The Leica Q represents a brand in the throes of change, one looking to appeal to both new and existing customers. This full-frame fixed-lens compact, which pairs a 28mm f/1.7 Summilux lens with 24-megapixel sensor, isn't a rebadged and renamed Panasonic like so many of Leica's compact cameras are. Instead it's a bold, niche, yet thoroughly exciting solo venture.
Leica cameras are known for being out of this world. Not just for their no-nonsense build and super-sharp picture quality, but astronomical pricing too. The Leica Q encompasses all of those things and yet despite its near-£3k price tag it's still an incredible camera, certainly the best full-frame fixed-lens compact ever made. The Q is that rare Leica that will transcend users old and new thanks to its combination of classic and modern features. A rare yet wonderful thing indeed.