The Leica Q2 is a new camera that revolves around a full-frame 47.3MP sensor and Maestro II image processor. It is a successor to the Leica Q which was released four years ago.
As it was the case with the Leica Q, the Leica Q2 also has fixed lens (wide-angle Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH), but they are really good and perfectly matched with other features of the camera.
The Leica Q was a great camera, and if you liked working with it, you will also find enjoyable handling and shooting with the Leica Q2.
The camera was made in Germany, a country that is known for producing quality stuff, so if you decide to buy the Q2, you should expect to use it for years.
Now, let’s see what this camera has to offer!
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Leica Q2 Design
As you would have guessed, the Leica Q2 looks very similar to its predecessor. It was built out of magnesium alloy and it has environmental sealings that should protect the camera even during heavy rains or dust storms.
The Q2 was prepared for any kind of environment, but this came at a certain price. The camera weighs 1.58 lb so it is not the lightest full-frame camera ever made. Still, bear in mind that the Q2 comes with an attached prime lens so be careful when comparing the weight of this camera with other models that use the interchangeable lens.
When we compare the design of Q2 with its predecessor we can see there are minor changes. For example, the thumb rest and grip are much more comfortable than in the earlier model.
The camera has a high-resolution 3.68MP OLED electronic viewfinder for clear eye-level monitoring and rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touch screen LCD which affords straightforward playback and settings control.
Leica Q2 Specs
The Leica Q2 features a redeveloped Maestro II image processor, which allows fast shooting performance which goes up to 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, and up to 20 fps with an electronic one. The new processor also provides the possibility for 4K video recording. The camera can shoot both DCI 4K 24p and UHD 4K 30p video, along with high-speed Full HD recording at up to 120p.
We already mentioned the camera has a 47.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor, but it also provides 13 stops of dynamic range, low noise, and a wide sensitivity range that goes from ISO 50 to ISO 50000. This means you don’t need to worry about taking photos in low-light situations or even during nighttime.
In comparison to the Leica Q, the Q2 has much longer battery life and you can expect to shoot 350 images per charge. The camera comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies that will help you to connect the camera to your smart devices.
Get more information about the Leica Q2 in the hands-on review in the video above by Matt Granger.
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Leica Q2 Price
The Leica Q2 has a price of $4,995.00. This is maybe not very affordable for all types of consumers, but if you are looking for a high-end quality camera that will be your companion in years to come, buying the Q2 can be a good investment. Those interested in street or documentary photography will particularly enjoy this camera and things it has to offer.