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Canon M3 vs Leica T Type 701

Portability
85
Imaging
66
Features
76
Overall
70
Canon EOS M3 front
 
Leica T Typ 701 front
Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57

Canon M3 vs Leica T Type 701 Key Specs

Canon M3
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 366g - 111 x 68 x 44mm
  • Launched February 2015
  • Renewed by Canon M6
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 M3 vs Leica T Type 701 Overview

Below, we are contrasting the Canon M3 and Leica T Type 701, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by brands Canon and Leica. There is a significant difference among the resolutions of the M3 (24MP) and T Type 701 (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The M3 was launched 10 months after the T Type 701 so they are of a similar generation. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before delving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the M3 grades vs the T Type 701 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon M3 over the Leica T Type 701

 M3 T Type 701 
LaunchedFebruary 2015April 2014Newer by 10 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Canon M3

 T Type 701 M3 
Display dimension3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1300k1040kClearer display (+260k dot)

Common features in the Canon M3 and Leica T Type 701

 M3 T Type 701 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Canon M3 vs Leica T Type 701 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera frequently, you should take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon M3 features exterior dimensions of 111mm x 68mm x 44mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 366 grams (0.81 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).

Check the Canon M3 and Leica T Type 701 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Below is the front view size comparison of the M3 vs the T Type 701.

Canon M3 vs Leica T  Type 701 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the M3 and T Type 701 is 85 and 85 respectively.

Canon M3 vs Leica T  Type 701 top view buttons comparison

Canon M3 vs Leica T Type 701 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions just by looking through specs. The pic here may give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the M3 and T Type 701.

All in all, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Canon M3 to provide you with extra detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will let you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more modern M3 will have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon M3 vs Leica T  Type 701 sensor size comparison

Canon M3 vs Leica T Type 701 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M3 vs Leica T  Type 701 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon M3
Portrait photography with Leica T Type 701
79
manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
75
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon M3 Street photography factors
Leica T Type 701 Street photography factors
79
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
includes touch to focus
does not have image stabilization
70
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
provides touch focus
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon M3
Sports photography with Leica T Type 701
61
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
has phase detect autofocus
slow fps (4.2 fps)
does not have image stabilization
low battery life (250 shots)
54
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon M3 Travel photography info
Leica T Type 701 Travel photography info
73
includes touch to focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
missing Time Lapse mode
low battery life (250 per charge)
69
provides touch focus
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M3 Landscape photography info
Leica T Type 701 Landscape photography info
68
manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
does not have image stabilization
low battery life (250 per charge)
missing Time Lapse mode
69
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
big screen (3.7 inch)
good resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon M3 Vlogging info
Leica T Type 701 Vlogging info
80
selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
supports face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic port
does not have image stabilization
32
touchscreen enabled
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have mic jack
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Canon M3 vs Leica T Type 701 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M3 and Leica T Type 701
 Canon EOS M3Leica T Typ 701
General Information
Make Canon Leica
Model Canon EOS M3 Leica T Typ 701
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2015-02-06 2014-04-24
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 6 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 6000 x 4000 4944 x 3278
Maximum native ISO 12800 12500
Maximum boosted ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 49 -
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF-M Leica L
Available lenses 23 4
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3.7 inches
Display resolution 1,040k dot 1,300k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 4.2fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 4.50 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, on, off, slow synchro Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 366 grams (0.81 lb) 384 grams (0.85 lb)
Dimensions 111 x 68 x 44mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 72 75
DXO Color Depth score 22.8 23.0
DXO Dynamic range score 11.8 12.7
DXO Low light score 1169 1082
Other
Battery life 250 images 400 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E17 BP-DC13
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $481 $1,603