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Leica T Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Sony ZV-E1 front
Portability
80
Imaging
67
Features
89
Overall
75

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 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
  • Introduced April 2014
Sony ZV-E1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Bump to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 483g - 121 x 72 x 54mm
  • Announced March 2023
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Leica T Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 Overview

Following is a extensive analysis of the Leica T Type 701 and Sony ZV-E1, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Pro Mirrorless by manufacturers Leica and Sony. There is a sizable difference between the image resolutions of the T Type 701 (16MP) and ZV-E1 (12MP) and the T Type 701 (APS-C) and ZV-E1 (Full frame) provide different sensor sizing.

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The T Type 701 was announced 10 years prior to the ZV-E1 which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before going into a detailed comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the T Type 701 scores versus the ZV-E1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Sony ZV-E1

 T Type 701 ZV-E1 
Display dimensions3.7"3.00"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1300k1037kSharper display (+263k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E1 over the Leica T Type 701

 ZV-E1 T Type 701 
AnnouncedMarch 2023April 2014More modern by 108 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Sony ZV-E1

 T Type 701 ZV-E1 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry around your camera often, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The Leica T Type 701 provides outside measurements of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") with a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) whilst the Sony ZV-E1 has proportions of 121mm x 72mm x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1") accompanied by a weight of 483 grams (1.06 lbs).

Take a look at the Leica T Type 701 and Sony ZV-E1 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the T Type 701 vs the ZV-E1.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the T Type 701 and ZV-E1 is 85 and 80 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes just by going over specs. The picture below might give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the T Type 701 and ZV-E1.

All in all, both of those cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The T Type 701 using its tinier sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF trickier and the Leica T Type 701 will offer you extra detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics more aggressively. The more aged T Type 701 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Portrait photography features
Sony ZV-E1 Portrait photography features
75
manual focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
72
you can focus manually
sensor size is great (Full frame)
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Street photography details
Sony ZV-E1 Street photography details
70
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
supports touch to focus
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
84
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
environment proofing
lighter than average (483 grams)
above average ISO range (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Leica T Type 701
Sports photography with Sony ZV-E1
54
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect AF
72
silent shooting (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment proofing
better than average battery power (570 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/ seconds)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Travel photography advice
Sony ZV-E1 Travel photography advice
69
supports touch to focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
79
better than average battery power (570 per charge)
lighter than average (483 grams)
environment proofing
has bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
display is selfie friendly
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Leica T Type 701
Landscape photography with Sony ZV-E1
69
manual focus
change lenses (Leica L mount)
screen larger than average (3.7")
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no image stabilization
missing Timelapse function
79
you can focus manually
change lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3.00 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
above average ISO range (102,400)
exports RAW formats
environment proofing
better than average battery power (570 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging features
Sony ZV-E1 Vlogging features
32
has touchscreen
includes face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
missing external microphone support
85
display is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 1920 resolution)
includes microphone socket
lighter than average (483g)
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Leica T Type 701 vs Sony ZV-E1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Sony ZV-E1
 Leica T Typ 701Sony ZV-E1
General Information
Make Leica Sony
Model type Leica T Typ 701 Sony ZV-E1
Type Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2014-04-24 2023-03-29
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4944 x 3278 4240 x 2832
Maximum native ISO 12500 102400
Maximum boosted ISO - 409600
Minimum native ISO 125 80
RAW files
Minimum boosted ISO - 40
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 759
Lens
Lens mount type Leica L Sony E
Available lenses 4 195
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3.7" 3.00"
Resolution of screen 1,300 thousand dots 1,037 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs -
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set 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 no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
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) 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XA3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x1920
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 384 grams (0.85 pounds) 483 grams (1.06 pounds)
Physical dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 121 x 72 x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 75 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1082 not tested
Other
Battery life 400 shots 570 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-DC13 NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $1,603 $2,198