Leica Q2 Monochrom gets a “Reporter” look and wants photojournalists to get it

Mar 4, 2022

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Leica Q2 Monochrom gets a “Reporter” look and wants photojournalists to get it

Mar 4, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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:

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 50.4 Megapixel
Effective: 47.3 Megapixel (8368 x 5584)
Aspect Ratio1970-01-01 03:02:00
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 System
Recording ModesMP4
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
Video SystemNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File FormatAAC
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution3,680,000 Dot
Coverage1
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
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 (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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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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