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Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera

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Compact Camera 24.2MP 1x Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eleven industry awards
High price
Battery life needs work
68 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Very Expensive

Five owners who reviewed the product considered that it was expensive. Theverge.com said “Very expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “One that isn't ridiculously overpriced”.


Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

Amongst similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, this digital camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

The writers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this compact camera. Trusted Reviews and Focus-numerique.fr both gave this Leica digital camera a "Recommended" award and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites PC Mag and Digitalone.com.sg, both of which said that this Leica camera was marvellous.

The expert at one more expert review site concluded that this Leica camera was great. PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

This Leica camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and 01net.com and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA Best Product" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both decided that this compact camera was good. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this Leica digital camera has an average expert rating of 89%. This means that camera experts think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this compact camera rated this camera as marvellous on average. 14 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this Leica digital camera in the top 6% of all the cameras of this age and type when ranked by average user review score.

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 751 user and expert reviews (including 20 verified purchases), Leica has good ratings for its digital cameras. Leica also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Q (Typ 116) features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Q (Typ 116) has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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Quiet

Two owners who purchased the product thought it was quiet. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Nearly Silent Shutter” in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116). One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Michael said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The Leica gets really noisy” in his Leica Q (Typ 116) review.


Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 100,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 104,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Q (Typ 116) has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Q (Typ 116) does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Power

Battery Life Needs Work

Three customers who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Battery life needs work”. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “It would be nice if the battery lasted a little longer”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “I keep a battery pack so I'm always ready to roll” in their review.


Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Q (Typ 116) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 51200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a fairly small maximum aperture number (16) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 2 and the smallest is 22.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.4. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.7, the Q (Typ 116) has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 21x, and the digital zooms range from 1.8x to 120x. At only 1.8 times zoom factor, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 1x, the biggest is 30x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The Q (Typ 116) has a fairly small optical zoom (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twelve owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg said in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) “This is a full-frame digital compact camera with a Leica Summilux 28mm f1.7 lens for onl” and rated this digital camera 7 stars. Photographyblog.com rated the product 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) “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”. Techradar.com said on Techradar “A superb full-frame compact camera for those who like traditional controls”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au rated this digital camera 7 stars and said two years ago “A very good one — they take amazing photos, whether you want to snap them manually or let the camera do the heavy lifting itself” in their review of this digital camera. Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned “Today even the smallest German-made Leicas (leaving aside the Panasonic-built mass sub-£1,000 models) are on the hefty side by current compact-camera standards” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Bhughes said in their review of this digital camera “I often found myself leaving my bulky rig behind and using my phone on trips”.

One customer said that it was good structurally. One owner concluded that it was easy to carry around. Blueberry gave the product a score of 7 stars and said “The Q feels incredibly solid, I love the heft of it (don't get me wrong, its easy to carry around”.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 420g. The Q (Typ 116) is one of the heavier digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera (590 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Design

Beautiful Design

Ten people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Digitalversus.com mentioned “The Q (Typ 116) hits hard, hits accurate and hits fast, all with elegant bravado” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com wrote in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review on Techradar “The Q is capable of producing beautiful quality images”. Expert review site Rappler.com mentioned “It's beautiful” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who bought the product reckoned that it was well designed. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Elegant minimalist design” . Blueberry said on Bhphotovideo.com “1000 photos later, I think they made the right choice as there are more options this way.) Overall, this camera is extremely well designed” in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116).

Two customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was smooth. Tycoop mentioned “Out-of-focus bokeh is smooth and pleasing to the eye”. Tycoop also wrote “The focus wheel is incredibly smooth and precise, like churning through warm butter” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Ted mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Build quality and ergonomics are fantastic” in his Leica Q (Typ 116) review.

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A Joy to Use

Fourteen people who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Two years ago Dxomark.com said “Fantastic handling and control”. Theverge.com wrote “Simple control” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a score of 17.9 out of 100. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au mentioned “The Leica Q is a delightful camera to use – particularly for street” in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116).

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Tycoop mentioned “The menus are basic and efficient” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 6 stars.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to handle. Todayonline.com mentioned “Handling and screenbutton interfaces well thought out” in their review of this digital camera although they scored it 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Quick Handling” .

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Quality Build

Eighteen owners concluded that this digital camera was well made. Dxomark.com wrote two years ago “Exceptional optical quality and sharpness throughout aperture range, superb image quality even into high ISO settings, classic Leica build quality is robust yet luxury, manual controls” in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review. Dxomark.com also said “Solid, stylish build quality” in their review. Dxomark.com also wrote “Rugged construction” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) two years ago “Durable Fast Compact” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Last year Le Reynard Subtil wrote “It is quite durable, reasonably compact”.

One customer who bought the product thought it was reliable. Le Reynard Subtil mentioned “50 years ago I began using M Leicas because they were dependable” in her Leica Q (Typ 116) review.

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Quality Build

Twenty-eight people reckoned that this digital camera was good quality. Todayonline.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Quality build” although they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Highend build quality and finish” nonetheless they rated it 1 stars. Todayonline.com also wrote “Fantastic images quality” in their review.


Support

Exceptional Optical Quality and Sharpness Throughout Aperture Range, Superb Image Quality Even Into High ISO Settings, Classic Leica Build Quality is Robust Yet Luxury, Manual Controls

Three people who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Manual Focusing Ring” but despite that they only rated the product 20 out of 100.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Q (Typ 116) supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than a year ago also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Q (Typ 116) supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Q (Typ 116) has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4272 x 2848, 2976 x 1984, 1600 x 1080, 4800 x 3200, 3424 x 2288, 2384 x 1592, 1280 x 856, 3360 x 2240, 2400 x 1600 and 1680 x 1120 and 896 x 600. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this spec and age is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Traditional Exposure Controls

One person who reviewed it thought it had good exposure controls. Two years ago Todayonline.com said “Traditional exposure controls” yet they gave it a score of 14 out of 100.

1080 60 Video Recording

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Dxomark.com wrote “1080 60 video recording”. Dxomark.com also said “Qualit d'image (photo et video), optique Stellar” in their review. Expert website Rappler.com said in their review of this digital camera “For the full review, watch the video” .

3.6Mdot EVF

Seven owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Dxomark.com wrote two years ago “Classleading EVF” in their review of this digital camera. Tycoop mentioned in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) on Bhphotovideo.com “The EVF is so nicely refined and elegant” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Jvs said two years ago “Manual focus through the EVF is outstanding”.

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Electronic viewfinder”. Michael mentioned “The gorgeous screen and viewfinder made it easy” in his review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) and scored it 6 stars.

One person considered that the product had a good screen. Dxomark.com said “Touch-screen display” in their review of this digital camera.

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Fast Autofocus

Nineteen owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good autofocus. Todayonline.com said in their review of this digital camera “Diaphragm and focus rings”. Tycoop scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The camera makes it quite fun (and easy) to zone focus” in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review. Tycoop also wrote “There is also focus magnification, which allows you to magnify t” in their review.

Eighteen people who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Dxomark.com wrote two years ago “Top class lens and sensor” in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review however they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Todayonline.com mentioned “Wide aperture lens”. Todayonline.com also said “The Leica Q produces great photos and videos, sports a stellar lens and a delivers surprisingly good performance” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com said in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review “Good Image Stabilization” .

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Amazing Images

Fourty-four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Dxomark.com mentioned “Images are amazing out of the camera” however they scored the Leica Q (Typ 116) 1 stars. Dxomark.com also wrote “Full-frame image sensor” in their review. Two years ago Todayonline.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “28mm 1.7 lens with image stabilisation” although they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Eight people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Dxomark.com mentioned “The Leica Q is a thoroughly modern and likable camera with a very impressive sensor”. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review “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” and rated it 4 stars.

Five owners said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Dxomark.com said in their review of the Leica Q (Typ 116) “10fps burst shooting”. Bhphotovideo.com said “Great Resolution” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. J. L. said two years ago “Lens is very good in terms of resolution and resolving power”.

Three people who bought it considered that it had a good ISO range. Dxomark.com said in their review of this digital camera “Hervorragende Bildqualitt bis ISO 1.600”. Dxomark.com also said “Auch noch sehr gute Bildqualitt im hohen ISOBereich (bis ISO 6.400” in their review.

Two people said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Blueberry said “The 28mm 1.7 lens also captures some incredible low light shots”.

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No Flash

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera did not have a good flash. Dxomark.com mentioned two years ago “No built-in flash” .


Features

Good Features

Three owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Features and app”. In the same month Blueberry mentioned “It is really fast, with some great focusing features”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Leica Q (Typ 116) supports video recording. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Q (Typ 116) supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support Full HD video.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 19000
Barcodes 00799429190002, 04022243190009

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