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The street photography community's favourite tool goes into stealth mode.
Like all other products in Leica's P range, the Leica Q-P is particularly discreet and does not feature the iconic red Leica logo on the front, but features the classic engraved Leica script on the top plate. This makes the Q-P the perfect companion for capturing street-life unnoticed.
The Leica Q-P is finished in a matte black "stealth" paint, developed by a Swiss specialist for high-resistance lacquer (ILAG), which is especially resilient. The camera features the same full-frame sensor and fast prime lens that has made the Leica Q the go-to tool for professionals and amateurs seeking super-crisp images.
Another new feature is the updated shutter button, which now replicates those of the Leica CL and M ranges.
Just like the rest of the Q range, the Leica Q-P is also compatible with the Leica FOTOS app, making it remotely controllable and images instantly shareable.
In the box:
Leica Q-P camera | Leica BP-‐DC12, lithium ion battery | Spare battery | Leica BC-DC12 charger | Power cable | Premium leather strap | Lens hood | Lens cap | USB cable
With a full-frame sensor and a particularly high speed, classic focal length prime lens, the camera stands out thanks to its fast and intuitive handling. Its Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens makes it ideal for shooting in available light situations and has an angle of view that reproduces scenes with natural perspective and proportions. This makes the Leica Q the perfect camera for street, architectural and landscape photography.
With a 24 MP, full-frame CMOS sensor precisely matched to its lens, the camera delivers richly detailed exposures with extremely low noise at optimum quality, at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000. Furthermore, with the option of switching between macro, automatic and manual focusing, the Leica Q offers the greatest possible creative freedom, allowing the user to achieve even the most demanding of photographic ambitions.
Leica Q full-frame compact camera offers the fastest autofocus in its class, as well as almost realtime precision focusing. At the same time, its newly developed Leica Maestro II image processor, specifically adapted for the Leica Q, processes the data from the sensor at an enormous speed and delivers up to ten frames per second at full resolution.
The digital frame selector of the Leica Q allows further creative opportunities – alternative subject framing can be selected with the press of a button. In addition to the focal length of 28mm at full resolution, this function also offers the equivalent of shooting with 35 and 50mm lenses. The corresponding frames are displayed in the viewfinder.
As with a rangefinder camera, photographers can view the areas outside the bright-line frame, and can react much more quickly to changes in and around the subject. The selected framing is preserved in the JPEG image files, while the RAW files in DNG format record the entire field captured by the 28mm lens.
With its ergonomic design, all functions of the Leica Q are clearly laid out and logically positioned. The clear menu provides rapid access to all essential features and also offers custom programming options: for example, convenient definition of the autofocus limits by key control. Alternatively, the touch screen can be used for focusing by eye, or the focusing point can be selected with a simple touch of a fingertip. In manual focusing mode, Live View offers two additional electronic focusing aids: Focus Peaking shows points in the subject that are sharply focused by the coloured highlighting of edges, and Live View Zoom simultaneously allows the photographer check the sharply focused parts of the scene with up to six-fold magnification.
Furthermore, when shooting in video mode, photographers can benefit from the exceptionally high speed and unmistakable bokeh of the Leica Q lens. Video recorded in full HD with the Leica Q is indistinguishable from professional movie footage.
The Leica Q features an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless transmission of still pictures and video to other devices and remote control by WLAN from a smartphone or a tablet PC. The Leica FOTOS app for control of these features can be downloaded free of charge from the App provider of your choice. In addition to remote release and display of the viewfinder image, the app allows the photographer to set their chosen aperture and shutter speed.
The purchase of this camera includes a free 90 days membership of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, including 20GB of Cloud storage.