Leica Q2 Monochrom

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Leica Q2 Monochrom

Embrace the Soul of Photography

Leica Camera is excited to announce a brand new groundbreaking addition to the storied Leica Monochrom family of cameras. The Leica Q2 Monochrom bridges the gap between technical innovations and modern features to the historic legacy of black & white photography tracing back through Leica's heritage. This is the only camera of its kind: the first full frame compact camera ever to be made with a dedicated monochrome sensor – bringing with it much of the fan-favorite features of the Leica Q2 with welcome refinements to its design and style. The Leica Q2 Monochrom touts a brand new 47 megapixel full frame monochrome sensor based on its sibling model, the Leica Q2. Amazing sharpness, detail and resolution combines with a higher dynamic range to give photographers the best black & white image quality that is more accessible and approachable than ever before thanks to the easy-to-use, fast auto-focusing Q2 Monochrom. The expanded ISO range of 100-100,000 with the Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH. lens enables photographers to capture stills and 4K video in any light, and all the amazing functionality improvements of the Q2 – such as weather sealing and the OLED viewfinder – remain on tap to encourage users to bring the Q2 Monochrom anywhere and tackle any task.

Features at a glance:

  • New 47mp full frame black and white sensor for stills and 4K video
  • ISO range of 100 - 100,000
  • Matte black paint finish and monochromatic engravings/design with mid-grain leatherette
  • The most accessible, approachable and capable Leica Monochrom camera
  • Weather sealing, Fast and accurate AF, 3.68mp OLED EVF, German craftsmanship and Intuitive handling of the Q2

New 47.3 megapixel Monochrome Sensor

State of the art technology and a brand new microlens design result in a completely
new monochrome sensor, exclusively developed for the Leica Q2 Monochrom.
47.3 megapixels reproduce the finest structures and low noise. Even at the max ISO of 100,000 the Q2 Monochrom creates images with an outstanding level detail.

Weather Sealing & Other Favorite Q2 Features

The Q2 Monochrom, like the Q2 it is based on, benefits from IP 52-rated weather sealing against dust and spray water. Additionally, it shares the same crisply detailed OLED electronic viewfinder, impressive battery life (BP-SCL4 battery), manually-controllable 4K video recording, Leica FOTOS connectivity with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and intuitive menu system. Now with no color settings to worry about, the Q2 Monochrom has an even further streamlined menu.

Matte Black & Monochromatic Design

Inspired by the design elements established with the M10 Monochrom, the Q2 Monochrom is painted with a matte black finish and all engravings are filled in with only gray, white, or black. The omission of the Leica red dot logo keeps the design elegantly subdued and stealthy.

New and Existing Accessories

Adding to the vast repertoire of fully compatible Q2 accessories, there will also be new color filters in E49 size for controlling contrast and tonality the "old school" way. A new handgrip for the Q2 Monochrom perfectly matches the grain of the leatherette for a seamless look and feel.

Camera type
Digital 35 mm compact camera, fixed focal length

Picture format/ aspect ratio
24 x 36 mm / 2:3

Leica Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements

Digital frame selector (digital zoom)
28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm

Image stabilization
Optical compensation system for photo and video recordings

Aperture range
1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments

Picture sensor/ resolution
Full frame black-and-white CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective), without color and low-pass filter

Dynamic range
13 aperture stops for basic ISO 200

Bit depth
14 bit

Photo capture format
Selectable: DNG, DNG + JPEG, JPEG

DNG/JPEG resolution

Zoom 28 mm: 47 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels), 24 megapixels (6000x4000 pixels), 12 megapixels (4271x2848 pixels)

Zoom 35 mm: 30 megapixels (6704x4472 pixels), 15 megapixels (4800x3200 pixels), 8 megapixels (3424x2288 pixels)

Zoom 50 mm: 15 megapixels (4688x3128 pixels), 8 megapixels (3360x2240 pixels), 4 megapixels (2400x1600 pixels)

Zoom 75 mm: 7 megapixels (3136x2096 pixels), 3 megapixels (2240x1496 pixels), 2 megapixels (1600x1072 pixels)


46,7 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels)

Video recording format
MP4 (C4K / 4K / FullHD)

MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16-Bit,AAC)

Video resolution/ frame rate
4K: 30 oder 24 B/s

C4K: 24 B/s

Full-HD: 24, 30, 60 oder 120 B/s

Sound recording format



Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Recommendation: UHS II memory cards

ISO range
Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, ISO 25000, ISO 50000, ISO 100000

JPEG settings
Contrast, sharpness (5 steps each)

Color tint: Sepia, blue, selen (2 steps each – low / high) / OFF

Focusing range
30 cm to ∞, with macro setting from 17 cm

Focus setting
Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing, option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting

Autofocus system
Contrast-based autofocus system

Autofocus modes
AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved

Autofocus metering methods
Single zone (225 fields), multi-field, face recognition

Exposure modes
Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting

Exposure metering methods
Multi-field, center-weighted, spot

Exposure compensation
±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments

Automatic bracketing
3 or 5 exposures in graduations of up to 3 EV, can be set in 1⁄3 EV increments

Shutter type
Optionally mechanical, electronical or hybrid

Shutter speeds
60 s to 1⁄2000 s with mech. Shutter, 1 s to 1⁄40000 s with electr. shutter, in 1⁄3 increments, flash synchronization up to 1⁄500 s, Linear flashes with all shutter speeds less than 1⁄ 500 s possible (with HSS-enabled SCA 3002 standard flash units)

Picture series
Selectable: 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L)

Delay time either 2 s or 12 s

OLED Viewfinder
Resolution: 1280 × 960 pixels x 3 colors (=3.68 MP), image field: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye distance: 21mm adjustable -4 - +3 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor

3" TFT LCD monitor with approx. 1,040,000 pixels, touch control possible

Satisfies IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPATM/ WPA2TM, access method: infrastructure mode

Bluetooth LE

Power supply
Leica BP-SCL4 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V DC, capacity: 1860 mAh

Rated voltage 8.4 V DC, capacity min. 1860 mAh, charging time: approx. 180 min., Battery charger: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 0.25 A with adapters

Shots / Battery
Approx. 350 (according to CIPA-standard)

Made of lightweight and robust magnesium construction

Lens filter thread

Tripod thread
A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4")

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 130 × 80 × 91.9 mm (5.12 × 3.15 × 3.62 in)

Approx. 734/652 g / 25.3/22.5 oz. (without/with battery)

Scope of delivery
Camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery, spare battery charger, power cable (EU, US, local power cable)

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