Leica Q2 launches with 47MP full-frame sensor and 4K video support

Camera maker Leica has taken the wraps off its new Leica Q2, the next-generation model in its Q product series. The new model features a 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor alongside a Leica Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH prime lens and premium (optional) accessories. This compact full-frame camera covers a variety of features, including an ISO sensitivity up to 50,000, support for 4K video recording, and more.

The Leica Q2 is a compact camera for professionals who need to capture high-quality content but don't want the burden of a DSLR. The company saw solid success with its Leica Q model, and the second-generation update builds upon that with a new full-frame sensor, fast prime lens, OLED tech, and more.

The Q2 features a high-res OLED viewfinder with 3.68-megapixels, which means that each pixel of the image presented in the viewfinder offers precise brightness levels for a high-quality preview of the content. The EVF automatically activates when the camera is lifted to the user's eye.

Joining the EVF is an auto focus system offering AF adjustments in less than 0.15 seconds, the latest Maestro II hardware for capturing full-resolution images at 10fps, and a new video mode that supports recording in 4K. As well, users can record in the more traditional Full HD resolution at 24, 30, 60, and 120fps options.

Other features include built-in WiFi for directly sharing content to the camera's related FOTOS App, Bluetooth Low Energy, remote shutter control via a smartphone, and more. The company is offering many accessories to go alongside its new Leica Q2 model, including straps and protectors made from premium leather, canvas pouches, a hand grip, and similar hardware add-ons.

The camera is available starting today for $4995 USD.