Allendale, NJ—Leica Camera launched the radically new yet familiar Leica T system, which was designed in collaboration with Audi Design. The fourth system ever to be released by Leica, the T system features built-in Wi-Fi, a rebuilt graphical user interface and the Leica T-Unibody.
Designed as a natural extension of the user’s hand, the Leica T-Unibody was made by hand and machined from a single, solid block of aluminum, with a sleek and tactile finish. It features a large, 16.3-effective megapixel APS-C-format CMOS image sensor and an ISO range of 100–12,500 to shoot both still photos and Full HD video in the MP4 format.
Other features include: 30–1/4,000-sec shutter speeds; contrast-detection autofocus with single-point, multiple-point, spot, face-detection and touch AF; 5-frames-per-second continuous shooting; and a generous 3.7-inch TFT LCD monitor with 1.3 million pixels.
In addition to various shooting modes, the camera’s MyCamera menu can be customized to the user’s preferences to allow easier access to frequently used settings. Plus, using the integrated Wi-Fi module, images can be wirelessly transmitted to smartphones, tablets and various social media platforms via the new Leica-T app (iOS).
The T system also includes a high-resolution, electronic viewfinder with an integrated GPS feature and tilt-and-swivel function, as well as the new Leica SF 26 flash unit, which can be used as an LED light source for recording video. Leica customers can download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom image-processing software free after registering their camera on the Leica website.
Two new lenses were also announced for the Leica T system launch: the Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18–56mm f/3.5–5.6 Asph and the Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 Asph. The Leica M-adapter T expands the lens selections to include all Leica M lenses produced after 1954.
Leica also collaborated with Audi Design to create T-system accessories, including bags and cases in yellow, orange-red, black and white. The bags, cases and straps were designed using the easy-click system for effortlessly connecting the user’s straps to the bags and cases.
The Leica T system will be available to order starting May 26, 2014. us.leica-camera.com