Leica introduces the Leica Q Titanium gray camera

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Leica announced a new Leica Q Titanium gray camera. The US price is $4,495 (available for pre-order at

The UK price is £3,800 incl. VAT. The strap is a Yosemite Camera Strap.

Press release:

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Leica Q ‘Titanium gray’. A perfect fusion of technology, design and style

Leica Camera has revealed the Leica Q ‘Titanium gray’, bringing a brand new, alternative design to its successful, high-performance compact camera, the Leica Q, which features a fixed fast prime lens and full-frame sensor.

In contrast to the discreet black of the body, lens and leather-style trim of the original Leica Q, this stunning new model offers a titanium grey paint finish on the top and base plate and back of the camera, combining the premium look of precious metal with classic black elements.

image004.jpgElegant, yet extremely durable, the Leica Q ‘Titanium gray’ includes a series of striking design features not found on the standard model. For example, the distance scale in feet and the focal length on the lens are highlighted in red. Furthermore, the colour-coordinated carrying strap supplied with the camera has been manufactured from strong, robust material most commonly used to make climbing ropes.

Offering the same impressive performance and technical specifications of the black Leica Q model, the Leica Q ‘Titanium gray’ features intuitive handling and an exceptionally fast lens. The perfect camera for street, architectural and landscape photography, its Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens makes the Leica Q ideal for available light shooting and has an angle of view that reproduces scenes with natural perspectives and proportions.

With a 24 MP, full-frame CMOS sensor precisely matched to its lens, the Leica Q ‘Titanium gray’ delivers richly detailed exposures with low noise at optimum quality, at ISO sensitivities of up to 50,000. This outstanding camera allows the greatest possible creative freedom for even the most demanding photographic ambitions, enabling the photographer to switch effortlessly between macro, automatic and manual focusing.

Ensuring the decisive moment is never missed, the Leica Q full-frame compact camera has the fastest autofocus in its class and offers precision focusing almost in real-time. Furthermore, its Leica ultra-fast Maestro II image processor enables continuous shooting at up to ten frames per second at full resolution. Allowing reliable control of subject composition at this speed, the Leica Q also features an integrated viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 MP – displaying even the finest details without any perceptible lag, as soon as the camera is brought up to the user’s eye.

All functions of the camera are clearly laid out and logically placed, making it exceptionally ergonomic to use. The clear and logical menu provides rapid access to all essential functions and also enables photographers to programme their own personalised settings.

In addition, the Leica Q delivers movie recording in full-HD quality. Depending on the scene and subject, users can choose between 30 and 60 full frames per second for video recording in MP4 format. The camera also features an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless transmission of still pictures and video to other devices, and remote control by WLAN from a smartphone or tablet.

The Leica Q app enabling these features can be downloaded free of charge from the Leica web site. As well as providing a remote release function and display of the viewfinder image, the app also allows the setting of parameters such as aperture and shutter speed from the device employed.

Full product specifications can be found at: uk.leica-camera.com.

Pricing and availability

The Leica Q ‘Titanium gray’ is scheduled to be available from mid-November 2016, at a suggested retail price of £3,800 including VAT.

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  • Daniel Cook

    £900 for an alternative paint job, yowser.

    • MdB

      It’s ‘only’ $250 hike over the launch price of the standard Q in the US?

      • Daniel Cook

        “The UK price is £3,800 incl. VAT” – the launch price and RRP was £2900, which I bought my Leica Q for a little under a year ago.

        • MdB

          Bugger…

  • Enche Tjin

    Look handsome 🙂

  • DouglasGottlieb

    Lovely. Now how about 35, 50 and even 75mm (or 90) models (no crop)?

    • Would be great to have a set of three: 28/50/75 or 90, which is a typical press set.

    • BdV

      A 35mm or 40mm Q would probably scare my bank account much more than the other focal lengths. But there’s still a but or two. I like to have a tilting screen, and it would be quite nice if it was a touch screen. Hopefully that keeps my bank account safe for a while.

  • eric

    i like the all black better…they probably thought about making a 35mm or 50mm version? might be a lens issue though.

  • Bo Dez

    I love it. The Steel Grey M9 is one of my favourites still. Leica really should consider this look for M-E and S-E instead of that terrible blue grey colour.

    • CHD

      Yes, but since the M-E was one of their ‘cheaper’ options they had to make it as hideous looking as possible so as not to impact sales of the more expensive models.

      • Bo Dez

        I realise that, but IMO, unless it stands up to brand ethos then don’t do it at all. That blue colour looks sh it. Just black, at least.

        • CHD

          Totally agree with you.

  • Timothy Rule

    Let me help you there ….

    “this stunning new model offers a titanium grey paint finish … combining the premium look of precious metal” – grey paint … premium look … precious metal – well, now, that is quite a stretch.

    “striking design features not found on the standard model … distance scale in feet and the focal length on the lens are highlighted in red” – as opposed to being highlighted in yellow.

    “the colour-coordinated carrying strap supplied with the camera has been manufactured from strong, robust material most commonly used to make climbing ropes” – would that be the common industrial material otherwise known a nylon?

    So what is the premium for a different color paint and some nylon climbing rope? The decisive moment indeed.

  • Licheus

    I didn’t miss my Leica CM because they stopped servicing it within a year after its discontinuation. But now, look at this…

  • Ryan Villanueva

    What a handsome look. Too bad its only the finish that was changed. This camera could use some weather sealing.

  • CHD

    What to do when you need to sell more cameras but the new M isn’t ready….

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