The newly developed Leica Q2 is an advanced compact digital camera that features much-awaited upgrades to its sensor and settings while retaining many of its well-loved optical features. For one, its 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor has 95% more pixels, allowing it to produce bigger prints with more details and better quality videos with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 (Cinema 4K) at 24 frames per second. This resolution improvement allows the use of Crop Modes to simulate the use of lenses with longer focal lengths and achieve much narrower fields of view. With support for UHS memory cards (UHS-II), ultra high read and write speeds are ensured, especially with the continuous shooting rate increased to 20fps.
The magnesium alloy body has also been environmentally sealed to allow shooting under harsh weather conditions. The same wide-angle Summilux 28mm ASPH prime lens with a bright maximum aperture of f/1.7 and three aspherical elements offers exceptional low-light shooting performance and match the improved sensor design. The 3.68MP OLED EVF and 3-inch 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD have also been retained to offer clear eye-level views and convenient playback and control of the camera.