• APS-C 323.4mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Canon T3 advantages over Leica M (Typ 240)

  • Less expensive
    $348 vs $5581*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    17 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Leica M (Typ 240) advantages over Canon T3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.05 vs 5.15 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,860 vs 755 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.3 vs 11.0 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.68x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Well-considered ergonomics and control layout; Solid build; Good image quality; Great battery life; High-def movie capture.

  • Frame rate and burst depth not the best, especially for raw; Weak flash for an SLR; No sensor cleaning function; No spot metering.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3100

Canon T3
Nikon D3100
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica M (Typ 240)
Nikon D3100
  • $5590
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A33

Canon T3
Sony A33
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica M (Typ 240)
Sony A33
  • $5590
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-r

Canon T3
Pentax K-r
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica M (Typ 240)
Pentax K-r
  • $5590
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Canon T3
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $4746
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $5590
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $4746
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Canon T3
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $6488
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5590
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • $6488
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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