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Leica T Type 701 vs Samsung NX20

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Samsung NX20 front
Portability
83
Imaging
62
Features
73
Overall
66

Leica T Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 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
Samsung NX20
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 341g - 122 x 90 x 40mm
  • Released April 2012
  • Old Model is Samsung NX11
  • Later Model is Samsung NX30
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Leica T Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Leica T Type 701 versus Samsung NX20, both Advanced Mirrorless digital cameras by manufacturers Leica and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the T Type 701 (16MP) and the NX20 (20MP) is fairly similar and both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The T Type 701 was revealed 2 years after the NX20 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have different body design with the Leica T Type 701 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Samsung NX20 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a concise summary of how the T Type 701 scores against the NX20 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Samsung NX20

 T Type 701 NX20 
ReleasedApril 2014April 2012More modern by 25 months
Display dimensions3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1300k614kSharper display (+686k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung NX20 over the Leica T Type 701

 NX20 T Type 701 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Samsung NX20

 T Type 701 NX20 
Manually focus Dial accurate focus

Leica T Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera, you need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Leica T Type 701 provides physical dimensions 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 Samsung NX20 has dimensions of 122mm x 90mm x 40mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 1.6") having a weight of 341 grams (0.75 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select at the time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the T Type 701 versus the NX20.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the T Type 701 and NX20 is 85 and 83 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to see the difference between sensor sizes just by reviewing specifications. The image here may provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the T Type 701 and NX20.

To sum up, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Samsung NX20 to offer greater detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos more aggressively. The more recent T Type 701 is going to have a benefit in sensor technology.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung NX20 as a Portrait photography camera
75
manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
77
has manual focus
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detect focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Street photography information
Samsung NX20 Street photography information
70
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
has focus via touch
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
77
screen articulates fully
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (341g)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Sports photography information
Samsung NX20 Sports photography information
54
good MP (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
61
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung NX20 as a Travel photography camera
69
has focus via touch
good MP (16MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
77
lighter than competitors in class (341g)
megapixel count good (20MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
lack of Timelapse mode
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Landscape Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung NX20 as a Landscape photography camera
69
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
bigger than average screen (3.7")
good MP (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
does not have Timelapse recording
70
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Samsung NX mount)
screen size is good (3")
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung NX20 as a Vlogging camera
32
touchscreen functionality
has face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
does not have external microphone socket
78
display is selfie friendly
has face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes microphone socket
lighter than competitors in class (341 grams)
does not have image stabilization
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Leica T Type 701 vs Samsung NX20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Samsung NX20
 Leica T Typ 701Samsung NX20
General Information
Make Leica Samsung
Model Leica T Typ 701 Samsung NX20
Class Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2014-04-24 2012-04-20
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4944 x 3278 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12500 12800
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mounting type Leica L Samsung NX
Available lenses 4 32
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3.7" 3"
Resolution of display 1,300k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - Active Matrix OLED screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.50 m (at ISO 100) 11.00 m
Flash options 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, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/180s
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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 384 grams (0.85 lb) 341 grams (0.75 lb)
Physical dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 122 x 90 x 40mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 75 75
DXO Color Depth score 23.0 23.4
DXO Dynamic range score 12.7 12.9
DXO Low light score 1082 785
Other
Battery life 400 photos 360 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BP-DC13 BP1130
Self timer Yes Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Cost at release $1,603 $1,100