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

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Differences

Sony NEX-5R advantages over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $1095*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages over Sony NEX-5R

  • Higher effective ISO
    1,082 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    1230k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

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

  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony NEX-5N
  • $1362
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-5R
Canon EOS M
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
Leica T (Typ 701)
Canon EOS M
  • $1362
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-3N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony NEX-3N
  • $1362
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5T
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony NEX-5T
  • $1362
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher-res screen
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sony NEX-5R
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $1362
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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