• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Sony A6000 advantages over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good vs None
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,347 vs 1,082 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages over Sony A6000

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-6
  • $545
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $430
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony NEX-6
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $430
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $545
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • External Mic Jack
Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $545
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony A5000
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $545
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Less shutter lag
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony A5100
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX500

Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $545
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $646
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
Leica T (Typ 701)
Samsung NX500
  • $1850
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
  • $646
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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