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Leica T Type 701 vs Panasonic G85

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 front
Portability
69
Imaging
55
Features
84
Overall
66

Leica T Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 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
  • Revealed April 2014
Panasonic G85
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600 (Raise to 25600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 505g - 128 x 89 x 74mm
  • Revealed September 2016
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-G80
  • Successor is Panasonic G95
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Leica T Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 Overview

Lets look a little more in depth at the Leica T Type 701 and Panasonic G85, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras by rivals Leica and Panasonic. The image resolution of the T Type 701 (16MP) and the G85 (16MP) is very close but the T Type 701 (APS-C) and G85 (Four Thirds) feature different sensor sizing.

Photography Glossary

The T Type 701 was manufactured 3 years before the G85 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Leica T Type 701 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic G85 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summation of how the T Type 701 scores versus the G85 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Panasonic G85

 T Type 701 G85 
Display dimension3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1300k1040kSharper display (+260k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic G85 over the Leica T Type 701

 G85 T Type 701 
RevealedSeptember 2016April 2014More modern by 29 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Panasonic G85

 T Type 701 G85 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Leica T Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera often, you have to think about its weight and volume. The Leica T Type 701 has got outer measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") along with a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) whilst the Panasonic G85 has sizing of 128mm x 89mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 2.9") with a weight of 505 grams (1.11 lbs).

Examine the Leica T Type 701 and Panasonic G85 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are using at that time. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the T Type 701 against the G85.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the T Type 701 and G85 is 85 and 69 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor sizes merely by viewing a spec sheet. The pic underneath may give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the T Type 701 and G85.

Clearly, each of the cameras have got the exact same megapixel count but different sensor sizes. The T Type 701 provides the larger sensor which will make getting shallower DOF simpler. The more aged T Type 701 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Portrait photography details
Panasonic G85 Portrait photography details
75
manual focus
MP count decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
73
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
offers face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic G85 as a Street photography camera
70
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
offers touch to focus
no moving screen
no image stabilization
77
screen articulates
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
includes touch focus
weather sealing
good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic G85 as a Sports photography camera
54
MP count decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
slow frames per second (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
no phase detect auto focus
65
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
offers tracking focus
weather sealing
bad battery power (330 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Travel photography factors
Panasonic G85 Travel photography factors
69
offers touch to focus
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly screen
71
weather sealing
includes touch focus
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
bad battery power (330 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Landscape photography features
Panasonic G85 Landscape photography features
69
manual focus
change lenses (Leica L mount)
lovely big screen (3.7")
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
74
you can focus manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
doesnt have low pass filter
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
bad battery power (330 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging information
Panasonic G85 Vlogging information
32
built-in touchscreen
offers face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
doesn't have mic jack
78
selfie friendly screen
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has mic jack
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Leica T Type 701 vs Panasonic G85 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Panasonic G85
 Leica T Typ 701Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
General Information
Brand Leica Panasonic
Model type Leica T Typ 701 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-G80
Category Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2014-04-24 2016-09-19
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4944 x 3278 4592 x 3448
Max native ISO 12500 25600
Max boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 125 200
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 49
Lens
Lens support Leica L Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses 4 107
Crop factor 1.5 2.1
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,300k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.74x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.50 m (at ISO 100) 6.20 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 Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 384g (0.85 pounds) 505g (1.11 pounds)
Dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 128 x 89 x 74mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 75 71
DXO Color Depth rating 23.0 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 12.5
DXO Low light rating 1082 656
Other
Battery life 400 images 330 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-DC13 -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $1,603 $900