Leica Q (Typ 116)

Here’s our concise review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) premium compact camera…

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Are you royalty, a person of immeasurable wealth or just incredibly discerning? Then chances are, you’re probably already very well acquainted with Leica.

Boasting a full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, the Leica means business. It boasts a 28mm f/1.7 Summilux lens, which comes with a well-earned and formidable reputation for sharpness.

You also have a 3in 1040k-dot touchscreen, maximum ISO 50,000 and 10fps continuous shooting speed, though you’ll not be shooting any action with this camera.

The construction and looks departments are both beyond compare. Built to last, it features a magnesium alloy body, which is tough and robust. It also may be the prettiest camera on this list – even if you can’t justify spending a small fortune, you can appreciate the heritage and beauty on offer.

The Leica is a stunning tour-de-force of a camera, well-built and capable of excellence. However, it’s also three times the price of its rivals.

Find out more at the Leica website.

Pros
Incredible sharpness
High ISO range
Stunning design

Cons
Expensive
No flash
No grip

Spec
Weight: 640g
WxHxD: 130x80x93mm
Battery: 300 shots
Card type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
AF: 49-point contrast detect