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Leica Q Silver Anodized, Compact Camera with 24-MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Fast AF and Summilux 28 mm/f 1.7 ASPH Fixed Lens for Photography in Low Light, Street Photography, Architecture & Landscapes: Availability

Leica Q Silver
Leica Q Silver

The following video presents EUROPEAN PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA 2015-2016 – Leica Q:
The Leica Q is a hugely impressive camera that combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional design. The 28mm wide-angle lens is incredibly sharp and the fast electronic shutter, means you can shoot wide open at f/1.7 even in bright sunlight. The 24-million-pixel full frame sensor gives superb image quality, even at high ISO settings, and the traditional control dials give intuitive shooting. The 3.7M-dot electronic viewfinder pairs well with the smoothly-damped focus ring for manual focusing, while the touchscreen makes autofocusing away from the centre of the frame easy. These elements all combine to make the Q the best digital camera Leica has yet made, despite its high price.

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

Leica recently announced that in addition to the black model, the compact camera with the fast prime lens – the Leica Q – in silver has the following design features:

Leica Q Silver, top view

Leica Q Silver, top view

  • The top plate and the base plate are silver anodized and the rear shell has the refined look of classic black paint.
  • The characteristic, high-grip pattern of the black leather trim has been maintained.
  • The control elements on the top plate are finished in silver.
  • The engraved model name is filled in black.
  • The focal length number on the lens and parts of the distance scale are in red.
Leica Q Silver, bottom view

Leica Q Silver, bottom view

The key highlights of the Leica Q Silver include:

Leica Q Silver

Leica Q Silver

  • Easy touch screen control
  • Minimalist design
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and Leica Q-App makes it easy to share pictures
  • Fastest autofocus lens in it’s class – Summilux 28 mm/f1.7 ASPH with macro-mode
  • Full-frame 24 MP CMOS Sensor
  • Live-View and Focus Peaking
  • Integrated electronic viewfinder & thumb rest
  • Video recordings in Full HD
  • Robust – top plate made of aluminum, body made of magnesium alloy
  • Made in Germany
Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

PRESS RELEASE

Leica Q Silver: A New Colour Option for the Full-Frame Compact Camera

26/10/2017

Leica Camera AG presents a version of its high-performance compact camera with the full-frame sensor and fast prime lens: The Leica Q in silver. The new colour version impresses with a combination of black and silver elements. The top plate and the baseplate have been silver anodised and the rear shell has the refined look of classic black paint. The characteristic, high-grip pattern of the black leather trim from the serial production model has been maintained, while the control elements on the top plate of the new version are now in silver. The design concept is complemented by engravings of the feet scale and the focal length numbers on the lens picked out in a shade of red that sets a colourful accent in the classic look of the camera.

The silver version of the Leica Q will be available from the end of November 2017.

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

The technical specifications of the silver Leica Q are identical to those of the serial production model. Thanks to its particularly fast Leica Summilux 1:1.7/28 mm ASPH. lens, the camera is perfect for photography in low light, for street photography, architecture and landscapes. To permit reliable control of subject composition, the Leica Q also features an integrated viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 MP. Even the finest details of every exposure are displayed without any perceptible lag as soon as the camera is brought up to the user’s eye.

All functions of the camera are clearly laid out and logically placed to guarantee perfect ergonomics. Its clear and logical menu concept provides rapid access to all essential functions and enables users to programme personalised settings.

The Leica Q also delivers video recordings in full-HD quality. Depending on the scene and subject, users can choose between 30 and 60 full frames per second for video recording in MP4 format. The camera also features an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless transmission of still pictures and video and remote control by WLAN from a smartphone or a tablet with the Leica Q App.

About Leica Camera

Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.


The following silent video presents Leica Q features:


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