Leica is now releasing an upgraded version of the Q2 camera. The new camera, Q3, has inherited some features from its predecessor but has also received several improvements. Firstly, the camera features a back-illuminated full-frame sensor with 60 megapixels and an improved ISO range between 50,000 to 100,000. The processor has also been upgraded to Leica Maestro IV, which offers better phase-detection autofocus and AI object recognition. It is possible to capture images in 60, 36, or 18-megapixel resolutions in RAW and DNG formats. Video recording is available in 8K and 4K using H.265, and ProRes recording is possible in 1080p.
The screen is now tiltable and has a resolution of 1.84 million pixels. The electronic viewfinder has also been enhanced with a resolution of 5.76 million pixels compared to the 3.69 million pixels of the Q2. The camera has also been equipped with an HDMI port (Type D 2.0) and USB-C 3.1. The lens remains the same as its predecessor, the Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. The Leica Q3 is now available for purchase at a price of $7000.