Leica Q Hands-On Review

Chris Niccolls from the Camera Store in Canada had a chance to test the recently released full frame compact camera from Leica – the Leica Q – here are his thoughts.

The Leica Q which was announced just a few weeks ago is the first full frame Leica digital camera with a fixed lens. It is slightly similar in principle to the Leica T which Niccolls  reviewed a few months ago, but it has a bigger sensor and can’t switch lenses plus has a few other important advantages like a very high resolution EVF, faster shooting speed and more.

Here are the main specs for the Leica Q:

  • Sensor: 24.2MP full frame CMOS.
  • Processor: Leica Maestro II Image Processor.
  • Lens: fixed Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH.
  • ISO range: 100-50,000.
  • LCD: 3.7″ 1040 million dot touchscreen.
  • EVF: super high resolution – 3.68 MP LCOS Electronic Viewfinder.
  • Continuous shooting speed: 10 fps.
  • Video: 1080p @ 60 fps; with built-in stereo microphones.
  • WIFI + app.
  • Weight: 22.58 oz / 640 g.
  • Price: $4250.

We are hoping that we will be able to test the Leica Q later on this year ourselves and see what we think about the camera, which from Niccolls’ review looks pretty interesting (eica price tag aside).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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