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Full-Frame 47mp Leica Q2 Monochrom Announced

Leica has announced the new monochrome version of the Leica Q2 - Leica's 47mp full-frame camera features a black and white sensor, as well as a 28mm f/1.7 lens. Find out more here.

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Leica has announced the new Q2 Monochrom, a monochrome version of the 47.3mp Leica Q2. The use of a monochrome sensor, without a colour filter array, enables a sharper image, and the camera has a higher ISO range from ISO100 to ISO100,000. The Q2 Monochrom has a Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 Asph. lens, with autofocus, and is weather-sealed with an IP52 rating. The camera also has 4K video recording, a 3.68m dot OLED viewfinder, and is available now, with a price of £4995 (RRP).

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From Leica: Leica Q2 Monochrom: The only full-frame compact camera with a dedicated monochrome sensor.

Wetzlar, 10th November 2020. Leica Camera is delighted to present a new addition to the ‘Q’ family, the Leica Q2 Monochrom. The first monochrome only camera from the ‘Q’ range. With a newly developed full-frame 47.3 megapixel monochrome sensor, fast 28mm prime lens, precise autofocus and OLED viewfinder technology, the Leica Q2 Monochrom continues with the performance of the Leica Q2 while defining new standards in black & white photography.

With matte black paint and grey and white engravings, the design of the camera is sleek and minimal with MONOCHROM lettering on the top. This is complemented by a unique, intuitive operating concept, with a specially adapted menu for the unique features of a black and white only camera. All colour settings for image and video recording have been omitted and the menu has only been supplemented with filter settings monochrome images (blue, sepia, selenium).

 

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The ‘Made in Germany’ seal of quality guarantees that only the finest and most resilient materials are employed in its construction. The Q2 Monochrom is constructed in Germany by Leica’s highly qualified specialists renowned for their quality, precision and perfection. This ensures the camera performs with the utmost precision whilst remaining robust enough for all types of adventures. Like the Leica Q2, the Q2 Monochrom comes with a protective seal against dust and water spray complying to the IP52 Standard.

In addition to capturing beautiful images with the exclusively developed full-frame monochrome sensor, the range of creative options has been expanded with a new 4K video mode. Brilliant, black and white video recordings can be made with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 fps or, alternatively, in the familiar full HD format with 120, 60, 30 or 24 frames per second. In addition, the fast aperture of f/1.7 ensures perfect picture quality in even the most difficult lighting situations.

 

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The impressive autofocus system of the Leica Q2 Monochrom locks precisely on the subject in less than 0.15 seconds, making it one of the fastest cameras in its class. The further improved Maestro processor enables a high sequential shooting rate with an impressive 10 frames per second at the full resolution to ensure that the truly wonderful moments in life will never be missed. When using the Leica FOTOS App, the camera’s integrated Wi-Fi module makes it possible to quickly and easily share pictures via social media, or change numerous camera settings from a smartphone including remote control the shutter release.

Thanks to the extension of the integrated digital zoom function together with the Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, users now enjoy even more flexibility for composing their pictures. In addition to the uncropped 28mm focal length of the camera lens, a crop factor can be chosen to simulate exposures made with focal lengths of 35, 50 or 75mm. The selected crop is displayed as a bright-line frame in the viewfinder and on the rear display panel. The cropped image from the selected framing 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.

 

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The Leica Q2 Monochrom features an OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 megapixels to provide complete control and considerably improved image depth and higher contrast. The viewfinder is activated as soon as the camera is brought up to the eye and shows the image reliably and without any perceptible delay.

The Leica Q2 Monochrom is on sale from today at Leica Stores and authorised Leica dealers.

 

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