At $5K, Debadged Leica Q-P Keeps It Low-Key

At $5K, Debadged Leica Q-P Keeps It Low-Key

Published: December 4, 2018 | By: American Luxury Staff

Luxury boutique camera brand Leica recently introduced a modest new shooter, the Leica Q-P.

Leica is the most exclusive name in cameras; pricing has generally been out of range for most casual shooters, and that includes the rangefinders. In this case, however, the company has revealed a simple, slightly more modestly priced fixed-lens model. The new Leica Q-P is available starting at $4,995.

The new shooter deviates from the brand’s traditional look, and drops the red dot logo. Instead, it favors a more pared-back minimalist style, achieving even greater utilitarian cosmetic heights than the classics. It’s dressed modestly, and a little severely, in a coat of matte-black paint.

Like any Leica, the Q-P captures beautiful images; in this case, a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor paired with a fixed 28mm f/1.7 lens does the trick. Photogs will enjoy the inclusion of autofocus, fast aperture, and a wide-angle lens. If this sounds familiar, it is. The Q and Q-P are identical on the inside.

But not when it comes to price tag. Leica’s Q and Q-P are internally identical, but the Q’s minimalist look does increase the opt-in cost by $500.

   
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