Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera
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Key Benefits of the Leica Q (Typ 116)
- Easy and intuitive handling with fast lens
- Leica's fastest autofocus
- Outstanding craftsmanship with high-quality magnesium framing
- Easy, instinctive use with touch screen control
- Minimalist design
- Integrated Wi-Fi and Leica Q-App makes it easy to share pictures
- Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® available as free download
The Perfect Match
Whether your subject involves depth of field, an available-light situation or a macro photography shot, the fast 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. It is ranked the fastest lens in its class, and includes macro mode.
The integrated viewfinder of the Leica Q is activated as soon as the camera is brought up to the eye. It faithfully displays the camera’s image at any time, right down to the smallest detail and without any perceptible delay. With its resolution of 3.68 MP, it surpasses all other electronic viewfinders. The autofocus is also outstanding, capturing with ultimate sharpness at maximum speed. The new Maestro II series processor works extremely rapidly and allows a serial image speed of up to 10 frames per second at full resolution. And of course, the images are instantly available as a JPEG in playback mode.
Intuitive, ergonomic, pragmatic. The controls of the Leica Q provide quick access to all relevant options and opportunities. For example, auto-focus can be set either using buttons or via the touch screen. Prefer to focus manually? Then let the innovative Live View aids “Focus-Peaking” and “Live View Zoom” assist you. Easy to use, the Leica Q helps you implement your ideas perfectly - at the press of a button.
The Leica Q allows for video recordings in Full HD 1080p that give a cinematic look. It can record 30 or 60 frames per second. The Leica Q records high-quality moving pictures in MP4 video format and an integrated wind noise filter guarantees crystal-clear sound to match.
The built-in Wi-Fi module on the Leica Q makes it easy to share your pictures and videos on social networks. Images can be downloaded to your smartphone, tablet or computer via WLAN and the complimentary Leica Q app.
The Leica Q app allows the user to connect a smartphone or tablet to the camera wirelessly and use it as a remote control for the camera. This allows the user to set the shutter speed, aperture and activate the shutter release remotely. This allows for self-timer shots, group portraits and easier shooting from difficult angles.
The Leica maxim 'focusing on the essentials' also applies to the Leica Q’s exterior design. Made in Germany, the high quality materials and outstanding craftsmanship guarantee maximum durability. The top cover is milled from a solid aluminum 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.
I really Enjoy This Camera!
I’ve owned my Leica Q now for over a year. I purchased it to use during travel instead of my Nikon D810 (and my assortment of lens). The D810 is a great camera, but it is a monster to pull out of my camera bag to capture photos in a crowded street or other event. It screams attention. Not good. Whereas the Leica Q is discrete. I was nervous at first regarding the fixed 28 mm lens. However, the focal length works remarkably well in most situations. Plus, at 24 MP there is room for cropping. I’ve noticed another benefit that comes along with a fixed lens; I have no dust on the sensor. No need to clean the sensor and no need to remove specks from the blue sky or white clouds in post. The camera has a high quality feels and seems to be well built. The controls are directly accessible either by a dial or a ring on the lens, with the exception of the ISO, which has a dedicated button on the back to adjust the ISO on the touch sensitive screen. There is very little to get between you and your photography with this camera. The EVF is remarkable, no detectable lag and it looks as if you’re looking at a reflected image. Yes, it’s that good. The built-in macro lens works great, didn’t think I would ever need it but I do occasionally and now I’m glad it’s there. The photos for both JPG and DNG are sharp, clear and with accurate color. The DNG files allow one to pull out a good amount of detail in the shadows and to make other adjustments. I can’t speak to the video side of the camera, I haven’t used it.