But there's more…
We now have a 3" tilting LCD with slightly more resolution that protrudes slightly from the camera, like it's been doing squats. It can tilt up and down, making photography much easier at different angles. I'm sure some people will be upset at this or that it doesn't flip around. Let me say… uh… you're wrong. But we'll save that conversation for another day.
The electronic viewfinder jumps to a 5.76 million dot OLED display that can refresh at 120 frames per second. You get a richer viewing experience by bringing this camera to your eye.
Of course, the camera has an IP52 weather sealing so that you can comfortably shoot in all kinds of conditions, but how about being able to shoot longer thanks to a new battery. Even though the size remains the same, this Q3 introduces a new version of the storm with a little over 20% more juice. It doesn't sound like much, but in the field, it meant the difference between looking for a charger and having just enough to get through an insane travel day.
There's also a micro-HDMI and USB-C port for video, tethering, webcam, and file transfer; you name it. And here's a surprise, if you decide to get the new grip, you'll also have the ability for wireless charging. I had to do these double-takes when I saw these upgrades because Leica would pack less than they did in a single version-to-version upgrade.
And we haven't even mentioned the 8000-pixel elephant in the room… This camera can record 8K video. Why?! Look at this point; this is just too much power in the hands of mere Q users, okay?
Let's give everyone some 8K.
Look, the only thing that stayed the same was the lens. This Summilux 28mm F1.7 has enough resolving power for the new sensor, and let me tell you, it's just great.