Leica has launched the successor to its popular Q camera model. It’s unsurprisingly called Q2 and sports some interesting upgrades.
First and foremost, the full-frame sensor’s resolution has doubled, going up from 24MP to 47,3MP. The 3.68MP OLED Electronic viewfinder with 0.76 magnification is also an interesting improvement. Same goes for the ISO range, which now spans from 50 to 50.000, and battery life, which has been increase thanks to the use of the same battery as the Leica L2. Moreover, the whole setup (camera body + The stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux fixed lens) is now rated IP52 and “water sealed”, meaning it’s resistant to heavy moisture and dust.
The Leica Q2 also features 4K video capture and Bluetooth connectivity, a welcome addition that will help ease the camera-to-smartphone workflow through Leica’s app (available on iPhone and Android phones). The price is in line with Leica’s mid-range products: 4890€.