Eminent German photographic brand with nearly a century of history has introduced a new compact mirrorless interchangeable lens model. As always, Leica comply with the most stringent requirements as to the external execution and the quality of the components. The model has traditionally strict design, but which received modern communication and touch screen.
The camera body has an impression of absolute solidity, and he actually milled from a single piece of aluminum. Solid approach without regard to cost. However, Leica has no habits to save on anything. Weighs pretty decent camera – 384, the developers decided not to overload the model with mechanical controls, and limited their bare minimum. All are located on the upper face of the body and consist of two nastoechnyh wheels, a dedicated button for videos, and press the shutter button. Switching on and off lever is made, combined with the shutter is released. If you pull it all the way over the integrated flash pops up. Just to the left of its niche is a special proprietary connector for peripherals.
Access to all settings by using a 3.7-inch touch screen that covers the entire area of the rear panel. Separate viewfinder is not a place. Many consider it a serious drawback, and not without good reason – when really bright sun to see something on the display will not be easy. But the situation is fixed by the ability to connect an external electronic viewfinder via a standard peripheral connector. This special gadget is available as an optional accessory.
camera interface is designed from scratch and completely intuitive. Users of smartphones or tablets will understand it instantly. The menu gives full access to manual settings, ISO, exposure, and diafiragmy. Leica has not forgotten about and novice users – pristutsvuet efficient automatic mode and standard scenes. The interface itself is fully customizable, you can change the position of the icons in a grid of 3 x 3. This will locate the desired options under the thumbs. Management also focus point through the display. Focus speed is high, but concedes, for example, Sony A6000 or Panasonic GX7. In general, the use of the touch screen display is justified, moreover, it is convenient to use in the dark. But with gloves can be a problem, and the lack of tactile feedback, too, will not please everyone.
only the outer plastic part is invisible from the right side cover of the housing. Hides a slot for an SD memory card slot and USB. Sure, and it would be metal, if not built-in WiFi. Battery is near, but in a separate alcove handles.
Matrix – 16.5 megapixel SMOS APS-C. The physical dimensions of 23 x 15.7 mm. 3:2 proportion
Sensitivity Range – 100 – 12500 ISO
Display – 3.7 inches, a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, Multi
Focus Modes – Autofocus, Manual, Spot, Face Detection, Multi, Centre, Touch AF,
Shutter Speed - 1/4000 – 30 seconds
White Balance – Auto, Manual, Outdoors / Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash
Continuous Shooting – 5 frames / s
Shooting Video – 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 at 30 / s
photo formats – RAW, JPG, RAW + JPG
Memory Cards – SD, SDHC, SDXC
Interfaces – USB 2.0 and WiFi
Battery – Li-Ion, 400 shots by CIPA
Dimensions – 134 x 69 x 33 mm
Weight – 384 g
Autonomy camera rather impressive, considering large touch screen. Built-in WiFi provides the same functionality as other modern devices. You can transfer photos to a computer, smartphone, or tablet. In the presence of a special application for direct shot materials in popular social networks and media services. In addition, there are GPS-receiver for геометок.
Of course, the quality of the photo will largely depend on the lens. He joins with a bayonet type T, but the owners with M-optics interface will also be able to use it. However, this need to buy an additional adapter for $ 400. Full-length matrix has the lowest possible noise level and certainly not spoil the result. Ergonomics good camera. Two physical adjustment wheel can be assigned to change the aperture, sensitivity, or shutter speed.
– one-piece aluminum body
– simple control
– a serious brand
– High price
– a limited number of оптики
Leica T is certainly a good device with excellent characteristics. The company decided not to ignore trends and furnished model once the full set of advanced interfaces. Although the primary role in managing the touch screen camera is controversial and not everyone will like. But with all this Leica T interested only real fans. Price camera without optics is $ 1850, and the lens will cost about the same amount.