Leica Q (Typ 116) Black


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Quick Overview:


Combine what is technically possible with what makes sense photographically.‘  A concept that has been epitomised by Leica since Oskar Barnack laid the foundations for 35 mm photography more than a hundred years ago, with the original Leica.

This concept has been central to our company’s philosophy - based on the art of engineering on one hand, and on visionary risk-taking on the other. A philosophy that leads to innovation, rewriting photographic history again and again. As it has with the new Leica Q, a camera which continues this groundbreaking Leica tradition with a full-frame sensor and a fixed focal length.


Whether your subject involves depth of field, an available-light situation or a macro photography shot, the Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. provides everything you need to express yourself photographically. Its classic 28mm focal length is perfect for street, architectural and landscape photography. Its lens, the fastest in its class, combined with a specially designed 24 MP CMOS full-frame sensor, provides detailed images of unsurpassed quality: up to ISO 50,000.


The integrated viewfinder of the Leica Q is activated as soon as the camera is brought up to the eye. It faithfully displays the camera’s image at any time, right down to the smallest detail and without any perceptible delay. With its resolution of 3.68 MP, it surpasses all other electronic viewfinders. The autofocus is also outstanding, capturing with ultimate sharpness at maximum speed. The new Maestro II series processor works extremely rapidly and allows a serial image speed of up to 10 frames per second at full resolution. And of course, the images are instantly available as a JPEG in playback mode.


Intuitive, ergonomic, pragmatic. The controls of the Leica Q provide quick access to all relevant options and opportunities. For example, auto-focus can be set either using buttons or via the touch screen. Prefer to focus manually?  Then let the innovative Live View aids “Focus-Peaking” and “Live View Zoom” assist you. Easy to use, the Leica Q helps you implement your ideas perfectly - at the press of a button.


The built-in Wi-Fi module on the Leica Q makes it easy to share your pictures and videos on social networks. Images can be downloaded to your smartphone, tablet or computer via WLAN and the complimentary Leica Q app. The app also allows the Leica Q to be operated remotely. For example, set the time and aperture on your device and use it as a remote-control release. In this way, blur-free long exposures and recordings are possible from unusual angles – and also as moving images. What’s more, you can record video in Full-HD and web-friendly MP4.


The Leica maxim 'focusing on the essentials' also applies to the Leica Q’s exterior design. Made in Germany, the high quality materials and outstanding craftmanship guarantee maximum durability. The top cover is milled from a solid aluminium block, while the housing is finished in magnesium and all labels and markings on the adjustment wheels are laser engraved. The thumb rest on the back of the camera and the diamond pattern of the exterior finish make the Leica Q beautifully easy to grip

Order no.

Camera type
Digital 35mm compact camera.

Picture format/ aspect ratio
24x 36mm. 2:3.

Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements.

Digital frame selector (digital zoom)
Selectable: approx. 1.25 x (corresponds to focal length of 35mm) or approx. 1.8 x (corresponds to focal length of 50mm).

Digital frame selector (digital zoom)
Selectable: approx. 1.25 x (corresponds to focal length of 35mm) or approx. 1.8 x (corresponds to focal length of 50mm).

Image stabilization
Optical compensation system for photo and video recordings

Aperture range
1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments.

Picture sensor/ resolution
CMOS sensor, 26.3/24.2 million pixels (total/effective)

Dynamic range
13 aperture stops

Color depth
14 bit

Photo capture format
Selectable: DNG + JPEG, JPEG.

DNG/JPEG resolution
Focal length 28mm: megapixels (6000 × 4000 pixels), megapixels (4272× 2848 pixels), megapixels (2976 × 1984 pixels), megapixels (1600 × 1080 pixels). Focal length 35mm: megapixels (4800 × 3200 pixels), megapixels (3424× 2288 pixels), megapixels (2384× 1592 pixels), megapixels (1280 × 856 pixels). Focal length 50mm: megapixels (3360 × 2240 pixels), megapixels (2400 × 1600 pixels), megapixels (1680 × 1120 pixels), megapixels (896 × 600 pixels).

Video recording format

Video resolution/ frame rate
Selectable: FHD: 1920 x 1080 p with 60 or 30 fps. HD: 1280 x 720 p with 30 fps.

Sound recording format



Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC, multimedia cards, speed class: UHS-1.

ISO range
Automatic, ISO100 to ISO 50000.

White balance
Automatic, default settings for: daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, two manual settings with measuring, manual color temperature setting

Color space
Selectable for photos: sRGB, Adobe® RGB, ECI RGB, for videos: sRGB.

Sharpness/saturation/ contrast
Each selectable in 5 steps, also available as option in saturation .

Focusing range
30 cm to ∞, with macro setting from 17cm.

Focus setting
Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing, option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting

Autofocus system
Contrast-based autofocus system.

Autofocus modes
AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved.

Autofocus metering methods
Single zone (adjustable), multi-field (49 zones), face recognition, subject tracking, optional setting/shutter release by touching the monitor

Exposure modes
Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting

Scene modes
Fully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature effect, panorama, time lapse.

Exposure metering methods
Multi-field, center-weighted, spot.

Exposure compensation
±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments

Automatic bracketing
Three exposures in graduations of up to 3 EV, can be set in 1⁄3 EV increments.

Shutter type
Mechanical and electronical

Shutter speeds
30 s to 1⁄2000 s with mech. Shutter 1⁄2500 s to 1⁄16000 s with electr. shutter, in 1⁄3 increments, flash synchronization up to 1⁄500 s.

Picture series
Selectable: 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L).

Delay time either 2s or 12s.

Electronic LCOS display, resolution: 1280 × 960 pixels x 3 colors (=3,68 MP), aspect ratio: 4:3, eyepiece: ±3 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor.

3" TFT LCD monitor with approx. 1,040,000 pixels, touch control possible

Satisfies IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/ WPA2™, access method: infrastructure mode.

According to JIS X 6319-4 standard/13.56 MHz.

Micro USB socket (2.0), HDMI socket

Power supply
Leica BP-DC12 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2V DC, capacity: 1200mAh.

Leica BC-DC12, input: 100–240V AC, 50/60Hz, automatic switching, output: 8.4V DC; 0.65A

Leica design made completely of extremely light magnesium and aluminum, two eyelets for the carrying strap, ISO accessory shoe with center and control contacts to connect flash units, such as the Leica SF26

Lens filter thread

Tripod thread
A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4").

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 130 × 80 × 93mm (5.12× 3.15 × 3.66 in)

Approx. 590/640 g / 20.8/22.6 oz. (without/with battery).

Scope of delivery
Camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery, charger, power cable (EU, US, local power cable), USB cable.

Leica App for iOS® (free download remote control and picture transfer in Apple® App-Store®/Google® Play Store®)

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Pre-Owned Cosmetic Grading Scale

10- | LIKE NEW

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9+ | Very good

Item shows very slight handling wear. Item is almost new, but used lightly.

9 | GOOD

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