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Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon S3700

Portability
85
Imaging
60
Features
56
Overall
58
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S3700 front
Portability
96
Imaging
47
Features
32
Overall
41

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 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
  • Announced April 2014
Nikon S3700
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.7-6.6) lens
  • 118g - 96 x 58 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2015
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Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 Overview

Its time to look a bit more in depth at the Leica T Type 701 versus Nikon S3700, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Ultracompact by companies Leica and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the T Type 701 (16MP) and the S3700 (20MP) is pretty close but the T Type 701 (APS-C) and S3700 (1/2.3") boast different sensor sizing.

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The T Type 701 was released 8 months earlier than the S3700 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras have different body design with the Leica T Type 701 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon S3700 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a short introduction of how the T Type 701 scores against the S3700 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Nikon S3700

 T Type 701 S3700 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3.7"2.7"Bigger screen (+1")
Screen resolution1300k230kClearer screen (+1070k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon S3700 over the Leica T Type 701

 S3700 T Type 701 
LaunchedJanuary 2015April 2014More modern by 8 months

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Nikon S3700

 T Type 701 S3700 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Leica T Type 701 has got physical measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") having a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Nikon S3700 has proportions of 96mm x 58mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 118 grams (0.26 lbs).

Take a look at the Leica T Type 701 versus Nikon S3700 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. The following is a front view dimensions comparison of the T Type 701 against the S3700.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the T Type 701 and S3700 is 85 and 96 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very tough to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes only by researching a spec sheet. The picture underneath might provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the T Type 701 and S3700.

Clearly, both of the cameras have different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The T Type 701 because of its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field simpler and the Nikon S3700 will result in extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The more aged T Type 701 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Leica T Type 701
Portrait photography with Nikon S3700
76
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
39
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Street photography factors
Nikon S3700 Street photography factors
70
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
comes with focus via touch
fixed screen
no image stabilization
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Sports photography factors
Nikon S3700 Sports photography factors
55
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
52
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
great battery pack (240 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S3700 as a Travel photography camera
70
comes with focus via touch
good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
70
great battery pack (240 CIPA)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (25mm)
missing Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Landscape photography factors
Nikon S3700 Landscape photography factors
70
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
lovely big screen (3.7 inch)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
does not have Timelapse recording
45
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
great battery pack (240 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.7)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging highlights
Nikon S3700 Vlogging highlights
33
screen is touchscreen
features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
does not have external microphone socket
32
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.7)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone support
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Leica T Type 701 vs Nikon S3700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Nikon S3700
 Leica T Typ 701Nikon Coolpix S3700
General Information
Brand Name Leica Nikon
Model Leica T Typ 701 Nikon Coolpix S3700
Class Advanced Mirrorless Ultracompact
Announced 2014-04-24 2015-01-14
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4944 x 3278 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 12500 3200
Min native ISO 125 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mount Leica L fixed lens
Lens focal range - 25-200mm (8.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.7-6.6
Macro focus distance - 2cm
Number of lenses 4 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.7" 2.7"
Screen resolution 1,300 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.50 m (at ISO 100) 2.80 m
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
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) 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 384g (0.85 pounds) 118g (0.26 pounds)
Physical dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 96 x 58 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 75 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 23.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 1082 not tested
Other
Battery life 400 photos 240 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BP-DC13 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $1,603 $175