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Leica Q (Typ 116)

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DP Review Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
A multi award winning compact digital camera, perfect for sports photography
Compact 24.2MP 1x Yes Jun 2015
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Leica Q (Typ 116) Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Leica Q (Typ 116) number 265 across all digital cameras.
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Average

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Leica digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report design, good lens quality and picture quality. However they also report that it is expensive.
The Q (Typ 116) has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Very small optical zoom
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 173 in sports photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 189 in portrait photography cameras, but average for wildlife photography, ranking number 286 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Leica Q (Typ 116) Video Reviews


How Big is the Leica Q (Typ 116)?

The Leica Q (Typ 116) is 130mm wide and 93mm tall. It is 80mm deep and weighs 590g.

Leica Q (Typ 116) front dimensions

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Leica Q (Typ 116) In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Experts really like this Leica camera and have given it 12 awards.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Focus-Numerique.fr all of whom decided that this Leica digital camera was very good.

This Leica camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites PC Mag and Digitalone.com.sg, both of which decided that this camera was superb.

In addition, this Leica digital camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award and the editor of website DP Review concluded that it was very good and gave it a "Silver" award.

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se, Pocket Lint gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

Two other expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was very good. Digital Versus gave this Leica camera a "5 Star" award and it received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 31 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com this Leica digital camera has an average expert rating of 89 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 7% of all the cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this digital camera is superb based on 42 owner reviews. 27 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Leica Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 880 expert and user reviews (including 314 verified purchases) for Leica digital cameras and found that on average Leica has excellent ratings. We also found that Leica has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Expensive

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was expensive and two owners mentioned that the product was not good value for money.

Customers Report Nice Design

11 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking and two owners who bought it concluded that it was well designed.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

10 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus and three customers said that this digital camera had a good lens.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 people who bought this digital camera wrote that it was able to produce good images and two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use, two people concluded that it was easy to use the menus and two people who purchased it agreed that it had a good interface.

Users Report it is Robust

Five customers considered that the Leica Q (Typ 116) was well made.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Five owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £3,233.97 it is more expensive than 97% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Leica Q (Typ 116) and the United Kingdom price of £3,233.97 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,150.00 (£5,392.93).

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Q (Typ 116) is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Q (Typ 116) of 24.2MP is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Q (Typ 116) of only 1x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Q (Typ 116)'s minimum aperture number of 1.7 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Q (Typ 116) of 51,200 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Q (Typ 116) has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Q (Typ 116)'s weight of 590g is in the heaviest 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Q (Typ 116)'s digital zoom of only 1.8x is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Q (Typ 116) supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

The Q (Typ 116) has more aspherical lenses than most of the cameras. Most of the digital cameras only have one aspherical lens, however this Leica camera has three aspherical lenses.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Q (Typ 116) supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Q (Typ 116) does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Q (Typ 116) supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Leica Q (Typ 116) of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The Leica Q (Typ 116)'s display resolution of only 104,000 pixels is in the lowest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Leica Q (Typ 116) supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 4272 x 2848 pixels and 2976 x 1984 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Very Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Leica Q (Typ 116)'s maximum aperture number of 16 is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the Q (Typ 116) in June 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 19000
Barcodes 00799429190002, 04022243190009

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