Leica Q Camera¶
The Leica Q (TYP 116) is a compact, high-resolution, full-frame camera equipped with a dedicated fixed focal length Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH (Aspherical) lens.
Constructed of aluminum and magnesium alloy, the Leica Q was built with durability in mind. Inside is a 24.2 MP full-frame CMOS sensor powered by the Leica Maestro II series image processor for superior autofocus and high-resolution, low-noise images. Burst speeds up to 10fps at full resolution. With this sensor, ISO range of 100-50000 is possible.
The mechanical shutter supports speeds of 30 to 1/2000 second while the electronic shutter supports 1/2500 to 1/6000 second. Exposure modes of Aperture Priority (AP), Manual (M), Programmed Auto (P), and Shutter Priority (S) are quickly set via the rear touchscreen with selectable compensation of -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps).
View your scene via the beautifully rendered 3.68 MP LCOS electronic viewfinder or with the 3” 1.04-million dot rear touchscreen. Autofocus can be set either using traditional buttons or via the touch screen. If you prefer, with a turn of the lens barrel you can switch over to manual focus for full creative control of the ultra-fast Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens with Focus-Peaking and Live View Zoom capability.
The Leica Q also captures full HD 1080p video at either 60 or 30 fps. With the built-in stereo microphones with wind filters, sound is captured with excellent clarity. With full manual controls, you can take full control of your video production.
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Below is a list of articles in which this camera is discussed, or at least mentioned, on this site.
Customizing the Leica Q (oct 01, 2018) ✨
Like almost all digital cameras today, the Leica Q has an extensive menu of settings that can be frustrating to navigate — especially while taking photos. To stay in creative mode, the latest firmware version allows for some customization.
Bought a Leica Q (sep 26, 2018) ✨
I bought a Leica Q compact camera. It has what I want: manual controls for exposure; the ability to deactivate the LCD screen, a full-frame image sensor, and a top of the line Leica 28mm lens. What else do I need?
Leica Q Decision (sep 07, 2018) ✨
Despite my well thought through decision a month or so ago to buy a new Leica M-mount camera, in particular one without a LCD screen (i.e., a Leica M-D), I’ve decided to buy instead a Leica Q compact camera.
A Superb Compact Camera: FujiFilm X100F (oct 12, 2017)
Although I have enjoyed owning a Sony RX100-III camera, with its pocket size and excellent Zeiss lens, I’m ready to spend a little more to get a compact camera with a larger sensor. I’ve decided to sell the Sony and buy a FujiFilm X100F.