17 June 2021
Leica has launched a new full-frame camera in its Q-series called the Q2 which is reminiscent of the original Leica Q that was unveiled back in June 2015. The Leica Q2, however, packs some upgrades like the 47.3MP full-frame sensor and the ability to record 4K video and simulate focal lengths as well such as 35mm, 50mm, and 70mm. A significant change in the design is, however, the inclusion of a new thumb rest as well as the diamond pattern on the leather trim.
The Leica Q2 can also record full-HD (1080p) videos with a frame rate of 120, 60, 30, or 24fps. It comes with a set of microphones to support the stereo audio recording. It has a protective sealing against dust and water spray. The new full-frame camera from Leica in the Q-series also has a new shutter release button that controls only the on/off function. Also, the continuous shooting feature like the one available on the Leica Q can be accessed from the camera menu.
The Leica Q2 can capture 10 photos per second and comes with an image processor from the Maestro II family. There is also an autofocus system that is touted to lock the focus on a subject in 0.15 seconds.
The Leica Q2 features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) connectivity. The associated Leica Fotos app allows users to share their photos and videos on social media or remotely control the shutter of the camera. The Leica Q2 packs a 1,860mAh battery and it’s priced at $4,995. The company has reportedly also announced the tentative launch timeframe of the camera for the Indian market according to which it can reach around mid-April.