Leica and Globe-trotter team up to make a limited edition travel camera

Leica and Hertfordshire-based luggage maker Globe-trotter have joined forces to make a limited edition version of the camera company’s Leica Q.

This fixed lens compact was already a niche camera, but the Leica Q Globe-trotter edition takes things further with a choice of navy or pink leather finishes and a production run of just 50 pieces for each colour. Naturally, this exclusivity makes it a little more expensive than the standard Leica Q, with a price tag of £5,400.

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While these funds could almost land you an incredible Medium Format camera like the £5,999 Fujifilm GFX 50S, the Leica Q Globe-trotter is a bit more travel friendly and comes with some desirable high-end features.

Its 24-megapixel, full-frame sensor is paired with a bright Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens, which also has built-in stabilisation. This combination promises to help you shoot low-noise shots in gloomy conditions, even without a tripod to hand.

In our review of the original Leica Q Typ 116, we also found the dynamic range and detail to be very impressive for a compact camera.

If these travel photography credentials aren’t enough to sway you, the camera also comes in a tiny (if slightly ridiculous) mini suitcase that’s based on Globe-trotter’s Mini Trotter model. This comes with a microfibre lining, inside pockets for accessories and a shoulder strap, should you wish to carry it around and leave onlookers in no doubt that you’re a well-heeled tourist.

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The Leica Q Globe-trotter is available now for £5,400 at Leica’s Mayfair, City of London and Manchester stores, along with selected authorised dealers.

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