• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX1R II advantages over Leica Q2

  • Less expensive
    $3298 vs $4995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    35 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/500 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    507g vs 718g
    Lighter weight
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica Q2 advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/2.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    7 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF.

  • Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q2
Sony RX1
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q2
Sony RX1R
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica Q

Sony RX1R II
Leica Q
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Sony RX1R II
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
Leica Q2
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Fujifilm X100F

Sony RX1R II
Fujifilm X100F
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
Leica Q2
Fujifilm X100F
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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