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Leica Q2 Digital Camera

BH #LEQ2B • MFR #19050
Leica Q2 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 47.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Maestro II Image Processor
  • Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
  • 3.68MP OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Redeveloped while retaining impressive imaging and optical attributes, the Leica Q2 is an advanced compact camera characterized by its updated sensor design and intuitive operation. Revolving around a revised full-frame 47.3MP CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, high-resolution stills shooting is possible as well as both DCI and UHD 4K video recording. The image processor also contributes to a broad ISO 50-50000 sensitivity range plus quick 10-fps full-resolution continuous shooting. The added resolution also affords a series of unique Crop Modes, which simulate working with longer focal length lenses, including 35mm, 50mm, and 75mm fields of view.
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Leica Q2 Overview

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Leica Q2: Limitless Potential
Redeveloped while retaining impressive imaging and optical attributes, the Leica Q2 is an advanced compact camera characterized by its updated sensor design and intuitive operation. Revolving around a revised full-frame 47.3MP CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, high-resolution stills shooting is possible as well as both DCI and UHD 4K video recording. The image processor also contributes to a broad ISO 50-50000 sensitivity range plus quick 10-fps full-resolution continuous shooting. The added resolution also affords a series of unique Crop Modes, which simulate working with longer focal length lenses, including 35mm, 50mm, and 75mm fields of view.
 
Complementing the imaging and optical assets, the Q2 remains an especially compact and intuitive camera, well-suited for street and travel photography. Its sleek magnesium alloy body is weather sealed for working in trying environments and it has adopted the same battery featured in the flagship SL mirrorless camera for longer battery life. A high-resolution 3.68MP OLED electronic viewfinder is featured for fluid and clear eye-level monitoring and a rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD also affords straightforward playback and settings control. Built-in Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi permit wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device via the Leica FOTOS app.
47.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor
Featuring a redeveloped imaging system, the Q2 incorporates a high-resolution 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor as well as an updated Maestro II image processor, which lends more flexible image creation, offers smooth color and tonal rendering, a broad 13-stop dynamic range, low noise, and a wide sensitivity range from ISO 50-50000. Processing capabilities also afford fast shooting performance, up to 10 fps at full-resolution with a mechanical shutter, plus an especially quick 49-area autofocus system. Stills can be recorded as 14-bit DNG files and JPEGs. The added resolution also enables unique digital zoom capabilities to simulate working with different focal length lenses: 30MP images can be created using a 35mm field of view, 15MP images with a 50mm field of view, and 7MP with a 75mm field of view.

In addition to stills, the Q2 features improved video recording with the ability to shoot both DCI 4K24p and UHD 4K30p video, with high-speed Full HD recording at up to 120p.
Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
Key to the popularity of the Q-series is the incorporation of a fixed Summilux 28mm f/1.7 wide-angle prime lens. Blending Leica's optical know-how with a design perfectly matched to the image sensor, this lens incorporates three aspherical elements to control distortion and spherical aberrations for sharp and accurate rendering. Its fast f/1.7 maximum aperture also excels in low-light conditions and offers improved control over depth of field. Extending its versatility, a dedicated macro focusing position can also be used for working with subjects as close as 6.7" away. Additionally, optical image stabilization helps to compensate for the effects of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.
Body Design
  • The high-resolution 3.68MP (1280 x 960) OLED electronic viewfinder provides a clear and realistic means for eye-level viewing. Its high refresh rate virtually eliminates lag, and an updated eye sensor provides faster automatic switching between the EVF and the rear LCD.
  • The rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD features a touchscreen design for intuitive navigation and playback, as well as the ability to touch to focus.
  • The lightweight magnesium alloy body is sealed to protect against dust and moisture (IP52-rated) for use in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Adoption of the BP-SCL4 battery, as used with the SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera, affords an improved 370 shots per charge and the battery's physical design incorporates a rubber gasket to further reinforce the overall weather sealing.
  • Enhanced haptics, following suit of the M10 and CL-series cameras, emphasize a simpler interface, including a single-stage On/Off button, a three-button rear control set, a programmable button within the thumb-wheel dial, a push-button diopter adjustment, and a distinctive thumb grip.
  • The mechanical shutter affords flash sync speeds up to 1/500 sec.
  • The lens features a 49mm filter thread diameter for attaching optional filters.
  • Accepts one SD-type memory card and supports the UHS II protocol.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, when used in conjunction with the Leica FOTOS app for iOS and Android, permits sharing imagery directly to a linked mobile device and also enables remote control over the Q2 and remote shooting via a live view image. Additionally, Bluetooth LE helps to maintain a permanent connection between the mobile device and the camera, enabling remote waking of the camera and automatic connection anytime within range. 

Leica Q2 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 50.4 Megapixel
Effective: 47.3 Megapixel (8368 x 5584)
Image Sensor
Full-Frame CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Focal Length
28mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.7
ISO Sensitivity Range
50 to 50,000 in Auto Mode
Internal Recording Modes
MP4
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Battery Type
1x BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh (Approx. 370 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.1 x 3.1 x 3.6" / 130 x 80 x 91.9 mm
Weight
1.58 lb / 718 g (With Battery)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 50.4 Megapixel
Effective: 47.3 Megapixel (8368 x 5584)
Image Sensor
Full-Frame CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Focal Length
28mm
Digital Zoom
2.7x Maximum
Maximum Aperture
f/1.7
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Focus Range
11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity
Macro
6.69" to Infinity / 17 cm to Infinity
Optical Design
11 Elements in 9 Groups
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/40000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
50 to 50,000 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps
Self-Timer
2/12-Second Delay
Special Options
Fireworks, Landscape, Miniature Effect, Night Portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
DNG, JPEG
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
MP4
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic
Resolution
3,680,000 Dot
Coverage
100%
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
General
Battery Type
1x BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh (Approx. 370 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.1 x 3.1 x 3.6" / 130 x 80 x 91.9 mm
Weight
1.58 lb / 718 g (With Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 8.5 x 6.6"

Leica Q2 Reviews

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What is the buffer size for DNG, JPG, DNG+JPG?

What is the buffer size for DNG, JPG, DNG+JPG?
Asked by: Mato
The buffer can handle up to 14 DNG Images and 25 JPEG images.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-03-18

Do you like this camera for Macro photography? Or ...

Do you like this camera for Macro photography? Or would it be better to just add a macro prime Canon to my 5D Mark 4 body ??
Asked by: Patricia
The Q2 system provides users with excellent macro capabilities. That being said, the limitation of the Q2 is its fixed lens. If you want the most versatility, having an interchangeable lens camera will allow you more options for macro photography. The beauty of the Q2 is you have an amazing compact camera for day to day shooting and a macro feature that's always available when you need it built in.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-12-29

what is the data rate for the 4k video feature?

what is the data rate for the 4k video feature?
Asked by: Jim
4K Video data rate is 90-95Mb/s
Answered by: william
Date published: 2020-03-06

Is the LCD gorilla glass ?

Is the LCD gorilla glass ?
Asked by: Marcus
No, it is not Gorilla glass. It is a 3" TFT LCD touch screen which is also very durable.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-10-27

In the Q2 Video Full HD 120fps, does that include ...

In the Q2 Video Full HD 120fps, does that include autofocus? Does the shutter button have to remain half pressed to maintain autofocus in video mode
Asked by: Troy
You do not have to hold the shutter release halfway down for continuous AF in the video mode. You simply have to have the Focus Mode (found in the main menu) set to AFc (auto focus continuous) and the camera will focus automatically as you move the camera or if the subject is moving. If you shoot in AFs mode, you would have to push the shutter release down halfway for it to lock onto the subject. If the scene changes you would have to push the shutter release down again to re-focus.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-03-31

Leica Photo App iPhone iOS version compatibility?

Leica Photo App iPhone iOS version compatibility?
Asked by: Bruce
Yes! Q2 is compatible... but not without its moments of groaning... have yet to hear of the perfect camera brand app that works flawlessly...
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-11-28

Can you get the same black and white image from ...

Can you get the same black and white image from the regular Q2 as the Monochrome Q2?
Asked by: Michael
The Leica Monochrome Q2 would offer more image information when shooting a black and white image over just using the Monochrome setting in the original Leica Q2.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-10-29

With a clear B&W filter on the lens does the hood ...

With a clear B&W filter on the lens does the hood and cap work properly?
Asked by: Judd
Yes, they will work together.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-06-28
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