LCD and Viewfinder
Leica Q2 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
Q2 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 3,680kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Leica Q2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 20.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
. Q2 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/40000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately Q2 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Leica Q2 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Leica Q2 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Leica Q2, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p, 24p fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. This means that Leica Q2 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor Q Typ 116
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your Q Typ 116 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of Q2.
Q2 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Leica Q2 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II or Fujifilm X100V in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Leica Q2 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Leica Q2's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our Q2. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect Q2 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Leica Q2 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 370 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 303 shots, Leica Q2 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Leica Q2 vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Leica Q2 Features Compared to Main Competitors