Leica’s compact system camera has finally arrived, but how will Leica users feel about the 16.3-million-pixel Leica T (Type 701) and its radical design and handling? We put it to the test
Leica T (Type 701) review – Dynamic range
Measuring 12.12EV at ISO 100, the Leica T has a respectable dynamic range for the size and resolution of its sensor. This allows it to retain a fair about of detail in highlights and shadows, although it falls a little short of some of the leading DSLR cameras. It is certainly comparable to other compact system cameras with a similar resolution.
Above ISO 800, the dynamic range starts to drop quite rapidly, and at ISO 1600 it is around 1EV less than many of its competitors, including a few with smaller sensors. To get the most highlight and shadow detail from the Leica T, I would advise shooting between ISO 100 and ISO 400.
Image: The Leica T reveals a good amount of detail considering it uses just a 16.3-million-pixel sensor