The Leica T Gets a DxOMark Score, Flunks Lowlight ISO Performance

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The Leica T isn’t looking too hot according to some newly released DxOMark scores. According to the results, the Leica T’s 12.2MP sensor falls very short in terms of ISO performance compared to other modern APS-C mirrorless cameras like the Sony A6000 and Samsung NX300.

The most damning thing about the Leica T’s performance was its paltry lowlight ISO performance, which sits several steps behind some of the newest APS-C sensor cameras.

What’s more, the Leica T even lags slightly behind the 16MP Sony NEX 6, which is now almost a two-year-old camera that bests it in low light performance. In truth the results aren’t too surprising as we suspected the Leica T was sporting the same sensor as the Leica X2, which we also presumed was a dated Sony sensor.

The good news out of all this is the Leica T still offers very competitive dynamic range and color depth. Also because it does use a larger sensor, the Leica T also performs better than professional grade Micro Four Thirds cameras such as the Olympus OMD EM1 and Panasonic GH4. More results are after the jump.

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.