Leica Q-E: What could it be and does it make sense?

Leica Q-E render
(Image credit: Future)

The recently announced Leica Q3 has been a massive hit with many, and Leica has been somewhat of a buzzword in the world of photography over the last few months. Many Youtubers have been ditching their trusted systems to try out the Leica Q-system with many picking the Leica Q2 or even the original Leica Q, and I am sure Leica are taking notice of this.

But in a recent post by rumor site Leica Rumors, the site suggests that there could be an entry-level Leica Q-series camera on the horizon, calling it the Leica Q-E. But does this make sense, and what will this type of camera look like?

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.