Leica Q First Look


Leica Q is one of the most expensive compact cameras you can purchase today and I have to say one of the best I've ever tested. The starting price is £3230.00 from Jessops at the time of writing this blog post.

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Made in Germany, the high quality materials and outstanding craftmanship guarantee maximum durability. The top cover is milled from a solid aluminium block, while the housing is finished in magnesium and all labels and markings on the adjustment wheels are laser engraved. The thumb rest on the back of the camera and the diamond pattern of the exterior finish make the Leica Q beautifully easy to grip.The Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. provides everything you need to express yourself photographically. Its classic 28mm focal length is perfect for street, architectural and landscape photography. Its lens, the fastest in its class, combined with a specially designed 24 MP CMOS full-frame sensor, provides detailed images of unsurpassed quality: up to ISO 50,000.

At a glance:

  • 24.2 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens
  • 3.68 MP LCOS Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Contrast-Detect AF System
  • Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps
  • ISO 50,000 & 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Aluminum & Magnesium Alloy Body Design
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

FIRMWARE UPDATE 2.0 Enhanced performance

Everything Leica does is driven by your passion for photography. Leica provide regular firmware updates to ensure that you can look forward to enduring enjoyment of your camera. Improve the performance of your Leica Q and enjoy the benefits of the numerous new features and functions with firmware update 2.0: DNG format can now be selected as a separate mode, new autofocus functions have been added, camera handling has been improved in many areas and EVF mode has been optimised. Leica have also included an extended programming option for the thumb wheel control, and the ability to deactivate the video button in still picture mode. Get the absolute best from your Leica Q – download firmware update 2.0 today.