Leica, the German camera and lens manufacturer has come up with a new camera in their Q series – Leica Q2. The new camera features a 28mm Summilux ASPH prime lens with an aperture of f/1.7. Being a newer model in the Q-series it does come with its fair share of upgrades over its predecessors. Its new features include 4K video recording support along with a 47.3MP full-frame sensor.
Leica Q2 price, features and specifications
The Leica Q2 holds a price tag of $4,995 (approximately Rs 3,50,000) and is currently selling in the US. Leica has announced that the Q2 will come to the Indian markets around mid-April.
In the design department, the Leica Q2 does remind of its older predecessor, the Leica Q which was launched in June 2015. The Q2 comes with protective sealing on its body protecting it from dust and water spray, but it is not water-proof, only splash resistant. There are also new changes over its body, the Leica Q2 comes with a new thumb rest and a diamond pattern on its leather trim.
While in the specification department, the Leica Q2 sports a 47.3MP sensor capable of clicking high-quality pictures along with full-HD (1080p) video recording with frame rates of 120fps, 60fps, 30fps and 24fps. But the camera also does 4K video recording with 30 or 24 fps frame rates. There are microphones present on the body of the Leica Q2 which supports stereo audio recording.
The lens provided in the Leica Q2 is a 28mm Summilux f.1.7 ASPH and the image processor in it is from the Maestro II family. It has a 3.68MP OLED viewfinder and comes with a 3-inch TFT monitor with touch support. The Leica Q2 packs a battery of 1,860mAh and measures 130 x 80 x 91.9mm with a weight of 734 grams (with battery).
With its newly developed 47.3 MP full-frame sensor, fast Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens, quick auto-focus, innovative OLED technology, and timelessly elegant design, the Leica Q2 elevates the tradition established by its predecessor, the Leica Q: https://t.co/RtVH6u3hDZ pic.twitter.com/0wbcAPyMTt
— Leica Camera USA (@LeicaCameraUSA) March 7, 2019
For connectivity, the Leica Q2 comes with Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). The camera can also be used with the Leica Fotos mobile app, which allows the user to share their clicked pictures and videos on social media. The app even lets the user remotely control the shutter of the camera.
For photography, the Q2 is capable of capturing 10 photos per second, its autofocus is capable of locking the focus on a subject in 0.15 seconds. By default, the focal length of the Leica Q2 is set to 28mm, but it also can stimulate focal length such as 35mm, 50mm and 70mm. Leica has given the option to save the cropped images but its resolution is reduced to 47.3MP, 30MP, 14.7MP, or 6.6MP.