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Leica Q (Typ 116)

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Compact Camera 24.2MP 1x Yes Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Leica Q (Typ 116) Review

Our Verdict:
A Multi Award Winning 24.2 Megapixel 1 Times Zoom Factor Camera, Good for Everyday Photography
, we have ranked the Leica Q (Typ 116) number 166 across all digital cameras.
100
74 Reviews + 11 Awards
17
55
13 Great Features
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score
66
Average

Why Has it Scored This?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Recommended" award from review sites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Focus-Numerique.fr, an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites PC Mag and Digitalone.com.sg and a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com.
93
Excellent
61
Average
95
Excellent
85
Very Good

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Leica Q (Typ 116) In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

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

The writers at websites PC Mag and Digitalone.com.sg both concluded that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Leica digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com who said that this camera was great.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this Leica camera was very good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA Best Product" award.

Pocket Lint gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 31 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 89 out of 100. That puts this Leica digital camera in the top 14% of all the new high megapixel cameras.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this Leica digital camera is terrific based on 43 owner reviews. Over 93% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this camera in the top 9% of all the new digital cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

Excellent Brand

We checked 872 expert and owner reviews (including 178 verified purchases) for Leica digital cameras and found that on average Leica has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Leica has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expensive

Three people who reviewed the Leica Q (Typ 116) concluded that it was expensive and two customers said in their reviews that the product was not good value for money.

Excellent Design

10 people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking and two people reckoned that it was well designed.

Good Quality Lens

11 customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus and three owners who reviewed the Leica Q (Typ 116) concluded that it had a good lens.

Good Quality Pictures

18 customers wrote in their reviews that the Leica Q (Typ 116) was able to produce good images and two customers thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution.

Easy to Use

Eight owners who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use, two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good interface and two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Robust

Four owners who bought the Leica Q (Typ 116) considered that it was well made.

Superior Product Quality

Six people thought it was good quality.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Q (Typ 116) supports video recording. Most of the other recently released cameras also support video recording.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. With a digital zoom of only 1.8 times zoom factor, the Q (Typ 116) has a very small digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Q (Typ 116) has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Leica Q (Typ 116) does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras do have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

The Q (Typ 116) supports Full HD video, as do most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Q (Typ 116) supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new similar spec digital cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Q (Typ 116) has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other recently released cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 16x. The Q (Typ 116) has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 590 grams, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Q (Typ 116) has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most latest high megapixel cameras. This 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.

This digital camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Q (Typ 116) supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked, the display resolution (numeric) of the Leica Q (Typ 116) of only 104,000 pixels is one of the lowest. The average display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 840,000 pixels.

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Features Voice Recording

The Q (Typ 116) features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as 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 high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a higher image resolution than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all latest comparable spec digital cameras is 7360 x 4912 pixels and the worst is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on new high megapixel cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports 100, 51200 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The Q (Typ 116) has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.7, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has a very small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other recently released similar spec cameras. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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24.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in June 2015.


Reviews
100
74 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
17
Features for Portrait...
93
Excellent
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Port...
74
Good
87
6000 X 4000 Pixels
Yes
Features for Portrait...
93
Excellent

Maximum Image Resolution

6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Smile Detection

smile detection


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Self-Timer

self-timer


Reviews
100
74 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
17
Features for Landscape...
61
Average
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Land...
59
Mediocre
8
1x
87
6000 X 4000 Pixels
89
590g
Features for Landscape...
61
Average

Optical Zoom

very small optical zoom


Maximum Image Resolution

6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution


Weight

average weight


GPS (satellite)

does not have a GPS (satellite)


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Waterproof

waterproof


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Anti-Dust Function

anti-dust function


Dustproof

dustproof


Reviews
100
74 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
17
Features for Everyday...
95
Excellent
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Ever...
74
Good
89
590g
Yes
Features for Everyday...
95
Excellent

Weight

average weight


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Vari-Angle LCD Display

vari-angle LCD display


Face Detection

face detection


Reviews
100
74 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
17
Features for Sport Pho...
85
Very Good
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Spor...
70
Average
100
1s
Yes
50
100, 200, 51,200, Auto
Features for Sport Pho...
85
Very Good

Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


ISO Sensitivities

supports 100, 51200 and 2 more ISO sensitivities


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Waterproof

waterproof


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04022243190009

Leica Q (Typ 116) Review Sources

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