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

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Differences

Leica TL advantages over Olympus E-M10 III

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.78 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 49 mm
    Thinner

Olympus E-M10 III advantages over Leica TL

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $999*
    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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 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
  • 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
    8.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superbly-built, comfortable and compact body; Pairs beautifully with pancake kit lens; Excellent image quality; Excellent performance in most respects; Great single-shot autofocus; Really nice viewfinder and touch-screen display; Friendlier user interface courts amateurs.

  • Some controls are a bit small and tightly-packed; Hand grips are still a bit modestly-sized for larger lenses; Continuous and video autofocus just isn't up to snuff; New user interface can feel limiting to advanced photographers; Underwhelming battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C
Olympus E-M10 III
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus E-M10 III
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Leica TL
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Leica TL
Canon EOS M10
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M10 III
Canon EOS M10
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Leica TL
Panasonic GX85
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic GX85
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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