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Leica Camera, an optics company based out of Solms, Germany, manufactures digital cameras under various categories for enthusiasts and professional photographers. The best Leica cameras specialize in manufacturing of rangefinder cameras helpful in setting up the focus by knowing the subject distance. Leica manufactures digital cameras under four categories: M-System, S-System, Compact Cameras, Special Edition models.

M-System:
Leica M-System cameras are specifically known for their range finding feature very useful for photojournalism and various other types of photographies. M-System line of products offer excellent optical quality and implement full-frame (35mm) sensor sizes for high quality image capturing. The best Leica cameras under M-System product lines offer image capturing at 24 Megapixel resolution and 1080p video capturing at 24 and 25 frames-per-second.

The best M-System Leica cameras support ISO range of up to 6400 along with the bigger sensor size for shooting images in different lighting conditions.

S-System:
S-System line of Leica products are professional medium format digital cameras designed for precise photography along with intuitive handling. These Leica cameras support dual memory cards for storing more number of photos along with some other innovative features like GPS and 2GB of buffer memory (RAM for faster processing of captured photos).

The S-System cameras support wide range ISO range between 100 and 1600 for bright and adverse lighting conditions.

Compact cameras:
The Leica compact cameras designed for portability and ease of use during photo capturing, support various other features like Full HD (1080p) video recording, GPS, autofocus and ultra-zooming options and various other manual controls.

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Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)


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Leica Q (Typ 116)
Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Leica Q (Typ 116)
Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
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Release Date
Jun 2015
Oct 2014
Nov 2014
Feb 2015
Jan 2015
Camera Type
Large sensor compact
Large sensor compact
Large sensor compact
Optical Zoom
1.0 x
3.1 x
1.0 x
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
13.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
43.26 mm
21.64 mm
27.73 mm

Large for a compact camera.

terrific camera

In other words 4K shooting is not available with AVCHD compression.

Even though it's classified as a compact camera, the X (Typ 113) is on the large side.

terrible rear LCD screen