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Leica T Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Sony Alpha NEX-C3 front
Portability
91
Imaging
57
Features
57
Overall
57

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 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
  • Announced April 2014
Sony NEX-C3
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 225g - 110 x 60 x 33mm
  • Launched August 2011
  • Previous Model is Sony NEX-3
  • Successor is Sony NEX-F3
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Leica T Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 Overview

In this article, we are reviewing the Leica T Type 701 and Sony NEX-C3, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by manufacturers Leica and Sony. The resolution of the T Type 701 (16MP) and the NEX-C3 (16MP) is very comparable and they enjoy the same exact sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The T Type 701 was brought out 2 years after the NEX-C3 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before going straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple summary of how the T Type 701 scores vs the NEX-C3 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Sony NEX-C3

 T Type 701 NEX-C3 
LaunchedApril 2014August 2011Newer by 33 months
Display sizing3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1300k920kClearer display (+380k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony NEX-C3 over the Leica T Type 701

 NEX-C3 T Type 701 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Sony NEX-C3

 T Type 701 NEX-C3 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you should think about its weight and measurements. The Leica T Type 701 comes with 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) whilst the Sony NEX-C3 has proportions of 110mm x 60mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") having a weight of 225 grams (0.50 lbs).

Take a look at the Leica T Type 701 and Sony NEX-C3 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are using at that time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the T Type 701 compared to the NEX-C3.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the T Type 701 and NEX-C3 is 85 and 91 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions just by checking out specifications. The pic below will offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the T Type 701 and NEX-C3.

To sum up, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact resolution so you can expect comparable quality of images however you really should factor the launch date of the cameras into account. The more recent T Type 701 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Portrait photography info
Sony NEX-C3 Portrait photography info
75
focusing manually
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focus
exports RAW formats
74
has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Leica T Type 701
Street photography with Sony NEX-C3
70
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
80
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than others in class (225g)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Sports photography factors
Sony NEX-C3 Sports photography factors
54
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
does not have phase detect auto focus
53
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
great battery pack (400 shots)
slow frames per second (6.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Travel photography camera
Sony NEX-C3 as a Travel photography camera
69
supports focus via touch
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
71
great battery pack (400 per charge)
lighter than others in class (225 grams)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
no Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Landscape photography advice
Sony NEX-C3 Landscape photography advice
69
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
big screen (3.7 inches)
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
lack of Timelapse recording
70
has manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
great battery pack (400 CIPA)
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging advice
Sony NEX-C3 Vlogging advice
32
has touchscreen
has face detection focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
lack of external microphone socket
27
lighter than others in class (225g)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic jack
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Leica T Type 701 vs Sony NEX-C3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Sony NEX-C3
 Leica T Typ 701Sony Alpha NEX-C3
General Information
Make Leica Sony
Model type Leica T Typ 701 Sony Alpha NEX-C3
Category Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2014-04-24 2011-08-22
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4944 x 3278 4912 x 3264
Maximum native ISO 12500 12800
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 25
Lens
Lens mount type Leica L Sony E
Amount of lenses 4 121
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3.7" 3"
Resolution of display 1,300 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - TFT Xtra Fine LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 5.0fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.50 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
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, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/160 secs
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 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
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 grams (0.85 lb) 225 grams (0.50 lb)
Dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 110 x 60 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 75 73
DXO Color Depth rating 23.0 22.7
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 12.2
DXO Low light rating 1082 1083
Other
Battery life 400 images 400 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-DC13 NPFW50
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec 3 or 5 images)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $1,603 $343