Leica seems to subscribe to the philosophy of not fixing things that aren’t broke. They’ve produced high-quality cameras for years now, all without abandoning the qualities that have made them successful. The result is that they come across more reserved than other camera companies, but you can’t argue with the results, one of which is the Leica Q-P.
The Q-P is essentially identical to the previous model, the Q, with the only real difference being that the Q-P is more understated in its design. There’s no front-facing red dot logo like on other models (though there is a stylish Leica script engraving on the top), and the matte black finish is simple and discreet. Those changes don’t affect the camera’s photo quality. You’ll still get the same incredible, high-quality imagery, but without attracting any attention to your camera. You’ll still enjoy the wide focal length and wide aperture of the original Q, just in a new body.
One small difference with the new Q-P is the redesign of the shutter and power/drive controls, which more closely resemble those of the M10 or CL than they do the Q. Other than that, you’ll still have a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor, a 28mm F/1.7 Summilux lens, a 2.7MP digital viewfinder, and a 3-inch display with NFC and WiFi.