• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages over Leica TL2

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $1950
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Leica TL2 advantages over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Newer
    4 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    29 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony NEX-3N
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Leica TL2
Sony NEX-3N
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Leica TL2
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica T (Typ 701)
Samsung NX3000
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica TL2
Samsung NX3000
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony A6500
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica TL2
Sony A6500
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica CL

Leica T (Typ 701)
Leica CL
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica TL2
Leica CL
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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