Leica Q Typ 116 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica Q (Typ 116)? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Leica makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the Q Typ 116 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Leica Q (Typ 116) below.
In any case, the Q Typ 116 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on June 10th, 2015, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2664 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Leica Q2 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Leica's instruction manual for the Q Typ 116
The camera's instruction manual is 258 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the Q Typ 116 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Leica's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Leica Q (Typ 116)
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your Q Typ 116 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Leica Q Typ 116 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Leica Q Typ 116 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the Q Typ 116.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Q Typ 116 based on?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Leica equipped the Q Typ 116 with the Maestro II image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Q Typ 116?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 50000.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Leica Q Typ 116?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Leica Q (Typ 116) has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Leica Q Typ 116?
The Q Typ 116 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The Q Typ 116's flash sync speed is 1/500 sec.
Does the Leica Q Typ 116 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the Q Typ 116 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Leica Q (Typ 116).
|Camera Model||Leica Q Typ 116|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28mm f/1.7|
|Launch Date||June 2015|
|Launch Price||USD 4 249|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||36.0 x 24.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||864 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||24 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||6 000 x 4 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||6.00 μm|
|Pixel Density||2.78 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 50 000 ISO|
|Image Processor||Maestro II|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||85|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||24.3|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||12.7|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||2221|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||3680k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||BP-DC12 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||300 shots per charge|
130 x 80 x 93 mm
(5.1 x 3.1 x 3.7 in)
|Camera Weight||640 g (22.6 oz)|
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