Canon EOS R vs Leica CL Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs CL - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Leica CL Specs


  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 – 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3″ x 3.9″ x 3.3″)
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R


  • Introduced in November 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 – 50000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131 x 78 x 45mm³ (5.2″ x 3.1″ x 1.8″)
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for CL

EOS R vs CL Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs CL: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

CL has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.74x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS R (0.76x)

CL (0.74x)

Advantage: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Leica CL Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice



Larger sensor (5)

Full frame APS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

31.30 24.32
Auto Focus points (4)

5955 49
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)

3.68 2.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

2.10 1.04
Articulated monitor (2)

External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

370 220
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Canon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

The EOS R scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica CL



Higher speed (4, frames/second)

5 10
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 40000 ISO 100 – 50000 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)

4 11
Weighs less (2)

(21.3 oz.)
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the CL are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 15 points for the CL.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Touch screen

Video resolution

3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160

Canon EOS R VS Leica CL Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and CL

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Leica CL


We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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