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7 March 2019

Leica has introduced the Leica Q2 camera with enhanced imaging quality from its 47.3-Mp full-frame CMOS sensor, weather protection, an upgraded viewfinder over its predecessor, precise autofocus and more.

The Leica Q2 goes beyond the conventional use of its built-in 28mm focal length with built-in crop functions for 35mm, 50mm and 75mm. When shooting cropped DNG files the full sensor image is still recorded, so you can undo or change the crop in editing.

In addition to a single-stage On/Off switch, the simplified three-button interface on the rear of the camera and the programmable button within the thumb wheel dial, a new highlight of the Leica Q2 layout is the push-button diopter compensation dial on the back of the camera that locks and prevents accidental changes to your desired setting.


Highlights of the Q2 include:

  • 47.3-Mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Maestro II image processor
  • Summilux 28mm f1.7 ASPH. lens
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • 3.68-Mp OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 50 to 50,000
  • Up to 10-fps shooting
  • 35mm, 50mm and 75mm crop modes
  • DCI 4K24p, UHD 4K30p, Full HD 120p video
  • Bluetooth LE and WiFi


Specifications for the Q2 include:

Sensor 47.3-Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
3:2 aspect ratio
Bit Depth 14-bit
Viewfinder OLED with 3.68-Mp dots
100 percent coverage
-4m t +3m diopter adjustment
Monitor 3.0-inch LCD rear touchscreen
100 percent coverage
Shutter Mechanical: 60 seconds to 1/2000 second
Electronic: 1 second to 1/40000 second
Frame Rate Up to 10 fps
ISO Auto, 50 to 50,000
Autofocus Yes
Live View Yes
Image Stabilization Optical
Flash No built-in flash
Hot shoe
Flash sync: 1/500 second
Movie 4096 x 2160p: 24 fps
3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080p: 120 fps, 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
Built-in stereo mic
Connectivity Bluetooth LE, WiFi 802.11n
Power BP-SCL4 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Dimensions 5.1 x 3.1 x 3.6 inches
Weight 1.58 lbs.

Mount Built-in
Focal Length 28mm
Aperture f1.7 to f16
Minimum Focus Normal: 11.81 inches
Macro: 6.69 inches
Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
3 Aspherical
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes, in-body
Filter Thread 49mm


The Leica Q2 is on sale now at Leica stores, boutiques and dealers in black paint finish for $4,995. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting orders.

For more information see the news release below.

Leica Q2: The Highly Anticipated Sequel to a Modern Milestone from Leica Camera

Achieve unparalleled photographic results in the most accessible way with Leica's latest innovation

Leica Camera raises the bar with the introduction of the Leica Q2 camera. Keeping consumer feedback top of mind following the immensely successful Leica Q, the Leica Q2 offers photographers expanded creative freedom via unprecedented imaging quality, added weather protection, an upgraded viewfinder, supremely precise autofocus and more. The Leica Q2 is the quintessential tool for available light photography, rain or shine, that promises to carry the torch of its predecessor forward to new heights and possibilities without making sacrifices.

Superior Imaging Quality Meets Unmatched Versatility

As with any Leica Camera, exceptional image quality reigns supreme, allowing photographers to consistently capture show-stopping imagery. The new Leica Q2's full frame sensor is the highest resolution sensor in its class at 47.3 megapixels, offering users more resolution than the original Leica Q and captures both impeccably detailed still pictures and 4K video. Together with its Leica Summilux 28mm f1.7 ASPH. lens, the Q2 ensures all-around exceptional imaging performance. This top-tier Leica optic guarantees optimum picture quality with exquisite bokeh characteristics in even the most difficult lighting scenarios.

With its high resolving power matched to its high-resolution sensor, the Leica Q2 goes beyond the conventional use cases of a 28mm focal length via its built-in crop functions for equivalent focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm and the newly available 75mm -- bringing with it more possibilities in the world of portraiture and close-up work. Thanks to the software design ingenuity of Leica engineers, when shooting cropped DNG files the full sensor image is still recorded, allowing photographers to undo or change the crop after the fact.

The Leica Q2 also adds 4K UHD and Cine4K video recording to its arsenal of features, with myriad frame rate options across 4K and 1080p, giving users impressive video recording from such a large sensor on the go to document memories or record short films.

Exceptional Quality and User Handling

The design of the Leica Q2 carries forward the Leica tradition of reduction to the essentials. The 'Made in Germany' seal of quality guarantees that only the finest and most resilient materials are employed in its construction. The distinctive thumb rest of the new Leica Q2 and the sophisticated diamond pattern of its leather trim ensure optimum grip and highlight the symbiosis of function and form.

Also new is the camera's uniquely intuitive handling concept, following refined design language cues established from its brethren in the Leica M10 and Leica CL families -- such as the single-stage On/Off switch, simplified three-button interface on the rear of the camera and programmable button within the thumb wheel dial. A new highlight of the Leica Q2 layout is the push-button diopter compensation dial on the back of the camera that locks and prevents accidental changes to the user's desired setting. Every refinement, both large and small, pushes Leica's design forward without losing sight of the core philosophy of the camera.

Following in-tune with impeccably intuitive user handling, in combination with the Leica FOTOS App, the camera's integrated WiFi module makes it possible to quickly and easily share pictures and video via social media. Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) enables a permanent connection to be established between camera and smartphone, making it possible for user to remotely wake the camera and connect any time when in range.

Make It Your Own With Accessories

A comprehensive and stylish range of optional accessories is also available for the Leica Q2. These include matching camera protector cases and carrying straps in premium-quality classic black and brown leather and more vibrant versions in red and pink. The elegant new 'Ettas' line of soft, coated canvas pouches for various Leica camera models will also be launched at the same time as the Leica Q2. The pouches will initially be available in midnight blue, stone gray and red colorways, with more still to come. The accessory selection also includes technical equipment for the Leica Q2 such as the Leica SF 40, SF 60 flash units, the SF C1 remote flash control unit and an additional add-on thumb rest and handgrip. All accessories are functionally designed for easy handling, perfectly matching the quality and design of the camera and are manufactured from only the finest materials to ensure reliability for a lifetime of use.

An exhibition of Leica Q2 photography is on view at the Elga Wimmer Gallery in New York City for a limited engagement of 24-hours on March 7 featuring the works of Hiram Garcia, President of Production of Seven Bucks Production and film/television producer. The series, titled 'Behind the Seen', is a diverse collection of images that strive to highlight the beauty and intrigue of the movie industry and marks Garcia's debut photographic gallery exhibition. Garcia's 'Behind the Seen' is the first and only exhibition worldwide shot exclusively on the new Leica Q2 camera.

"Behind the Seen is a diverse collection of images that showcase a slice of my production life through a short period of time. I curated imagery from the work on-set of my current project as well as included glimpses into the other aspects of where my career spills over. Whether it be promotional stunts for projects currently in theaters or something as simple as rehearsing for upcoming scenes, I wanted to showcase the beauty and intrigue I see within the industry I work in. This is a brief snapshot of what I SEE on a daily basis," said Garcia.

The Leica Q2 is on sale beginning today at Leica stores, boutiques and dealers. The camera will be sold in black paint finish for $4,995.

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