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Leica Q2 Reporter Edition Digital Camera

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Leica Q2 Reporter Edition 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
Meticulously crafted to meet the challenges of reportage and press photography, the Leica Q2 Reporter Edition Digital Camera is distinguished by its enhanced design and deliberately discreet appearance. Both the red Leica dot on the front and the engraving on the top plate are inconspicuously omitted, letting you work without drawing undue attention to yourself. The Reporter Edition also features Aramid Fiber body armor, a synthetic material known for its exceptional resilience. Over time, exposure to naturally occurring UV rays will change the material's color, until it matches the dark green, highly scratch-resistant finish of the camera body. In addition to these traits, the Leica Q2 Reporter offers the same level of protection against dust and water infiltration as the original Q2 model.
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Leica Q2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 247.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor
  • 3Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
  • 4Body Design
By B&H Photo's

Meticulously crafted to meet the challenges of reportage and press photography, the Leica Q2 Reporter Edition Digital Camera is distinguished by its enhanced design and deliberately discreet appearance. Both the red Leica dot on the front and the engraving on the top plate are inconspicuously omitted, letting you work without drawing undue attention to yourself. The Reporter Edition also features Aramid Fiber body armor, a synthetic material known for its exceptional resilience. Over time, exposure to naturally occurring UV rays will change the material's color, until it matches the dark green, highly scratch-resistant finish of the camera body. In addition to these traits, the Leica Q2 Reporter offers the same level of protection against dust and water infiltration as the original Q2 model.

This specialized advanced compact camera is 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 along with both DCI and UHD 4K video recording. The image processor also contributes to a broad ISO 50-50000 sensitivity range along with 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.

The camera features the same impressive wide-angle prime Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. fixed lens, which has been matched to the sensor design for exceptional resolution and clarity. The lens's design incorporates three aspherical elements and its bright f/1.7 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions. Additionally, a macro setting permits working with subjects as close as 6.7" away.

Complementing the imaging and optical assets, the Q2 Reporter Edition remains an especially compact and intuitive camera, well-suited for street and travel photography. Its sleek magnesium alloy body is protected by an Aramid Fiber covering 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 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 along with an updated Maestro II image processor, which lends more flexible image creation along with 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, along with 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, along 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lightweight magnesium alloy body and an Aramid Fiber synthetic fiber covering for dust and moisture sealed performance for use in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Unobtrusive design enriched with matching details that fit the concept of the M10-P Reporter
  • Discreet design with no Leica logo on the front and no engraving on the top
  • Robust matte green finish is scratch and fingerprint resistant
  • 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.
  • 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

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 50.4 Megapixel
Effective: 47.3 Megapixel (8368 x 5584)
Aspect Ratio3:2
Sensor TypeFull-Frame CMOS
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationOptical
Lens
Focal Length28mm
Digital Zoom2.7x Maximum
Maximum Aperturef/1.7
Minimum Aperturef/16
Focus Range11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity
Macro
6.69" to Infinity / 17 cm to Infinity
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Filter Size49 mm
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 50 to 50000
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/40000 to 1 Second
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Special OptionsFireworks, Landscape, Miniature Effect, Night Portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesMP4
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94/119.88 fps
Recording LimitNot Specified by Manufacturer
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File FormatAAC
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution3,680,000 Dot
Coverage100%
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
App CompatibleYes
*As of November, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Physical
Battery Type1 x 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
Weight1.58 lb / 718 g (With Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.795 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 8.7 x 6.6"

Leica Q2 Reviews

This was a gift

By Julie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-30

This was a gift for my fianc. She loves her camera. The clarity of the pictures she has taken is bar none. This purchase was well worth the money and is adding to our family's ability to capture important events and memories. Here are just a few of the first pictures she was able to capture with this magnificent camera.

Minimalist Champ

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

I'm a long time Canon EOS user, especially video. I love the stripped down clean aesthetic, solid build quality, ease of use manually, and the image quality. Using this clears my head and let's me concentrate on images. Despite reviews, as a pro videographer, this is a very capable camera; any deficiencies are easily compensated for. The limitations of a single focal length take me back to my earliest photo classes where limitations drove creativity. The Q2 is a winner.

Amazing, Amazing. Nothing comes close. Nothing else needs to be said !

By Walter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-07

This is by far the finest camera on today's photographic market.. I'm in love with this camera, so much so I keep it next to my bed. I have owned more cameras over my photographic career, and this Q2 is off the wall amazing. I like it so much I also purchased a Q2 monochrome. Both cameras are nothing short of amazing.... Thank you Leica, brilliant.

Great camera if delivered

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-14

B&H was happy to accept order and alleged it was appropriately shipped, but it never arrived. Customer service has responded with clichs about my looking around for package that was sent to family owned accounting and law firm in locked office building. At moment I'm out the money and without camera. Weeks are going by and B&H has been unable or unwilling to even provide copy of signature.

Finally

By Tyrone
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I have been wanting a Leica for a while now I am late to the party but so happy with the results. A camera that looks like a range finder but has auto focus as well as manual focus. I have had the Q2 for a few weeks now and I am still learning. It is a joy to hold in your hands and performs admirably, the picture quality is excellent. Purchased in like new condition from B&H excellent choice!

Requires thought

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

Wanted to affirm how good and pleasurable this camera is. To repeat what others have said: the images, when good, are REALLY NICE, (my miss rate is higher than with a micro four thirds system). The ergonomics are pleasing, and the thought that went into the menu organization results in a significantly more user friendly system (limited experience here). Unlike some reviewers, I particularly like the JPEG quality, which is somehow gentle, and not over saturated or over sharpened. - What may make this camera unique, is that it can be configured as a point-and-shoot, but; it is satisfying and relatively straight forward to use manual controls, in full or in part. Due to this, I'm having to significantly improve my skills (a good thing). Lastly, I appreciate the understated design. It makes me smile.

Remarkable Excellence!

By Brandon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-07

This is truly an exceptional camera, just like everyone says it is. [Thanks Peter McKinnon]. I was drawn to the subtleties of the Leica Q2 Reporter. It's really a sight to see... Even without a Leica logo, people still know this camera is special and often ask about it when I'm out shooting. The build quality is excellent. It feels like a solid piece of metal with minimal and very tactile buttons. After using this camera for almost a month, I've learned this isn't really a beginner's camera. The cost alone should hint at that... This instrument likes intentionality, precision, patience, and skill. I've enjoyed how my shooting has slowed down using this camera compared to the blazing fast speed of my Canon R5. Each shot is meticulously composed and focused with truly remarkable results. If you have a long-lasting passion for photography and want a small camera to document your life with, I really can't imagine a choice better than the Leica Q2. It's ironic, I'm now casually documenting my life in 47.3 MP... The files that come out of this camera are unbelievable. With almost 90 MB Raw files, make sure you're prepared for the storage cost. The Summilux lens on this camera makes it worth every penny though. Photos are naturally sharp and full of the best micro-contrast I've ever seen. B&H was excellent as always with quick, well-packed shipping. So, I did it... I bought a Leica. And I can't stop talking about it.

Superb, so far!

By Reid
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-05

First let me say the expedited shipping from B&H was on point. Ordered it on a Tuesday, had it in hand on Thursday. Thank you B&H! I've spent a few days now with my Q2 and must say it has performed beautifully. I've put it through its paces in Landscape and Street and must say, as others have said, the Q2 provides one with a stellar shooting experience. The menu system is wonderful. Coming from a Sony background the logic behind the menu layout and operation makes so much sense. In hand, the Q2 is solid, balanced, weather sealed and built like a tank. I did order the Thumb support and find it a worthwhile addition. The images coming out of the Q2 are incredibly satisfying. I've only shot in RAW so far and the DNG files are superb. Although, I've only spent less than a week with the Q2, I firmly believe this camera will elevate my photography. It has reignited my excitement for the art!!!

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