Leica’s compact, full-frame road shooter simply received a critical enhance in decision. On Thursday, March 7, Leica unveiled the Q2, a set lens digital camera packing in a 47.3-megapixel full body sensor, up to date processor, new viewfinder, and new weather-sealing.

Like its predecessor, the Leica Q2 is a full-frame digital camera with a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH completely fastened to the entrance in a design the corporate promotes as best for road pictures, structure, journey, and the like. The second era strikes from a 24-megapixel sensor as much as 47.Three megapixels. The decision enhance additionally carries over to video, with the Q2 able to capturing 4K at 30 and cinema 4K at 24 fps. Full HD remains to be out there, with speeds for slow-mo as much as 120 fps.

Regardless of the rise in decision, the Leica Q2 retains the identical 10 fps prime taking pictures velocity, thanks partly to a brand new processor. The earlier era boasted the quickest autofocus within the full-frame compact class, and Leica continues that very same thread with claims of “lightning-fast autofocus.” The mechanical shutter maxes out at half,000th of a second whereas the digital heads as much as 1/4,000th of a second. The flash sync velocity is a excessive 1/500th of a second.

The Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens affixed to the entrance provides what Leica calls a regular angle of view that covers a large angle whereas stopping wide-angle distortion. The brilliant lens additionally has a macro mode out there.

The Leica Q2 retains an analogous really feel with its all-black physique and pink Leica emblem, weighing in at 22.6 ounces. The physique sports activities weather-sealing all through, and a refined format for the buttons in the back of the digital camera. A brand new 3.68 million dot digital viewfinder aids in composition, together with a three-inch LCD display with 1.04 million dots. The highest of the digital camera homes a shutter velocity dial, management dial, shutter launch, and scorching shoe slot.

In early hands-on, the Leica Q2 felt stable within the arms. Within the couple of minutes we have been capable of spend with the digital camera, we have been impressed by the low-light high quality, the macro, and the in-camera picture high quality straight from the LCD display.

The unique Leica Q launched in 2015, whereas Leica adopted up with particular version fashions just like the Q-P, which makes use of an much more minimalist design with out the pink emblem.

The Leica Q2 is about to go on sale starting immediately, for an inventory worth of $4,995.

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