Leica Unveils the T-System 701
After whetting the appetite of its audience with a look at the frame last week, here Leica finally offers a full look at its T 701 camera. How fitting that the German brand would celebrate 100 years of progress and performance with its latest mirorless option, as it looks to the next chapter in consumer-friendly products. The 16.5-megapixel Leica T 701 will boast a touchscreen interface with WiFi connectivity, which can connect seamlessly with mobile devices, printers and televisions. All these features are housed within a lightweight aluminum body, which is hand-polished for 45 minutes after being milled from a single chunk of the material. It’s the small, minimalist details though that make the T 701 a triumph. Two dials are seamlessly carved to provide on-board context-aware adjustment; the on/off switch doubles as a flash release; even the camera strap has been reinvented to click-lock directly into the body without tying and knotting. With no detail left to chance, the Leica T 701 surely lives up to its family name. Head here for the official word from Leica, and look for the aluminum version of camera to drop on May 26, with an anodized black version following in July.