• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Canon T3i advantages over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages over Canon T3i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,082 vs 793 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.7 vs 11.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 79 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Good grip; Full HD video recording; Swiveling LCD; Very fast autofocus; HDMI output.

  • Slow frame rate for sports shooting; Tendency to overexpose in bright sunlight; Live View AF is slow; No microfocus adjustment.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7000

Canon T3i
Nikon D7000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Leica T (Typ 701)
Nikon D7000
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax K-5

Canon T3i
Pentax K-5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica T (Typ 701)
Pentax K-5
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon T3i
Canon T4i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Leica T (Typ 701)
Canon T4i
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon T3i
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica T (Typ 701)
Samsung NX3000
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica TL

Canon T3i
Leica TL
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Leica T (Typ 701)
Leica TL
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1295
  • APS-C
  • Newer
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