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Leica T Digital Camera

$1,115.77
MILC 16.3MP CMOS SDXC Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Four industry awards
Simple control
Good technical features
143 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Leica T features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Leica T has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The Leica T has a greater number of ISO speeds than most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto are also supported by this Leica camera.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras of this age and spec is 220MB. At only 16 megabytes, the Leica T has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The Leica T has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160 and 1632 x 1080 and 4944 x 3278. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Leica T does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica T is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This Leica digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Leica T has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty customers concluded that it was compact. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Techradar “Compact system cameras have become commonplace over the past few years”. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag three years ago “The Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 captures excellent images and is quite compact.” in their review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on What Digital Camera “There's no denying that Leica's first foray in to the compact system camera market won't be to everyone's taste”.

Four owners thought the product was a good body shape. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Leica T digital camera has a body carved from a block of aluminum” . Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Leica T (Typ 701) ($1,850, body only) is a bold statement”. Toptenreviews.com said “This mirrorless camera also has an interchangeable lens body, user-friendly controls”.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Better cameras carry heavier price tags than good cameras, so what does a new Leica system aimed at the mirror-less market cost” but despite that they only rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Nw Photographer gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “The M240 is heavy and just a little too bulky for me to carry around on a 24/7 basis”.

Two people wrote that it was a good size. Paul V said on Bhphotovideo.com “This is a great camera, nice size and beautiful build quality”. Paul Friend wrote on Amazon “Good size and easy to use”.

Two people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was easy to carry around. Deborah Selby gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote four years ago “Very good camera takes very good photos and video small and compact fits into any bag or pocket light weight easy to carry aroundand easy to use”.

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Average Weight

The Leica T has a fairly typical weight (339 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm (680g), the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ($999.00) (443g), or the Panasonic Lumix G5 ($599.99) (346g) which also has a higher rating.

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Battery

400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Leica T is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Leica T has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Leica T has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Leica T has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The editors of review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Komputerswiat.pl all thought that concluded that they would endorse this Leica digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Ljudochbild.se gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Twenty-one experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 74%.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 115 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium megapixel camera is 89%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 751 user and expert reviews (including 93 verified purchases), Leica has good ratings for its digital cameras. Leica also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Simple Control

Thirty-four owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Theverge.com wrote three years ago “Simple control” in their Leica T review. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned also three years ago “It's slick, sleek, well-made and pleasing to use” in their review of this digital camera. Modnettuno mentioned two years ago “It was too small for me to use comfortably” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “It is utterly lovely to hold, operate and be creative with”. Nw Photographer wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I recommend the snap on cover as makes the camera easier to hold” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Fox mentioned “I have spent more time trying to get comfortable with this aspect than anything else” in their review of this digital camera yet they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Three people who bought it agreed that it was easy to setup. Amazon.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Easy To Set Up”.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Ant wrote on Amazon “Menus are helpful telling you flash status, macro status etc” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ant also mentioned “Manageable, using a function button to change default settings - eg full auto, special settings” in their review. Also five years ago Bubblestar13 wrote on Amazon “Menu and settings are easily negotiable”.

Two owners thought it was easy to handle. Obsessed With My Leica said in their review of this digital camera “Handling that are very special” .

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High Quality Build

Twenty-one owners who bought the Leica T said that it was good quality. Theverge.com said “Solid build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Theverge.com also said “High quality build” in their review. Three years ago Dxomark.com mentioned “With its refined build quality and exceptional lenses” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Looking

Eighteen customers mentioned in their reviews that the Leica T was good looking. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Beautiful and awesome display” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The Leica T (Type 701) is a stunning object that would make make any lover of stylish devices with minimalist designs salivate for hours” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techgoondu.com wrote three years ago “The Audi-designed Leica T is one sexy and sleek camera that can be said to be the Miss Universe of the mirrorless cameras”.

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was well designed. Theverge.com said three years ago “Beautiful design” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Pdnonline.com mentioned “Snazzy aluminum unibody design, stealthy and inconspicuous to use, nice 3.7inch touchscreen on back” in their review of this digital camera. Pdnonline.com also wrote “Stilsicheres Design” in their review.

Three owners who reviewed it considered that it was neat. Four years ago Jkm said on Amazon “A pretty and neat camera”. J. N. Melone said on Amazon “It is a neat fit for her bag”. J. N. Melone also mentioned “Neat, handy and does its job” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was retro. Three years ago expert review site Todayonline.com wrote “The new Leica T camera blends retro looks with a modern edge —” in their review of this digital camera.

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Strong and Durable

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that the Leica T was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “A new Leica T lens mount, built in Wi-Fi, 3.7inch touch screen” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com also said “Yet the Leica T has been designed with a large 3.7inch touch-screen and built in Wi-Fi to enable ins” in their review. Three years ago Gizmodo.com.au wrote “It's incredibly innovative, extremely well built” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “The Leica T Camera System provides you with an ultra-large display and a dependable built-in flash”. One customer concluded that this digital camera was strong and durable. Amazon.co.uk said “Great hardware Well constructed, sturdy and comfortable to use” .

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica T has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm, the Panasonic Lumix G5 ($599.99), or the Nikon Coolpix D7000 which has better reviews.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica T supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ($999.00) is also worth considering.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3.7 inches, the Leica T has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The smallest display diagonal of cameras of this age and spec is 2" and the largest is 4.8".

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera that we have checked the display resolution (numeric) of, the Leica T's display resolution (numeric) of 1,300,000 pixel is one of the highest. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Support

Good Support

Four customers concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Nw Photographer rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The case that comes with the EVF doesn't help either as has no place to store” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Gavin Scotland mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Arrived within delivery estimate in good condition, instruction you have to download on to your laptop, easy to use, compact”. I-Mend mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It insists on its own shooting style with noticeably slower focusing speed then other top cameras and likes manual white balancing”.


Good in Low Light

Thirty-nine owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Dxomark.com wrote “It's an object of desire for many photographers with deep enough pockets”. Expert review site Yahoo.com mentioned “It has recognized that the Holy Grail is a big sensor inside, to absorb more light and produce better photos.”. Expert website Todayonline.com mentioned “SINGAPORE — Leica has long been vaunted by camera enthusiasts for its expensive, amazing, vintage-looking cameras that deliver great photos”.

Six people who bought the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Photographyblog.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “The Leica T also offers an innovative touchscreen 3.7-inch display with 1.3 million pixels, built-in Wi-Fi”. Modnettuno wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Also, love shooting with Leica M lenses” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. R. J. Tait mentioned on Amazon “Good resolution, good zoom”.

Four people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Digitalspy.co.uk said “Sure, you could get a full sensor camera for similar money” in their Leica T review. Modnettuno said “It's a better sensor than the Leica T.” . Andresjaime gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Put it a full frame sensor and will be the Next M digital”.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light” . Obsessed With My Leica scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Needed faster lenses for low light shooting”.

One owner who bought the product mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Pdnonline.com said “Scharf bis in die hohen ISO” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Eight people concluded that it was good for video recording. Jacyecy wrote in their review of this digital camera “VGA videos are fine even with a Class 2, 2GB SD card (not recommended by Panasonic”. Gavin Scotland wrote “You can download pics and videos to your laptop easy enough with the cable provided in the box”. Silversurfer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Have my Panasonic dmc-fs45 a couple of weeks now and am very happy with it, I like the dedicated movie button which makes quick movie clips so much easier” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Good Flash

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Ten owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Ramon said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The tuoch screen is very useful”. Jacyecy wrote on Amazon “The screen is very clear and bright”. C. Alexiou scored the Leica T 4 stars out of 5 and said on Amazon “Love the wide angle lens and nice bright LCD screen”.

Eight owners reckoned that this digital camera was mirrorless. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz mentioned “It's the venerable manufacturer's first mirrorless digital camera with built-in Wi-Fi”. Three years ago Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “Is it worth its weight in gold?There are plenty of mirror-less cameras out there.”. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Leica chose its first prime lens for the T mirrorless camera system wisely”.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Nw Photographer gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I also bought it with the Visoflex EVF which works fine.”.

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Good Zoom

Eight people who purchased the Leica T concluded that it had a good lens. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “It already has a lens library that covers the gamut of focal lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto using a trio of zoom lenses” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Modnettuno said on Bhphotovideo.com “The Sony RX1R has an incredible lens and an incredible sensor” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ant mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Don't worry about trivialities - make sure your lens operates OK” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Six owners who purchased the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Zoom”. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “Is a versatile zoom lens that can cover an ultra or more moderately wide angle of view, all while capturing crisp images” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Logan scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said five years ago “The 5x optical zoom is adequate for most picture occasions”.

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good autofocus. Obsessed With My Leica mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Using the big LCD is fast and convenient and the touch-screen focus/shutter is great”. I-Mend said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The time it takes me to frame, focus, hold my breath”.

One owner who bought it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Obsessed With My Leica mentioned “I switched to Olympus OM-D (for size) and was impressed with speed, image stabilization and output (for its size”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that it was quiet. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “The AF drive uses a stepping motor, making it quiet and relatively fast so it's a good choice when you want to record movie clips”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Leica T has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Six people concluded that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Good Battery Life” in their review of this digital camera. Fox said “If you only have one battery then it's awesome because you never have to remove it.”. Fox also mentioned “The chances are that you will swap to another battery while one is recharging and you cannot do that with this camera (since a separate charger isn't inclu” in their review.

One person who reviewed the Leica T wrote that it was quick to charge. Fox said in their review of this digital camera “If you want to charge the camera, you simply plug one end of the USB cable into the electrical plug”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag three years ago “The Leica T (Typ 701) features a stunning aluminum unibody design.” in their review of the Leica T nonetheless they scored it 50 out of 100. Michaelm wrote “Has good facilities and produces good quality snapshots” and rated the product 80 out of 100.


Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Leica T has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429181802, 00799429181819, 04022243181809, 04022243181816

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