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Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera

£3,520.00
Compact Camera 24.2MP 1x Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eleven industry awards
High price
Battery life needs work
81 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this digital camera and have given it eleven awards.

The authors at review sites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Focus-numerique.fr all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Leica camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites PC Mag and Digitalone.com.sg, both of which concluded that this camera was superb.

Review sites PhotographyBlog.com strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA Best Product" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this compact camera is 89 out of 100 based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews. This puts this camera in the top 6% of all the cameras of this age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Q (Typ 116) owners on average rated this camera as marvellous. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. If all the compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago are ranked by average user review score then this digital camera is in the top 1%.

Leica Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 751 expert and user reviews (including 20 verified purchases), Leica has good ratings for its digital cameras. Leica also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Battery Life Needs Work

Two customers who bought it wrote that it did not have a good battery life. Website Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Battery life needs work”. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “It would be nice if the battery lasted a little longer” .


Price

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High Price

Six people said in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Two years ago website Dxomark.com said “High price tag”. They also mentioned “Price pushes it into a niche” in their review. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “Now, looking at its price that might not seem the case” however they still scored the Leica Q (Typ 116) a maximum of 5 stars.

Four owners who bought it concluded that it was expensive. Website Theverge.com mentioned “Very expensive” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “One that isn't ridiculously overpriced” but in spite of that they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Pricey

The price range of cameras of this age and spec is from £302 to £3,449. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of this age and spec.

Very Expensive

Four owners who bought it concluded that it was expensive. Website Theverge.com mentioned “Very expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “One that isn't ridiculously overpriced” but in spite of that they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Features

Good Features

Two owners who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Website Bhphotovideo.com scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Features and app”. Blueberry gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It is really fast, with some great focusing features”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Q (Typ 116) supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Q (Typ 116) supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year also support Full HD video.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was June 2015 when Leica released the Q (Typ 116).


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera, the Q (Typ 116) does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica Q (Typ 116) supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Leica Q (Typ 116) supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 104,000 pixels, the Q (Typ 116) has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 100,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of this type and age range from 1.8x to 130x. With a digital zoom of only 1.8 times zoom factor, the Q (Typ 116) has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x. At only 1 times zoom factor, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-RX1RM2 (£3,449) (8.3x).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 16, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 9.2.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.5. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.7, the Q (Typ 116) has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 590 grams, the Q (Typ 116) has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Good Size

Three people considered that this digital camera was compact.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Q (Typ 116) has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 424 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Leica camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4272 x 2848, 2976 x 1984, 1600 x 1080, 4800 x 3200, 3424 x 2288, 2384 x 1592, 1280 x 856, 3360 x 2240, 2400 x 1600 and 1680 x 1120 and 896 x 600. The still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Leica Q (Typ 116) has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This Leica camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago is 2560 х 1280 pixels and the best is 7952 x 5304 pixels.

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24.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.2 megapixels camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Q (Typ 116) features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Q (Typ 116) has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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1080 60 Video Recording

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Website Dxomark.com wrote “1080 60 video recording”. Expert website Rappler.com said in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review two years ago “For the full review, watch the video”. Last year Le Reynard Subtil gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It takes outstanding photographs and video”.

Good Viewfinder

Two people considered that it had a good viewfinder. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Electronic viewfinder”. Michael rated it 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com also two years ago “The gorgeous screen and viewfinder made it easy”.

Amazing Images

Twenty-three people who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Website Dxomark.com wrote “Images are amazing out of the camera” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Amazing images” in their review. Expert review site Theverge.com mentioned “The company has fully embraced its image, expanding through partnerships with companies far removed from”.

Two owners who bought it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Two years ago website Todayonline.com wrote “Full, frame sensor” in their Leica Q (Typ 116) review.

Two customers considered that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com said “Great Resolution”. In the same month J. L. mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Lens is very good in terms of resolution and resolving power”.

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Diaphragm and Focus Rings

Eleven customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Website Todayonline.com wrote “Diaphragm and focus rings” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Manual Focusing Ring”. Tycoop wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “There is also focus magnification, which allows you to magnify t” and scored the Leica Q (Typ 116) 5 stars out of 5.

Seven owners agreed that the product had a good lens. Website Todayonline.com mentioned “Wide aperture lens” in their review of this digital camera. Website Dxomark.com said “Top class lens and sensor” . Blueberry mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The whole design of the camera and lens makes taking photos easy”.

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Design

Beautiful Design

Seven owners concluded that it was good looking. Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “The Q is capable of producing beautiful quality images”. Expert review site Rappler.com said “It's beautiful”. Blueberry wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The photos are beautiful”.

Two people who purchased the Leica Q (Typ 116) considered that it was well designed. Website Dxomark.com wrote two years ago “Elegant minimalist design”.

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A Joy to Use

Ten customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Dxomark.com mentioned “A joy to use”. They also said “Fantastic handling and control” in their review. Website Theverge.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Simple control” .

Quality Build

Ten people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was well made. Website Todayonline.com wrote “Quality build”. Website Dxomark.com said two years ago “Such a well built camera” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Rugged construction” in their review.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Durable Fast Compact”. Le Reynard Subtil mentioned in her review of this digital camera “It is quite durable, reasonably compact”.

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Quality Build

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Dxomark.com said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent image quality”. Website Todayonline.com wrote “Fantastic images quality”. Dxomark.com also said “Solid, stylish build quality” in their review.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica manufacurer
Barcodes 00009608235271, 04022243190009, 04022243190122

Leica Q (Typ 116) Review Sources

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