• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica Q advantages over Leica Q2

  • Less expensive
    $3995 vs $4995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.00 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Leica Q2 advantages over Leica Q

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Leica Q
Sony RX1
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica Q2
Sony RX1
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R

Leica Q
Sony RX1R
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica Q2
Sony RX1R
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Leica Q
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Leica Q2
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Leica Q
Sony RX1R II
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica Q
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica Q2
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
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