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Leica T Digital Camera

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MILC 16.3MP CMOS SDXC Jul 2014
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Leica T Review and Overview - SteveHuffPhoto.com
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and photoreview.com.au this camera has an overall expert rating of 77%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 12 owner reviews this digital camera has a superb average owner rating.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Leica digital cameras and also specifically for Leica MILC cameras and found that in both cases Leica had good ratings 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 Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.5" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3". With a display diagonal of 3.7 inches, the T (Typ 701) has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the T (Typ 701).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica T (Typ 701) supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_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 MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the T (Typ 701) also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 1 AW1[pl_2020636_price], or the 1 AW1[pl_2020636_price] both from Nikon.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the ILCE-7[pl_2044892_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the ILCE-7R[pl_2440672_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this spec and age is 33 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the display resolution (numeric) of, the T (Typ 701)'s display resolution (numeric) of 1,300,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The T (Typ 701) is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on MILC 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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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the T (Typ 701) is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Leica camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Leica T (Typ 701) is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the T (Typ 701).

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One person mentioned that it was not good quality.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the T (Typ 701) support Full HD video, however the T (Typ 701) does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony ILCE-7R[plb_2440672_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Leica T (Typ 701) does not support video capability. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

The Leica T (Typ 701) is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the T (Typ 701) are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The T (Typ 701) does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the T (Typ 701) also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The T (Typ 701) is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the T (Typ 701), the Leica T (Typ 701) does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Leica T (Typ 701) has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the T (Typ 701). The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Only Four Point Five Flash Guide Numbers

The T (Typ 701) is a four point five flash guide number camera.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution(s)

The T (Typ 701) has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). This Leica camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160 and 1632 x 1080 and 4944 x 3278. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the T (Typ 701) has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the T (Typ 701). MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) have internal memorys of between 14MB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 2.5GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of cameras that came out around the same time as the T (Typ 701) is 680mAh, the biggest is 4,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh. At only 985 milliamperes * hour, the T (Typ 701) has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the T (Typ 701).

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

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

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the T (Typ 701) range from 0.0055s to 5s, and the average flash recharging time is 3.4s. When compared to other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) that we have checked, the T (Typ 701)'s flash recharging time of 5 seconds is one of the longest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica T

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.3 megapixels, the Leica T (Typ 701) has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the T (Typ 701).

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Average Weight

The Leica T (Typ 701) has a relatively average weight (339 grams) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (313g) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
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Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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Expert Reviews

(65)
20 June 2016

The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. is a versatile zoom lens that can cover an ultra or more moderately wide angle of view, all while capturing crisp images...

11 June 2015

The Leica T Camera System provides you with an ultra-large display and a dependable built-in flash. This mirrorless camera also has an interchangeable lens body, user-friendly controls and... Read more…

12 November 2014

Of course that all slightly misses the point of owning a Leica camera: with its refined build quality and exceptional lenses, it's an object of desire for many photographers with deep enough...

14 October 2014

The Leica T, like many Leica products, can be a mixed bag. It raises expectations about unprecedented quality with its shiny metal body and high retail price, but quickly disappoints when it comes...

20 September 2014

And it is Apple that comes to mind when handling this, the latest German-made Leica T, which takes its place midway between Leica's pocketable X series and its fully professional M range. It has a... Read more…

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User Reviews

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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 7 February 2016 by Miss j m cumbo
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as gift. Good quality, good price, fast delivery.

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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

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