Leica Q2 review in progress
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 a much-improved electronic viewfinder. Pixel count 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.
Is the Leica Q2 right for you?
We take a closer examination at how well-suited the Q2 is for a variety of common photography use cases.
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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