New Leica Q-P is a “stealth” version of Leica Q

Nov 6, 2018

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New Leica Q-P is a “stealth” version of Leica Q

Nov 6, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Leica has just announced a new camera: Leica Q-P. It has improved ergonomics and a gorgeous design which makes the camera less noticeable in the street. But specs-wise, it’s basically a Leica Q in disguise.

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The main selling point of the Leica Q-P is, apparently, its stealthy appearance. It’s designed to be discrete and unnoticeable, which should make the street photographer’s life easier.  The camera is compact in size and has a matte black body. The recognizable front-facing red dot has been omitted, and there’s the classic script engraving on the top plate instead.

Other than the stealth appearance, there have been some other changes to the camera body. According to Leica, the ergonomics and tactile feel have been improved as well. The shutter release button and power switch/drive mode selector have been redesigned to resemble more to those found on the Leica M10 and CL. According to the company, this makes each setting to “click into place with confidence even when going solely by feel and touch.”

When it comes to specs, they are exactly the same as the three-year-old Leica Q:

Imaging
Pixels Actual: 26.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor Full Frame (36 x 24 mm) CMOS
Bit Depth 14-Bit
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
Movies: MP4
Audio: AAC
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Optics
Lens 11 elements in 9 groups
3 Aspherical
EFL: 28mm
Aperture: f/1.7 to f/16
Filter Thread 49mm
Zoom Digital: 1.25x
Digital: 1.8x
Focus Range Normal: 11.81″ (30 cm) to Infinity
Macro: 6.69″ (17 cm) to Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-50000
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/2000 Second
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/2500 – 1/16000 Second
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Manual, Shade
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 24 MP for up to Frames
Self-Timer 2, 12 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Manual
Built-In Flash No
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Second
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Diopter Adjustment -3 to +3 m
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3″ LCD Touchscreen (1,040,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B
Wi-Fi Yes built-in
Power
Battery 1 x BP-DC 12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.1 x 3.1 x 3.7″ / 130.0 x 80.0 x 93.0 mm

Leica Q-P is available for preorders for $4,995 and it will start shipping soon. But if you want the same specs for $500 less, you can go with the Leica Q. Unless you really don’t like that red dot.

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Dunja Djudjic

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One response to “New Leica Q-P is a “stealth” version of Leica Q”

  1. rifki syahputra Avatar
    rifki syahputra

    let’s remove the red dot and charge more to customers..
    *innovation*