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Leica T

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Overall 8

Leica T Typ 701 Review

14 October 2014
  • Conclusion: The Leica T, like many Leica products, can be a mixed bag. It raises expectations about unprecedented quality with its shiny metal body and high retail price, but quickly disappoints when it comes to the most basic functions such as the lack of an exposure lock button or the slow and unreliable autofocus.
  • Pros: Beautiful aluminum body, Clever battery locking mechanism, Large touchscreen display, High-quality optics, Very good image quality
  • Cons: No tiltable display, Unorthodox menu system, Slow and unreliable autofocus, Wi-Fi connections not stable, No exposure lock button
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Overall 5

Leica T (Typ 701)

PC Magazine
11 July 2014
  • Conclusion: The Leica T (Typ 701) features a stunning aluminum unibody design, but it's not as robust as its price tag implies.
  • Pros: Stunning design. Integrated Wi-Fi. Big 3.7-inch touch-screen LCD. Customizable interface. 16GB internal storage. Supports in-camera charging and includes external charger. Includes Adobe Lightroom license.
  • Cons: Expensive. Touch focus capability needs work. No continuous autofocus support. Wi-Fi doesn't support direct smartphone connection. Android app not yet available. Proprietary strap system.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Leica T Review

What Digital Camera
29 May 2014
  • Summary: There’s no denying that Leica’s first foray in to the compact system camera market won’t be to everyone’s taste.
  • Pros: Impressive featureset; Good image quality; Good touchscreen performance
  • Cons: Pricey lenses; Lacking 'rangefinder' features may disappoint some
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Leica T camera hands-on review

13 May 2014
  • Summary: Leica's new T-System digital camera may have one of the most tedious ads ever made, but the camera's looks are far from boring.
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Expert Review

DP Review
26 April 2014
  • Excerpt: (Typ 701) This year marks Leica's 100th birthday as a camera maker and, to celebrate, the venerable German manufacturer has launched an all-new camera system. Perhaps unexpectedly, though, Leica hasn't taken the obvious route and embraced the current fashion for 'retro' design with an interchangeable-lens version of its X Vario APS-C compact.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

24 April 2014
  • Summary: Leica's new compact system camera has a killer design, a brand-new lens mount, and lots of fresh ideas.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

24 April 2014
  • Conclusion: It's hard to find a direct competitor for the Leica T. As it has an APS-C sized sensor, its natural competitors would be found amongst Fuji, Samsung and Sony. With its lack of buttons and direct control dials, or a built-in viewfinder, it would seemingly go against mid- or lower-range cameras from those manufacturers – the price would suggest otherwise, but it's important to remember that you'll be paying a premium for the Leica brand.
  • Pros: High quality build, Simple control, Leica reputation
  • Cons: High price, Limited number of lenses currently available
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Expert Review

How To Spend It
20 September 2014
  • Summary: Leica cameras are some of those interesting luxury products that also serve as daily workhorses to professionals in various fields. Think of Porsche and Mercedes, prized both for sheer gorgeousness and as patrol cars for the German Autobahn police; Omega and Rolex watches, used by yachtsmen and, in the day, astronauts; and Apple computers, of course, impeccable in design and manufacture, but also toiling round the clock for a huge range of professionals.
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Overall 7

Labs Brief: Leica T

PC Authority
6 September 2014
  • Summary: A great camera, but only if you think the premium engineering is worth the price.
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Overall 8

One of the most stylish, well designed cameras you will ever meet

Good Gear Guide.au
1 August 2014
  • Summary: Leica's focus on creating a minimalist unit with a dominant touchscreen interface challenges us to re-think the way we interact with a camera's settings. For the most part, it works. You get used to this idea of on-screen control, and that's because the touch interface isn't an afterthought but a main feature.
  • Pros: Style, Build quality, Picture quality
  • Cons: Expensive camera, Expensive lenses and accessories, Wi-Fi didn't work for us
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