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Leica T (Typ 701)
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Leica T (Typ 701) Digital Camera

MILC 16.3MP CMOS Jul 2014
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and photoreview.com.au.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 12 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is exceptional.

Leica Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 223 expert and user reviews, Leica has good reviews for its digital cameras. Leica also has good reviews specifically for its MILC cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

One Leica T (Typ 701) owner considered that it was a good design. Expert website Pdnonline.com wrote “While the results are impressive from a design standpoint, they're somewhat underwhelming in terms of image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

One Leica T (Typ 701) owner concluded that it was easy to use. Pdnonline.com said “Snazzy aluminum unibody design, stealthy and inconspicuous to use, nice 3.7inch touchscreen on back” in their Leica T (Typ 701) review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was mirrorless. Expert website Pdnonline.com said in their review “Venerable German camera manufacturer Leica entered the modern world of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras earlier this year”.

Quite Large Screen Size

Comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the T (Typ 701) have screen sizes of between 2.5" and 4.8". The Leica T (Typ 701) has one of the largest screen sizes (3.7 inches) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Leica T (Typ 701) supports WiFi connectivity.

Other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to look at include the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price], or the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The T (Typ 701) has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the T (Typ 701) also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews; or the Pentax Q7[plb_2058121_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the T (Typ 701) supports Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Pentax Q7[plb_2058121_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price], or the Pentax Q7[plb_2058121_price].

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the T (Typ 701), the display resolution of the T (Typ 701) of 1,300,000 pixel is one of the highest. The average display resolution of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the T (Typ 701) is 750,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The T (Typ 701) has a greater number of light exposure modes than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Very Thin

Across all the MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago the depths range from 22mm to 95mm, and the average depth is 44mm. With a depth of only 33 millimeters, the Leica T (Typ 701) is quite thin compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One person mentioned that it was not good quality.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The T (Typ 701) does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the T (Typ 701) also do not support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The T (Typ 701) is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the T (Typ 701) are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The T (Typ 701) does not have a GPS. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price].

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Not Waterproof

The T (Typ 701) is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The T (Typ 701) does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Four Point Five Flash Guides

The Leica T (Typ 701) is a four point five flash guide camera. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) have between 4 and 10 flash guides.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The T (Typ 701) has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 2816 x 1880 still image resolution. In addition, this Leica digital camera have still image resolutions of 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160 and 1632 x 1080 and 4944 x 3278. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the T (Typ 701) is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the T (Typ 701) has one of the smaller internal memory amongst MILC cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of MILC cameras that are a similar age to the T (Typ 701) is 1MB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 985 milliamperes * hour, the T (Typ 701) has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the T (Typ 701). Similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the T (Typ 701) have battery capacities of between 680mAh and 4,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Leica T (Typ 701) is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T (Typ 701).

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the flash recharging times range from 0.0062s to 5s, and the average flash recharging time is 3.5s. When compared to other digital cameras that are a similar age to the T (Typ 701) that we have assessed, the flash recharging time of the T (Typ 701) of 5 seconds is one of the longest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica T (Typ 701)

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the T (Typ 701) over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.3 megapixels, the T (Typ 701) has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the T (Typ 701).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 339 grams, the Leica T (Typ 701) has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (285g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Colour
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Lens System
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Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
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ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
Width
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Battery
Power Source
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Networking
Wireless LAN Type
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Expert Reviews

(3)
22 July 2014

Leica has taken a modern turn with its new Leica T (Typ 701). This is a classy-looking mirrorless camera with some well-considered design choices, including its unique aluminum unibody design. I...

Snazzy aluminum unibody design, stealthy and inconspicuous to use, nice 3.7inch touchscreen on back
Stilsicheres Design
Scharf bis in die hohen ISO
Moderne Steuerung
Average image quality and speed, mediocre 1856mm kit lens, expensive compared to other cameras in this category
Die Eingewhnung bedarf
Trger Autofokus
Kurze Serienaufnahme
Wenige Extras

It's difficult to write up reviews of Leica products without including comments on price, which has always been a factor associated with the brand. Put briefly, Leica makes premium products and...

24 June 2014

Mit der Leica T (Typ 701) zeigt sich im Test die erste DSLM mit dem neuen T-Bajonett. Ein durchstartendes Debut bleibt aber aus. Zwar können die Bildqualität des APS-C-Sensors sowie das moderne...

User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 29 August 2014 by JonnyWood

I brought my T in June, and three months later I'm left feeling very disappointed with my Leica T experience. I have issues with the build quality. This is a beautiful camera, but despite the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by NW photographer
NW photographer would recommend the Leica T Typ 701

First, I am an Leica M user. Have several great M lenses I have collected the past 20 years and an M240 now which I adore. But the M240 is heavy and just a little too bulky for me to carry around... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2015 by Modnettuno
Modnettuno would recommend the Leica T Typ 701

There is a surprising amount of hate for this camera on the web on various review sites. I don't get it. I absolutely love this camera and find I am shooting so much more because it's such a joy... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2015 by I-Mend
I-Mend would recommend the Leica T Typ 701

I own about 10 cameras and using them daily (I am not a professional, though). Leica T + 23mm f/2.0 lens are with me for about 6 months and through 1,000+ shots. First of all, Leica T is not a... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2015 by Stephen
Stephen would recommend the Leica T Typ 701

Camera is a joy to use. The image quality is excellent. I use this for everyday pictures. I will take this out as a back up to M(240) for fun. The images are sharp with great color. Very easy to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 18181, leica 18180
Barcodes 00616348085465, 00616348085472, 00799429181802, 00799429181819, 04022243181809, 04022243181816

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