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Leica T (Typ 701)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Leica T (Typ 701). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The usability and design also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the flash and low light performance. There are some mixed comments about the price.

performance, design, usability, portability, image quality

focus, low-light, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica T (Typ 701) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Leica T (Typ 701)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Leica T (Typ 701) from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the portability and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the flash and low light performance. The focus and memory get mixed opinions.

performance, usability, price, design, portability

durability, low-light, flash

56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Leica 018-181 T 16 MP Compact System Camera with 3.7-Inch LCD Silver, Anodized AluminumLeica 018-181 T 16 MP Compact System Camera with 3.7-Inch LCD Silver, Anodized Aluminum

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Felix Esser (

Leica T (Typ 701) review


There are more affordable and even better options than the Leica T, but you aren't buying just any ordinary camera.

The Leica T, like many Leica products, can be a mixed bag. It raises expectations about unprecedented quality with its shiny metal body and high retail price, but quickly disappoints when it comes to the most basic functions such as the lack of an...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Leica T (Typ 701)


The Leica T (Typ 701) features a stunning aluminum unibody design, but it's not as robust as its price tag implies.

Stunning design. Integrated Wi-Fi. Big 3.7-inch touch-screen LCD. Customizable interface. 16GB internal storage. Supports in-camera charging and includes external charger. Come with Adobe Lightroom license.

Expensive. Slow autofocus. No Android companion app. Proprietary strap system.

Conclusions The Leica T (Typ 701) is absolutely beautiful, and I applaud the company for its forward-thinking design. Once I got used to the customizable menus, dual control dials, and touch-screen interface, I found that taking control of the camera...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH.


The Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH. is very compact and captures a lot of light, but you need to stop it down a bit for true edge-to-edge clarity.

Compact. Wide aperture. No distortion. Focuses to 1 foot

A little soft at f/2. Maximum aperture narrows at close focus distance. Expensive. Some color fringing when shooting JPG

Leica chose its first prime lens for the T mirrorless camera system wisely. The Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH. ($1,850) matches the field of view and light gathering capability of the quintessential Leica optic, the 35mm Summicron that has adorned...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

Leica T swings above par but is handicapped by price (hands-on)


The Leica T gets a lot of things right, from its dapper design down to the razor-sharp kit lens. It's an ideal entry-point into the premium world of Leica.

May, 2014

Expert review by : DP Review (

Expert Review


(Typ 701) This year marks Leica's 100th birthday as a camera maker and, to celebrate, the venerable German manufacturer has launched an all-new camera system. Perhaps unexpectedly, though, Leica hasn't taken the obvious route and embraced the current...

Apr, 2014


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Leica T Review


The Leica T is a new mirrorless compact system camera with an APS-C sized 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor. Manufactured from a single block of aluminium, the Leica T also offers an innovative touchscreen 3.7-inch display with 1.3 million pixels, built-in...

The Leica T is a beautifully designed, incredibly well-made interchangeable lens camera that's clearly targeted at a younger generation than the company's typical customer - think the son/daughter of a Leica M user, for example. With its Apple-like...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Leica T (Typ 701) Review


For most people, the Leica brand summons to mind two things: photographic excellence, and top-shelf style.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Camera Review: Leica's Mirrorless T (TYP 701)


Leica enters the mirrorless market with this snazzy metal marvel.

Snazzy aluminum unibody design; stealthy and inconspicuous to use; nice 3.7- inch touchscreen on back

Average image quality and speed; mediocre 18-56mm kit lens; expensive compared to other cameras in this category

Average image quality and speed; mediocre 18-56mm kit lens; expensive compared to other cameras in this category.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Leica T camera


One of the most stylish, well designed cameras you will ever meet

Style ; Build quality ; Picture quality

Expensive camera ; Expensive lenses and accessories ; Wi-Fi didn't work for us

Leica's focus on creating a minimalist unit with a dominant touchscreen interface challenges us to re-think the way we interact with a camera's settings. For the most part, it works. You get used to this idea of on-screen control, and that's because...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Leica T


Leica's new CSC is expensive, stylish and that's about it

Sleek, finely polished design, excellent touchscreen, competitive price for a Leica

Slightly fiddly AF, expensive lenses, Doesn’t do enough to justify its price

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:985
Battery life (CIPA standard):400
Battery performance:985
Battery recharge time:2 / 2.67
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-DC 13 / BP-DC13
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Contrast adjustment: Yes
GPS (satellite):N
Self-timer delay:2,12
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
Tripod thread:1/4
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Manual, Shade / auto, Cloudy, daylight, flash, manual, Shade / Cloudy, Daylight, Halogen, Shade


Color of product:Black / Silver
Energy Star certified:N
Product color:Black / Silver


Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3.7
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1300000


Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash guide number:177.2
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash recharging time:5
Flash sync-speed:1/180


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Contrast Detection Auto Focus / Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 2.2
Lens mount interface:Leica T
Mounting type:Bayonet

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 12500 / Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):12500
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Internal memory:16 / 16384
Memory slots:1


Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Adobe Photoshop Lightroom / Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPEG / JPG
Image sensor size (W x H):0.929 x 0.618
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:4928 x 3264 / 4944 x 3274
Megapixel:16 / 16.3
Sensor format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424, 1632 x 1080, 4944 x 3278 / 4928 x 3264, 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424, 1632 x 1080, 4944 x 3278 / 4928 x 3264\n4272 x 2856\n3264 x 2160\n2144 x 1424\n1632 x 1080
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total megapixels:16.5

Ports & interfaces

USB connector:Micro-USB
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Power supply input frequency:50/60


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps
Video compression format:MP4
Video formats supported:MP4
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12 / 13.5
Weight (including battery):13.5