After the recent leaked images, Leica has officially introduced the high-end compact camera called Leica Q Typ 116.
With the combination of outstanding image quality with compact design, this could be a remarkable compact camera of this summer as it offers a wealth of new technologies and the Leica Q focuses on the essentials and is made in Germany.
This new Leica Compact Camera has a completely new design, mix style of Leica T and Leica M. The camera with black colored body like the Leica M Monochrom. The entire body of the camera is made from magnesium alloy and The top plate is machined from solid blocks of aluminum. All lettering and the numbers on the setting dials are laser engraved.
The back of the Leica New Camera with a touch screen display of 3 inches, a resolution of 1.04 million pixels. With this screen, you can tap to select the focus point instead of manual focus as before. In particular, This new Leica Q camera also comes with a new electronic viewfinder with a resolution 3.68 megapixels.
The heart of the camera is a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processing chip. Leica has added the corresponding focal length of 35 mm to 50 mm, however the RAW image file is still 28 mm. The Leica Q is almost noise-free and takes pictures which highlight details even in high ISO.
Leica says the focus system of the Q type 116 is the fastest in the compact full-frame camera category and autofocus also functions in real time. In the macro mode, the Leica Q has a close focusing distance of 17 cm. Leica Q Type 116 is capable of recording Full HD 1080p video at 60 fps. The Leica camera comes with the Summilux 28 mm/f1.7 ASPH lens and deliver the best possible picture in any light situation. This lens has a large aperture of f/1.7, which allows you to shoot in low light at high speed. In addition to a large aperture lens with optical Image Stabilization offer exceptional imaging quality.
Regarding the optical quality of the lens, we will not talk about too much because the Summilux lens line was renowned for optical quality. In addition to these core values in terms of photography, Leica also do not forget to add latest connectivity in this compact camera such as Wi-Fi, NFC to share and control the camera. Leica also introduced mobile apps, so you can connect Leica Q with various devices. Through this application, you can enable remote shooting, live view, transfer content etc.
Currently Leica Q Typ 116 is available for pre-order worldwide at Leica store and the price for this compact camera is $ 4,250.
Leica Q Typ 116 Specifications:
- Dimensions of 130 x 80 x 93 mm
- Weight of 640g
- Touch Screen Display of 3 inches, 1.04 million pixels
- 24 megapixels CMOS Sensor
- Maximum resolution of 6000×4000 pixels
- Maestro II Processor
- Summilux 28 mm/f1.7 ASPH lens with Macro mode
- ISO 100 – ISO 50000
- Full HD recording 1920×1020 pixels @ 60 fps., 1280 x 720 pixels @ 30fps
- Contrast-based autofocus system
- EVF electronic viewfinder with highest resolution of 3.68 MP
- Crop mode 35 mm and 50 mm
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 17cm
- Shutter speed – 30 sec to 1/2000 sec
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi, NFC, Micro-USB 2.0, HDMI port, SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Leica BP-DC 12 Battery
- Optical SteadyShot
- Made in Germany