sec
  • MyCamera Menu; Faster Touch Controls
  • 32GB Memory and UHS-II SD Card Slot
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 Type-C Port

Here’s Leica’s (really uninteresting) announcement video:

And a hands-on video that actually shows something of the camera:


You can preorder it on Amazon or BHPhoto for $1950.

Canon Rebel SL2 Announced

Releasing July 20th, the new entry-level DSLR from Canon is coming.

Canon Rebel SL2 via Canon
Canon Rebel SL2 via Canon

Here are the specs:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen
  • Built-in WiFi2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 Technology
  • Full HD 60p & External Microphone Input
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 9-point AF System
  • Feature Assistant
  • Small and Lightweight Body

Compared to the SL1, you’ll find a deeper grip and generally better autofocus and performance all around. No 4k video recording here, either (just like the Canon 6D mk II)

Here’s Canon’s announcement video:

And a couple previews:

You can preorder it on Amazon right here (body only) for $549 or for $699 with the kit 18-55, shipping July 20th.

Canon 6D II Announced

Releasing July 27th, the new full-frame camera from Canon improves over the original in several ways.

Canon 6D Mk II, via Canon
Canon 6D Mk II, via Canon

Here are the specs:

  • 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor.
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p.
  • Vary-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD.
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC, Bluetooth® and GPS Capability
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
  • Dust- & Water-resistant

That’s even higher resolution from the sensor, a faster processor, and better autofocus. Dust and water resistance is a nice addition to the full-frame camera. 6.5 fps is 2 more than the previous model. While that might make folks wonder about taking some of the thunder from the 5D series, you’ll find a variety of responses looking at those specs and wondering why Canon didn’t add 4K video support.

Here’s Canon’s announcement video:

And a couple previews:


You can preorder it on Amazon right here for $1999, shipping July 27th.

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