Leica Q2 47MP Full-Frame Fixed Lens Camera Hands On

Earlier today, Leica has introduced the new Leica Q2, a successor to the original Leica Q full frame compact camera. The new model brings a 47MP full-frame sensor, a new 3.68MP OLED EVF, full weather sealing, and a number of other changes.

On the above video, David Farkas from RedDotForum walks through all the improvements on the Leica Q2. These include the all-new sensor which has almost twice the resolution of the original Q1 but also better IQ (in high ISO), a beefed up processor that can push up to 10fps (mechanical shutter) the same as the Q1 but with the much higher resolution of course. The AF is also faster with the new processor.

The video was improved significantly as well with DCI 4K24p, UHD 4K30p, Full HD 120p now. The lens, on the other hand, did not change and it is still the very capable Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. What is interesting is that the added resolution now affords a series of unique crop modes, which simulate working with longer focal length lenses, including 35mm, 50mm, and 75mm fields of view.

The camera now has both Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi with remote capabilities (we have seen this in action in Photokina 2018 on other Leica cameras and this seems to work pretty well).

The camera uses a single SD UHS II card slot, the body is made from lightweight magnesium and is dust and moisture sealed (IP52-rated). The Q2 now uses the same battery as the SL camera – the BP-SCL4 battery and has 370 shots per charge.

The Leica Q2 retails for $4,995 and is available for order.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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