• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 45.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Leica Q2 advantages over Canon R5

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon R5 advantages over Leica Q2

  • Less expensive
    $3999 vs $5198*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Leica Q

Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon R5
Leica Q
  • $3449
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon R5
Sony RX1R II
  • $3449
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Zeiss ZX1

Leica Q2
Zeiss ZX1
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon R5
Zeiss ZX1
  • $3449
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Leica Q2
Nikon Z7 II
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $2530
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon R5
Nikon Z7 II
  • $3449
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2530
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A1

Leica Q2
Sony A1
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon R5
Sony A1
  • $3449
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
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