As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Leica Q-P is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Leica Q-P's top rivals come from Leica (such as the Q2 and the Q (Typ 116)) and Ricoh (such as the GR III)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Q-P compared to other boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.7 vs f/2.8) and is newer (november 2018 vs june 2015).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 45.4 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (50,000 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Leica Q2

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4 months newer
$4,995

Significant advantages of the Q2 (vs the Q-P)

  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 46.7 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Q2 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the Q2 and Q-P

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.7
  • Large sensors: Full frame 36x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
3 years older
$3,890 - $3,995

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and Q-P

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.7
  • Large sensors: Full frame 36x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Ricoh GR III

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similar age
$900

Significant advantages of the GR III (vs the Q-P)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (109×62×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm)
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the GR III (vs the Q-P)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.7
  • Significantly smaller sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

common strengths of the GR III and Q-P

  • None found

Nikon Z7

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similar age
$3,397 - $3,547

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the Q-P)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 45.4 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z7 and Q-P

  • Large sensors: Full frame 35.9x23.9mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Nikon Z6

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similar age
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the Q-P)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 50,000 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z6 and Q-P

  • Large sensors: Full frame 35.9x23.9mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Canon EOS RP

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3 months newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the Q-P)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 49
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the Q-P)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the EOS RP and Q-P

  • Large sensors: Full frame 35.9x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Q-P compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a slightly larger sensor (full frame 36x24mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and is newer (november 2018 vs january 2017).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 42.2 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has significantly fewer focus points (49 vs 399).

Sony a7R III

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1 year older
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the Q-P)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the a7R III and Q-P

  • None found

Leica M10

Leica M10
1 year older
$6,379 - $6,596 (body only)
$7,836 75mm lens

Significant advantages of the M10 (vs the Q-P)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M10 (vs the Q-P)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the M10 and Q-P

  • None found

Fujifilm X-T30

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3 months newer
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the Q-P)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T30 and Q-P

  • Announced: February 2019 vs November 2018

Fujifilm X-T3

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similar age
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Q-P)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T3 and Q-P

  • Announced: September 2018 vs November 2018

Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
3 years older

Significant advantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Q-P)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (139×80×42 mm) vs Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Q-P)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the M (Typ 262) and Q-P

  • None found

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Q-P)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Q-P)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and Q-P

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years older
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Q-P

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and Q-P

  • None found

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
4 years older
$1,999 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,583 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the D810 and Q-P

  • None found

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1
2 years older
$1,797 (body only)
$2,197 28-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-1 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-1 (vs the Q-P)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-1 and Q-P

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Q-P compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.7 vs f/3.4), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (50,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a much larger sensor (full frame 36x24mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly larger (prosumer size (130×80×93 mm) vs mid size (112×69×42 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (november 2018 vs february 2019) and is thicker (3.7" vs 1.6").

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Q-P)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Thinner: 1.7" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Q-P)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.7
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 50,000 ISO

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and Q-P

  • Have touch screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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similar age
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Q-P)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Thinner: 1.6" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Q-P)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.7
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 50,000 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Q-P

  • Have touch screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital