Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)

Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)

Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Solid Aluminum Alloy Unibody Design
  • 3.7" 1.3M-dot TFT LCD Touchscreen
  • Contrast-Based Autofocus System
  • Continuous Shooting at up to 5 fps
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video at 30 fps
  • Built-In Flash with GN of 15' at ISO 100
  • 16 GB Internal Memory & SDXC Card Slot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity & Leica App T for iOS
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Leica T overview

  • 1Description

The black Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera is a compact interchangeable lens camera body featuring a 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor housed in a solid aluminum alloy unibody design with the Leica T lens mount for attaching optional lenses. This works well with the 1.3 million pixel 3.7" TFT LCD touchscreen on the rear of the camera in order to create a simple, high-quality system with a modern aesthetic. The Leica T is also very user-friendly due to the ability to customize the menu and easily scroll through settings using the touch screen as well as adjust settings using two dials on the top of the camera.

For shooting, the camera is very capable with a contrast-based autofocus system that works well with Leica T-mount lenses. Also, it can shoot continuously at up to 5 fps for up to 12 shots. Another feature of the camera is full high definition video recording at 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps, easily done by pressing the record button located on the top of the camera.

Other built-in features include a flash unit with a guide number of 15' at ISO 100 for low-light shooting conditions as well as 16 GB of internal memory for storing your images. This memory can be added to through the use of SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards as well. The camera even has Wi-Fi connectivity and is able to directly connect to iOS devices through the use of the Leica App T. The camera also includes a carrying strap with a quick connect method.

To ensure maximum functionality, be sure to download and install the latest firmware update from the Leica website.

16.3MP APS-C Image Sensor
The 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor is used for creating high resolution detailed images within an ISO range of 100-12,500 for use in a wide variety of lighting situations. This sensor uses this information to deliver RAW DNG image files with dimensions of 4944 x 3278 pixels as well as record JPEG images for convenience. Additionally, the sensor allows for the recording of high definition video at 1920 x 1080p or 1280 x 720p resolution at 30 frames per second.

Autofocusing is done on-sensor due to a mirrorless design through a contrast-based method. This allows for accurate focusing on your subject. The camera's touchscreen is able to assist by allowing for quick selection of subjects in the image.
Solid Aluminum Alloy Unibody Design
A simple and durable design, the solid aluminum alloy unibody and Leica T camera is made in Germany to high standards. The body showcases a minimal design with just 4 tactile controls: two dials, a record button, and the shutter button. The rear of the camera then has a 3.7" LCD touchscreen to allow for complete functionality of the camera. The body also accepts Leica T-mount lenses as well as M-mount lenses with the use of an optional adapter.

The top of the camera body features both a pop-up flash unit with a guide number of 15' at ISO 100 and a standard ISO hot shoe for using a variety of flash units as well as for using additional accessories, such as the electronic viewfinder. Additionally, straps and other carrying accessories are attached via an easy-click system that uses a stainless-steel pin to lock in the items.
Wireless Connectivity
The Leica T features built-in IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity for wirelessly connecting to your other devices, such as a phone or computer. This allows you to easily transfer your images and even control the camera for wireless shooting. The use of Leica App T for iOS greatly enhances your ability to send images to social networks or through email by allowing a direct connection to your mobile devices.
Full HD Video Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording in the MP4 format is supported at a frame rate of 30 fps. Also, you can select a lower resolution 1280 x 720p at the same frame rate if desired. Movie recording can easily be activated through a record button located on the top of the camera.
Built-In Flash and Hot Shoe
A built-in flash enables usage of the camera in low-light conditions and features a guide number of 15' at ISO 100. The flash also has a variety of modes available such as red-eye reduction and slow sync. It can even sync at shutter speeds up to 1/180 second and will recharge in about 5 seconds. Exposure compensation can be set from ±3 EV in 1/3 step increments. And, for using external flash units, the T has a standard ISO hot shoe that can accept a variety of flashes as well as accessories like an electronic viewfinder.
Other Camera Features
16GB of internal memory is available for storing images as well as an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.
Full manual controls as well as automatic and priority exposure modes can be selected.
ISO range from 100-12,500.
Micro USB 2.0 port for connecting to computers and transferring images as well as charging.
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 400 shots on a single charge.
Standard 1/4"-20 tripod thread on base of camera.
Self timer of either 2 or 12 seconds.
Touch autofocus mode is available.
Auto exposure bracketing for taking up to three shots.
In the Box
Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • BP-DC13 Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 985mAh, Black)
  • BC-DC 13 AC Charger
  • Carrying Strap
  • 2 x Carrying Strap Release Pins
  • 6 x Adapter Plugs
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Leica T specs

    Lens Mount Leica L
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 16 MP4944 x 3278
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.7 mm
    File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
    Movies: MP4
    Memory Card Type SD
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Display Screen 3.7" Touchscreen LCD (1,300,000)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 12500
    Shutter 30 to 1/4000  
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom 1, Custom 2, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Manual, Shade
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps for up to 12 Frames
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 14.76'  / 4.5 m ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Proprietary
    Self Timer 2 Seconds
    Connectivity 1 x USB 2.0 Micro-B
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Battery 1 x BC-DC 13 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1040 mAh
    AC Power Adapter BC-DC 13 (Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.3 x 2.7 x 1.3" / 134.6 x 68.6 x 33.0 mm
    Weight 13.55 oz / 384.14 g with battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.819 x 8.583 x 6.535"

    Leica T reviews

    T Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Leica quality I don't understand the negative reaction to this camera. I purchased the 11-23mm and the 18-56mm lenses. Both lenses produce pinprick sharp images on my Epson 3800 and with beautiful color. The Visoflex is an expensive accessory but I find it a most useful addition. Some days it seems half my shots are waist level or lower. I can photograph by bending over rather than having to lie on my stomach to compose the image. There is a slight delay when moving the eye from the screen to the Visoflex so I would say this is not an action camera unless you can compose the image using the screen. I do not like the strap and would hope some day Leica would offer a leather neck strap. I would definitely recommend this camera for those who can afford a Leica price.
    Date published: 2015-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Leica Camera is a joy to use. The image quality is excellent. I use this for everyday pictures. I will take this out as a back up to M(240) for fun. The images are sharp with great color. Very easy to use and I even like the ability to touch screen picture capture. Just like my phone capture with a lot better image detail. I have printed the images as large as 24X36 with great detail. The auto focus lenses are very fast and sharp. I use the 23 the most. looking forward to release of the new macro.
    Date published: 2015-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent There is a surprising amount of hate for this camera on the web on various review sites. I don't get it. I absolutely love this camera and find I am shooting so much more because it's such a joy to use. I can understand if someone is coming from a very traditional camera to this it might be too much. I'm an enthusiast photographer who has been trying for years to find a camera that fit. I have had a Fuji X100, X1 Pro, and Sony RX1R. All great cameras in their own ways, but nothing that spoke to me. I love the direct dial control of the Fuji's but their menu's always bugged me and while the pictures are good, I always felt they were lacking something.... The Sony RX1R has an incredible lens and an incredible sensor. In truth, it's a better sensor than the Leica T. But I rarely used it, in fact it was my least used camera ever. While technically excellent, the ergonomics were all wrong for me. the menus drove me crazy, it was too small for me to use comfortably, and lacked what I would call soul. The Leica T seems to be the perfect solution for me. It does have two dials that are so easy to customize for how I want to shoot, yes, it's heavily menu driven, but the layout of those menus make so much sense, within 15 minutes it was an old friend. Nothing extra, no pages and pages of ridiculous options 90% of people will never use. Just what you need and you can organize it anyway you like. The camera does get a LOT of attention. Not a bad thing, but realize that every person that sees it will ask you about it and want to hold it. Also, love shooting with Leica M lenses. It's easy and the results are mindblowing. In my opinion, I'm getting better looking images with a 50 M Summilux and this camera than I did with the Sony RX1R. Maybe not from a pixel peeping prospective, but certainly from an aesthetic perspective and isn't that why we take photographs?
    Date published: 2015-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am in love with my T and its output! I am a long-time enthusiast photographer and have owned many DSLR's over the years. I switched to Olympus OM-D (for size) and was impressed with speed, image stabilization and output (for its size), and have had a bunch of Leica D-Lux cameras over the year. There was something about the Leica colors that drew me in... Anyway, next thing you know, I moved to a Leica X Vario and fell in absolute love with the haptics and great output, but needed faster lenses for low light shooting. Onto the Leica T. It is a highly under-rated and amazing camera. Do not fear that touch screen interface. It is intuitive and fast handling. Everything is within easy reach and you don't have to learn/remember the controls. Using the big LCD is fast and convenient and the touch-screen focus/shutter is great. With the latest firmware (1.4.3) the T focuses fast - and most of the criticisms you may have read about start-up times and EVF cutover time have been GREATLY improved. Handling is intuitive and certainly fast-enough for my travel/family/street/landscape/portrait (amateur) needs. You may read many owners speaking about joy and inspiration. This is so true for me. It's not about the red label - it's the design, interface, and handling that are very special and make you want to take pictures. More than that, the output is amazing. Seems to lose virtually nothing to full frame Sony's (maybe some dynamic range, but the T has more than enough and has better colors/pop). I use the 18-56 and 23mm prime T lenses as well as 35 & 50 Summicron (M lenses) and the M Macro adaptor. You can crop the heck out of images and still have lots of detail. I have never received more compliments from my photos in my life! It's an inspirational joy to use, and the rich colors, shadow detail and micro contrast are what that Leica look is all about. I have the EVF but only use it for critical focusing M lenses. Leica really leaped ahead of the digital pack with this one. I can't wait for the new 35mm and 60mm macro T lenses. I have no GAS desire for a full-frame camera with the T and those beautiful lenses. Bottom line-This is an awesome (DSLR replacement) camera system and a keeper for sure. it's a tad expensive but SO worth it. Highly Recommended!!
    Date published: 2016-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made the right decision - perfect camera for my use First, I am an Leica M user. Have several great M lenses I have collected the past 20 years and an M240 now which I adore. But the M240 is heavy and just a little too bulky for me to carry around on a 24/7 basis. I was looking for a camera to fit a niche between a light point and shoot and something I would really use and enjoy and have photos darn near close to the M in quality. This camera is 'just right' for this. It is slim enough and light enough and with my older Summicron M 35mm lens and M to T adapter it works great! Love the image quality and especially enjoy the new touch screen user interface. Very intuitive and easy to use. I also bought it with the Visoflex EVF which works fine, but I probably will not use it as often unless in really bright light. The screen appears to be very useable in bright light so far. Also bought one of the snap on covers and wrist strap. I recommend the snap on cover as makes the camera easier to hold. OK, now for some criticism and hope Leica is reading as these are minor things that could be corrected. The silicone neck strap, don't like it! It is heavy and bulky. For now I am sticking to the silicone wrist strap I bought separately and I think this should have been included with the camera. Then when I put on the Visoflex, you have to take off the EVF shoe cover off and store it somewhere. They should have provided some place to put it securely as will likely get lost eventually. The case that comes with the EVF doesn't help either as has no place to store and even the shoe protector for the EVF is likely to fall out of this. So, those are my only complaints. Bottom line is I LOVE this camera and reminds me of how I felt when had my first M6. I think it is just a tad lighter than the old M6? And just a smidge slimmer. It feels good in the hands with lighter lenses like my 35mm Summicron M. I do not plan yet to buy any of the T lenses, but time will tell. I also am able to use my only R lens I hung onto, the 100mm Apo Macro, using the R to M adaptor over the M to T adaptor! Works great!! However, most of my M lenses and R lens are heavy enough it kind of defeats the reason I bought this camera, so will likely stay with those with the M240. But good to know these work on this camera too. Would make a good back-up to the M, for certain. And for those wanting to get into an M system but can't yet afford an M240, I think is a good way to go. I recommend buying with the M to T adapter and acquiring some older M lenses as a start.
    Date published: 2015-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera This is great camera, very intuitive to use. I have been using it with th 23 lens fr family and street photography and takes great pictures. The tuoch screen is very useful and simple to get used to. Definitely a change in carrying and manageability vs. my DSLR which i plan to sell. It is a great camera!
    Date published: 2015-12-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Questionable build quality...? I brought my T in June, and three months later I'm left feeling very disappointed with my Leica T experience. I have issues with the build quality. This is a beautiful camera, but despite the aluminium housing and apparent robustness, the touch screen is very fragile, so much so that the screen on my camera cracked within two weeks. Leica has been very difficult about this, insisting that it was my fault and that I had impacted the camera in some way. I disputed this and questioned the build quality but got nowhere. The cost of the repair with Leica Switzerland was just under the cost of the body (i.e. scandalously expensive), leaving me highly dissatisfied with the outcome and Leica's customer service in general. And note that there is a disparity with the Leica Passport system, which extends to accidental damage coverage in some countries (e.g. the UK, but apparently not Switzerland). So, even though Leica had the discretion to repair my camera for free, as they would have done if it had been bought in a Passport covered country, they elected to take me (and my insurance company) to the cleaners.The end result? One very disgruntled ex-Leica customer. I promptly sold the repaired camera immediately and would never buy Leica again.
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Future Leica M Put it a full frame sensor and will be the Next M digital. Stylish, quality and small like the old M cameras. ( not the heavy and bigger 240 ) Need to improve a lot of stuff, but this is probably a nice prototype.
    Date published: 2015-07-12
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