If you are in the market for a compact, full-frame camera, you are not lacking of options. The question is what you are after, the style and how much are you willing to plonk down. If the answers to those questions are as high a resolution possible, very stylish and money is no object, well then, look no further than the new Leica Q2. A sequel to the original Q released in 2015, the Q2 retains the same formula, most notably the non-removable high-quality optic, that won the original much love (by photographers with deep pockets, anyways) while giving it some no nonsense upgrades.

Leica Q2 Digital Camera

The upgrades include a 47 MP full-frame CMOS sensor, built-in crop modes to mimic 35, 50, and 75 mm shots, a robust aluminum and magnesium body that is IP52 rated – sealing it against the assault of dust and water, a new and more accurate 3.68-megapixel OLED electronic viewfinder, a fast auto-focusing time of under 0.15s, and finally, an improved Maestro II image processor that affords 4K UHD (at 30 or 24 fps) and Cine4K (at 24 fps) videoing and 10fps continuous shooting. It obviously also does FHD (at 24, 30, 60 or 120 fps) videoing too.

Leica Q2 Digital Camera

Other key features include Summilux 28 mm f1.7 aperture lens, contrast-detect AF system, a 3.0-inch 1.04m-Dot touchscreen monitor, ISO range of between 50 and 50,000, and built in WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). I think we need not tell you how stylish this camera is. However, performance and style certainly does not come cheap. More certainly not with a Leica and the Leica Q2 is no exception. If you want one, be prepared to be a grand $4,995 poorer.

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Apparently, pre-sale starts today, but we could find any reputable stores online that sell it, except for one and that would be Uncrate store. 5 grand is understandably a major investment and as such, you may prefer to contact store to order which you can do so with the form found on the product page. Continue reading to find the product video.

Images: Leica via DPReview.

Source: Engadget.

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