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Leica M8 vs Leica T Type 701

Portability
79
Imaging
50
Features
31
Overall
42
Leica M8 front
 
Leica T Typ 701 front
Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57

Leica M8 vs Leica T Type 701 Key Specs

Leica M8
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-H Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 591g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Released July 2007
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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Leica M8 vs Leica T Type 701 Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Leica M8 and Leica T Type 701, former is a Pro Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless and both of them are sold by Leica. There is a noticeable difference between the resolutions of the M8 (10MP) and T Type 701 (16MP) and the M8 (APS-H) and T Type 701 (APS-C) have different sensor size.

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The M8 was brought out 7 years before the T Type 701 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a quick summation of how the M8 scores vs the T Type 701 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica M8 over the Leica T Type 701

 M8 T Type 701 

Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Leica M8

 T Type 701 M8 
LaunchedApril 2014July 2007Newer by 81 months
Display size3.7"2.5"Larger display (+1.2")
Display resolution1300k230kClearer display (+1070k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Leica M8 and Leica T Type 701

 M8 T Type 701 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Leica M8 vs Leica T Type 701 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera often, you need to consider its weight and volume. The Leica M8 has exterior measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") with a weight of 591 grams (1.30 lbs) whilst the Leica T Type 701 has sizing of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") with a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the M8 vs the T Type 701.

Leica M8 vs Leica T  Type 701 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the M8 and T Type 701 is 79 and 85 respectively.

Leica M8 vs Leica T  Type 701 top view buttons comparison

Leica M8 vs Leica T Type 701 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions only by looking at specifications. The image underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the M8 and T Type 701.

Plainly, both the cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The M8 featuring a larger sensor is going to make getting bokeh easier and the Leica T Type 701 will give you extra detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged M8 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Leica M8 vs Leica T  Type 701 sensor size comparison

Leica M8 vs Leica T Type 701 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M8 vs Leica T  Type 701 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica M8 Portrait photography details
Leica T Type 701 Portrait photography details
54
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-H)
supports RAW formats
does not have liveview
low MP (10 megapixels)
75
manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Leica M8 as a Street photography camera
Leica T Type 701 as a Street photography camera
62
sensor size is good (APS-H)
supports RAW formats
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
70
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
comes with touch focus
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica M8 Sports photography information
Leica T Type 701 Sports photography information
43
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
sensor size is good (APS-H)
better than average battery pack (550 shots)
does not have liveview
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
no phase detect AF
54
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
max fps low (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Leica M8 Travel photography advice
Leica T Type 701 Travel photography advice
51
better than average battery pack (550 shots)
no Time Lapse recording
low MP (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
69
comes with touch focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Leica M8
Landscape photography with Leica T Type 701
55
has manual focus
swap lenses (Leica M mount)
sensor size is good (APS-H)
no anti aliasing filter
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (550 per charge)
tiny screen (2.5")
does not have liveview
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
no Time Lapse recording
69
manual focus
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
very good size screen (3.7")
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica M8 Vlogging highlights
Leica T Type 701 Vlogging highlights
9
no video shooting
32
screen is touchscreen
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
doesn't have mic jack
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Leica M8 vs Leica T Type 701 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M8 and Leica T Type 701
 Leica M8Leica T Typ 701
General Information
Brand Name Leica Leica
Model type Leica M8 Leica T Typ 701
Type Pro Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2007-07-31 2014-04-24
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size APS-H APS-C
Sensor dimensions 27 x 18mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 486.0mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 3936 x 2630 4944 x 3278
Highest native ISO 2500 12500
Min native ISO 160 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type Leica M Leica L
Total lenses 59 4
Focal length multiplier 1.3 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inch 3.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 1,300 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (rangefinder) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 4.50 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution None 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 591g (1.30 lb) 384g (0.85 lb)
Physical dimensions 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 59 75
DXO Color Depth rating 21.1 23.0
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.3 12.7
DXO Low light rating 663 1082
Other
Battery life 550 photographs 400 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - BP-DC13
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Retail price $4,400 $1,603