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Leica Q (type 116)


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Pushing the limits of what is technically possible whilst being extraordinarily focused on what is essential for photography. A concept that’s that has been behind every Leica camera for more than a hundred years. From the Oskar Barnack original to the new Leica Q.

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‘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-focus lens.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Camera type: Leica Q (Typ 116), digital compact camera
Picture format/aspect ratio: 24 X 36 MM / 2:3
Lens: Leica Summilux 28 mm/f1.7 ASPH , 11 lenses in 9 groups, 3 aspehrical lenses
Digital frame selector (digital zoom): optionally approx. 1.25x (corresponding to 35 mm) or approx. 1.8 x (corresponding to 50 mm)
Image stabilizatio: optical compensation system for photo and video recordings
Aperture range: 1.7 to 16 in 1/3 EV increments
Picture sensor/resolution: CMOS sensor, 26.3/24.2 million pixels (total /effective)
Dynamic range: 13 aperture stops
Color depth: 14Bit
Photo capture format: optional: DNG + JPEG, JPEG
DNG/JPEG resolution: 24MP (6000 x 4000 px), 12MP (4272 x 2848 px), 6mp (2976 x 1984 px), 1.7MP (1600 x 1080 px)
Video recording format: MP4
Video resolution/frame rate: optional: FHD 1920 x 1080p with 60 or 30 B/ or HD 1280 x 720 p with 30 B/s
Sound recording format: AAC
Microphone: Stereo
Loudspeaker: Mono
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
ISO Range: Automatic, ISO 100 TO ISO 50000
White Balance: Automatic, default settings for: daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, two manual settings with measuring, manual color temperature setting
Color range: Optional for photos: sRGB, AdobeRGB, ECI RGB
Focus/Saturation/Contrast: Each selectable in 5 steps, for saturation also in B/W
Focusing Working Range: 30 cm to infinity with macro setting from 17 cm
Setting: automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing, option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting
Autofocus System: Contrast-based autofocus system
Autofocus Modes: (shutter release only after successful focusing), (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved
Autofocus Metering Modes: 1-field (adjustable), multi-field, face recognition, subject tracking, optional setting/shutter release by touching the monitor
Exposure Modes: Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting
Scene Modes: Fully automatic, sports, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature effect, panorama, time lapse
Exposure Compensation: 3 EV IN 1/3 EV increments
Automatic Bracketing: Three pictures in graduation of up to 3 EV, can be set in EV increments
Shutter Type: Mechanic and electronic
Shutter Speeds: 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
Picture series: optional 10/5/3/s (H/M/L)
Self-Timer: Delay time either 2 or 12 seconds
Viewfinder: 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
Monitor: 3 TFT LCD monitor with approx. 1, 040,000 pixels, touch control possible
WLAN: Satisfies IEEE 802.1 lb/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA/WPA2, access method: infrastructure mode
NFC: According to JIS x 6319-4 standard / 13.56 MHz
Connections: Micro USB socket (2.), HDMI socket
Power Supply: Leica BP-DC 12, lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V (7.2 D.C.), capacity 1200mAh
Charger: Leica BC-DC 12, input:100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz, automatic switching, output: 8.4 V DC; 0.65 A
Body: 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
Lens Filter Thread & Tripod Thread: A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4)
Dimensions & Weight: (WXHXD) Approx. 130 x 80 x 93 mm & Approx. 590 / 640 (without / with battery)
Scope of Delivery: 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
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download after registration of camera), Leica App for iOS (free download remote control and picture transfer in AppleApp-Store/GooglePlay Store)
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