• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages over Olympus PEN-F

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,082 vs 894 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Olympus PEN-F advantages over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.4 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    43 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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

  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Highest resolution Olympus 4/3" camera yet; Excellent image quality for its class; Very good dynamic range; Fast autofocus; Fast burst speeds; Lots of fun creative filter options; Built-in EVF, Wi-Fi.

  • Expensive; No weather sealing; Mediocre battery life; No 4K video; No mic or headphone jacks.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Olympus PEN-F
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica T (Typ 701)
Samsung NX3000
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus PEN-F
Samsung NX3000
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Leica T (Typ 701)
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Olympus PEN-F
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Leica T (Typ 701)
Panasonic GX85
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Olympus PEN-F
Panasonic GX85
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Leica TL

Leica T (Typ 701)
Leica TL
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1295
  • APS-C
  • Newer
Olympus PEN-F
Leica TL
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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