As a company, Leica Camera is one of the more reserved brands. They understand their respective market and also understand what kind of cameras appeal to their customer base. Their latest camera, the Leica Q-P, continues this by offering a high-quality, compact full frame camera in a more discreet body.
Compared to the previous model the Leica Q, the specifications are identical. The difference between both cameras is that the Q-P is a more discreet and understated design. The Leica logo has been removed, and the matte black finish looks very stealthy. This is great for photographers that prefer to remain discreet while shooting but still want the high-quality imagery that Leica cameras produce.
The original Q was praised for being a super-compact full frame camera that offered fantastic image quality. The somewhat wide focal length and relatively wide aperture (28mm f/1.7) made it a really versatile option. As you may expect, Leica has rehoused this camera, and I have to say, I love the new look.
The glossy finish is gone, and the new understated body looks much better in my opinion. This is great for street photographers and users who don't want to advertise in a really obvious manner that they are shooting with a Leica. The other benefit of this is that if you wish to photograph your subjects in a more discreet fashion, the matte finish will help in that regard.
In typical Leica fashion, the camera comes with a relatively hefty price of $4,995; however, it does come with a leather strap.
I understand that this is a really niche camera and costs more than many of us may want to pay. Having said that, Leica does have a certain appeal, and this new camera, in my view anyway, is a very good-looking camera. If you're interested in buying the latest Leica camera, you can preorder yours here.