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.