Leica Q (Typ 116) Black Anodized
The Leica Q represents the ultimate in fixed lens digital compact cameras. With a full frame format 24.2mp CMOS sensor (with 13 stope Dynamic range) combined with a superb Leica Summilix 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens image quality is truly outstanding.
Constructed from aluminium and magensium the Leica Q exudes quality. Super quiet and discreet the Leica Q is an ideal street-shooters camera.
The Leica Q offers outstanding low light performance with its fast aperture lens and ISO 100-50,000 range.
The built in electronic viewfinder with 3.68m pixels reolsution shows an outstanding crisp image and allows for high precision AF and manual focus using focus peaking or magnification options (or both) and has an eye sensor for automatic switching between the viewfinder and the monitor.
The AF system is super-fast and offers both single shot and continuous modes. Minimum focus is 30cm or down to just 17cm in Macro mode.
The Leica Q also includes a 3" TFT monitor with 1,040,000 pixels - touch screen enabled for playback - and a rear control wheel.
WiFi is built in too as well as NFC and the Leica Q also has a Micro USB 2.0 socket and HDMI - there is a free Leica App for IOS for remote control and picture transfer.
Power is supplied by the Leica BP-DC12 battery (same as the V-Lux) and the camera is supplied with a mains battery charger.
The Leica 28mm f/1.7 Summilux ASPH. lens offers outstanding optical performance and is constructed of 11 elements in 9 groups with 3 aspherical elements. The lens is equiped with a click stopped aperture ring from 1/1.7- f/16 with Auto setting, plus a manual focus ring with focusing lever for ultimate manual focus feel. Optical image stabilisation is also included for shake free results. A Leica dedicated lens hood is included with the camera.
You can also select framing for 35mm or 50mm lenses - frames show while you compose your image and allow you to see what is about to enter the frame.
The Leica Q offers Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter priority and Manual exposure modes as well as a selection of scene modes.
Metering is a multi-field segmented system or optional centre-weighted and spot patterns with exposure compensation of +/- 3 stops available in 1/3 EV increments.
Shutter speed range is 30s to 1/2000 with the standard shutter or up to 1/16000s with the electromic shutter and can be set in 1/3 EV increments. Flash synch up to 1/500s and frame rate up to 10 frames per second.
Full HD 1920x1080P 60/30 video recording with stereo sound is also available.
The Leica Q is also supplied with a free download copy of Adobe Lightroom 6.0 - latest version and full product - available after you register your camera.
Sample images can be seen on the Leica Website http://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-Q/LEICA-Q/Images
Check out our hands on blog review of the Leica Q here http://blog.parkcameras.com/2015/06/leica-launch-new-24mp-full-frame.html