Leica Q Khaki: Do up your puttees, button up the trench coat
It’s here, the camera you have all been waiting for. Today Leica introduces the Leica Q Khaki special edition just in time for the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war. Puttees and all. Call me contrary, though, but this doesn’t look at all like the colour I know as khaki, it’s more the Leica Q Sage Green, but maybe the screen of my new MacBook Pro is out of adjustment.
Without doubt, however, this is the ultimate stealth snapper for wildlife, although the 28mm lens might present a problem in getting close without frightening the animals. It will also cut quite a dash in town. In the country it will nicely complement your Barbour jacket (in sage green, of course).
The new Leica costs £4,150 but it’s a limited edition of 495 pieces, so you’d better place your order immediately — certainly before 11.11.18.
I will let Leica do the eulogy:
Leica Q ‘Khaki’:
New special edition with khaki-coloured leather trim, classic Leica script and celebrated camera features.
Wetzlar, 10th October 2018. Leica Camera AG is now offering a limited special edition Leica Q high-performance compact camera with a full-frame sensor and a fast prime lens. Featuring premium real leather trim in khaki, the new camera stands out from the previously released classic models and sets a colourful highlight in the Leica Q family. The engraving of the classic Leica script on the top plate of this special edition is also filled in matching khaki. A carrying strap in the same colour completes the stylish design of the silver camera body and lends the special edition a look reminiscent of the classic Leica M ‘Safari’ models.
The special edition of the Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is strictly limited to 495 pieces globally and is available from today.
The technical specifications of the Leica Q ‘Khaki’ are identical to those of the standard model of the Leica Q. Thanks to its particularly fast Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, the camera is perfect for photography in available light situations, for street photography, architecture and landscapes. To permit reliable control of subject composition, the Leica Q also features an integrated viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 MP. Even the finest details of every exposure are displayed without any perceptible lag as soon as the camera is brought up to the user’s eye.
All functions of the camera are clearly laid out and logically placed to guarantee perfect ergonomics. Its clear and logical menu concept provides rapid access to all essential functions and enables users to programme personalised settings.
The Leica Q also delivers video recordings in full-HD quality. Depending on the scene and subject, users can choose between 30 and 60 full frames per second for video recording in MP4 format. The camera also features an integrated Wi-Fi module for remote control and digital transfer of still pictures and video to a smartphone or a tablet with the Leica FOTOS App.