When Leica announced their new ‘Q’ full frame fixed lens camera, a lot of us wondered if this could the be Leica for us. The price is actually really appealing for a Leica branded product, and the fixed 28mm lens could be a good walking around lens if you like a wider field of view.

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But how does it actually stack up? Is the image quality up to Leica standards? For that matter (given the cheaper cost), is the build quality up to Leica standards? The team over at the Camera Store TV recently did one of their hands-on field tests with the Leica Q and the results are exactly what I was hoping to see.

As if I needed any more reason to buy something I don’t need. Jay was pretty clear in his post about the Q, and how much he enjoyed the camera, and now the CSTV guys are talking it up a lot as well. I may just have to consider it a little more than I did previously.

Leica Q Specs

  • 24.2 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens
  • 3.68 MP LCOS Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Contrast-Detect AF System
  • Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps
  • ISO 50,000 & 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Aluminum & Magnesium Alloy Body Design
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

You can pre-order the Leica Q now over on B&H for $4250. The availability is still unknown, but I wouldn’t think it should be too long.

What are your thoughts on the Leica Q? Does it intrigue you at all, pricing aside? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via CSTV on Youtube]