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Leica unveils the second-generation Q camera, with 4K and an improved imaging sensor

The new Leica Q2. (Source: Leica)
The new Leica Q2. (Source: Leica)
Leica has launched the Q2, the second generation of its high-end full-frame sensor module. It is capable of 4K/UHD recording, 47.3-megapixel image capture, and expanded crop functions. The new Leica Q2 also has some degree of water-ingress protection for all-weather use.

Prosumers may have a good choice of photography options open to them today. However, their range of choices have just become a little broader with the launch of the new Leica Q2. This new device has a 47.3 megapixel image sensor, which improves on that found in the original Leica Q. The premium manufacturer has also upgraded this series with 4K/UHD recording and improved water-resistance.

The Leica Q2 may be the full-frame shooter many enthusiasts are looking for. Its enhanced hardware allows for crops of 75, 50 and 35 millimeters (mm), as well as the more standard 28mm, in terms of focal length. Leica also claims that the Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens will make the Q2 as versatile as possible. The company also claims that it equals other models from the CL and M10 lines in terms of user-friendly, refined button and control layouts. The Q2 also introduces the push-button di-opter compensation dial for effective setting lock. This new feature is located on the back of the camera.

The new Q-series camera should also exhibit Leica's famed build-quality and design. It is also equipped with WiFi and Bluetooth, so as to share images to a computer or to social media quickly and easily. It is available from now in stores that sell this premium brand. The Q2 also has a premium price-tag, however: US$4,995. For this price, the buyer can have any color, so long as it is modern Leica black.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03- 8 (Update: 2019-03-10)