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Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera

PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
24.2MP CMOS 1.8x Jun 2015
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Ten Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a similar spec and age, this camera is one of the most awarded.

The editors of Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Focus-numerique.fr all recommend this Leica camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites both wrote that this camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. This Leica digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Digitalone.com.sg.

This Leica camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this camera was very good.

This Leica camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and 01net.com and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 90%. If all the compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago are ranked by average expert review score then this Leica digital camera is in the top 1%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this digital camera is fantastic based on 8 user reviews. That puts this Leica camera in the top 10% of all the cameras of this spec and age.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Digitalone.com.sg mentioned “If you are a serious photographer, chances are that you have always wanted a Leica rangefinder, or any Leica camera for that matter” in their review and scored the product 4 stars. Expert website Techgoondu.com said two years ago “Leica fans appreciate the way Leica optics render an image and are willing to pay go” . Gizmodo.com.au said in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review “A very good one — they take amazing photos, whether you want to snap them manually or let the camera do the heavy lifting itself” .

A number of Leica Q (Typ 116) owners who bought the product said that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “A 24 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, full HD video recording”. Expert website Rappler.com wrote “Rappler got hold of the Leica Q, Leica's new compact, 24-megapixel fullframe sensor camera” in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review. Dxomark.com said “Likable camera with a very impressive sensor”.

One Leica Q (Typ 116) reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Dxomark.com mentioned two years ago “JPEG standard contrast setting to excess, no tiltangle screen, viewfinder eyesensor a bit slow, continuous shooting on onoff switch, fiddly macromanual focus release, no front grip”.

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Nice Design

A few customers who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Hits fast, all with elegant bravado” and gave the Leica Q (Typ 116) a rating of 5 stars. Rappler.com mentioned “It's beautiful” in their review of this digital camera. Dxomark.com mentioned two years ago “Elegant minimalist design”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Leica Q (Typ 116) was luxurious. Dpreview.com wrote “Preview based on pre-production Leica QLeica - the most traditional of traditional camera manufacturers - has been pretty innovative in recent years, bringing us the luxuriously black medium format S-series”.

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Good Size

Nine Leica Q (Typ 116) reviewers reckoned that it was compact. Two years ago Cnet.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “A terrific, if expensive, full-frame compact”. Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Leica Q (Typ 116) is a 24.2 megapixel compact camera with a 35mm full-frame (24 x 36mm) CMOS sensor with no optical low pass filter” and scored it 5 stars. Two years ago Digitalone.com.sg mentioned “This is a full-frame digital compact camera with a Leica Summilux 28mm f1.7 lens for onl” in their review.

One Leica Q (Typ 116) reviewer who bought the Leica Q (Typ 116) considered that it was good structurally. Dxomark.com wrote two years ago “Rugged construction” in their review.

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Robust

Several Leica Q (Typ 116) owners said in their reviews that it was well made. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) “Cameras, like most pieces of consumer tech, are built on compromise”. Reviewed.com also wrote “Every camera, from the tiny all-in-one camera modules in your smartphone to pro-level DSLRs, is built to satisfy certain needs at the expense of others”. Expert review site Techgoondu.com mentioned two years ago “Long associated with well built, hand-crafted cameras”.

Some customers who bought this digital camera said that it was strong and durable. Dxomark.com said “Sharpness throughout aperture range, superb image quality even into high ISO settings, classic Leica build quality is robust yet luxury, manual controls”.

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Easy to Use

A few Leica Q (Typ 116) owners who bought it thought it was easy to use. Two years ago expert review site Stuff.tv said “It's built to last and it's a pleasure to use”. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said in the same month “The Leica Q is a delightful camera to use – particularly for street” . Fatducktech.com mentioned “The Leica Q is a stunning camera to use at a somewhat scary price point” in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to handle. Dxomark.com mentioned in their review “Fantastic handling and control”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Leica Q (Typ 116) owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago expert review site Cnet.com wrote “While its cameras' photo quality is great” in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “The Q is capable of producing beautiful quality images” in their review of this digital camera. Dxomark.com said “Excellent image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers mentioned that the Leica Q (Typ 116) had a good lens. Expert website Photoreview.com.au rated the product 4 stars and said in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review “Imatest confirmed these assessments and showed that the lens exceeded expectations for the sensor's resolution at all aperture settings between f/1.7”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “This 24-megapixel full-frame compact, complete with 28mm f/1.7 fixed lens and built-in electronic viewfinder, is not only a rare breed of camera”. Dxomark.com said two years ago “Sharp, wide aperture lens” in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116).

Several Leica Q (Typ 116) owners who purchased the Leica Q (Typ 116) thought it had a good autofocus. Dxomark.com mentioned “Touch screen focus could be better implemented”.

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Leica Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Leica compact cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras manufactured by Leica.

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Good Video Capture

Several Leica Q (Typ 116) owners thought the product was good for video recording. Rappler.com said “For the full review, watch the video” in their review. Dxomark.com said “Video capabilities could be better”. Dxomark.com also mentioned “The Leica Q produces great photos and videos, sports a stellar lens”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said “Instant responsiveness and near silent operation place it in a class of its own” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars. One customer who bought it considered that it was noisy. Dxomark.com mentioned in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review two years ago “It is clearly a different sensor with slightly lower noise and improved high-ISO dynamic range” .

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A superb full-frame compact camera for those who like traditional controls and modern features like an electronic viewfinder”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Two years ago Dxomark.com mentioned “Classleading EVF” in their review. One Leica Q (Typ 116) reviewer considered that the Leica Q (Typ 116) had a good screen.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116) also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Q (Typ 116) supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116), the Leica Q (Typ 116) supports wi-Fi.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.2 megapixels, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116). Across all the compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q (Typ 116) the megapixels range from 16MP to 29MP.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 51,200, the Q (Typ 116) has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116). The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Q (Typ 116) is 6,400, the highest is 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 20,000.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Q (Typ 116) has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This Leica camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Q (Typ 116). The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 26.3 megapixels, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has one of the more total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Q (Typ 116) is 23MP, and the total megapixelss range from 16MP to 33MP.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica Q (Typ 116) is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Q (Typ 116). The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Halogen" and "Manual" are also found on this Leica digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Q (Typ 116) the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 80, the biggest is 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 110. At only 100, the Q (Typ 116) has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116).

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 1.7) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116) the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 4.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a quite small digital zoom (only 1.8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago is 1.8x and the biggest is 11x.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Q (Typ 116) is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Leica Q (Typ 116) is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116) are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q (Typ 116), the Q (Typ 116) does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Q (Typ 116) does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Q (Typ 116) does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Q (Typ 116) also do not have a built-in flash.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras that came out around the same time as the Q (Typ 116) have display resolution (numeric)s of between 100,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. The Q (Typ 116) has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 104,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Q (Typ 116) has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera that has been available for more than a year is 170g and the heaviest is 690g. The Q (Typ 116) is fairly heavy (590 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q (Typ 116).

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year is 50fps and the highest is 60fps. At only 50 frames per second, the Q (Typ 116) has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Q (Typ 116).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards

10 Awards

focus-numerique.fr Recommended digitalone.com.sg Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended ljudochbild.se Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice

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