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

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Differences

Leica TL advantages over Canon T7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon T7 advantages over Leica TL

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $925*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C
Canon T7
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon T7
Samsung NX3000
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Leica TL
Canon EOS M10
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon T7
Canon EOS M10
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL2

Leica TL
Canon SL2
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D3500

Leica TL
Nikon D3500
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon T7
Nikon D3500
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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