Leica Q2 Monochrom Review

December 22, 2020 | Mark Goldstein |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Leica Q2 Monochrom from around the web.

digitalcameraworld.com »

Leica has not deliberately ‘hobbled’ a regular camera to make it shoot black and white only. The Leica Q2 Monochrom has had the normal color filter array removed to produce a much higher level of black and white image quality than a regular ‘color’ camera can deliver, even the regular Q2. Combine that with Leica’s legendary design and build quality and you have a camera that is expensive but also highly desirable.
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camerajabber.com »

There's something nice about a well-made compact camera and they don't come much better-made than the Leica Q2, a full-frame camera with a beauty of a lens. The Leica Q2 Monochrome takes that charm a step further with the promise of first-rate black-and-white images. I won't be for everyone, but it's a heck of a lot cheaper than a Leica M10 Monocrom with a lens and it can focus automatically. Leica may just have introduced every photographer's dream retirement present.
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techradar.com »

There's no doubt that the Q2 Monochrom is extremely expensive for a compact camera, albeit one with a 47.3MP full-frame sensor. And even by Leica standards, it's monochrome-only sensor makes it extremely niche. But it does give photographers who'd like to own a Leica camera a much more affordable option than an M10 or M10 Monochrom – and if you don't mind only shooting exclusively in black and white, and it produces stunning image quality, too.
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amateurphotographer.co.uk »

Leica is indelibly associated with black & white photography. Its unique position within the market, making low-volume, high-priced cameras, also allows it to deliver concepts that mainstream makers couldn’t contemplate. Put the two together, and it’s no surprise that it’s the only company to have produced full-frame cameras dedicated to shooting in black & white. Indeed its third-generation M10 Monochrom that arrived earlier this year is very special indeed.
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