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.
It was early in 2014, long enough after the introduction of the Leica M (also known as the ‘Typ 240’, or ‘M10’) when I finally bit the bullet and decided to sell my trusty Leica M-E for this newest, rather different digital rangefinder camera from the German niche camera maker.
I always vowed I’d write a thorough review on it, much like I’d done for the Bessaflex TM. I do always feel, however, that a truly great review puts a product through its paces. It frustrates me when a journalist only gets to use a product for a short amount of time to deliver a rushed impression to an inquisitive reader. I didn’t want to be that guy. So, I ditched a few drafts in the last two and a half years.
The fixed-lens camera features a specially designed 24MP CMOS sensor, reaches a maximum ISO of 50,000 and posses a 3.68MP electronic viewfinder.
As you’d expect when it comes to anything with Leica’s red dot on it, the camera doesn’t come cheap.
The specs and a first image of the Leica Q Type 116 leaked almost a week ago, with one of the features being remote control via smartphones and tablets.
The said app has now been released ahead and users can play around with it while they wait for the actual camera.
The camera itself is expected to be announced within a couple of hours.
Following in the footsteps of Sony’s RX1, Leica is about to release its own fixed-lens full frame camera.
Leica fans have been expecting the camera ever since it was registered by a Taiwanese agency back in March, and the first image and full specs have finally leaked. Those wanting official information will have to wait another week.
Boasting the red-dot logo, the Leica Q (Type 116) is expected to not only be better than the Sony, but also be considerably more expensive.