Leica Q3: price, specs revealed

Leica Q3: price, specs revealed


Leica has announced the Q3, price tag £5,300/$59995, a full-frame compact camera with a fast Summilux lens and Triple-Resolution Technology.

Inside the Leica Q3 is a newly developed BSI-CMOS sensor with a resolution of either 60MP, 36MP or 18MP. The Leica Q3 uses the entire size of the sensor when shooting at each resolution, with a native sensitivity range from ISO 50 on up to 100,000.

The Triple-Resolution sensor is paired with Leica’s latest Maestro Series processor. The new Leica camera also boasts a hybrid AF system with both phase detection and contrast autofocus.

Not traditionally known for video, Leica has also given the Q3 some powerful tools for filmmakers. The camera can record C8K and 8K video at up to 30p, C4K and 4K video at up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p. The Leica Q3 records both MP4 and MOV files and uses the h.264, h.265 and Apple ProRes codecs.

On the front of the Leica Q3 is a fast Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH fixed lens, which allows you to focus on subjects from as close as 17cm thanks to an integrated macro mode. The lens also allows users to zoom digitally to focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm. What’s more, it incorporates Leica Perspective Control and Leica Dynamic Range to finesse your images.

Other features include a tilting 3-inch, 1.843k-dot touchscreen and a 5.760k-dot EVF. In continuous shooting mode you can shoot at up to 15fps, while the Leica Q3’s electronic shutter allows for shutter speeds as fast as 1/16,000sec.

A Leica Q3 release date hasn’t been specified yet, but the company says it will be available globally at all Leica Stores and from the Leica Online Store.


  • Camera type: Full-frame compact

  • Announced: 25th May 2023

  • Sensor: Full frame 60.3Mp CMOS sensor

  • Lens: Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH.

  • Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements

  • Digital zoom: 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm

  • Autofocus system: Hybrid with contrast phase detection with 315 points

  • Closest focusing: 30cm normally, 17cm in macro mode

  • Aperture range: f/1.7-f/16

  • Shutter speed: Mechanical shutter: 1/2000 to 120 seconds, Electronic shutter 1/16,000 to 1 second

  • Sensitivity range: ISO 50 to 100,000

  • Maximum video resolution: C8K (17:9) 8192 x 4320, 8K (16:9) 7680 x 4320, C4K (17:9) 4096 x 2160, 4K (16:9) 3840 x 2160, Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080

  • Viewfinder: 5,760,000-dot OLED with 120fps refresh rate

  • Screen: 3-inch 1,043,000-dot tilting touchscreen

  • Battery: Rechargeable 1860mAh lithium ion battery

  • Battery life: 350 shots (CIPA standard)

  • Storage: Single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 130 × 80.3 × 92.6mm

  • Weight: 743g with battery, 658g without battery