Back in 2015, Leica announced its Leica Q camera. It represented an interesting new direction for the company as it would essentially compete with other compact offers like the Sony RX1 and Fujifilm’s X100 series of premium compact cameras. If you liked what you saw but thought that maybe a successor would iron out the kinks, you’re in luck as Leica has since officially announced the Leica Q2.
The company had previously cautioned customers against waiting for the Q2, and given that the camera is now official after four years, we reckon that’s long enough to wait. The Q2 will be featuring the use of a fixed 28mm Summilux ASPH lens with an aperture of f/1.7. It is wide enough where it can be potentially used for landscapes, and also zoomed in enough where it could also be used for street photography.
It also sports a whopping 47.3MP full-frame sensor, the ability to simulate focal lengths which means that if 28mm is too wide for you, you can opt to simulate the focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm, an d 70mm. It also the ability to capture 4K video up to 30 frames per second, and also Full HD video at up to 120 frames per second. Leica is also boasting how the camera has the ability to focus on its subject in just 0.15 seconds.
There will also be a 3.68MP OLED viewfinder, a 3-inch touchscreen display on the back, and it can also capture up to 10 photos per second. As expect of Leica cameras, the Q2 does not come cheap where it will be priced at $5,000.