Leica T Type 701

 
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 384g - 134 x 69 x 33mm
  • Introduced April 2014
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
85
Imaging
61
Features
56
Overall
59

Leica T Type 701 summary

Leica T Type 701 is Leica's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally introduced on April of 2014. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4944 x 3278.

The T Type 701 places at #44 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & over all #300 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personal requirements.

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Leica T Type 701 family

The Leica T Type 701 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can identify all previous and brand new models alongside important features.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Leica-TL2 front thumbnailLeica TL2
T Type 701 vs TL2
24MPAPS-C7.0 fps2017
Leica-TL front thumbnailLeica TL
T Type 701 vs TL
16MPAPS-C5.0 fps2016
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Leica-T-Typ-701 front thumbnailLeica T Type 70116MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014

Leica T Type 701 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Leica T Type 701 based on features that are normally considered essential in a camera.

big screen (3.7 inches)
built-in touchscreen
flash built-in
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
provides touch to focus
provides tracking autofocus
supports RAW formats
very good screen resolution (1,300 thousand dots)
you can focus manually
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect AF
lack of external microphone socket
lack of HDMI socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of Timelapse recording
no moving screen
slow fps (5.0 frames per second)
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Leica T Type 701 Sensor info

The sensor size in the Leica T Type 701 is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4944 x 3278 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 125 - 12500. RAW format is supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.

The graphic below illustrates the T Type 701's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The T Type 701 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Leica T Type 701 dimensions

Leica T Type 701 weighs around 0.85 lb (384 grams / 13.55 oz) & has outer size of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 grams so the Leica T Type 701 is less heavy when compared to other rivals.

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Listed below is a pic of the Leica T Type 701 next to a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.

Leica T Typ 701 dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button layout on the T Type 701.

Leica T Typ 701 topview buttons dials

Leica T Type 701 Lens info

The T Type 701 works with the Leica L mount and has 38 lenses available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the T Type 701.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Panasonic-Lumix-S-24-105mm-F4-Macro-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS24-105mmf/4 680g
Sigma-16mm-F1.4-DC-DN-Leica-L lensSigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN16mmf/1.4405g
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Sigma-14-24mm-F2.8-DG-DN-Art-Leica-SL lensSigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art14-24mmf/2.8795g
Sigma-65mm-F2-DG-DN-L-Mount lensSigma 65mm F2 DG DN65mmf/2.0 405g
Panasonic-Lumix-S-Pro-50mm-F1.4 lensPanasonic Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.450mmf/1.4 955g
Sigma-105mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Leica-L lensSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art105mmf/1.41645g
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Panasonic-Lumix-S-Pro-24-70mm-F2.8 lensPanasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.824-70mmf/2.8 935g
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Leica T Type 701 Connectivity

The T Type 701 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

A few applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Leica T Type 701 Video info

The max video resolution in the Leica T Type 701 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance in quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone and / or headphone socket which means that you have got little control over the sound. It is perhaps best to purchase an alternative camera should you want good sound for your video clips.

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Leica T Type 701 Weather Sealing

Leica T Type 701 does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions can easily damage the camera.

Leica T Type 701 Display and Viewfinder

The Leica T Type 701 is equipped with a 3.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 1,300 thousand dots.

Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you are able to change focus point plus adjust settings using your fingers.

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The View Finder details for Leica T Type 701 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x

For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders will be very useful.

Leica T Type 701 Shutter info

Leica T Type 701 continuous shooting speed is 5.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Leica T Type 701 Flash and Hot shoe info

Leica T Type 701 has both integrated flash along with external flash support.

Leica T Type 701 Autofocusing info

Leica T Type 701 has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it handy for portrait photography.

Leica T Type 701 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Leica T Type 701 comes with manual focusing in case it is required in low light conditions or you need more precise control on focusing.

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Leica T Type 701 Battery life

The battery pack (BP-DC13) in the Leica T Type 701 is built to last for 400 shutters based on the CIPA measurements making it about average when compared to it's competitors. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 features the maximum (810) battery life in this type of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:

Leica T Type 701 for various kinds of photography

The following bar chart indicates a summary of the Leica T Type 701 for various kinds of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

Leica T Type 701 Portrait photography info

The Leica T Type 701 gets a points total of 76 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a wonderful choice to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support plus the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection autofocus
exports RAW files

Leica T Type 701 Street photography advice

Coming in at a nice score of 70, the Leica T Type 701 is a respectable choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
has focus via touch
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization

Leica T Type 701 Sports photography details

A decent sports photography points tally of 55 suggests the Leica T Type 701 is fairly appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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MP count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus

Leica T Type 701 Travel photography features

Portability is very critical in selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Leica T Type 701 gets a nice 70 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable choice to take on your trips.

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supports touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly screen

Leica T Type 701 Landscape photography features

If you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Leica T Type 701 with it's very good score of 70 as a landscape camera is a respectable pick compared to it's competition.

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you can focus manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
screen larger than average (3.7 inches)
decent megapixels (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no image stabilization
does not have Timelapse recording

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging features

A vlogging camera should offer a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Leica T Type 701 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a dreadful score of 33.

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touch screen
comes with face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
doesn't have external mic socket

Leica T Type 701 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the T Type 701, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall in to the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The diagram followed below gives you a bird's eye view of the T Type 701 compared to it's highest ranked rivals suggested earlier.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Leica
Model type
Leica T Typ 701
Type
Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced
2014-04-24
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
370.5mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
Peak resolution
4944 x 3278
RAW support
Highest native ISO
12500
Minimum native ISO
125
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount type
Leica L
Amount of lenses
4
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3.7 inches
Display resolution
1,300 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.7x
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
75
DXO Color Depth rating
23.0
DXO Dynamic range rating
12.7
DXO Low light rating
1082
Features
Min shutter speed
30s
Max shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate
5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
4.50 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
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
384 gr (0.85 lb)
Dimensions
134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
Other
Battery life
400 shots
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery ID
BP-DC13
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots
1
Retail pricing
$1,603