Leica releases a new full-frame compact, the Leica Q-P
Matte black never goes out of style.
The last few camera releases from Leica have gone for an understated look, ditching the iconic red dot and opting for a simplified all black exterior. The simplified design is meant to make the camera—and the experience of shooting with it—more discrete. The less that potential subjects are focused on the camera in the photographer’s hand, the more time the photographer can focus on shooting and developing a relationship. It’s a design change that is certainly helpful for street photographers and has been with other digital cameras like 2014’s understated M-P.
The follow up camera to the Leica Q, the Q-P also features some substantial ergonomic upgrades. The shutter release button and power switch/drive mode selector have both been redesigned to make them more similar to the functions on the Leica M10 and CL. Each function clicks into place, giving these cameras a more tactile feel than the Q.
Here is what else we know about it:
- 24 megapixel full frame sensor
- Fixed Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens
- 3.68 megapixel EVF
- Integrated Wi-Fi
- Available now for $4,995
The Q-P is obviously more expensive than other fixed-lens full-frame cameras, but if money isn’t an issue, this sleek compact camera might be the one for you.