• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000

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Differences

Leica Q2 advantages over Leica SL2

  • Less expensive
    $4760 vs $5995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Leica SL2 advantages over Leica Q2

  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 25 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    78 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Leica Q

Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $4917
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Leica SL2
Leica Q
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • High resolution composite
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $4917
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2
Sony RX1R II
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica Q2
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $4917
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Leica SL2
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon Z7

Leica Q2
Nikon Z7
  • $4917
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2
Nikon Z7
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Leica Q2
Sony A7R IV
  • $4917
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2
Sony A7R IV
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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