Leica Q2 camera overview



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Leica’s Q2 has landed! It looks a lot like the original, but has a ton of improvements inside and out. Get all the details in our first look video.
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hey I'm Carrie with DP review and we've just gotten our hands on the Leica q2 which is an all new high-end full-frame camera with a fixed 28 millimeter f1 point-seven lens and a whopping 47 mega pixels of resolution now it looks a lot like the original Leica cue from 2015 but looks can be deceiving in typical like a fashion there are no ports to be found but it does come with a B for your battery lifted from the Leica SL burst shooting maxes out at 10 frames per second with focus locked and the Q 2 can now shoot 4k video the controls are simplified the power switch around the shutter release no longer doubles as the drive mode selector which is a welcome change and there are only three buttons down the left side of the display the top command dial has been redesigned and has a customizable function button built right into it that small button near the thumb rest gives you the option for 35 millimeter 50 millimeter and now 75 millimeter digital crops these result in 30 megapixel 15 megapixel and 6 point 6 megapixel JPEGs respectively oh and last but not least like it has confirmed that unlike the original Q at the Q 2 is weather sealed to IP 52 standards so it's not waterproof but it should be fine with a little Seattle drizzle Leica says the lens is unchanged and even with almost double the resolution of the original Q to deal with it gives gorgeous results its optically stabilized and engaging macro mode or manual focusing are both super smooth together with the new sensor is an updated maestro processor giving you a base ISO of 50 and really snappy performance overall despite all the resolution that you have the Leica q2 is a camera that just feels great in the hand it responds instantly produces beautiful RAW files and it's plain fun to use but this is a Leica afterall and if you think the Q 2 is for you be prepared to shell out a significant four thousand nine hundred and ninety five dollars for one and if you're hoping to pick up an original Q at a discount you should hurry the Q to officially replaces the older camera so once it's out of stock that's it now we've got lots more information on the like q2 including sample images impressions from our other staff members and weigh more over a DP review comm so be sure to check all that out until next time I'm carry with DP review

42 thoughts on “Leica Q2 camera overview

  1. @ $4000 I can see many Leica fans saving up and stepping up to the Q2. Just like they did with the original Q. Many of whom that was their first Leica camera. It was expensive but attainable and justifiable for many. However, @ $5000, WTF? Technology advances in the course of four years time and costs come down. You shouldn't be monetarily penalized for the implementation of the newest tech. I was going to buy this at its original price but not anymore. I refuse to shell out 5 grand for something that will be outdated in five years time and that is undeserving of a 25% price hike. Leica has officially turned me off to their brand.

  2. Regarding WEATHER SEALING on the Q2.
    Leica claims that the weather sealing is IP52.

    -The #5 represents infiltration of dust, reading: "Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact".

    –The #2 represents protection against infiltration of liquids; "Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position."

    Question >>> If my new Leica Q2 allows dust or water to enter through the lens or body joints will they repair or replace camera no questions asked while under warranty (2 yrs correct?) or will they claim '"MIS-USE / ABUSE" if dust or water entered the camera in conditions other than specified in the IP52 standard?

    I carry my camera every day. I walk down dusty streets and roads and often there are winds and or gusts of winds kicking up dust. Also when out shooting in rain I protect my camera under my coat till I am shooting BUT there are often wind blown rain drops hitting the camera. Far more invasive than the 15 degree angle that the IP52 protects against.

    Anybody want to offer some thoughts without me calling Leica for an answer?

    thanks

  3. "What do you think of my street photography?"
    -"Its not very good, it's just people walking in a street, no creativity at all".
    "But I've presented my work in B&W".
    -"And?"
    "I used a Leica"
    -"My apologies, it's outstanding work you are obviously far more enlightened than me, quick question why aren't you wearing any clothes?"
    "Well I've got this special tailor…."

  4. 28mm seems pretty wide for a fixed-lens camera. The again most people are comfortable with the focal length as most phones are around a 28mm equivalent.

    I'd much prefer a 35mm or even a 50mm but then again my opinion doesn't matter because I'd never get this camera anyway.

  5. $5,000 for this is too much for people. But almost $3,000 for an A7iii body only is just fine 🤔 Considering the body, lens; and features this camera is priced just right.

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