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The Leica Q (Typ 116) is now four years old, but it is still an incredible camera. It was built around a full-frame 24.2-megapixel sensor, and it comes with a fixed 28mm F1.7 Summilux stabilized lens.
Because of its compact size and outstanding image quality, this camera is one of the best choices for those who are looking for a perfect travel companion.
Could this be the best camera for your needs? Find an answer in this Leica Q review.
Leica Q Specs
Although the Leica Q recently got an upgrade in the form of its successor (the Leica Q2), its features and overall performance are still very impressive.
First of all, the combination of a 24.2-megapixel full-frame sensor and fast 28mm wide-angle lens provides outstanding results. Moreover, the camera works great in different light environments because of its wide ISO range that goes from ISO 100 to 50000 both for photography and video recording.
Another thing that places the Leica Q at the top of the list is its fast and reliable autofocus system and high continuous burst shooting rate of 10 frames per second. The video capabilities are not bad either since the camera allows you to record 1080p videos at either 30 or 60 fps.
The Leica Q also has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity so you can easily connect the camera to smart devices and instantly share the images you take.
Get more information about the capabilities of the Leica Q in the video above by TheCameraStoreTV.
Leica Q Body
The Leica Q has a very authentic look. It comes in black, titanium gray and silver color while the whole design is very retro. The camera is built out of magnesium-alloy, and it has a super-strong body so it should work like a charm in years to come even if you use it every day.
There should be no doubt about the quality of this camera. Even if you drop it, the Leica Q survives, though I wouldn’t recommend dropping a $3,800 camera! For a traveling camera, this is very important since we all know fragile things usually get broken in our pockets and suitcases while we are traveling.
Another advantage of this camera is its compactness. It measures 5.12 x 3.15 x 3.66 inches and weighs 1.41 lb, with battery and lens included. Because of this, you can always carry it around prepared to capture important moments of your life.
The camera has a built-in electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68M dots. Additionally, you can compose images by using a 3" fixed touchscreen LCD with 1.04 million dots.
Leica Q Price
Although the Leica Q recently got its successor, the newer model might not be affordable for everyone since it is priced at $3,795.00.
However, the Leica Q costs less than the recently released Q2 model, and you can save some money if you decide to buy a used Leica Q on platforms such as MPB.
At the moment, you can get one for yourself for the price as low as $2,799.