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The Brand New And Obnoxious Leica Q

Leica Q is obscenely expensive

Nicole Billitz
The Brand New And Obnoxious Leica Q© 2017 Leica

Lecia has just debuted their brand new Leica Q. It has a crazy expensive price tag of $4,250. A full-frame image sensor that is equipped with 24 megapixels and an ISO of 10 to 50,000 and a continuous shooting speed of a whopping 10 frames per second.

Lecia, the German optics company that made a pretty serious name for itself based on sheer power alone, has just debuted their brand new Leica Q.

And just like every other Leica camera, it has a crazy expensive price tag of $4,250. A full-frame image sensor, that is absolutely 100% real professional quality and not really suitable for hobby photographers, it is equipped with 24 megapixels and an ISO of 10 to 50,000 and a continuous shooting speed of a whopping 10 frames per second.

On the display, there is a 3.68-million dot electronic viewfinder, which has one of the highest resolutions of any camera, and a 3-inch touchscreen. Simply tap the touchscreen to autofocus on objects, same as your smartphone.

The Leica Q has a 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens. This means the lens is lightning fast and it has an amazing low-light capacity without requiring any flash (which consequently, the Q doesn’t have - but you can buy an external one if you so desire) and it also has some pretty cool background blur (bokeh).

Obviously, this high-end camera comes complete with built-in WiFi which connects to smartphones and tablets via the Leica Q app.

It’s made from magnesium alloy with aluminium bezels and leather wraps around the entire body with a diamond pattern so it screams classy.

Unfortunately, although the camera doesn’t have 2K video, it does have full HD video recording. Leica claims that videos are “indistinguishable from professional movie footage” and even though it is a Leica, I find it hard to believe. Full HD isn’t much to brag about.

Like every big brand name though, from Gucci to Mercedes-Benz, you pay for the name, not the tech. Let the little red dot serve to remind everyone how rich you are.

And, as an extra bonus, you can free copy of Adobe Lightroom 6.

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