Leica Q-P summary
Leica Q-P is Leica's Large Sensor Compact digital camera initially introduced on November of 2018. The camera uses a 24MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The Q-P is ranked #8 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over all #151 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Leica Q-P history
The Leica Q-P comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can take a look at all previous and brand new models alongside main features.
Leica Q-P Gallery
You can look at the Q-P from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Leica Q-P Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Leica Q-P based on criterias that are generally considered crucial in a digital camera.
Leica Q-P Sensor features
The Leica Q-P is run by the Maestro II processor. The sensor dimension in the Leica Q-P is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 0 - 0. RAW files are saved therefore the user has more margin for error.
The image below shows the Q-P's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Q-P sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is pointed out in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Leica Q-P dimensions
Leica Q-P weighs 1.41 lb (640 gr / 22.58 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 130mm x 80mm x 93mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 gr so the Leica Q-P is heavier as compared to various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a photo of the Leica Q-P beside a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button design on the Q-P.
Leica Q-P Lens features
The Q-P has got a built in lens offering a fixed focal length of 28mm meaning that you don't have the option to zoom.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f1.7 making it beneficial in low light conditions and getting a shallow depth of field. It is going to also enable you to go with a lower ISO to get crisper photos.
Leica Q-P Connectivity
The Q-P has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send files and oftentimes change settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Leica Q-P Video features
The max video quality in the Leica Q-P is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance in video quality versus file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The body does not have a mic and headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to look at another camera should you need good sound in your videos.
Leica Q-P Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Leica Q-P so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Leica Q-P Screen and Viewfinder
The Leica Q-P houses a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to switch focus point as well as change settings with your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Leica Q-P are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 3,680 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders will be particularly helpful.
Leica Q-P Shutter features
Leica Q-P has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter could lead to "rolling shutter" under some conditions.
Leica Q-P Flash and Hot shoe features
Leica Q-P includes external flash support but does not have inbuilt flash.
Leica Q-P Autofocus features
Leica Q-P includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is handy for portraits.
It boasts 49 focus points to select from. Leica Q-P has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to switch focus. Leica Q-P has got manual focusing in case it is needed in low light scenarios or you want more precise control on focusing.
Leica Q-P Battery life
The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U has got the maximum (450) battery life in this range of cameras.
Following is a list of Large Sensor Compact cameras with the strongest battery life:
Leica Q-P for different types of photography
The following chart shows a summary of the Leica Q-P for different types of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section below.
Leica Q-P Portrait photography features
The Leica Q-P gets a score of 86 which is brilliant, and means the camera is a superb option for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support & potential to use external flash.
Leica Q-P Street photography details
With a modest points total of 58, the Leica Q-P is relatively acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Leica Q-P Sports photography factors
A nice sports photography points tally of 63 suggests the Leica Q-P is a fine choice for shooting sports. A camera should have excellent tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Leica Q-P as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very important when buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Leica Q-P gets a very good 64 as a travel camera which is a very decent option to buy for your trips.
Leica Q-P Landscape photography advice
For anyone looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Leica Q-P at it's above average score of 67 for a landscape camera is a very decent fit within the current market.
Leica Q-P as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Leica Q-P is not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible rating of 30.
Leica Q-P Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the Q-P, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The chart listed below gives you an overview of the Q-P versus it's highest rated rivals mentioned previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may view as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, click the "compare" link.