The Leica Q2, a 47.3-megapixel full-frame compact camera with a fixed Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens, is available from today with an overseas RRP of US$4995.
The Q2 is capable of DCI and UHD 4K video, with frame rates of 30 to 24fps – or Full HD with 120, 60, 30, or 24fps.
Leica has installed a newly-developed1280 x 960 pixel OLED viewfinder, along with a 3-inch LCD rear display monitor with touch control capability.
The lens has a digital zoom function of focal lengths of 35, 50, and 75mm. The selected crop is displayed as a bright-line frame in the viewfinder or display panel. The cropped image – with corresponding reduced resolutions of 30, 14.7 or 6.6-megapixels – is saved along with the uncropped DNG file full-res image.
The Q2 has an advanced weather sealing from the predecessor, making it resistant to dust and water spray and ready for ‘all weather conditions’.
An integrated Wi-Fi module provides a quick and easy solution to sharing pictures and video to social media, as well as remotely changing settings and controlling the shutter from a smartphone.
There’s a few more specs. But since the boutique camera has limited appeal to the average person, these details can be read here in the press release.