The Leica Q-P is definitely a smart-looking 24MP full-frame compact camera that features the same internal elements as the Leica Q, including its ISO range which reaches 50,000, and the same Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH fixed lens.
Machined from magnesium alloy and solid blocks of aluminum, the Q-P has the familiar Leica shape, and similar to various other P models, the reddish colored dot is no longer present on the front. Instead, the classic Leica lettering on top lets you know who made the camera.
Leica Q-P: Price
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With the dot taken out, nothing breaks the eye on the front leaving a clean, matte paint finish and on the trunk are just an EVF (3.68MP), monitor and navigation buttons. On top are the usual dials and control keys but the shutter button has had a slight redesign to emulate the style you find on the M and CL models.
The Leica Q-P also allows for video recording in full-HD quality. According to the scene and subject, users can choose between 30 and 60 full frames per second for video recording in MP4 structure. The camera also features a built-in Wi-Fi module for remote control and digital transfer of still images and video to a smartphone with the Leica FOTOS App.
The Leica Q-P can be a high-end full-frame enthusiast compact with a 24MP CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter. It’s a revise to the original Q, which gets rid of the trademark ‘red dot’ on a leading plate with Leica script on the top. The shutter is certainly quieter than on the Q and the on/off switch has been refined, as well.
The Q-P features a 28mm F1.7 ASPH lens with aperture and manual focus rings, as well as a clever distance guidebook that slides into place when in macro mode. The camera has an ultra-high-res 3.68 million-dot electronic and a 3″ touchscreen LCD. Various other features include 1080/60p video recording, 10 fps continuous shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi that works with the company’s FOTOS app. Being a Leica, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the body (made in Germany) is normally machined from a solid block of aluminum.
Leica Q-P: Max Shutter speed
Leica Q-P can shoot continually at a max speed of 10.0 fps and has a max shutter velocity of 1/2000 sec. Q-P also has an electronic shutter that can shoot silently at a max rate of 1/16000s. One thing to keep in mind is that digital shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately, Q-P doesn’t have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Leica Q-P includes a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF program has 49 points to pick from. Leica Q-P also features Face detection AF where it intelligently detects the faces in the body and locks the concentrate automatically.
Leica Q-P: Video Features
With Leica Q-P, you can record your movies at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. The full HD quality of Leica Q-P will be adequate in most situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos offered, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. Q-P has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Leica Q-P does not have any connections for exterior microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor point and shoot with an external mic connection, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII in a similar price range.
Leica Q-P: Connectivity and Storage
Leica Q-P features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) online connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, Q-P can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our Q-P. You can change camera settings, discharge shutter, view LCD display screen and transfer data files using a handy remote control app.
Leica Q-P: Conclusion
The Leica Q-P is really a high-end full-frame enthusiast compact with a 24MP CMOS sensor without an anti-aliasing filter. It’s an update to the initial Q, which gets rid of the trademark ‘reddish dot’ on a leading plate with Leica script at the top. The shutter is quieter than on the Q and the on/off change has already been refined, as well.
The Q-P includes a 28mm F1.7 ASPH zoom lens with aperture and guides focus rings, as well as a smart distance lead that slides into place when in macro mode. The digital camera comes with an ultra-high-res 3.68 million-dot electronic and a 3″ touchscreen LCD. Some other features include 1080/60p movie documenting, 10 fps constant capturing, and built-in Wi-Fi that works together with the business’s FOTOS app. Being truly a Leica, it shouldn’t arrive as a shock that your body (manufactured in Germany) will be machined from a strong block of aluminum.