The Leica Q-P is a smart-looking 24MP full-frame compact camera that features the same internal components as the Leica Q, including its ISO range which reaches 50,000 and the same Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH fixed lens.
Machined from magnesium alloy and solid blocks of aluminium, the Q-P has the familiar Leica shape and similar to other P models, the red dot is no longer present on the front. Instead, the classic Leica lettering on top lets you know who made the camera.
With the dot removed, nothing breaks the eye on the front leaving a clean, matte paint finish and on the back are just an EVF (3.68MP), monitor and navigation buttons. On top are the usual dials and buttons but the shutter button has had a slight redesign to emulate the style you find on the M and CL models.
The Leica Q-P also allows for video 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 remote control and digital transfer of still pictures and video to a smartphone with the Leica FOTOS App.
The Leica Q-P will be available from today, priced at around £4100.