• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Olympus E-P5 advantages 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 exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • 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

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages 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)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,082 vs 895 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer battery life
    More info 400 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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 Panasonic DMC-GF2

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Leica T (Typ 701)
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Panasonic GF3

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GF3
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Leica T (Typ 701)
Panasonic GF3
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Pentax K-01

Olympus E-P5
Pentax K-01
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica T (Typ 701)
Pentax K-01
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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