Leica T Camera System: Photography in its Purest Form

Leica Camera presents the Leica T Camera System, a new camera system that unites the fine art of engineering and hand-crafted excellence with design and handling in an entirely new and innovative concept.

Unique in design and pared down to the essential functions, the new Leica T Camera System offers everything anyone could ever need for pure, creative photography and the best image quality.

In collaboration with AUDI Design, the typical design language of Leica cameras was revisited and reinterpreted. One of the camera’s outstanding features is its compact and solid body. This is manufactured with innovative precision techniques from a single block of aluminum at the Leica factory. The Leica T features a large, APS-C-format, CMOS image sensor with over 16.5 megapixels (effective 16.2 MP) that, due to its size, performance and imaging characteristics, represents the ideal solution in the compact class of the Leica T.

Complementing the purist design of the camera, the operating concept of the Leica T is equally clear, simple and concentrated on relevant functions. At the heart of the concept is the clear design of the touch screen display. It is generously dimensioned and generates a bright and clear image that allows precise and reliable assessment during image composition and in playback mode. The MyCamera menu of the Leica T offers even greater flexibility, even for spontaneous snapshot situations, and can be configured and programmed with settings to meet the user’s own personal requirements.

The Leica T is the first system camera from Leica to feature an integrated Wi-Fi module. Pictures and videos can be wirelessly transmitted straight from the camera to a smart phone, tablet or computer, and can then be shared by email, or on Facebook or other social media. A free Leica T app for iOS devices is available now. Or send your pictures via wireless LAN to the Browser Gallery of your Android device.

The camera accessories in four trendy colors – melon yellow, orange-red, black and white – and an extensive range of premium bags and cases, all of them created with our partner AUDI Design, systematically continue the Leica system concept.

Two lenses will initially be available for the market launch of the Leica T Camera System. The Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18–56 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH. is ideal for creative experimentation and the Leica Summicron-T 23 mm f/2 ASPH. offers a truly classic Leica focal length that is ideal for reportage photography.

Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, a professional digital workflow solution for Apple Mac® OS X and Microsoft Windows®, is also included in the Leica T package.

Leica T is available May 26th from authorized Leica dealers. To learn more about the Leica T Camera System, click here.

– Leica Internet Team

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12 comments

  • Leica M lenses are as great as Leica lenses have always been (so far). But not so the M cameras! Leica quality, spares backup and service backup for pro level equipment has been forsaken by your apparent preoccupation to market more and more mass market consumer designer toys. Leica T = Leica Toy? If you prefer short term sales instead of long term continuance of the hard won Leica reputation for pro quality, reliability and reputation, carry on ignoring your heritage. Soon Leica will be just another Samsung, but an overpriced one.

  • Wann, wann endlich werden diejenigen, die tausende von D-Mark in R-Objektive investiert haben ernst genommen?
    Vielleicht mit einem Adapter?
    Wer braucht eine T wenn er eine M hat?
    Wer hat M-Objektive wenn er keine M hat?
    Oder sind die alle R-Kunden nicht mehr interessant für Leica?
    Umgekehrt: für die ist Leica leider nicht mehr interessant.
    Diejenigen die sich vor Jahren ein R-System aufgebaut haben gibt es bei Leica nichts mehr.
    Fuji ist einer der Ziehväter der digitalen Leica Entwicklung: Für die Fuji XE2 etc. gibt immerhin einen Adapter von FUX auf LER.
    Richter von Senfft

  • I am not impressed with this camera. It looks like Jony Ive of Apple and the form over function school has won over the day.

    1-Too expensive for the type of camera it is- essentially an overpriced point and shoot.
    2-No included viewfinder.
    3-Ugly back comprised of a huge touchscreen like a cheap Samsung down at Wal-Mart.

    A German made successor to the Digilux 2 would have been an amazing choice. Instead we have another fashion statement for those with more money than sense.

    It is sad for me to say these things, as I want to see Leica thrive. This is no the way to my understanding of the market.

  • Suddenly, Leica is making many other camera companies look a bit dated and antiquated. There should be no doubt where the world of photography is moving to and it is nice to see Leica running with the front pack.

  • Thank you for another dilemma, how can I smuggle this one in house just got x2

  • Wonderful product! We would really like to test your T-System for our United Skateboard Photography Project and would of course write up a report with photos and videos.

    Please have a look at what we are doing and who is already supporting our work – Leica would reach a lot of people. We also support the Let Us Roam series which feature skateboarders and photographers as well.

    Hope to hear back from you,
    Jonathan Young – Founder of the United Skateboard Photography Project (supporting the non-profit Grind For Life organization which helps cancer patients)

  • I really like the two wheels on top. One for motive freezing (time) and one for depth of field (aperture), I presume. I am missing the third. The grain (ISO) wheel.
    A spade is a spade

  • I have just got mine and I think the product is great. Not enamoured with the case options and need the full protection of an ever-ready case. This should be a priority.

  • More than one year later…we have other lenses (no primes?) and still are doubts on the T future. Tested for a few minutes in a shop if you like simplicity is great, real use not so sure. But interesting to see Leica trying different roads…a Q around the neck with its wide and a T in the bag with a tele (zoom?) could cover many needs…
    robert

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