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Canon R8 vs Leica T Type 701

Portability
71
Imaging
79
Features
85
Overall
81
Canon EOS R8 front
 
Leica T Typ 701 front
Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57

Canon R8 vs Leica T Type 701 Key Specs

Canon R8
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 102400 (Expand to 204800)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 461g - 133 x 86 x 70mm
  • Announced February 2023
Leica T Type 701
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 384g - 134 x 69 x 33mm
  • Released April 2014
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Canon R8 vs Leica T Type 701 Overview

Let's look closer at the Canon R8 and Leica T Type 701, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras by competitors Canon and Leica. There exists a crucial gap among the sensor resolutions of the R8 (24MP) and T Type 701 (16MP) and the R8 (Full frame) and T Type 701 (APS-C) use totally different sensor sizes.

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The R8 was launched 8 years after the T Type 701 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon R8 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Leica T Type 701 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the R8 scores versus the T Type 701 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon R8 over the Leica T Type 701

 R8 T Type 701 
ReleasedFebruary 2023April 2014More modern by 108 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1620k1300kSharper screen (+320k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Canon R8

 T Type 701 R8 
Screen sizing3.7"3.00"Bigger screen (+0.7")

Common features in the Canon R8 and Leica T Type 701

 R8 T Type 701 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Canon R8 vs Leica T Type 701 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon R8 provides physical dimensions of 133mm x 86mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.4" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 461 grams (1.02 lbs) whilst the Leica T Type 701 has dimensions of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon R8 and Leica T Type 701 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are using at that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the R8 versus the T Type 701.

Canon R8 vs Leica T  Type 701 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the R8 and T Type 701 is 71 and 85 respectively.

Canon R8 vs Leica T  Type 701 top view buttons comparison

Canon R8 vs Leica T Type 701 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to envision the gap in sensor sizes only by researching specs. The image underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the R8 and T Type 701.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The R8 because of its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field less difficult and the Canon R8 will render extra detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs far more aggressively. The younger R8 will have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon R8 vs Leica T  Type 701 sensor size comparison

Canon R8 vs Leica T Type 701 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon R8 vs Leica T  Type 701 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon R8 as a Portrait photography camera
Leica T Type 701 as a Portrait photography camera
87
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detect focus
supports RAW files
75
you can focus manually
good resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon R8 Street photography info
Leica T Type 701 Street photography info
78
fully articulated screen
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
offers focus by touch
environment proof
great ISO range (102,400)
does not have image stabilization
70
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
has focus by touch
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon R8 Sports photography details
Leica T Type 701 Sports photography details
72
silent mode (1/16,000s)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking focus
environment proof
sensor has phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery pack (290 CIPA)
54
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon R8 as a Travel photography camera
Leica T Type 701 as a Travel photography camera
77
environment proof
has bluetooth
offers focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery pack (290 CIPA)
69
has focus by touch
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon R8
Landscape photography with Leica T Type 701
78
manual focus
change lenses (Canon RF mount)
screen size is good (3.00 inches)
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
great ISO range (102,400)
supports RAW files
environment proof
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery pack (290 per charge)
69
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
big screen (3.7")
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon R8 Vlogging info
Leica T Type 701 Vlogging info
77
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes mic support
does not have image stabilization
32
built-in touchscreen
features face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have microphone socket
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Canon R8 vs Leica T Type 701 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon R8 and Leica T Type 701
 Canon EOS R8Leica T Typ 701
General Information
Brand Name Canon Leica
Model type Canon EOS R8 Leica T Typ 701
Category Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Announced 2023-02-08 2014-04-24
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
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 24 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 4944 x 3278
Max native ISO 102400 12500
Max boosted ISO 204800 -
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW images
Min boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 1053 -
Lens
Lens mount type Canon RF Leica L
Available lenses 37 4
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.00 inches 3.7 inches
Display resolution 1,620 thousand dots 1,300 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 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 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting rate 6.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 4.50 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings 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
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 461g (1.02 lb) 384g (0.85 lb)
Dimensions 133 x 86 x 70mm (5.2" x 3.4" x 2.8") 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 93 75
DXO Color Depth rating 24.5 23.0
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.5 12.7
DXO Low light rating 3295 1082
Other
Battery life 290 photographs 400 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E17 BP-DC13
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type Single UHS-II SD card slot SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $1,499 $1,603