The new Q2 unveiled by Leica

Leica has just announced their new compact camera, the Q2. A successor to the popular Q model from 2015, the new camera keeps the same 28mm f/1.7 Summilux stabilized lens and compact form factor. However, as an update, the Q2 builds upon the Q legacy with improvements in almost all other aspects. Most notably, the resolution of the full-frame sensor goes up from 24MP to 47.3MP, and the body and lens are now IP52 weather sealed. Other improvements include better high ISO performance, battery life and operating speed.

Leica Q2
The new Leica Q2
Leica Q2 front and back view
The Q2 retains the body shape and size of the Q1
Leica Q2 detail
Manual speed and aperture controls are the halmark of Leica cameras

Leica Q2 Key Features

  • 47.3MP CMOS full-frame sensor (24 x 36mm 2:3 ratio)
  • Native ISO range of 50-50,000
  • 28mm F1.7 Summilux ASPH stabilized lens (non-removable)
  • Contrast based autofocus (minimum focus distance 17cm in Macro mode)
  • 3.68MP OLED EVF
  • 3″ fixed touchscreen LCD with 1.04 million dots
  • 4K 30/24fps MP4 Video
  • Leaf shutter up to 1/2000 sec
  • E-shutter up to 1/40,000 sec
  • Flash sync up to 1/500 sec
  • IP52 Weather Sealed Magnesium-alloy body
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Approx. 734 grams with battery
The magnesium body of the Q2 is IP 52 rated

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