Shoot as you see it
Tell your story with pictures. The way you see them. Unadulterated and pure. These images tell the complete story and make captured moments so unforgettable, portraying exactly what the photographer sees. As Leica’s first compact camera with full-frame sensor and fixed focal length, the Leica Q gives you everything you need to capture your take on the world in perfect images. Unleash all your ability – with the new Leica Q. It’s up to you.
‘Combine what is technically possible with what makes sense photographically.‘ A concept that has been epitomised by Leica since Oskar Barnack laid the foundations for 35 mm photography more than a hundred years ago, with the original Leica.
This concept has been central to our company’s philosophy – based on the art of engineering on one hand, and on visionary risk-taking on the other. A philosophy that leads to innovation, rewriting photographic history again and again. As it has with the new Leica Q, a camera which continues this groundbreaking Leica tradition with a full-frame sensor and a fixed focal length.
Whether your subject involves depth of field, an available-light situation or a macro photography shot, 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.
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 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 app also allows the Leica Q to be operated remotely. For example, set the time and aperture on your device and use it as a remote-control release. In this way, blur-free long exposures and recordings are possible from unusual angles – and also as moving images. What’s more, you can record video in Full-HD and web-friendly MP4.
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 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.
Leica Q (Typ 116), digital compact camera
Leica Summilux 28mm f 1.7 ASPH., 11 lenses in 9 groups, 3 aspherical lenses
24 X 36 MM / 2:3
Number of Effective Pixels
26.3/24.2 million pixels
Automatic, ISO 100 TO ISO 50000
Contrast-based autofocus system
Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing, option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting
Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting
±3 EV IN 1/3 EV increments
Three pictures in graduation of up to 3 EV, can be set in EV increments
30s to 1/2000S with mech. Shutter 1/2500S to 1/16000S with electronic shutter, in 1/3 increments, flash synchronization up to 1/500S
Delay time either 2 or 12 seconds
3” TFT LCD monitor with approx. 1, 040,000 pixels, touch control possible
Electronic LCOS display, resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels x 3 colors (=3.68MP), aspect ratio: 4:3 adjustable ± diopter, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
Video Recording Format
FHD 1920 x 1080p with 60 or 30 B/ or HD 1280 x 720 p with 30 B/s
A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4”)
Leica BP-‐DC12, lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2V (7.2V D.C.), capacity 1200mAh
Camera Body Material
In Leica design made of massive, extremely light magnesium and aluminum, two loops for the carrying strap, ISO accessory shoe with center and control contact to connect flash units
Software Licenses Supplied
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download after registration of camera), Leica App for iOS (free download remote control and picture transfer in Apple®App-Store®/Google®Play Store®)
Camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery (Leica BP-DC 12), charger (Leica BC-DC 12), power cable (EU, US, local power cable), USB cable
Aperture Setting Range
1.7 to 16 in 1/3 EV increments