A month after introducing the MILC Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), Leica refreshed its line-up by launching its new full-frame prosumer compact Leica Q (Typ 116).
Leica Q (Typ 116) combines a high sensitivity 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor (ISO 100-50000), with the fastest lens in its class - a fast aperture lens (f/1.7) with fixed focal length (28mm). What is very important when it comes to this lens is its new digital frame selector function, which enables users to set the focal lengths of 35 and 50mm at the press of a button. This option provides users with an ability to reach a subject that is outside the fixed 28mm and react much faster to changes concerning the subject.
Since it is driven by a Maestro II processor, the Leica Q is incredibly strong and fast, so it boasts 10 fps continuous shooting, as well as extremely fast autofocus, one of the fastest in the world of full-frame compacts, which achieves superb results in real time.
The RAW format shooting is enabled, and video is recorded in Full HD at 60 fps. The body is composed of top-quality aluminum and magnesium alloy, its dimensions are compact, and it weighs 640 grams. The rear side is dominated by a fixed 3" 1,040,000-dot TFT LCD screen, and there is also an electronic LCoS viewfinder with high resolution (3,680,000 dots), for greater flexibility when framing a shot. The flexibility of the new Leica Q is further enhanced by built-in Wi-Fi, which brings fast connection to smart devices and easy transfer of stills and videos. There is no built-in flash, but a standard hot shoe is provided.
The Leica Q (Typ 116) is already available for sale, and its price totals $4250.
The news was taken from LEICA.