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Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL2

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Leica TL2 front
Portability
85
Imaging
68
Features
64
Overall
66

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL2 Key Specs

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
  • Released April 2014
Leica TL2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 50000
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 399g - 134 x 69 x 33mm
  • Launched July 2017
  • Replaced the Leica TL
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Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL2 Overview

Let's look closer at the Leica T Type 701 and Leica TL2, both Advanced Mirrorless digital cameras and both are created by Leica. There is a sizable difference between the resolutions of the T Type 701 (16MP) and TL2 (24MP) but they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The T Type 701 was released 4 years earlier than the TL2 which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the T Type 701 matches up vs the TL2 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Leica TL2

 T Type 701 TL2 
Display resolution1300k1230kCrisper display (+70k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica TL2 over the Leica T Type 701

 TL2 T Type 701 
LaunchedJuly 2017April 2014Newer by 39 months

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Leica TL2

 T Type 701 TL2 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3.7"3.7"Identical display sizing
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL2 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera often, you'll have to think about its weight and proportions. The Leica T Type 701 features outer measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Leica TL2 has measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") and a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have at that time. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the T Type 701 vs the TL2.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL2 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the T Type 701 and TL2 is 85 and 85 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL2 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL2 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is tough to visualize the gap between sensor dimensions merely by reading through specs. The picture below will help provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the T Type 701 and TL2.

All in all, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Leica TL2 to resolve greater detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The more aged T Type 701 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL2 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL2 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Portrait photography factors
Leica TL2 Portrait photography factors
75
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect focus
supports RAW files
80
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
Photography Glossary

Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Street photography camera
Leica TL2 as a Street photography camera
70
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
supports touch focus
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
74
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
offers focus by touch
very good ISO range (50,000)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Sports photography information
Leica TL2 Sports photography information
54
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect auto focus
62
quiet shooting (1/40,000s)
good megapixels (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery life (250 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Travel photography details
Leica TL2 Travel photography details
69
supports touch focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
63
offers focus by touch
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
lack of Timelapse function
terrible battery life (250 CIPA)
does not have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Landscape photography advice
Leica TL2 Landscape photography advice
69
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Leica L mount)
screen larger than average (3.7 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse mode
70
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
screen larger than average (3.7 inches)
good megapixels (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
very good ISO range (50,000)
delivers RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery life (250 shots)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging advice
Leica TL2 Vlogging advice
32
touchscreen enabled
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have microphone jack
33
touchscreen
features face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
lack of external microphone port
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Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Leica TL2
 Leica T Typ 701Leica TL2
General Information
Company Leica Leica
Model type Leica T Typ 701 Leica TL2
Type Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2014-04-24 2017-07-10
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Peak resolution 4944 x 3278 6016 x 4014
Highest native ISO 12500 50000
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 49
Lens
Lens mount type Leica L Leica L
Number of lenses 4 4
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.7 inch 3.7 inch
Resolution of display 1,300 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/40000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.50 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
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) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 384 gr (0.85 pounds) 399 gr (0.88 pounds)
Dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 75 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1082 not tested
Other
Battery life 400 images 250 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-DC13 BP-DC13
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $1,603 $2,195