Leica has released another of its cameras in the olive-green “Reporter” suit. This time, you can get the Q2 Monochrom in this special “outfit,” and it’s not even a lot more expensive than the basic version.
To remind you, Leica already has the M10-P and the regular Q2 in this version. But it’s a pleasant surprise that the Q2 Monochrom doesn’t cost $300 or even $1,000 more than the basic version, like the Q2 and the M10-P respectively.
In terms of specs, there’s really nothing new to say if we want to compare the Q2 Monochrom and the new Q2 MOnochrom Reporter. They are both full-frame compact cameras with a 47.3MP monochrome sensor. As the name suggests, you can only take black-and-white photos with them. The only difference is on the outside, with the Q2 Monochrom being all-black, and the Q2 Monochrom Reporter being covered with olive-green Kevlar covering for higher endurance.
Here are the specs and a few more photos:
|Sensor Resolution||Actual: 50.4 Megapixel|
|Effective: 47.3 Megapixel (8368 x 5584)|
|Aspect Ratio||1970-01-01 03:02:00|
|Sensor Type||Full-Frame CMOS|
|Image File Format||DNG, JPEG|
|Digital Zoom||2.7x Maximum|
|Focus Range||11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity|
|6.69" to Infinity / 17 cm to Infinity|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Filter Size||49 mm|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 50 to 50000|
|Shutter Speed||Mechanical Shutter|
|1/2000 to 60 Seconds|
|1/40000 to 1 Second|
|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||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 fps|
|Special Options||Fireworks, Landscape, Miniature Effect, Night Portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunset|
|DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00p|
|UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/29.97p|
|Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/29.97p/59.94p/119.88p|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|Audio File Format||AAC|
|Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +3|
|Display Type||Fixed Touchscreen LCD|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Media/Memory Card Slot||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Battery Type||1 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|
|Weight||1.58 lb / 718 g (Body with Battery)|
The Leica Q2 Monochrom Reporter is a limited-edition camera, and it’s currently available for preorders with a price tag of $6,295. For comparison, the basic version is $6,195, so there’s only a $100 difference.
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