Leica Q (Typ 116) silver anodized camera officially announced


The previously rumored Leica Q (Typ 116) silver anodized camera is now officially announced (silver anodized top plate, bottom plate, lens, silver lens hood and lens cover). The US price is $4,495. Pre-orders are now open at:

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In addition to the black and titanium gray models, the compact camera with the fast prime lens - the Leica Q - is now available in silver. While its technical specifications are identical to those of its black and titanium gray counterparts, the design of the new version sets itself apart with the classic combination of black and silver. The top plate and the baseplate are silver anodized and the rear shell has the refined look of classic black paint. The characteristic, high-grip pattern of the black leather trim has been maintained. The control elements on the top plate are finished in silver. The engraved model name is filled in black. The focal length number on the lens and parts of the distance scale are in red.

Press release:

Leica Q silver: a new colour option for the full-frame compact camera with the fast prime lens impresses with classically elegant style and proven camera features.

Wetzlar, 26 October 2017. Leica Camera AG presents a version of its high-performance compact camera with the full-frame sensor and fast prime lens: The Leica Q in silver. The new colour version impresses with a combination of black and silver elements. The top plate and the baseplate have been silver anodised and the rear shell has the refined look of classic black paint. The characteristic, high-grip pattern of the black leather trim from the serial production model has been maintained, while the control elements on the top plate of the new version are now in silver. The design concept is complemented by engravings of the feet scale and the focal length numbers on the lens picked out in a shade of red that sets a colourful accent in the classic look of the camera.

The silver version of the Leica Q will be available from the end of November 2017.

The technical specifications of the silver Leica Q are identical to those of the serial production model. Thanks to its particularly fast Leica Summilux 1:1.7/28 mm ASPH. lens, the camera is perfect for photography in low light, for street photography, architecture and landscapes. To permit reliable control of subject composition, the Leica Q also features an integrated viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 MP. Even the finest details of every exposure are displayed 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 to guarantee perfect

ergonomics. Its clear and logical menu concept provides rapid access to all essential functions and enables users to programme personalised settings.

The Leica Q also delivers video recordings 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 and remote control by WLAN from a smartphone or a tablet with the Leica Q App.

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Via leica-camera.com

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