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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

  • The Leica Q (Typ 116) is a niche camera, with a full-frame image sensor and a dedicated 28mm lens. It's not for every photographer, but it's fantastic at what it does.


  • The Leica Q (Typ 116) is the best serious compact camera that Leica have ever released, offering fantastic image quality, great handling and build-quality, and a number of surprisingly innovative features which include very fast auto-focusing, although it's also the most expensive too.
    Offering a unique combination of a 35mm full-frame sensor and fixed 28mm lens, the Leica Q's natural rivals are the now ageing Sony RX1 and RX1R, but they don't offer such a wide or fast lens, a built-in viewfinder, or a touchscreen interface.


  • A superb full-frame compact camera for those who like traditional controls and modern features like an electronic viewfinder. The Q is capable of producing beautiful quality images.


  • The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is the same camera as the Panasonic FZ1000, but it adds a longer warranty and an Adobe Lightroom license.


  • Recently the bridge camera sector has become a key battleground for manufacturers trying to carve a niche distinct from smartphones. Now that the latter can boast comparable image quality and pixel counts, cramming upwards of 60x optical zoom into a camera has been a marketing miracle. But, like the ever-increasing megapixel counts in compact cameras a few years ago, more doesn’t always mean better. Leica/Panasonic should be applauded for producing a camera that bucks this trend in favour of image quality.


  • Like its almost identical twin (the Panasonic FZ1000), the V-Lux Typ 114 has a very desirable lens and a good quality 1-inch sensor that produces high quality images in raw and JPEG format.


  • With very few differences between the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and the virtually identical
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
    that we so enthusiastically reviewed back in October 2014, the choice between these two excellent cameras essentially comes down to four things - the overall cost, the inclusion of Lightroom and a longer warranty with the Leica, the handgrip on the Panasonic, and of course that famous Leica red dot. For us, the lack of any sort of handgrip on the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) makes it harder, although certainly not impossible, to get a firm grip on the camera.


  • The D-Lux is a delight to use and it produces high quality images, but the Panasonic LX100, which has the same spec, feels safer in your hand thanks to the front grip that's missing from the Leica camera.


  • The Leica X (Typ 113) prime compact camera has the brightest lens you'll find in its class, but it's expensive and has its share of quirks.


  • As with the X-E model that we recently reviewed, the new Leica X (Typ 113) takes the two year old X2 camera as its starting point, but unlike the X-E, Leica have seen fit to upgrade a number of key areas, principally the lens, LCD screen and video mode, resulting in the true successor the X2.
    The new faster lens is a very welcome addition, making it easier to capture sharp images in low-light, capturing better bokeh effects, and offering a closer focusing distance of 20cms.


  • The Leica X (Typ 113) is an across-the-board improvement. It has a 35mm f/1.7 lens (the brightest of its kind), much faster performance, Full HD video and, finally, a modern 2014-style display. Even the manufacturing and handling have gotten better. However, the Leica logo itself doesn't justify the design issues or the fact that the tech is still behind the competition. All the same, it's a good pick for Leica fans who wish they had a mini-M, or any non-Leica fans in search of charm and simplicity.


  • The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a repackaged version of an older camera, and some of its components are showing their age.


  • The new Leica X-E (Typ 102) is essentially a cost-reduced version of the three year old X2 camera, offering exactly the same features and image quality at a slightly lower recommended official price. It's starting to look dated now in 2015, with the lack of a movie mode and , so much so that we can't really recommend it despite the price reduction.


Top 5 leica camera:

  1. Leica Q (Typ 116)
  2. Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
  3. Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
  4. Leica X (Typ 113)
  5. Leica X-E (Typ 102)