Leica Q Review

Overall Score

79

Main Features

  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 28 mm (1x) F1.7 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 130 x 80 x 93 mm, 640g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: Q2

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Leica Q Overview


First introduced in June, 2015, Leica Q is a 24 MP Compact with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Leica replaced Q with Leica Q2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Leica Q with Leica Q2


Leica Q comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Leica Q

Sensor resolution of Leica Q ~ 5649 x 4247 pixels.

Leica Q has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 23,991,303 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Leica Q Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 2014 12MP 100 - 12800 203g 105 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q7 Pentax Q7 2013 12MP 100 - 12800 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q10 Pentax Q10 2012 12MP 100 - 6400 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q Pentax Q 2011 12MP 125 - 6400 180g 98 x 57 x 31mm

Proc and Cons of Leica Q


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica Q with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
Timelapse Recording
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
50000 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
3680k dot Viewfinder Resolution
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
Type Scores

Leica Q has an Overall Score of 79/100 and ranked #3 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #57 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica Q Scores
Imaging score
73
Features score
76
Value for money score
82
Portability score
77
Overall score
79
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
57
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
58

Physical Dimensions of Leica Q


Leica Q weighs 640g and has external dimensions of 130 x 80 x 93mm (5.12 x 3.15 x 3.66"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Leica Q is 258 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Leica Q is more by 14mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica Q
640g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica Q
93mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica Q with the dimensions:

Leica Q

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Q Dimensions Q
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Sony RX1R II 507 g 640 g 113 x 65 x 72 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Fujifilm X100F Fujifilm X100F 469 g 640 g 127 x 75 x 52 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X100T 440 g 640 g 127 x 74 x 52 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Leica D-Lux Typ 109 405 g 640 g 118 x 66 x 55 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sony RX1 482 g 640 g 113 x 65 x 70 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Sony Alpha A7R II Sony A7R II 625 g 640 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Leica SL Leica SL 847 g 640 g 147 x 104 x 39 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Sony RX1R 482 g 640 g 113 x 65 x 70 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm

Specifications of Leica Q


General
Brand Leica
Model Q
Announced June, 2015
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 17
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3680
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 50000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model BP-DC12
Physical
Weight 640 g
Physical Dimensions 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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