The prestige compact with a full-frame sensor
The Leica Q might seem eye-wateringly expensive, but what you’re getting for your money is arguably the best compact camera ever built. Okay, so its built-like-atank aluminium and magnesium alloy body isn’t exactly light or compact, its lens is fixed, and its price-tag is, well, Leica-esque, but excluding Sony’s RX cameras, the Q is in a league of its own. With styling that alludes to the brand’s M-series, this camera has a fixed Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens. Sharp and virtually distortion-free, the optic lacks none of the performance the brand is associated with. While its fixed focal range may put off some users, 28mm is wide enough for landscapes and perfect for street photography. Combined with the full-frame sensor found in the camera, its wide f/1.7 aperture provides the shallowest depth-of-field and maximum light-gathering capabilities of any compact available on the market.