Time for social media and selfie happy crowd to rejoice because Leica has a new camera made just for them. The innovative and compact Leica Q is designed to attract social media savvy throngs with its built-in WiFi and a very fast autofocus. It also feature a set of very fast lenses and an easy to handle intuitive interface. Made from start to finish in Germany, the new Leica Q arrives equipped to shoot HD video along with still photos.
Its high sensitivity full frame sensor with a fast aperture and optical image stabilization means photographers have more than one way to capture fantastic images. Be it in the dark at night or soaking in sunlight during the day in any landscape in the world. The Q is capable of taking shots in quick succession regardless of the speed any subject move thanks to Leica’s newly developed Maestro II processor.
Another important feature of the Q is new “digital frame selector” function. It can display focus lengths at the push of a button from 35 mm to 50 mm, lot more focus lengths than the fixed 28 mm. This allows photographers to quickly observe what’s happening beyond digital viewfinder’s bright-line frame and react faster to changes around the subject.
Made from best available materials fit for a top-of-the-range camera, the Q feature many signature details of the Leica brand. It has a top plate carved from a solid block of aluminum and a body made from magnesium alloy. The diamond-patterned leather on the camera not only there for the aesthetics but also to offer much needed grip along with the thumb rest on the back. All lettering and markings on its setting dials are laser-engraved.
The Leica Q’s focus can be controlled not only manually but from the touchscreen as well. Its functions are very easy to access allowing easy controls. It can also save two versions of the same image in JPEG and RAW formats. The new Q comes with a companion app for iOS and Android, settings like aperture and shutter speeds can be easily changed from it. As always the case Q also gets its own range of accessories from Leica.
Cool features has a price, the Leica Q comes with a $4,250 price tag. It is now available in various places including at local Leica Stores, Leica Boutiques, Leica dealers and at their online store.