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