Leica Q2 Review

July 29, 2019 | Gavin Stoker |

Leica Q2 Specifications

Camera type Digital 35 mm compact camera, fixed focal length
Picture format / aspect ratio 24 x 36 mm
2:3
Lens Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements
Digital frame selector (digital zoom) 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm
Image stabilization Optical compensation system for photo and video recordings
Aperture range 1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3EV increments
Picture sensor / resolution Full frame CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective)
Dynamic range 14 aperture stops
Color depth 14 bit
Photo capture format Selectable: DNG, DNG + JPEG, JPEG
DNG/JPEG resolution JPEG:
Zoom 28 mm: 47 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels), 24 megapixels (6000x4000 pixels), 12 megapixels (4271x2848 pixels)
Zoom 35 mm: 30 megapixels (6704x4472 pixels), 15 megapixels (4800x3200 pixels), 8 megapixels (3424x2288 pixels)
Zoom 50 mm: 15 megapixels (4688x3128 pixels), 8 megapixels (3360x2240 pixels), 4 megapixels (2400x1600 pixels)
Zoom 75 mm: 7 megapixels (3136x2096 pixels), 3 megapixels (2240x1496 pixels), 2 megapixels (1600x1072 pixels)
DNG:
Zoom 28 mm: 46,7 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels)
Video recording format MP4 (C4K / 4K / FullHD)
Video resolution / frame rate 4K: 30 oder 24 B/s
C4K: 24 B/s
Full-HD: 24, 30, 60 oder 120 B/s
Sound recording format AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Recommendation: UHS II memory cards
ISO range Automatic, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, ISO 25000,
ISO 50000
White balance Automatic, default settings for: daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, gray card, manual color temperature setting
Color space sRGB / Adobe RGB / ECI RGB V.2.0
JPEG settings Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Monochrome High Contrast, all with additional settings for contrast, saturation, and sharpness in 5 steps
Focusing range 30cm to ∞, with macro setting from 17cm
Focus setting Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing,
option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting
Autofocus system Contrast-based autofocus system
Autofocus modes AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved
Autofocus metering methods Single zone (225 fields), multi-field, face recognition, subject tracking
Exposure modes Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting
Scene modes Fully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping,
miniature effect, panorama, time lapse
Exposure metering methods Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Exposure compensation ±3EV in 1⁄3EV increments
Automatic bracketing 3 or 5 exposures in graduations of up to 3EV, can be set in 1⁄3EV increments
Shutter type Optionally mechanical, electronical or hybrid
Shutter speeds

60s to 1⁄2000s with mech. Shutter, 1s to 1⁄40000s with electr. shutter, in 1⁄3 increments,
flash synchronization up to 1⁄500s, Linear flashes with all shutter speeds less than 1⁄ 500 s possible
(with HSS-enabled SCA 3002 standard flash units)

Picture series Selectable: 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L)
Self-timer Delay time either 2s or 12s
OLED Viewfinder Resolution: 1280×960 pixels x 3 colors (=3.68MP),
image field: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye distance: 21mm
adjustable -4 - +3 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
Monitor 3" TFT LCD monitor with approx. 1,040,000 pixels, touch control possible
WLAN Satisfies IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11,
encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/ WPA2™, access method: infrastructure mode
Bluetooth Bluetooth LE
Power supply Leica BP-SCL4 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2V DC, capacity:1860mAh
Charger Rated voltage 8.4V DC, capacity min.1860mAh,
charging time: approx. 180 min.,
Battery charger: 100–240V AC, 50/60Hz 0.25 A with adapters
Shots / Battery Approx. 350 (according to CIPA-standard)
Body Made of lightweight and robust magnesium construction
Lens filter thread E49
Tripod thread A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4")
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 130×80×91.9mm (5.12×3.15×3.62in)
Weight Approx. 734/652g / 25.3/22.5oz. (without/with battery)
Scope of delivery Camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery, spare battery charger, power cable (EU, US, local power cable)
Software Leica FOTOS App