• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages over Ricoh Theta S

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Higher extended ISO
    12500 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Ricoh Theta S advantages over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • Less expensive
    $280 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 33 mm
    Thinner
  • 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
  • Lighter weight
    125g vs 384g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/6400 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 360-degree spherical panoramas at the click of a button; Puts you back in the moment like no other camera; Good ergonomics and control layout; Great still image quality, and can shoot videos too; Upload panoramas to Google Street View

  • Very reliant on your smartphone or tablet; Battery and storage can't be replaced or upgraded; Handheld shots suffer from Gigantic Hand Syndrome; Hard to get yourself out of the shot; Video image quality is only modest; Interval timer has a long shot delay

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony NEX-5T
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Ricoh Theta S
Sony NEX-5T
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

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
Ricoh Theta S
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A5000

Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony A5000
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Ricoh Theta S
Sony A5000
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica T (Typ 701)
Samsung NX3000
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh Theta S
Samsung NX3000
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica TL

Leica T (Typ 701)
Leica TL
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1295
  • APS-C
  • Newer
Ricoh Theta S
Leica TL
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1295
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor
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