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Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Nikon 1 AW1 front
Portability
86
Imaging
45
Features
62
Overall
51

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 Key Specs

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
Nikon 1 AW1
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 356g - 114 x 72 x 37mm
  • Launched September 2013
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Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 Overview

In this write-up, we are looking at the Leica T Type 701 and Nikon 1 AW1, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by brands Leica and Nikon. The resolution of the T Type 701 (16MP) and the 1 AW1 (14MP) is very similar but the T Type 701 (APS-C) and 1 AW1 (1") feature totally different sensor dimensions.

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The T Type 701 was manufactured 8 months after the 1 AW1 so they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before going straight into a complete comparison, below is a short summary of how the T Type 701 scores against the 1 AW1 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Nikon 1 AW1

 T Type 701 1 AW1 
LaunchedApril 2014September 2013Newer by 8 months
Display sizing3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1300k921kClearer display (+379k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon 1 AW1 over the Leica T Type 701

 1 AW1 T Type 701 

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Nikon 1 AW1

 T Type 701 1 AW1 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Leica T Type 701 has physical measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") and a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) and the Nikon 1 AW1 has proportions of 114mm x 72mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose at the time. Following is the front view size comparison of the T Type 701 vs the 1 AW1.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the T Type 701 and 1 AW1 is 85 and 86 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to envision the gap between sensor dimensions purely by reading a spec sheet. The image underneath will help provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the T Type 701 and 1 AW1.

As you can see, the 2 cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The T Type 701 due to its larger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF less difficult and the Leica T Type 701 will deliver extra detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop images a little more aggressively. The more recent T Type 701 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Leica T Type 701
Portrait photography with Nikon 1 AW1
75
manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
60
manual focus
decent MP (14MP)
sensor size is good (1")
offers face detect focusing
exports RAW files
can't use external flash
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Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Street photography details
Nikon 1 AW1 Street photography details
70
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
boasts touch to focus
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
68
sensor size is good (1")
exports RAW files
weather proofing
no moving screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Sports photography details
Nikon 1 AW1 Sports photography details
54
megapixel count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect AF
60
high max frames per second (60.0 frames per second)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
offers tracking focus
weather proofing
supports phase detect AF
no image stabilization
bad battery power (220 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Travel photography info
Nikon 1 AW1 Travel photography info
69
boasts touch to focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
no Timelapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly display
63
weather proofing
decent MP (14MP)
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
bad battery power (220 shots)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Leica T Type 701
Landscape photography with Nikon 1 AW1
69
manual focus
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
very good size screen (3.7 inches)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lack of image stabilization
no Timelapse recording
61
manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
exports RAW files
weather proofing
no image stabilization
bad battery power (220 shots)
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging factors
Nikon 1 AW1 Vlogging factors
32
touchscreen enabled
has face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not contain selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
no external microphone port
29
offers face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
lack of microphone support
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Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon 1 AW1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Nikon 1 AW1
 Leica T Typ 701Nikon 1 AW1
General Information
Brand Leica Nikon
Model Leica T Typ 701 Nikon 1 AW1
Class Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2014-04-24 2013-09-19
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - EXPEED 3A
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4944 x 3278 4608 x 3072
Max native ISO 12500 6400
Minimum native ISO 125 160
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 135
Lens
Lens mount Leica L Nikon 1
Available lenses 4 13
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.7" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,300 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 60.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.50 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction Fill flash, fill w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye w/slow sync, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/60 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 240 (400 fps), 320 x 120 (1200 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 384 gr (0.85 lb) 356 gr (0.78 lb)
Dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 114 x 72 x 37mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 75 51
DXO Color Depth score 23.0 20.2
DXO Dynamic range score 12.7 10.9
DXO Low light score 1082 428
Other
Battery life 400 photos 220 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BP-DC13 EN-EL20
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $1,603 $0