The Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera Special Edition is a high-end camera similar to Leica’s M and comes available in a unique kahki color with premium, real leather trim. The Q has a fixed lens and a 24MP full-frame sensor, as well as a 28mm F1.7 Summilux stabilized lens. The Q shares styling notes with the M, but it has a few more bells and whistles. For instance, the Q comes with a high resolution electronic viewfinder and a touch sensitive LCD screen. That screen is also completely optional, allowing users to opt instead for the physical controls. The lens also features a manual focus ring but also an automatic focus. Keeping with the theme of automatic and manual, the manual aperature and shutter speed have dedicated dials, but can also be set to auto. And if you’re struggling to frame your picture just right, you can use the frame markers, which show how the image will look in either 35 or 50 mm.
While those manual controls can slow down the picture taking process, the Q can speed things up with options like a 10 fps burst, or Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. It can also capture full resolution DNG images and video at 1080p in either 30 or 60 fps settings. The Q also features advances like face detect and touch-to-focus/touch-to-shoot on the LCD screen.
The Q may keep that classic look and feel alive when it comes to cameras, but they certainly don’t shy away from modern amenities either.