German luxury camera brand Leica Camera has announced the Leica Q2 Monochrom: the next-generation model of the Leica Q line of cameras. It features a newly developed full-frame monochrome sensor, a fast Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens, fast and precise autofocus and OLED viewfinder technology, and more.

Leica Q2 Monochrom: Design and Features

The monochrome design of the camera with a new leather covering, matt black paint, gray and white engravings and MONOCHROM lettering on the top is elegant and unobtrusive. The red Leica logo was intentionally omitted on this camera. Like the Leica Q2 the Q2 Monochrom comes with a protective sealing against dust and water spray compiling to the IP52 Standard.

The Leica Q2 Monochrom features an exclusively developed 47.3-megapixel full-frame monochrome sensor that captures both highly-detailed still pictures and 4K video at ISO sensitivities up to 100,000 and, together with its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens, ensures exceptional imaging performance. The fast initial aperture of f/1.7 guarantees optimum picture quality in even the most difficult lighting situations. Additionally, a practical locking element for the choice of manual or automatic focusing and simple switching to macro mode with a close focus distance of 17 cm is located on the lens and highlights the greatest possible creative freedom in composing exceptional black-and-white images.

Thanks to the extension of the integrated digital zoom function up to 75 mm, users now enjoy even more flexibility for composing their pictures. In addition to the uncropped 28 mm focal length of the camera lens, a crop factor can be chosen to simulate exposures made with focal lengths of 35, 50, or 75 millimeters. The Leica Q2 Monochrom also features an OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. The high resolution provides complete control over the motif at all times and also leads to considerably improved image depth and higher contrast. The viewfinder is activated as soon as the camera is brought up to the eye and shows the motif reliably and without any perceptible delay at all times.

Ongoing improvements to the processor from the Maestro family have enabled a higher sequential shooting rate with an impressive 10 frames per second at the full resolution of 47.3 MP that ensures that the truly wonderful moments in life will never be missed. The range of creative options has been further expanded by the new video mode with 4K resolution. Brilliant, black-and-white video recordings can be made with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 fps or, alternatively, in the familiar full HD format with 120, 60, 30 or 24 frames per second. In combination with the Leica FOTOS App, the camera’s integrated Wi-Fi module makes it possible to quickly and easily share pictures via social media, change numerous camera settings from a smartphone or even or even remotely control the shutter release of the Leica Q2 Monochrom. Thanks to Bluetooth LE (Low Energy), a permanent connection is established between the camera and smartphone.

There’s also a comprehensive range of optional accessories available for the Leica Q2 Monochrom. These include Protectors and carrying straps in premium-quality leather in different colors, as well as bags and wrist straps in various designs. The range also includes technical equipment for the Leica Q2 Monochrom such as the Leica SF 40, SF 60 flash units, the SF C1 remote flash control unit, additional thumb rest, and a handgrip with matching leatherette. Perfectly matched to the camera, three new, specially calculated E49 color filters in yellow, green, and orange are available.

Priced at 4,11,000 (GST extra) in India, the Leica Q2 Monochrom is available for sale at Leica Store India, Connaught Place, New Delhi, and is also available on Leica India online store at www.leica-store.in

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