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Leica Q2 Full-Frame Compact Camera (2019)

MSRP 4995 USDNeoscore 100%NEX score 78%

Product Overview

Leica Q2 is a flagship Full-Frame compact camera with a prime lens. Introduced by Leica in 2019, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 47 MP (8368 x 5584) resolution and a 3.69 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag. It should be noted for having a 50 base ISO, which promises cleaner shots. Professionals and fanboys will be pleased by the extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate that this camera can deliver.
The Leica Q2 comes with 49 autofocus points. Interestingly, Leica has endowed this compact camera with a prime lens, which appeals to a distinctly different set of consumers than the usual point-and-shoot users.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 100% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Full-frame sensor
  • 50 base ISO
  • Extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate
  • High 47 MP resolution
  • Weather-sealed
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Excellent image quality
    • Excellent electronic viewfinder
    • Excellent battery life
    • Excellent autofocus
    Cons
    • Not as versatile as an ultra-wide angle lens
    • No full-frame sensor
    • No interchangeable lenses
    • No touch-sensitive LCD screen
    • Flexible lens
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    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    Remote Control
    Wireless Connectivity
    WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy

    Construction

    Battery | Capacity
    1860 mAh
    Form Factor
    Compact camera with prime lens
    Image Size
    Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
    Lens
    Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH
    Microphone
    Stereo
    Optical Formula | Elements
    11 elements
    Optical Formula | Groups
    9 groups
    Sensor | Resolution
    47 MP (8368 x 5584)
    Sensor | Type
    CMOS

    Dimensions

    Size | Depth
    92 mm / 3.62 in
    Size | Height
    80 mm / 3.15 in
    Size | Width
    130 mm / 5.12 in
    Weight
    734 g / 25.94 oz

    Display

    Display Diagonal
    3 inch
    Display Type
    Fixed TFT LCD
    Resolution
    1,040,000 dots
    Viewfinder | Coverage
    100%
    Viewfinder | Magnification
    0.76x
    Viewfinder | Resolution
    3,686,000 dots
    Viewfinder | Type
    Electronic

    Function

    AE Bracketing
    ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
    Angle Of View
    75.4° Diagonal | 65.5° Horizontal | 46.4° Vertical
    Aperture
    f/1.7
    Autofocus
    49 focus points
    Exposure Compensation
    ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
    Exposure Mode
    Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
    Flash Sync Speed
    1/500 s
    Focal Length
    28 mm
    GPS
    No
    Image Stabilization
    Optical
    Intervalometer
    Yes
    ISO Range
    50 ~ 50000
    Touch Screen
    Yes
    Video Codecs
    MPEG-4
    Video Recording
    4K/30/24p, 1080/120/60/30/24p
    Weather Resistance
    Yes
    Zoom
    Digital zoom available

    Performance

    Battery Life
    350 shots
    Dynamic Range
    14 stops
    Max Burst Rate
    20.0 fps
    Min Focus Distance
    170 mm / 6.69 in
    Shutter Speed
    1/40000 s (electronic) / 1/2000 s (mechanical) ~ 60 s
    Storage
    SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Production

    Battery
    BP-SCL4
    Debut
    2019-03-07
    Made In
    Germany

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    pcmag[1]

    Sentiment Score 80%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
    The Q2's video capabilities are pretty impressive on paper. It can record in 4K UHD at 24 or 30fps, and supports the wider 4K DCI format at 24fps. There's no flat video profile, but that's not a huge surprise. It's easy to write off the Q2 as a fashion accessory for the elite.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent image quality
    • High-resolution sensor
    • Weather sealing
    Cons
    • Not as versatile as an ultra-wide angle lens

    trustedreviews[2]

    Sentiment Score 83%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
    Sharpness is already great in the centre of the frame when shooting at f/1.7, but corners are a little softer by comparison. Dynamic range appears to be excellent at the lower ISO settings, and you can pull back lots of detail from shadows in Raw files. Videos are nicely detailed when captured in the maximum 4K resolution and rolling shutter is also well controlled.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent image quality
    • Excellent electronic viewfinder
    • Excellent battery life
    Cons
    • No touch-sensitive LCD screen
    • No full-frame sensor

    wired[3]

    Sentiment Score 71%
    Reviewers from wired have found the following***:
    There's a character to Leica photos, and that character comes through in each and every shot you take on the Q2. With a fixed lens, you lose out on the endless versatility offered by an interchangeable lens camera. The Q2 includes a standard array of modern conveniences like Wi-Fi, video capability, and a rear touchscreen.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent image quality
    • Excellent autofocus
    • Fantastic sensor
    Cons
    • Flexible lens
    • No interchangeable lenses

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    References

    1. ^ Leica Q2 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/leica-q2. 2019-03-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    2. ^ Leica Q2 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/leica-q2. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    3. ^ Review: Leica Q2. [wired]. https://www.wired.com/review/leica-q2/. 2019-08-10. Retrieved 2021-10-14.

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