Leica Details New Q-P Compact Full Frame Camera


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Leica has revealed the latest addition to its Q-Series. Serving as a redesigned version of the previously released Leica Q, the new Leica Q-P is a compact full frame camera with a new refined look and the same basic specs as that earlier model.

Setting it apart from other existing Q-Series cameras, the Leica Q-P features a "stealth" matte black design with discreet "P" styling and the classic Leica script engraved on its top plate. In addition, the camera offers a newly improved shutter release button and on/off switch. Meanwhile, the unit also incorporates a full-frame 24MP CMOS Sensor and Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens, along with integrated high resolution EVF, support for live-view and focus peaking, fast autofocus capabilities, and a dedicated brown leather strap. Finally, the device offers support for full-HD video recording in the MP4 format, and Wi-Fi connectivity for use with the Leica FOTOS App.

Here's a full rundown of key tech specs per Leica:

  • Camera type - Digital 35 mm compact camera
  • Picture format / aspect ratio - 24 x 36 mm / 2:3
  • Lens - Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements
  • Digital frame selector (digital zoom) - Selectable: approx. 1.25 x (corresponds to focal length of 35 mm) or approx. 1.8 x (corresponds to focal length of 50 mm)
  • Image stabilization - 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 - 14 bit
The Leica Q-P Compact Digital Camera is now available for pre-order at an MSRP of $4,995.

Source: Leica