Canon EOS RP vs Leica CL Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs CL - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Leica CL Specs


  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP


  • 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 RP 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:

Infographic: EOS RP and CL sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs CL: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

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 RP (0.70x)

CL (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the CL

Advantage: Leica CL

Canon EOS RP VS Leica CL Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice



Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2024.32
Auto Focus points (4)477949
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)250220

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP 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 articulated display and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the CL: that the battery has more stamina.

The EOS RP scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica CL



Higher speed (4, frames/second)510
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)411
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
USB 3.0 (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 RP, the more compact size and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 17 points for the CL.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Canon EOS RP VS Leica CL Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and CL

EOS RP und CL, front viewEOS RP und CL, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und CL, view from aboveEOS RP und CL, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Leica CL


We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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