Leica Q2 first impressions review
The Leica Q2 is a fixed-lens, full-frame camera sporting a new 47.3MP sensor and a sharp, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. It's styled like a traditional Leica M rangefinder and replaces the hugely popular original Leica Q (Typ 116), launched in 2015.
The Q2 looks essentially the same as its predecessor, but under the hood notable improvements have been made including the addition of weather-sealing, better battery life, a new processor and an improved electronic viewfinder. Sensor resolution has also nearly doubled.
- 47.3MP full-frame sensor
- 28mm F1.7 Summilux stabilized lens
- 3.68MP OLED EVF with 0.76x magnification
- 3" fixed touchscreen LCD with 1.04 million dots
- Fast autofocus and smoothly damped manual focus ring
- Native ISO range of 50-50,000
- 4K video capture
- Leaf shutter up to 1/2000 sec
- E-shutter up to 1/40,000 sec
- IP52 rated dust and water resistant
- Magnesium-alloy body
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Improved battery life
While the Q2 will replace the original Q in Leica's lineup, the Leica Q-P - a stealthy version of the Leica Q - will remain available for some time, according to the brand. The Leica Q2 ships March 7th for $4995.
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What's new and how it compares
The Q2 and original Q look pretty similar, but there are a lot of upgrades under the hood. Here's the nitty gritty.
Body and controls
How's it feel in hand? How's the new electronic viewfinder? Find out here.
We've been shooting around with the Leica Q2 – here are our initial thoughts based on that time.
Puppies and landscapes and portraits, oh my! Check out our full sample image gallery for out-of-camera JPEGs and Raw conversions.
You're a gear nerd, we get it. Here's where you'll find all the juicy details about the Q2 listed out.
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