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Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Olympus PEN E-PM1 front
Portability
89
Imaging
48
Features
52
Overall
49

Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 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
  • Revealed April 2014
Olympus E-PM1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 265g - 110 x 64 x 34mm
  • Introduced November 2011
  • New Model is Olympus E-PM2
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Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 Overview

Let's look closer at the Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by companies Leica and Olympus. There is a considerable difference among the resolutions of the T Type 701 (16MP) and E-PM1 (12MP) and the T Type 701 (APS-C) and E-PM1 (Four Thirds) enjoy totally different sensor sizing.

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The T Type 701 was brought out 2 years after the E-PM1 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before delving through a more detailed comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the T Type 701 scores against the E-PM1 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Olympus E-PM1

 T Type 701 E-PM1 
IntroducedApril 2014November 2011More modern by 30 months
Display sizing3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1300k460kSharper display (+840k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus E-PM1 over the Leica T Type 701

 E-PM1 T Type 701 

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Olympus E-PM1

 T Type 701 E-PM1 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Leica T Type 701 has outside measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") and a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Olympus E-PM1 has measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.3") having a weight of 265 grams (0.58 lbs).

Contrast the Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the T Type 701 vs the E-PM1.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the T Type 701 and E-PM1 is 85 and 89 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to see the contrast in sensor sizes merely by going through technical specs. The picture here should provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the T Type 701 and E-PM1.

As you can tell, each of these cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The T Type 701 featuring a larger sensor will make getting shallow DOF simpler and the Leica T Type 701 will produce extra detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos a little more aggressively. The fresher T Type 701 is going to have a benefit in sensor tech.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Leica T Type 701
Portrait photography with Olympus E-PM1
75
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
60
you can focus manually
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
features face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
MP count low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Street photography advice
Olympus E-PM1 Street photography advice
70
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
provides touch focus
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
75
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Leica T Type 701
Sports photography with Olympus E-PM1
54
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF
49
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
features tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (6.0 frames/s)
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Leica T Type 701
Travel photography with Olympus E-PM1
69
provides touch focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly screen
45
missing Timelapse mode
MP count low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus E-PM1 as a Landscape photography camera
69
you can focus manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
lovely big screen (3.7 inches)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse mode
65
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
MP count low (12MP)
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Leica T Type 701
Vlogging with Olympus E-PM1
32
has touchscreen
has face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone jack
34
image stabilization (Sensor based)
features face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
missing external microphone port
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Leica T Type 701 vs Olympus E-PM1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Olympus E-PM1
 Leica T Typ 701Olympus PEN E-PM1
General Information
Brand Leica Olympus
Model type Leica T Typ 701 Olympus PEN E-PM1
Category Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2014-04-24 2011-11-23
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by - TruePic VI
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 4:3
Max resolution 4944 x 3278 4032 x 3024
Max native ISO 12500 12800
Min native ISO 125 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 35
Lens
Lens mount type Leica L Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses 4 107
Focal length multiplier 1.5 2.1
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.7" 3"
Resolution of display 1,300k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech - HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.50 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/160 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4 AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 384 gr (0.85 lb) 265 gr (0.58 lb)
Dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 110 x 64 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 75 52
DXO Color Depth rating 23.0 21.0
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 10.3
DXO Low light rating 1082 499
Other
Battery life 400 photos 330 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-DC13 BLS-5
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $1,603 $499