Leica Q2 "Ghost" by Hodinkee
The Leica Q2 "Ghost" by Hodinkee is an exclusive Q2 special edition created in collaboration with leading watch platform Hodinkee. Its timeless design pays homage to an iconic diver's watch known to connoisseurs as the "Ghost Bezel".
Leica Q2 "Ghost" by Hodinkee
We are proud to introduce the Leica Q2 “Ghost” Set by Hodinkee. Following in the spectral footsteps of our Leica M10-P “Ghost Edition” For Hodinkee released in 2019, the brand’s over-achieving Q2 is now the next camera to receive the Ghost treatment. The new Leica Q2 “Ghost” Set by Hodinkee offers our unique colorway on a model that set the standard for a professional-grade point-and-shoot in a manner only possible via Leica. As watch enthusiasts that often need to snap a wristshot of some incredible watch without switching cameras, we are longstanding fans of the Q platform and the Q2 only raises the bar with its multitalented feature set.
It’s small and easy to carry but sports a full-frame sensor, lightning-fast autofocus, and an incredible prime lens. This is a one-camera solution capable of gorgeous wrist shots, family portraits, vacation snapshots, and everything in between. The Leica Q2 “Ghost” Set By Hodinkee is an homage not only to the look of some of our favorite watches but also a love letter to one of our favorite – and most often used – cameras from Leica.
A Classic Q2
Originally released in 2019 as the second generation of Leica’s do-it-all camera, the Q2 is made in Germany and features a magnesium alloy body that houses a 47.3-megapixel full frame sensor capable of stunning high-resolution images and 4K video. That sensor is paired with a razor-sharp Summilux 28mm f1.7 lens which boasts both class-leading autofocus speeds and a dedicated macro mode for when you want to get in close and capture even more detail. Whatever you want to photograph – big or small –, the Q2’s bright and incredibly high-resolution digital viewfinder allows ensures that you never miss a shot. So go ahead and snap that wrist shot.
Remarkably, even with its cutting-edge sensor and legendary Leica optics, the Q2 fits easily in hand and its classic shape is both dust and spray waterproof to the IP52 standard. With intuitive controls, best-in-class performance, and wifi connectivity for transferring photos to your devices, the Q2 is the synthesis of form and function for the modern everyday camera. It’s a special creation that brings the Ghost coloring and some special details to one of Leica’s most modern, versatile, and capable cameras. What you photograph is up to you, but from the daily fine details of your life to edge-of-the-world landscapes, the Q2 is the camera we’d prefer to have in hand.
AT A GLANCE
- Inspired by the Faded Bezel of a Well-Worn Dive Watch
- Soft Grey Finish and Smooth Grey Leatherette
- Limited to 2,000 Pieces Worldwide
35mm digital compact camera, fixed prime lens
Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements
28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm
Optical shake compensation system for still picture and video exposures
1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments
Full frame CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective)
Photo file formats
DNG, DNG + JPEG, JPEG
Video recording formats:
MP4 (Cine 4K- 4096x2160 / 4K(UHD) – 3840x2160 /Full HD – 1920x1080)
Video resolution/frame rate:
4K: 30 or 24 fps / Cine4K: 24 fps / Full HD 24, 30, 60 or 120 fps
Audio recording format:
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Automatic, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, ISO 25000, ISO 50000
Automatic, presets for: daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, electronic flash, grey card, manual color temperature selection
sRGB / Adobe RGB / ECI RGB V.2.0
Standard, vivid, natural, monochrome, high-contrast monochrome, all with further settings for contrast, saturation and sharpness in 5 steps
30 cm to infinity, close focus distance 17cm in macro mode
Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing. Loupe function and edge highlighting (focus peaking) in four colors available as focusing aids in manual focusing mode
AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved
Autofocus metering modes:
Single field (movable metering point), multi-field (49 fields), face recognition, subject tracking, optional setting/shutter release by touching the monitor screen
Program AE, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting
Automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature effect, panorama and HDR
Exposure metering modes:
Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
± 3 EV in 1/3-EV increments
Automatic exposure bracketing:
3 or 5 exposures in steps of up to 3 EV, can be set in 1⁄3 EV increments
Choice of mechanical, electronic or hybrid
60 s to 1⁄2000 s with mechanical shutter, 1 s to 1⁄40000 s with electronic shutter, in 1/3 increments, flash synchronization up to 1⁄500 s, linear flash with all shutter speeds faster than 1⁄500 s (with HSS-capable SCA 3002 flash units)
Choice of 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L)
2 or 12 seconds
OLED viewfinder Resolution:
1280 x 960 pixels x 3 colors (= 3.68 megapixels); Viewfinder image: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye-relief: 21 mm; Adjustable between -4 and +3 diopters, with eye-sensor for switching between viewfinder and monitor screen
3" TFT LCD monitor screen with approx. 1,040,000 image dot; touch control capability
IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant (standard WLAN protocol), channels 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™ encryption; access mode: infrastructure mode
Leica BP-SCL4 lithium-ion battery, rated voltage: 7.2V, capacity: 1860 mAh
Rated voltage 8.4 V; capacity at least 1860 mAh (according to CIPA standard): ca. 400 exposures; charging time: approx. 180 min.; battery charger: 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.25 A, with adapters
Exposures per battery charge:
Robust, lightweight magnesium alloy construction
Lens filter thread:
Leica Q2 "Ghost" by Hodinkee, Rope Strap grey, Battery, Lens hood, Lens cover, Hot shoe cover, Charger & Cables (EU, US), Quick start guide
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging which are valid for two years.
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