Leica Q2 vs Q3

Leica Q2 vs Q3
(Image credit: Leica/Future)

Leica’s Q series cameras are the most everyman camera it produces, aiming to please the largest swathes of the photography community, with its fixed lens, easy-to-use control scheme, and (reasonably) compact and travelable form. 

The latest in the series – the Leica Q3, was released last week, and I was a big fan of the camera when I tested it, impressed by its beautiful build and its stunning image capabilities. But with the Leica Q2 only released a few short years ago, how does the new Q3 stack up against it, and is it worth the upgrade for existing Q2 owners? 

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Header Cell - Column 0 Leica Q3Leica Q2
Sensor60MP full frame47.3MP full frame
Shutter1/2000 (mechanical) 1/40000 (electronic)1/2000 (mechanical) 1/16000 (electronic)
ISO100 - 100,000100 - 50,000
EVF5.76M dot OLED3.68M dot OLED
Screen3" tilting3" fixed
Video8K/30p, 4K/60p, 1080/120p4K/30p, 1080/120p

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.