Leica Q2 Monochrom
Leica Q2 Monochrom
Leica Camera is excited to announce a brand new groundbreaking addition to the storied Leica Monochrom family of cameras. The Leica Q2 Monochrom bridges the gap between technical innovations and modern features to the historic legacy of black & white photography tracing back through Leica's heritage. This is the only camera of its kind: the first full frame compact camera ever to be made with a dedicated monochrome sensor – bringing with it much of the fan-favorite features of the Leica Q2 with welcome refinements to its design and style.
The Leica Q2 Monochrom touts a brand new 47 megapixel full frame monochrome sensor based on its sibling model, the Leica Q2. Amazing sharpness, detail and resolution combines with a higher dynamic range to give photographers the best black & white image quality that is more accessible and approachable than ever before thanks to the easy-to-use, fast auto-focusing Q2 Monochrom. The expanded ISO range of 100-100,000 with the Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH. lens enables photographers to capture stills and 4K video in any light, and all the amazing functionality improvements of the Q2 – such as weather sealing and the OLED viewfinder – remain on tap to encourage users to bring the Q2 Monochrom anywhere and tackle any task.
A comprehensive range of optional accessories is also available for the Leica Q2. These include matching camera protector cases and carrying straps in premium-quality classic black and brown leather, and more vibrant versions in red and pink. The elegant new ‘Ettas’ line of soft, coated canvas pouches for various Leica camera models will also be launched at the same time as the Leica Q2. The pouches will initially be available in midnight blue, stone gray and red colorways, with more still to come. The accessory selection also includes technical equipment for the Leica Q2 such as the Leica SF 40, SF 60 flash units, the SF C1 remote flash control unit and an additional add-on thumb rest and handgrip. All accessories are functionally designed for easy handling, perfectly matching the quality and design of the camera and are manufactured from only the finest materials to ensure reliability for a lifetime of use.
New 47mp full frame black and white sensor for stills and 4K video
ISO range of 50-50,000
Matte black paint finish and monochromatic engravings/design with mid-grain leatherette
The most accessible, approachable and capable Leica Monochrom camera
Weather sealing, fast and accurate AF, 3.68mp OLED EVF, German craftsmanship and intuitive handling of the Q2
35mm digital compact camera, fixed prime lens
Format / aspect ratio:
Lenses with Leica L-Mount, Leica M/R lenses using the Leica M-Adapter L/R-Adapter L
Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements
28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm
Optical shake compensation system for still picture and video exposures
1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments
Full frame CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective)
Photo file formats
DNG, DNG + JPEG, JPEG
Video recording formats:
MP4 (Cine 4K- 4096x2160 / 4K(UHD) – 3840x2160 /Full HD – 1920x1080)
Video resolution/frame rate:
4K: 30 or 24 fps / Cine4K: 24 fps / Full HD 24, 30, 60 or 120 fps
Audio recording format:
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Automatic, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, ISO 25000, ISO 50000
Automatic, presets for: daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, electronic flash, grey card, manual color temperature selection
sRGB / Adobe RGB / ECI RGB V.2.0
Standard, vivid, natural, monochrome, high-contrast monochrome, all with further settings for contrast, saturation and sharpness in 5 steps
30 cm to infinity, close focus distance 17cm in macro mode
Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing. Loupe function and edge highlighting (focus peaking) in four colors available as focusing aids in manual focusing mode
AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved
Autofocus metering modes:
Single field (movable metering point), multi-field (49 fields), face recognition, subject tracking, optional setting/shutter release by touching the monitor screen
Program AE, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting
Automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature effect, panorama and HDR
Exposure metering modes:
Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
± 3 EV in 1/3-EV increments
Automatic exposure bracketing:
3 or 5 exposures in steps of up to 3 EV, can be set in 1⁄3 EV increments
Choice of mechanical, electronic or hybrid
60 s to 1⁄2000 s with mechanical shutter, 1 s to 1⁄40000 s with electronic shutter, in 1/3 increments, flash synchronization up to 1⁄500 s, linear flash with all shutter speeds faster than 1⁄500 s (with HSS-capable SCA 3002 flash units)
Choice of 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L)
2 or 12 seconds
OLED viewfinder Resolution:
1280 x 960 pixels x 3 colors (= 3.68 megapixels); Viewfinder image: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye-relief: 21 mm; Adjustable between -4 and +3 diopters, with eye-sensor for switching between viewfinder and monitor screen
3" TFT LCD monitor screen with approx. 1,040,000 image dot; touch control capability
IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant (standard WLAN protocol), channels 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™ encryption; access mode: infrastructure mode
Leica BP-SCL4 lithium-ion battery, rated voltage: 7.2V, capacity: 1860 mAh
Rated voltage 8.4 V; capacity at least 1860 mAh (according to CIPA standard): ca. 400 exposures; charging time: approx. 180 min.; battery charger: 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.25 A, with adapters
Exposures per battery charge:
Robust, lightweight magnesium alloy construction
Lens filter thread:
Q2 Monochrom camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery charger, mains power cable (EU, US, local power cable), USB cable
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging which are valid for two years.
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