Leica Q Digital Camera Review | Reviewed

Cameras, like most pieces of consumer tech, are built on compromise. 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. While not exactly a zero-sum game, building a camera with a pro-grade image sensor, lens, and physical controls often means building a camera that’s big, bulky, and—quite often—incredibly expensive. But just when you think you have an idea of where the barriers are, something like the Leica Q (MSRP $4,250) comes along and flips that logic on its head. While it won’t do anything for people without a laughable amount of disposable income, it’s a near-pocketable camera that has a fantastic full-frame image sensor, a gorgeous 28mm f/1.7 Summilux lens, and thoroughly modern features like 10fps burst speed, autofocus, 1080/60p video, and WiFi. At over $4,000 it’s not for everyone, but it’s a halo product—something for everyday photographers to lust after and other camera makers to aspire to. For Leica, in particular, it’s something of a milestone, marrying the company’s storied attention to craftsmanship and build quality with the kind of convenience and alacrity that Leica has typically failed to deliver with its newer digital cameras……

Source: cameras.reviewed.com

Leica Q

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