Building on the tradition established by its predecessor, the Leica Q, the Q2 gives new meaning to the term ‘compact camera’.
With a 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, speedy Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH prime lens, fast autofocus, innovative OLED technology and timelessly elegant design, this tiny camera is jam-packed with impressive features.
The Q2 is also weather sealed to keep out dust and water spray – making it the only camera in its class that can stand strong in the face of harsh weather conditions.
The camera’s newly designed sensor captures both highly detailed stills and 4K video at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000.
Meanwhile, the fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 is ideal for capturing the world with your subject standing out sharply, guaranteeing outstanding imaging performance in even the most difficult lighting situations.
Improved image depth and higher contrast is achieved through the new 3.68-megapixel, high-resolution OLED viewfinder, which has minimal effect on the camera’s power consumption.
Amazingly, the autofocus system in the Q2 focuses on a subject in under 0.15 seconds, making it one of the fastest cameras in its class. This model also features a higher sequential shooting rate of 10 frames per second at the full resolution of 47.3 megapixels.
Leica FOTOS App, the camera’s integrated Wi-Fi module, makes it possible to quickly and easily share pictures and video in social media, change numerous camera settings from a smartphone or even remotely control the shutter release of the Leica Q2.
Leica Q2 Accessories
The range of accessories for the Leica Q2 perfectly extend its capabilities while also carrying forward the tradition of reduction to the essentials.
In true Leica style, the ‘Made in Germany’ seal of quality guarantees that only the finest and most resilient materials were employed in its construction. The functionally designed protectors, holster and pouch assure optimum protection when carrying the camera, and immediate readiness to shoot.
Leather protectors and carry straps are available in black, brown, red and pink, while the pouches are available in midnight blue, stone grey and red, and will be followed later by a range of other versions. The detachable thumb rest ensures safe and steady handling while enhancing its ergonomics.
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