Leica T serves its purpose as a great artisan tool

What a camera just like the machine will is invite the shooter to be creative; to entertain new concepts, and show them with the lighting, color and results that some decision the “Leica effect.”

Characterized by shallow depth of focus, optical aberration and simply the proper lens, the “Leica effect” are some things solely these German cameras turn out — in hands that savvy to use them.

Design-wise, there’s a great deal to understand regarding the body’s simplicity: 2 dials for dominant shutter speed and aperture, a recording button and therefore the shutter/power/flash switch trio, that I haven’t seen with the X-U (the rugged version of this) or the pro-level Shining Path. i like that feature, as a result of it’s helpful.

Coming from any other camera, you’ll be mystified by the lack of immediate inputs, only to realize that the Leica T’s touchscreen interface works very much like a smartphone’s. This makes it eerily familiar and fast to use.

However, the touchscreen method falls short when you need to change settings very quickly, like you would on a DSLR or a pro-level mirrorless camera. With them, you’d have many dedicated buttons and dials to work with.

Leica’s style is unique, and rightly so.


  • 16.3MP APS-C (cropped) CMOS mirrorless sensor
  • 3.7″ 1.3M-dot TFT LCD touchscreen
  • Contrast-based AF
  • Continuous shooting up to 5 fps
  • Full HD video at 30 fps
  • Built-in flash
  • 16GB internal memory SDXC card slot
  • Wi-Fi connectivity with iOS-only app
  • 1040mAh, 7.4V battery (~400 shots per charge)
  • Micro USB 2.0 for wired connectivity
  • Weighs 384 grams with battery