Leica has today officially unveiled the new Leica Q2 mirrorless camera, offering a rather impressive 47.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, with 10 frames per second shooting up to ISO50,000 and 4K DCI 24fps video. It features a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens, and with fully weather-sealed construction.
The Leica Q2 is the same size as its Q predecessor and offers much the same in the way of features, but with a number of distinct advantages. It offers the same improved IP52 weather sealing as the Leica SL, the resolution of the sensor has almost doubled, it has an updated OLED viewfinder and that 1080p HD video has been bumped up to 4K DCI.
- 47.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
- Maestro II Image Processor
- Summilux 28mm f/1.87 ASPH lens#
- Lens optics: 11 elements in 9 groups
- 35mm, 50mm and 75mm crop modes
- ISO 50-50,000
- Up to 10fps continuous shooting
- 4K DCI 24p, 4K UHD 30p, 1080 HD 120p video
- 3.69MP OLED electronic viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD
- Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi
- IP52 Weather-sealed construction
- Dimensions: 130 x 80 x 91.9mm (5.1 x 3.1 x 3.6″)
- Weight: 718g with battery (1.58lb)
It features the 35mm and 50mm crop modes of the Leica Q, but also adds a new 75mm crop mode. The Q2 also uses a new battery, higher capacity than that used in the Q, which gives you 370 shots per charge.
The Leica Q2 is available to pre-order now for $4,995, and is available in any colour you like, as long as it’s black. Shipping is expected to begin very soon.