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

MILC 16.3MP CMOS SDXC Jul 2014
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20 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and photoreview.com.au the average expert rating of this camera is 77 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 12 owner reviews this Leica camera has a brilliant overall owner rating.

Good Brand

Leica MILC digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Leica is one of the better rated brands.

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”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the T (Typ 701) that we have checked, the screen size of the Leica T (Typ 701) of 3.7 inches is one of the largest. The smallest screen size of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.5" and the largest is 4.8".

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The T (Typ 701) supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the T (Typ 701) do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_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 comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the T (Typ 701) also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

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

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the DP2 Quattro[pl_2402072_price], and the DP2 Quattro[pl_2402072_price] both from Sigma or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sigma DP2 Quattro[plb_2402072_price].

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed, the display resolution of the T (Typ 701) of 1,300,000 pixel is one of the highest. The display resolutions of MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the T (Typ 701) range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the T (Typ 701) take between 220 and 649 shots per battery charge, including the Leica T (Typ 701) which takes 400 shots per battery charge.

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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 the most commonly supported video resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to 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 Focus

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

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Very Thin

Across all the MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) the depths range from 22mm to 95mm. The T (Typ 701) is one of the thinner similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) (only 33 millimeters) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Supports One Power Source

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

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Leica T (Typ 701) reviewer who bought it thought it was not cheap. Pdnonline.com wrote “Speed, mediocre 1856mm kit lens, expensive compared to other cameras in this category” in their review.

Poor Product Quality

One person mentioned that it was not good quality.

Price Has Recently Increased by £166.30

In the last 8 days the T (Typ 701) has increased in price by £166.30.

Does Not Support Video Recording

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

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Not 3D Compatible

The T (Typ 701) is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The T (Typ 701) does not have a GPS. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the T (Typ 701) also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the T (Typ 701) are not waterproof. The T (Typ 701) is no exception to this as it too is 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 cameras of this type and age also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The T (Typ 701) has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Leica camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the T (Typ 701). The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Four Point Five Flash Guides

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

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution

The T (Typ 701) has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This digital camera also 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 this age and spec is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The T (Typ 701) has a quite small internal memory (only 16 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the T (Typ 701). Digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the T (Typ 701) have internal memory of between 16MB and 16GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T (Typ 701) is 680mAh and the biggest is 4,400mAh. With a battery capacity of only 985 milliamperes * hour, the T (Typ 701) has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The T (Typ 701) has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the T (Typ 701).

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of digital cameras of this type and age is 3.9s, and the flash recharging times range from 3s to 5s. When compared to other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market 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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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica T (Typ 701)

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Megapixel Count

The T (Typ 701) has a pretty typical megapixel count (16.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the T (Typ 701).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 339 grams, the T (Typ 701) has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price] (70g), or the Sigma DP2 Quattro[plb_2402072_price] (410g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
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 Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Tripod Mount
Contrast Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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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