It’s hard to imagine what Oskar Barnack, creator of the pioneering Leica camera, the first practical 35mm compact, would make of the Leica Q. With its 24-megapixel full-frame sensor, super-fast lens and wifi-connected touchscreen, Barnack would recognise few of the features that allowed his 1913 invention to become a legend. Yet his philosophy remains: focus on what’s most important. The compact Leica Q’s lightning-quick processor allows even amateur photographers to capture razor-sharp high-speed images, even in poor light, while its classic 28mm focal length is perfect for general use. Add the zero-delay 3.7MP viewfinder and Leica’s trademark good looks, and Barnack can rest easy.