It’s been about 6 months since I’ve purchased my Leica Q after my test drive with one thanks to Leica Store DC and to this day, it is the best camera I have ever owned. If you look at the current market of premium point-and-shoot cameras that have an EVF, the Leica Q easily stands on its own and as it’s getting closer to 3 years since its introduction, it still has no rival (the RX1R Mk II doesn’t count since it doesn’t have an EVF).
So who is the Leica Q for?
If you suffer from G.A.S. and care about the spec-sheet? The Leica Q covers that.
Are you interested in getting into the Leica eco-system without jumping headfirst with your wallet? Get the Leica Q.
Do you want incredible images quality, the “Leica look”, that only Leica cameras can do?
It just checks off all the boxes for me.
- Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- 24 Megapixels
- 3.4MP EVF
- Leica “M” caliber optics – it comes attached with a 28mm F/1.7 Summilux ASPH
- One of the fastest AF cameras in the world
- Small-size considering it has an EVF and a full-frame sensor
- Legendary build quality
- You can use Panasonic batteries for it, which are half the price of the Leica batteries
- The lack of interchangeable lenses forces you to not worry about the lens selection and frees you up to just shoot, thus there is no “lens anxiety” (Thanks Chris)
This post might be a bit short but I can’t emphasize that the Leica Q may be the only camera that most people need.
Photos from the Leica Q at a recent Laos New Years festival. Images are pretty much “stock”