Leica Q2 Monochrom Camera Announced, Priced $5995, Available for Pre-Order

Leica has just officially announced the new Leica Q2 Monochrom camera. It is a dedicated black and white camera with a full-frame 47MP sensor and stabilized 28mm F1.7 lens offering a super-high-res electronic viewfinder and touchscreen-based interface in lieu of physical controls. Leica Q2 Monochrom can capture both UHD and DCI 4K video at up to 30 fps. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are built in. This new camera costs $5995, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

Below are the detailed specifications of Leica Q2 Monochrom:

Price
MSRP $5,995 pre-order at B&H/ Adorama
Body type
Body type Large sensor compact
Sensor
Max resolution 8368 x 5584
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 47 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 50 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Image
ISO Auto, 100-100000
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28 mm
Optical zoom 1×
Maximum aperture F1.7
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (1.2x (35mm equiv), 1.5x (50mm equiv), 2x (75mm))
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range 17 cm (6.69)
Number of focus points 49
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76×
Viewfinder resolution 3,686,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/40000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hotshoe)
Continuous drive 20.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Connectivity
USB charging No
HDMI No
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes (IP52 rated)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description BP-SCL4
Battery Life (CIPA) 350
Weight (inc. batteries) 734 g (1.62 lb / 25.89 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 80 x 92 mm (5.12 x 3.15 x 3.62)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

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