Leica said that it will be retailing the same at an asking price of Rs $4,995 (approximately Rs 3,50,000) in US
Leica Camera AG has announced the launch of Leica Q2 camera. The company is claiming that it is the only camera in its class with protective sealing against dust and water spray and is ideally equipped for shooting in all weather conditions.
Company’s official statement read, “With a newly developed full-frame sensor, a fast Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens, fast autofocus and innovative OLED EVF viewfinder technology, the new model carries the performance attributes and timelessly elegant design of its predecessor into the next generation and offers a range of new features and functions.”
Leica said that it will be retailing the same at an asking price of Rs $4,995 (approximately Rs 3,50,000) in US. However, the prices for India bound model have not been announced yet.
Leica Q2 camera specs
The Leica Q2 features a 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor that captures still pictures and 4K video at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000 and, together with its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, ensures exceptional imaging performance. It offers an initial aperture of f/1.7.
Leica’s official statement read, “Thanks to the extension of the integrated digital zoom function up to 75 mm, users now enjoy even more flexibility for composing their pictures. In addition to the uncropped 28 mm focal length of the camera lens, a crop factor can be chosen to simulate exposures made with focal lengths of 35, 50 or 75 millimetres.”
It continued, “The selected crop is displayed as a bright-line frame in the viewfinder and on the rear display panel. The cropped image from the framing selected is saved in JPEG format with correspondingly reduced resolutions of 47.3, 30, 14.7, or 6.6 megapixels. The uncropped image is always saved simultaneously as a DNG file with the full resolution of 47.3 megapixels.”
The Leica Q2 also features a newly developed, high-resolution OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. In contrast to LCD technology, in which only whole sectors of the viewing image can be darkened, the brightness of each individual pixel in the viewfinder of the Q2 is adapted.
Leica’s official statement read, “The autofocus system of the Leica Q2 focuses sharply on the subject in less than 0.15 seconds, and makes it one of the fastest cameras in its class. Ongoing improvements to the processor from the Maestro II family have enabled a higher sequential shooting rate with an impressive 10 frames per second at the full resolution of 47.3 MP that ensures that the truly wonderful moments in life will never be missed.”