Leica Q arrives in stores

Leica Q arrives in stores

Stylish shooter

Text: Denise Kok

Image: Leica

Fitted with a fixed-focus lens and full-frame sensor, this photographic workhorse is one to look out for

Independent camera manufacturer Leica might not be pushing a fancy new beast onto the market at the turn of every quarter, but it keeps on doing what it does best — crank out stunning, high-performance cameras that are a pure joy to shoot with. 

Their newest model to hit the market is the Leica Q. Fitted with a fixed-focus lens and full-frame sensor, the camera turns out 24-megapixel stills along with videos shot in full HD. Boasting ISO sensitivities of up to 50,000 and an integrated 3.68-megapixel electronic viewfinder, the compact camera is as ideal for vacation snaps as it is for more Helmut Newton-worthy photographic endeavours. 

Leica Q

While you don't have the option to switch between lenses on this model, the new digital frame selector allows you to shoot beyond a focal length of 28mm by offering the equivalent of shooting with 35 and 50 mm lenses. In keeping with the times, the Leica Q also features an integrated Wi-Fi module that allows you to transfer still pictures and videos to other devices.

Available at Leica Stores and authorised dealers