Leica Q2 Reporter
The Leica Q2 features a brand new 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor, integrated weather sealing throughout the body and built-in Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens, a brand new electronic viewfinder, lightning-fast autofocus and burst shooting, 4K video, a revised button layout and refined design.
Leica Camera is pleased to announce the introduction of its latest camera, and the new evolution of one of its most popular recent releases, the Leica Q2. The Leica Q2 features a brand new 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor, integrated weather sealing throughout the body and built-in Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens, a brand new electronic viewfinder, lightning-fast autofocus and burst shooting, 4K video, a revised button layout and refined design.
New OLED High-Resolution EVF
The Leica Q2 features a newly developed high-resolution OLED viewfinder, which offers a lag-free high refresh rate and faster auto-switching between the rear display and EVF. The high resolution of 3.68 megapixels in the viewfinder provides the clearest vision of the user’s composition to perfectly and accurately frame subjects. OLED panels, known today for being utilized in the highest quality smartphone and TV screens on the market, are superior to LCDs as they control each pixel’s brightness independently – this yields a better color depth and quality for a more pleasing experience every time the camera is raised to the user’s eye.
Speed Speed Speed + 4K Video
The autofocus system of the Leica Q2 focuses sharply on the subject within milliseconds, making it one of the fastest cameras in its class. Improvements to its new processor from the Maestro II family have enabled a high continuous burst shooting rate with an impressive 10 frames per second from the mechanical shutter, even at maximum resolution. The Leica Q2 adds 4K UHD and Cine4K video recording to its arsenal of features, with frame rate options across 4K and 1080p.
Refined Design and Improved Handling
The design of the Leica Q carries forward the Leica tradition of reduction to the essentials. The ‘Made in Germany’ seal of quality guarantees that only the finest and most resilient materials are employed in its construction. The distinctive thumb rest of the new Leica Q2 and the sophisticated diamond pattern of its leather trim ensure optimum grip and highlight the symbiosis of function and form. Also new is the camera’s uniquely intuitive handling concept, following refined design language cues established from its brethren in the Leica M10 and Leica CL families – such as the single-stage On/Off switch, simplified three-button interface on the rear of the camera and programmable button within the thumb wheel dial. A new highlight of the Leica Q2 layout is the push-button diopter compensation dial on the back of the camera that locks and prevents inadvertent changes to the user’s desired setting. Every refinement, both large and small, pushes Leica’s design forward without losing sight of the core philosophy of the camera.
A comprehensive range of optional accessories is also available for the Leica Q2. These include matching camera protector cases and carrying straps in premium-quality classic black and brown leather, and more vibrant versions in red and pink. The elegant new ‘Ettas’ line of soft, coated canvas pouches for various Leica camera models will also be launched at the same time as the Leica Q2. The pouches will initially be available in midnight blue, stone gray and red colorways, with more still to come. The accessory selection also includes technical equipment for the Leica Q2 such as the Leica SF 40, SF 60 flash units, the SF C1 remote flash control unit and an additional add-on thumb rest and handgrip. All accessories are functionally designed for easy handling, perfectly matching the quality and design of the camera and are manufactured from only the finest materials to ensure reliability for a lifetime of use.
- Newly developed 47.3 MP full frame sensor for best-in-class image quality
- Built-in crop modes are now improved to 30 MP at 35mm, 15 MP at 50mm, and 7 MP at a new 75mm
- Fully weather-sealed to brave the elements and always get the shot while maintaining a compact body
- New 3.68 MP OLED EVF for an improved view of the scene with better color and clarity
- Fixed Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens for tack-sharp images and impeccable low-light quality
- New processor from the Maestro II family ensuring peak performance at these new heights of resolution
- Fast autofocus and 10 fps burst shooting to never miss a crucial moment
- 4K video with UHD and Cine4K resolutions for easy on-the-go high quality recording
- Newly developed 47.3 MP full frame sensor.
- Fixed Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens
- Unobtrusive design
- Special armoring
IN THE BOX
- Camera body with Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH.
- Carrying strap
- Lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover
- Battery charger, mains power cable (EU, US, local power cable), USB cable
- Memory card
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:
Q2 camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery charger, mains power cable (EU, US, local power cable), USB cable
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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