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Leica released Q2 Monochrome compact camera for $6000

11 November 2020, Wednesday By M. Konwar

The series of Leica branded products was supplemented by an original new product - the full-frame Q2 Monochrom camera, built on the basis of last year's model without the corresponding prefix in the name. A key feature of the 47.3-megapixel mirrorless camera is the ability to shoot exclusively black-and-white photos.

Leica Q2 Monochrome

Representatives of the company noted that a special sensor is installed in the new product, the dynamic range of which is two steps wider than that of the color analog converted to b/w mode. The Leica Q2 Monochrom features a Bayer filter and the same Summilux 28mm f/1.4 ASPH prime lens as the Q2.  

For approximation, only digital zoom with an EGF of 35, 50, and 75 mm is provided. The manufacturer claims an autofocus response speed of 0.15 seconds and a maximum ISO of 100,000 - double that of the previous model. 

Leica Q2 Monochrome

The camera is also capable of continuous shooting (up to 10 frames per second) and video recording 4K @ 30 fps or 1080p 24/30/60/120 fps. The device body is made of magnesium alloy and is IP52 protected. The weight of the camera is 734 grams. The charge of the built-in battery, according to the manufacturer, is enough for taking 350 photos. 

The Leica Q2 Monochrom is priced at $5995. 

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