In a recent interview, Mr. Stefan Daniel – Executive Vice President for Technology and Operations at Leica AG – comfirmed that the new Leica Q3 is indeed coming, but but not this year. That means the Leica Q3 will be announced next year or later. – watch the video at the 4:50 mark:
The detailed specifications of Leica Q3 have not been revealed, but it is rumored that the Leica Q3 will feature a 60MP sensor.
Last month the Leica official app included an image of a camera that looks like a Leica Q3 in an Easter egg (the image above), so it seems that the Leica Q3 will be a model with a tilt-type monitor and an increased number of images from the current 47.3 million pixels to 60 million pixels. So far, there are no signs that Leica is considering changing the focal length of the Q3 lens.
The current Leica Q2 is a fixed-lens, full-frame camera sporting a new 47.3MP sensor and a sharp, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. The image processor also contributes to a broad ISO 50-50000 sensitivity range along with quick 10-fps full-resolution continuous shooting with a mechanical shutter, and DCI 4K24p and UHD 4K30p video, along with high-speed Full HD recording at up to 120p.
Read more: Best Memory Cards for Leica Q2.