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  • 60MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Full-Frame Format
  • 15 fps Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 50-100000 Sensitivity
  • 8K (8192x4320) @30fps Video Resolution
  • 4K60 & 4:2:2 10-Bit, FHD ProRes HQ
  • Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
  • 14 Stops Dynamic Range
  • Phase-Detection AF Autofocus
  • Optical IS Image Stabilization
  • SD UHS-II / USB-C / HDMI Interface
  • 3" Tilting Touchscreen LCD Display
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Unique. Just Like You.

High-Quality Craftsmanship. Timeless, Sleek Design. Simple Operation.
All make this powerful fixed focal length full-frame camera stand out

The new Leica Q3 camera delivers perfect photo and video results; equipped with one of the fastest lenses on the market with integrated macro mode and an extensive selection of new features, representing the next evolutionary step in this unique camera segment.

The compact Leica Q3 full frame camera delivers amazing image quality for photo and video in virtually any kind of lighting. It is exceptionally easy to use, and seamlessly connected, empowering anyone to create audio-visual content in breath-taking quality. Capturing a unique point of view with the Leica Q3 means committing to a camera that integrates easily, naturally, and intuitively into everyday creative processes. A unique companion that combines style and cutting-edge technology.

Key Features:

  • First ever 60MP BSI CMOS Sensor with Triple Resolution Technology in a Leica Q camera

  • 14 Stops of dynamic range and digital zoom options up to 90mm

  • New Maestro IV Processor with 8GB of buffer memory

  • New state of the art Hybrid Autofocus system with Contrast and Phase Detection autofocus with eye, face, body and animal tracking

  • New tiltable backscreen with 76% increase in resolution compared to the Leica Q2

  • New EVF with 56% increase in resolution compared to the Leica Q2, now identical resolution and framerate as the Leica SL2 & SL2-S viewfinders

  • New Ports: HDMI for video recording & USB-C for charging and data transfer

  • 8K resolution output and ProRes video support

  • New battery with 18% more power than previous generation

  • First ever full-frame camera with wireless charging capabilities

  • 10x faster wireless transfer speeds to the Leica FOTOS app with embedded MIMO Technology

  • IP52 Weather Sealing Certification

  • Handmade in Germany

The compact Leica Q3 is the perfect camera for everyday use
Capturing and triggering emotions both in front of and behind the lens

Thanks to its excellent ease of use and the new hybrid autofocus, everyone can experience the feeling of making exceptional photographs and videos. Look forward to maximum flexibility in image composition thanks to the fast, fixed focal length with integrated macro mode and the new 60 MP full-format sensor with Triple Resolution Technology. The Leica Q3 also meets the growing need for connectivity, taking the mobile workflow to the next level. Intuitive and natural, enabling you to turn your visions into reality.

The new Leica Q3 is the most modern iteration of the iconic Leica design. Its timeless simplicity and sheer perfection are unmistakeable in every detail. A camera that catches the eye and, more than anything, captures emotions. It’s the perfect companion to turn your visions into extraordinary photographs and videos. And to put a smile on your face, day after day.

Discover a camera as unique as you are.

What's Included

Q3 Digital Camera
BP-SCL6 Lithium-Ion Battery (8.4V, 2200mAh)
BC-SCL4 Battery Charger
Lens Hood
Lens Cap
Accessory Shoe Cover
Leather Carrying Strap
Leica FOTOS Cable


Product Specifications


Camera type Digital 35mm compact camera
Type No. 6506
Storage medium UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Material Full metal housing: magnesium die-cast, leather covering, protection type IP52
Operating conditions 0°C to +40°C
Interface ISO accessory shoe with additional control contacts for Leica flash units, HDMI jack TypeD, USB3.1 Gen2 TypeC up to 10Gbps
Tripod thread A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base
Dimensions Camera Body: 130 x 32.5 x 80.3 mm (5.1 x 1.3 x 3.2")
Camera & Lens: 130 x 92.6 x 80.3 mm (5.1 x 3.6 x 3.2")
Weight With Battery: 743 g (26.2 oz.)
Without Battery: 658 g (23.2 oz.)


Sensor size size CMOS sensor, 62.39MP/60.3MP (total/effective
Processor Leica Maestro series (Maestro IV)
Filter RGB color filter, UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter
File formats Photo
DNG™ (raw data), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31)

h.265 | AAC | 48kHz/16bit
h.264 | AAC | 48kHz/16bit

h.265 | LPCM | 28kHz/24bit
h.264 | LPCM | 28kHz/24bit
ProRes | LPCM 28kHz/24bit
Image resolution DNG
9520x6336 pixels (60.3MP)
7404x4928 pixels (36.5MP)
5288x3518 pixels (18.6MP)

9520x6336 pixels (60.3MP)
7392x4928 pixels (36.4MP)
5280x3512 pixels (18.5MP)
File size File size DNG™: approx. 70MB, depending on resolution and image content
JPG:depending on resolution and image content
Video: max. length: 29min
Color depth DNG™: 14bit
JPG: 8bit
Color space Photo: sRGB
Video Resolution C8K (17:9): 8192x4320
8K (16:9): 7680x4320
C4K (17:9): 4096x2160
4K (16:9): 3840x2160
Full HD (16:9): 1920x1080


 Designation  Leica Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH., 11 lenses in 9 segments, 3 aspherical lens areas
Lens filter thread E49
Digital zoom Optionally approx. 1.25x (equivalent to 35mm), approx.1.8x (equivalent to 50mm), approx.2.7x (equivalent to 75mm), or approx. 3.2x (equivalent to 90mm)
Image stabilization Visual compensation system for photos and video recordings
Aperture range F1.7 to F16 in 1⁄3EV increments

Viewfinder/LCD panel

Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution: 5,760,000dots, 120fps, magnification: 0.79x at aspect ratio: 4:3 / 0.76x at aspect ratio: 3:2, frame coverage: 100%, exit pupil position: 20.75mm, setting range -4/+2dpt, with eye sensor for automatic switchover between viewfinder and LCD panel, time delay 0.005s
LCD panel 3” TFT LCD, approx. 1,843,200dots, 384ppi, aspect ratio 3:2, touch panel


Shutter type Mechanical central shutter or optional electronic shutter
Shutter speeds Mech. shutter: 120s to 1⁄2000s Electro. shutter function: 1s to 1⁄16000s Flash Synchronization: up to 1⁄2000s
Shutter button Two-stage (1st stage: Activation of the camera electronics including autofocus and exposure metering, 2nd stage: Taking the picture)
Self-timer Delay time: 2s or 12s
Drive Mode Single, Interval Shooting, Exposure Bracketing
Continuous shooting: – Continuous - 2 fps / 14 bit / AF, Continuous - 4 fps / 14 bit / AF:
Automatic settings (exposure settings in operating modes P/A/S, automatic white balance and autofocus) are implemented individually for each frame.
– Continuous - 7 fps / 14 bit, Continuous - 9 fps / 12 bit, Continuous - 15 fps / 12 bit:
Automatic settings (exposure settings in operating modes P/A/S, automatic white balance and autofocus) are implemented for the first frame, and are then applied for each subsequent frame in the same picture series.


Focus range 30cm to ∞ With macro setting: from 17cm
Focus mode Automatic or manual With manual setting: optional magnifying glass function (Auto Magnification) and edge marking (Focus Peaking) available as focus assist
Autofocus system Hybrid-AF due to combination of contrast metering, depth mapping, and phase comparison metering with AF metering points in the sensor.
Autofocus modes Intelligent AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs, AFc, AF setting can be saved, optional Touch AF
Autofocus metering methods Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted and scaled), Multi-Field, Zone (can be shifted), Eye/Face/Body Detection, Eye/Face/Body + Animal Detection, Tracking
Autofocus metering fields 315


Exposure metering TTL (exposure metering through the lens), with working aperture
Metering principle Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)
Exposure metering methods Spot, Center-Weighted, Highlight-Weighted, Multi-Field
Exposure modes Program AE mode (P) Aperture-priority mode (A): manual aperture setting Shutter-priority mode (S): manual shutter-speed setting Manual (M): manual setting for shutter speed and aperture Various fully automated variants (Scene Mode): AUTO, Sport, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Snow/Beach, Fireworks, Candlelight, Sunset, Digiscoping
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1⁄3EV increments
Automatic bracketing 3 or 5 frames, graduations between shoots up to 3EV, in 1⁄3EV increments additional optional exposure compensation: up to ±3EV
ISO sensitivity range Photo
Auto ISO: ISO 100 to ISO 100000
Manual: ISO 50 to ISO 100000

Auto ISO: ISO 100 to ISO 100000
Manual: ISO 50 to ISO 100000
White balance Automatic (Auto), default (Daylight, Cloudy, Shadow, Tungsten, Flash), manual metering (Gray card), manual color temperature settings (Color Temperature, 2000K to 11500K)


Flash unit connector Via the accessory shoe
Flash sync time 1⁄2000s, slower shutter speeds available, automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units if sync time is undercut
Flash exposure metering Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF26, SF40, SF58, SF60, SF64) or with systemcompatible flash units, remote controlled flash SFC1
Flash exposure compensation SF40: ±2EV in 1⁄2EV increments SF60: ±2EV in 1⁄3EV increments


Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 LE: Channel 0–39 (2402–2480MHz), maximum output (e.i.r.p.): 10dBm
GPS Not available everywhere due to country-specific legislation; can be added via the Leica FOTOS app. Data is written to Exif header of the picture files.
Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean

Power supply

Rechargeable battery
(Leica BP-SCL6)
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.2V (DC); capacity: 2200mAh (min.), 350 shots (based on CIPA standard, with All Displays Auto Off = 5s); manufacturer: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co. Ltd., Made in China
(Leica BC-SCL4)
Input: AC 100–240V, 50/60Hz, 0.25A, automatic switchover; output: DC 8.4V 0.85A; manufacturer: Salom Electric (Xiamen) Co., Ltd., Made in China
Charging via USB During operation: 9V/3A (min. 27W) With camera switched off: 5V/1500mA (2.5W or greater)
Wireless Charging Optimal performance with 9V chargers (10W Charging Pad required)
Rated values for input voltage/power 7.2V 2.3A (battery), 5V 3.0A / 9V 2.5A (USB)

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