• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600

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Advantages

Leica T (Typ 701) over Olympus E-P5

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    384g vs 545g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Olympus E-P5 over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs None
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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Review Excerpt

  • Handsome retro styling; Very good image quality and dynamic range, with competitive high ISO performance; Lightning fast autofocusing; Excellent burst speeds (nearly 10fps at full res); Top shutter speed of 1/8000 second; Sharp, bright 17mm f/1.8 kit lens; 3-inch tilting touchscreen LCD with 1.04M dots of resolution.

  • Heavier than some mirrorless models; Weak flash; Below average battery life; No built-in viewfinder (but EVF available in a kit or for separate purchase); A bit pricey compared to the similar E-M5, which offers a built-in EVF and weather sealing at about the same price.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Leica T (Typ 701)
Panasonic GX7
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighter weight
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Leica T (Typ 701)
Olympus E-M10
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-M10
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Faster shutter
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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