• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Sony A7R advantages over Leica T (Typ 701)

  • 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 panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Better color depth
    25.6 vs 23.0 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,746 vs 1,082 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.1 vs 12.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
    36.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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 shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica T (Typ 701) advantages over Sony A7R

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $1799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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 Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Resolution that rivals a medium-format camera; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Decent performance bearing in mind its extremely high resolution; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Extreme resolution makes focus and lens quality critical; Modest performance; Loud shutter; Lacks hybrid autofocus of the A7; Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Slow X-sync; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony A7
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Leica T (Typ 701)
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A7R II

Sony A7R
Sony A7R II
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Lighter weight
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica T (Typ 701)
Sony A7R II
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Sony A7R
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
Leica T (Typ 701)
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica TL

Sony A7R
Leica TL
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1267
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Leica T (Typ 701)
Leica TL
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • $1267
  • APS-C
  • Newer
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