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Leica T

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Overall 8
7.5

Leica T (Typ 701) review

Digitaltrends
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
5.0

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 7
6.5
Design 9
9.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Video quality 6
6.0

Germany's high-end camera company shoots and misses

theverge.com
30 May 2014
  • Summary: One hundred years is a long time for any company to survive, especially in an industry that’s gone through as much change and upheaval as cameras. Leica’s been able to thrive, however, even though its products are exceptionally expensive and serve a niche user base.
  • Pros: Beautiful design, Solid build quality, Good image quality
  • Cons: Very expensive, Slow, Clumsy ergonomics
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

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

Techworld
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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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
7.5

Expert Review

reviewed
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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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
24 April 2014
  • Conclusion: While this camera may open up the traditionally premium Leica brand up to a wider audience than ever before, this isn't the camera I would recommend to the majority of users. Image quality isn't better than its equivalent rivals from Sony, Fuji or Samsung, and for those cameras you get a lot more value for money. If design and aesthetics if your thing though, or you're lured in by that famous red dot, then this might just be your bag.
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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
6.7

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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