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Leica Q2 Monochrom Full-Frame Compact Camera (2020)

Neoscore 100%NEX score 82%

Product Overview

Leica Q2 Monochrom is a full-frame compact camera dedicated to black and white photography. Sharing much of the features with the Leica Q2, the Q2 Monochrom drops the color and low-pass filters.
Like the standard Q2, the Q2 Monochrom sports a fixed Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens that supports contrast-detection autofocus.
The Q2 Monochrom comes with a new leather covering, matte black paint, and gray and white engravings.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 100% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Full-frame sensor
  • Extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate
  • High 47 MP resolution
  • Weather-sealed
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Fantastic image quality
    • Fantastic build quality
    • Excellent autofocus
    • Fast and positive single point AF
    • Easy to use
    Cons
    • No viewfinder
    • No support for external microphones or recorders
    • Bulky and heavy
    • Limited to black-and-white images
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    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    Remote Control
    Wireless Connectivity
    802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth

    Construction

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

    Dimensions

    Filter Diameter
    49 mm
    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 sec
    Focal Length
    28 mm
    GPS
    No
    Image Stabilization
    Optical
    Intervalometer
    Yes
    ISO Range
    100 ~ 100000
    Sensor
    Full frame black-and-white CMOS sensor, without color or low-pass filter
    Touch Screen
    Yes
    Video Codecs
    MPEG-4, H.264
    Video Recording
    4K 30p, FHD 120p
    Weather Resistance
    Yes
    Zoom
    Digital zoom available

    Performance

    Battery Life
    350 shots
    Charging Time
    180 min
    Dynamic Range
    13 stops @ ISO 200
    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 (UHS-II supported)

    Production

    Battery
    BP-SCL4
    Debut
    2020-11-10

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    dpreview[1]

    Sentiment Score 86%
    Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
    The Q2 Monochrom has an excellent design, an easy to navigate menu system and dependable autofocus. The camera’s noise characteristics at high ISO paired with that fast lens make this a great choice for shooting late at night. The level of detail found in every file is impressive and although these images are all straight out of camera, the flexibility of the Raw files once you’ve dropped them into Lightroom is outstanding.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Full-frame image quality
    • Excellent autofocus
    • Easy to use
    Cons
    • Limited to black-and-white images

    pcmag[2]

    Sentiment Score 82%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
    The Leica Q2 Monochrom costs $5,995. It's a full-frame black-and-white camera with a fixed wide-angle lens. Its color sensor gives you the option to convert photos to black and white later. For the rest of us, the $1,ifilm X100V is a compelling alternative.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Fantastic build quality
    • Color sensor lets you convert photos to black and white
    • Built-in video function
    Cons
    • No support for external microphones or recorders

    techradar[3]

    Sentiment Score 80%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
    Leica Q2 Monochrom has a 3.68MP OLED electronic viewfinder, rather than an optical viewfinder. Despite being a compact camera, the camera looks and feels very much like a Leica, with a sleek matte black body and minimalist external controls. Using the camera is extremely easy thanks to an intuitive menu system and controls. The camera can shoot full-resolution stills at up to 10fps.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Fantastic image quality
    • Fast and positive single point AF
    • Easy to use
    Cons
    • Bulky and heavy
    • No viewfinder

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leica-q2-monochrom-initial-review. 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
    2. ^ Leica Q2 Monochrom Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/leica-q2-monochrom. 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    3. ^ Leica Q2 Monochrom review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/leica-q2-monochrom. 2020-12-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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