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Ep 34: justsaying with Leica Camera’s Peter Kruschewski and Sunil Kaul

Leica Camera AG has recently announced the release of the Leica Q3, the third generation camera in the well-established Q series.

Since its inception in 2015, the Q series has been recognised globally by photographers and creatives for its quality, simplicity of operation, and fixed focal length full-frame characteristics.

The newly unveiled Leica Q3 camera is equipped with several improved features including a quick lens with integrated macro mode, making it a notable progression in the camera segment.

We speak to Peter Kruschewski, Product Manager at Leica Camera AG who shares more about the Leica Q System and the new features of the Q3.

Sunil Kaul, Managing Director, Leica Camera Asia Pacific also shares more about the philosophy and vision of the Leica brand.

LEICA Q3 Features

The Leica Q3 introduces a BSI-CMOS sensor with Triple-Resolution-Technology that offers three resolution options: 60, 36, or 18 MP.
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Combined with the latest iteration of the Maestro Series processor with L2 Technology, the camera can achieve higher operating speeds. The camera supports a wide sensitivity range from ISO 50 to 100,000, facilitating detailed captures under varying light conditions.

The Leica Q3 is fitted with the Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens, which allows for close-up shots from a distance as short as 17 cm. This model also features an extended digital zoom, offering focal lengths from 28 to 90 mm.

Additional tools such as the Leica Perspective Control (LPC) and Leica Dynamic Range (LDR) are included in the Q3, enabling the production of JPEG images that require no post-processing. The camera’s autofocus system has been enhanced with a new hybrid system for faster and more accurate focusing.

The Q3 model incorporates a 5.76 MP OLED viewfinder and a tiltable 3-inch high-resolution touchscreen. The camera design is rated IP52, ensuring a degree of protection against dust and water spray.

The Leica Q3 improves connectivity options through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, featuring Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology for increased transfer speeds. This promotes a more efficient workflow, enabling users to transfer videos from the camera to a smartphone and apply special ‘Leica Looks’ to their JPEG images.

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The Q3 carries an “Made for iPhone and iPad” certification from Apple, offering added utility for users. The camera supports 8K video recording and utilises efficient codecs such as H.265 and Apple’s ProRes, catering to the demands of content creators.

The Q3 also supports wireless charging through the Leica Charging Pad and a separate camera handgrip. Additionally, a variety of accessories are available to customise the camera’s appearance, offered in three different colour variations.

The Leica Q3 will be sold at S$8,960.00 andis available at official Leica Singapore Stores, the Leica Online Store, and authorised dealers.


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