A no compromise compact, the Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camerawields a full-frame 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor within its exceptionally portable, and beautiful, body. Leveraging the power of the Leica Maestro II series image processor, high-resolution, low-noise imaging is possible at sensitivities up to ISO 50000 and at a continuous rate of 10 fps. Also, the camera utilizes a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens to allow users to dramatically separate the subject from the background as well as work in difficult light conditions.
The design is benefitted by Leica's classic simple aesthetic and the body has easily read laser engraved lettering, numbers, and dials. Construction is solid with a machined aluminum top plate and a lightweight magnesium alloy body. Also, it has a large thumb rest on the back and a diamond pattern on the front leathering to ensure a firm, comfortable grip over the camera. Further, the Q (Typ 116) has a built-in 3.68-megapixel LCOS electronic viewfinder which provides a live through-the-lens image with handling similar to that of a rangefinder.
In addition to fully manual control with physical operation using the aperture and focus rings on the lens, auto focus is possible using a contrast-based system. This enables fast, sharp imaging at the click of the shutter. The rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD monitor helps by allowing users to quickly take control of their focus by just tapping on their subject. Focusing aids are also available in the form of Focus Peaking and Live View Zoom.
Another benefit of the updated Maestro II processor is Full HD 1080p video capture at 60 or 30 fps. A built-in stereo microphone enables high-quality sound recording and an integrated wind filter limits extraneous noise. Full manual control will then allow users to dial in the exact look they want or need for their shot.
Share your photos and videos instantly thanks to an integrated Wi-Fi module which allows you to link the camera to a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The Q also has an NFC chip for tap-to-connect functionality with certain devices and the free Leica Q app lets you take remote control of your camera for adjusting exposure while you shoot from odd angles and positions.
|Pixels||Actual: 26.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
|Maximum Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image File Format||DNG, JPEG|
|Digital Zoom||1.8x Maximum|
|Focus Range||11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity
6.69" to Infinity / 17 cm to Infinity
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Filter Size||49 mm|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 to 50000|
|Shutter Speed||Mechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 30 Seconds
1/16000 to 1/2500 Second
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Manual, Shade|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 fps at 24 MP|
|Self Timer||2/12-Second Delay|
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
|Recording Limit||Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|Audio File Format||AAC|
|Viewfinder and Monitor|
|Viewfinder Resolution||3,680,000 Dot|
|Diopter Adjustment||-3 to +3|
|Monitor Resolution||1,040,000 Dot|
|Monitor Type||Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Manual|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Memory Card Slot||1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Connectivity||HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B|
|Battery||1 x BP-DC 12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5.1 x 3.1 x 3.7" / 130 x 80 x 93 mm|
|Weight||1.41 lb / 640 g (Body with Battery)|