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Leica has just introduced the Q (Typ 116), a full-frame compact camera with a fixed, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. It offers a 24MP CMOS sensor and a 3" 1.04M dot touch-sensitive LCD. A built-in LCoS EVF offers an equivalent resolution of 3.68MP, and the Q skips a built-in flash but provides a standard hot shoe. Video recording at 1080/60p and built-in Wi-Fi are also offered.
The Leica Q is available now for $4250.
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June 10, 2015 – Yet again refining the way the world takes photographs, Leica Camera unveils the Leica Q today, a trailblazing camera design concept that proudly combines all of the high performance qualities of a full frame sensor in a beautifully designed and highly innovative compact – a milestone for the brand and the photography sector. Equipped with the fastest lens in its class and an interface that makes for easy and intuitive handling, the Q is the perfect instrument for instantly capturing the decisive moments of life and turning them into lasting memories. The Q boasts the ability to shoot full HD video, instantly share content socially via built-in WiFi, and features an extremely fast autofocus, putting the Leica Q into a category of its own.
"We're very proud to offer the world's first camera that combines the quality and functionality of our iconic M models, along with the convenience and speed of a super high end compact camera," said German Product Manager, Peter Kruschewski. "The new Leica Q carries the rich traditions of Leica cameras forward with the high quality features you come to expect from Leica, while also keeping the future in mind by integrating social sharing and cutting-edge specifications. It really is a true Leica, while being an industry trailblazer at the same time."
The Leica Q combines a high sensitivity full frame sensor with a fast aperture lens and optical image stabilization to give photographers near limitless capabilities. Shooting in any lighting situation is never out of the question when using the Q; whether it is a sun-drenched landscape in the high noon of summer or the dark and shadowy nights of an urban metropolis. The versatility of the Q is augmented by the ability to shoot rapid-fire burst shots that can capture any subject, no matter how fast they move, in any light.
In addition, the new "digital frame selector" function displays the focal lengths of 35 and 50mm at the push of a button, to allow photographers to see focal lengths beyond the fixed 28mm lens. As with a rangefinder camera, photographers utilizing this feature can still see what is going on outside the digital viewfinder's bright-line frame and can react much faster to changes in and around the subject.
The "Made in Germany" seal of quality for the Leica Q also guarantees that only the finest materials are used in its construction. In traditional Leica style, the top plate is crafted from a solid block of aluminium, the body is made of magnesium alloy, and all lettering and markings on its setting dials are laser-engraved. The thumb rest on the back of the Leica Q and the diamond pattern of the camera's leathering also ensure ideal grip, and clearly illustrate that form and function still go hand-in-hand at Leica.
More details on exciting new features of the new Leica Q:
The Leica Q, priced at $4,250, is now available at your local Leica Store, Leica Boutique or Leica dealer.
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||28mm: 4272 x 2848, 2976 x 1600 x 1200; 35mm: 4800 x 3200, 3424 x 2288, 2384 x 1592, 1280 x 856; 50mm: 3360 x 2240, 2400 x 1600, 1680 x 1120, 896 x 600|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||26 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB, ECI RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (2 slots)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (1.2x (35mm equiv), 1.5x (50mm equiv))|
|Normal focus range||30 cm (11.81″)|
|Macro focus range||17 cm (6.69″)|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/16000 sec|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/500 sec|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 12 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||640 g (1.41 lb / 22.58 oz)|
|Dimensions||130 x 80 x 93 mm (5.12 x 3.15 x 3.66″)|
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