Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica T (Typ 701) Mirrorless Digital Camera is a small interchangeable lens camera body with an APS-C CMOS sensor and a solid aluminum alloy unibody construction. It has the Leica T lens mount, which allows it to be used with alternative lenses. It is available in black.

This pairs nicely with the 3.7″ TFT LCD touchscreen on the rear of the camera, which has 1.3 million pixels and a modern appearance, to create a simple, high-quality system with a modern look. The Leica T is also extremely user-friendly, thanks to the ability to personalize the menu and easily cycle through settings using the touch screen, as well as the ability to modify settings using the two knobs on the top of the camera, which are also customizable.

When it comes to photography, the camera is quite capable, thanks to a contrast-based focusing technology that works well with Leica T-mount lenses. Additionally, it can shoot continuously at up to 5 frames per second for a total of up to 12 shots.

Another feature of the camera is the ability to record full high-definition video at 1920 x 1080p at 30 frames per second. This is accomplished by hitting the record button, which is placed on the top of the camera.

Among the other included features is a flash unit with a guide number of 15′ at ISO 100 for low-light shooting and 16 GB of internal memory for saving your photos. Additionally, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards may be used to expand the available storage.

The camera even includes Wi-Fi connectivity, and it can link directly to iOS devices with the use of the Leica App T, which is available for download from the App Store. In addition, the camera comes with a carrying strap that connects with a single click.

Make sure you download and install the most recent firmware update from the Leica website in order to get the best possible performance.

Image Sensor with 16.3 Megapixels (APS-C)

The 16.3 megapixels APS-C CMOS image sensor produces high-resolution detailed photographs with an ISO range of 100-12,500, allowing it to be utilized in a broad range of lighting conditions and for a number of applications.

With this information, the sensor can produce RAW DNG image files with a resolution of 4944 x 3278 pixels, as well as JPEG photographs for the sake of simplicity. The sensor also enables for high definition video recording at 1920 x 1080p or 1280 x720p resolutions at 30 frames per second, as well as still images at 1280 x 720p resolutions.

Because of the mirrorless nature, autofocusing is performed on the sensor using a contrast-based approach. This enables you to maintain a precise focus on your subject. The touchscreen on the camera can be of use in that it allows for a rapid selection of subjects within an image.

Design with a solid aluminum alloy unibody construction

The solid aluminum alloy unibody and Leica T camera, which has a simple and sturdy design, are both manufactured in Germany to exacting standards. Two dials, a record button, and a shutter button are the only tactile controls on the body, which are designed in a minimalist style.

The camera’s back panel is equipped with a 3.7-inch LCD touchscreen, which allows for total control of the camera’s functions. Additionally, with the use of an optional adapter, the body may accommodate Leica T-mount lenses as well as Leica M-mount lenses.

In addition to a pop-up flash unit with a guide number of 15′ at ISO 100, the top of the camera body includes a standard ISO hot shoe for connecting a variety of flash units as well as extra accessories such as the electronic viewfinder.

Additionally, straps and other carrying accessories are attached using an easy-click mechanism that utilizes a stainless-steel pin to secure the goods in place after they are attached.

WiFi (Wireless Internet Protocol) Connectivity

When using the Leica T, you may wirelessly connect to other devices, such as a phone or a computer, because it has IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networking built-in. This makes it simple to share your photographs and even operate the camera when shooting wirelessly from a computer.

By permitting a direct connection to your mobile devices, the usage of Leica App T for iOS significantly improves your capacity to transfer photographs to social media platforms or via email.

Full-HD video recording is available.

Full HD video recording in the MP4 format at a frame rate of 30 frames per second is available in the 1920 x 1080p resolution. Additionally, if you want a smaller resolution (1280 x 720p) at the same frame rate, you can do so. An easy-to-use record button is situated on the top of the camera, making it simple to start and stop recording movies.

Built-in flash as well as a hot shoe

The camera has a built-in flash that allows it to be used in low-light circumstances and has a guide number of 15′ at ISO 100, which is rather good. Additionally, the flash offers a number of different settings, including red-eye correction and slow sync. It can even sync at shutter rates of up to 1/180 second and can be recharged in just 5 seconds, according to the manufacturer.

The exposure compensation may be adjusted in 1/3 step increments starting at 3 EV. In addition, the T is equipped with a standard ISO hot shoe that may accommodate a range of flash units as well as accessories such as an electronic viewfinder.

Additional Camera Functions

  • There includes 16GB of internal capacity for storing photographs, as well as an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot for storing more data.
  • Exposure options including automatic and priority exposure may be selected, as well as full manual controls.
  • ISO values range from 100 to 12,500.
  • Micro USB 2.0 port for connecting to computers, transmitting photos, and charging the device.
  • On a single charge, the rechargeable lithium-ion battery may provide up to 400 shots.
  • The tripod thread on the base of the camera is a standard 1/4″-20.
  • Set a timer for 2 or 12 seconds on your phone.
  • Touch autofocus is a feature that is accessible.
  • Auto exposure bracketing allows you to take up to three images at the same time.

Leica T (Typ 701) Specs

Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution4944 x 3278
Other resolutions4928 x 3264 (max JPEG), 4272 x 2856, 3264 x 2160, 2144 x 1424, 1632 x 1080
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto, 125-12500
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (2 slots)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuperfine, fine
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Manual focusYes
Lens mountLeica L
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.7″
Screen dots1,300,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic (optional)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7× (0.47× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range4.50 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes
Flash modesAuto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with smartphone control
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionBP-DC13 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA)400
Weight (inc. batteries)384 g (0.85 lb / 13.55 oz)
Dimensions134 x 69 x 33 mm (5.28 x 2.72 x 1.3″)
Orientation sensorYes
GPS notesBuilt into optional EVF

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