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Canon 1D X II vs Leica T Type 701

Portability
50
Imaging
72
Features
79
Overall
74
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II front
 
Leica T Typ 701 front
Portability
85
Imaging
60
Features
56
Overall
58

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T Type 701 Key Specs

Canon 1D X II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Boost to 409600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 1530g - 158 x 168 x 83mm
  • Introduced February 2016
  • Superseded the Canon 1D X
  • New Model is Canon 1D X III
Leica T Type 701
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 384g - 134 x 69 x 33mm
  • Launched April 2014
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Canon 1D X II vs Leica T Type 701 Overview

Below, we are comparing the Canon 1D X II versus Leica T Type 701, one is a Pro DSLR and the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by brands Canon and Leica. There exists a huge gap among the image resolutions of the 1D X II (20MP) and T Type 701 (16MP) and the 1D X II (Full frame) and T Type 701 (APS-C) feature totally different sensor size.

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The 1D X II was launched 22 months after the T Type 701 making the cameras a generation away from one another. Both cameras come with different body type with the Canon 1D X II being a Large SLR camera and the Leica T Type 701 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the 1D X II matches up against the T Type 701 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon 1D X II over the Leica T Type 701

 1D X II T Type 701 
LaunchedFebruary 2016April 2014More modern by 22 months
Display resolution1620k1300kClearer display (+320k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Canon 1D X II

 T Type 701 1D X II 
Display dimension3.7"3.2"Larger display (+0.5")

Common features in the Canon 1D X II and Leica T Type 701

 1D X II T Type 701 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T Type 701 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon 1D X II comes with outer measurements of 158mm x 168mm x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") and a weight of 1530 grams (3.37 lbs) and the Leica T Type 701 has measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") and a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is the front view dimension comparison of the 1D X II against the T Type 701.

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T  Type 701 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 1D X II and T Type 701 is 50 and 85 respectively.

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T  Type 701 top view buttons comparison

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T Type 701 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to see the difference in sensor sizes only by looking through specs. The pic underneath may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the 1D X II and T Type 701.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The 1D X II due to its larger sensor will make getting shallow depth of field easier and the Canon 1D X II will result in extra detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The more recent 1D X II is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T  Type 701 sensor size comparison

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T Type 701 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1D X II vs Leica T  Type 701 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon 1D X II
Portrait photography with Leica T Type 701
83
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
features face detect focus
exports RAW formats
76
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 1D X II Street photography advice
Leica T Type 701 Street photography advice
62
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
has focus by touch
environment proof
very good ISO range (51,200)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
70
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 1D X II Sports photography advice
Leica T Type 701 Sports photography advice
74
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
max fps high (16.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking focus
environment proof
has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
not so great battery power (1,210 per charge)
55
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
max frames per second low (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon 1D X II
Travel photography with Leica T Type 701
54
environment proof
has focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
lack of Timelapse mode
not so great battery power (1,210 shots)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
70
boasts focus by touch
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 1D X II
Landscape photography with Leica T Type 701
71
has manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
environment proof
has double storage slots
no image stabilization
not so great battery power (1,210 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse mode
70
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
screen larger than average (3.7")
good megapixels (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 1D X II as a Vlogging camera
Leica T Type 701 as a Vlogging camera
30
touchscreen capability
features face detect focus
high res video (4096 x 2160 pixels)
has microphone port
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
33
has touchscreen
offers face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
missing microphone support
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Canon 1D X II vs Leica T Type 701 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 1D X II and Leica T Type 701
 Canon EOS-1D X Mark IILeica T Typ 701
General Information
Company Canon Leica
Model type Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Leica T Typ 701
Class Pro DSLR Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced 2016-02-02 2014-04-24
Physical type Large SLR Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Dual DIGIC 6+ -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Maximum resolution 5472 x 3648 4944 x 3278
Maximum native ISO 51200 12500
Maximum boosted ISO 409600 -
Lowest native ISO 100 125
RAW pictures
Lowest boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 61 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF Leica L
Total lenses 250 4
Focal length multiplier 1 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.2 inch 3.7 inch
Display resolution 1,620 thousand dots 1,300 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x 0.7x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 16.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 4.50 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 (60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Optional Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1530 grams (3.37 lb) 384 grams (0.85 lb)
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 88 75
DXO Color Depth rating 24.1 23.0
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.5 12.7
DXO Low light rating 3207 1082
Other
Battery life 1210 photographs 400 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E19 BP-DC13
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Dual 1
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