Leica Q2 Full-Frame Camera With 47.3-Megapixel Sensor, 4K Video Recording Launched

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Leica Q2 price in the US is set at $4,995 (roughly Rs. 3,50,000)
  • The new Leica camera will go on sale in India in mid-April this year
  • It comes as a successor to Leica Q that was unveiled back in June 2015

Leica Q2 has debuted as the new entrant in the company’s iconic Q series. Just like the first-generation Leica Q that was launched over three years ago, the new model packs a 28mm Summilux ASPH prime lens with an f/1.7 aperture. The Leica Q2, however, packs some upgrades, including 4K video recording support and a larger, 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor. There is also the ability to simulate focal lengths. The Leica Q2 comes with a price tag of $4,995 (roughly Rs. 3,50,000) and is already on sale in the US. It will reach India around mid-April, the company has announced.

The design of the Leica Q2 is reminiscent of the original Leica Q full-frame camera that was unveiled back in June 2015. There is a classic build that comes with protective sealing against dust and water spray. Nevertheless, the German company has provided some significant changes to the new model to make it easily distinguishable from its predecessor. There is a new thumb rest as well as a diamond pattern on the leather trim.

Among other major changes, the Leica Q2 comes with a 47.3-megapixel image sensor that is capable of not just capturing high-quality stills but also recording 4K videos with frame rates of 30 or 24fps. It can also record full-HD (1080p) videos with a frame rate of 120, 60, 30, or 24fps. Moreover, there is a set of microphones to support stereo audio recording.

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