Leica Q Wins Best "Prosumer Compact"

The Straits Times of Singapore has awarded the Leica Q (Type 116) the best "Prosumer Compact" camera in their ST Digital Awards: The best of 2015. We'd have to agree, as in our own review of the Leica Q (Type 116) we gave it high marks across the board.

The Straits Times writes of the Leica Q:

In the past, the finalists in this category usually have only 1-inch image sensors. This year, we have the Ricoh GR II with an APS-C image sensor, and two finalists with full-frame image sensors.

It came down to a showdown between the two full-frame compacts, the Leica Q (Typ 116) and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II.

The Leica Q uses a 24 megapixel image sensor with a faster 28mm f/1.7 lens, while the Sony RX1R II packs a 42.4 megapixel image sensor with a 35mm f/2.0 lens.

The Leica Q ($5,990), despite costing about $1,000 more than the Sony, was our pick. It's classic rangefinder design and affordable pricing - by Leica's standard - won us over.

Straits Times awards Leica Q (Type 116) as Best Prosumer Compact camera for 2015