Leica T – Hands on Review

Chris Niccolls from from the Camera Store in Canada took the recently announced Leica T for a spin and came back with what can only be described as a love-hate feeling.

Niccolls isn’t afraid to express some of his dislikes including the strap, viewfinder, and mediocre  AF system. But at the end of the day this is a Leica and should be looked at a small piece of luxury as much as a photographic tool.

A retake of the main specs of the Leica T:

  • Sensor: 16MP APS-C CMOS.
  • ISO range: 100-12500.
  • LCD: 3.7″ 1.3M dot 16:9 touchscreen.
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 fps.
  • Video: 1080p @ 30 fps; with built-in stereo microphones.
  • WIFI + a new app.
  • Optional 2.36M dot EVF with built-in GPS.
  • Built-in 16GB memory (SD card slot as well).
  • The camera has a new fully electronic ‘T mount’ and 2 lenses are available with it at launch: 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 and 23mm f/2. Two other lenses (11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 and 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5) will be announced later this year.
  • CIPA: 400 shots.
  • Price and availability: $1900 body with availability in late May 2014 (lenses will cost $1700 for the 18-56mm and $1900 for the 23mm, the EVF will cost $600).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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