• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Leica TL advantages over Sony A7R III

  • Less expensive
    $999* vs $2798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    384g vs 657g
    Lighter weight

Sony A7R III advantages over Leica TL

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    15 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
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    82 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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

  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Fantastic image quality; Improved dynamic range over its predecessor; Very good high ISO performance; Much improved real-world AF performance; Class-leading burst rates, even with RAW; Improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization; Better 4K video quality; 1080/120fps video; Dual card slots; Significantly better battery life.

  • Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash; Buffer clearing still slow despite UHS-II support.

The Competition

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C
Sony A7R III
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A7R III
Samsung NX3000
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7R II

Leica TL
Sony A7R II
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7R III
Sony A7R II
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • High resolution composite
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

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
Sony A7R III
Canon EOS M10
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A9

Leica TL
Sony A9
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7R III
Sony A9
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
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