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The EVF and real focus ring also allow for precise manual focusing. The Q2 now improves on the original in many ways: higher sensor resolution Here are also a couple of indoors comparison shots I took using the Q2 vs the Q-P — part of my bookshelf from about 5 feet away. The second image is the blown up portion from the center of the bookshelf image, where I attached a name card sized WhiBal grey card.

As you can see, at the normal magnification it is really hard with the naked eye to tell the two images apart. When blown up however, you can certainly see that the Q2 image is quite a bit less fuzzy than that of the Q.

Finally, I took the Q2 along with me on a few photowalks and while with my family this past weekend. Subjectively I found the tones in the images seem to benefit from the wider dynamic range, and without too much additional noise, compared with the original Q.

In actual use I certainly found a few small differences, as pointed out above, between the Q2 and the Q. The auto-focus seemed to be faster — even when the IR assist lamp was turned off. Although I much prefer manual focusing I have to say that the AF was really useful when I was taking that shot of our baby son — as I had to use one hand to play with him! I did miss the dedicated ISO button on the left of the screen — as I change ISO pretty frequently for my low-light photowalks depending on the illumination of each location.

Not a big issue though, as I was able to map the middle button for ISO, but it did take a bit of getting used to. The other small issue is that the thumb dial is now very recessed to prevent accidental shifting — but perhaps a bit too much for my half case — as it was not so easy to flick it with my thumb while holding the camera single-handed as before.

On the plus side, this thumb wheel now has a new button set within it that allows one to change its functionally on the fly. Battery life was really much better than with the Q. Certainly felt like the 30 percent or so longer time as promised. And I really like the quick-release compartment. It was raining most of the weekend, so it was comforting to know that the camera is now weather-sealed. In fact, for social events and family vacations it may very well be the only camera I need to carry! I will be posting more Q2 images over the next few days at my Instagram at jon.

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leica q2 rumor

Contact LR.Weatherproofing and 4k are what I was hoping for, add in camera charging with usb-c, and this will be more than perfect! I wonder what is 'Leica' in that cam, other than the outer shell and the red dot maybe Panasonic is good quality made in China.

Well, for starters, there's the lens. Also, the body of the Q is supposedly a Leica product. The sensor will always be outsourced, as Leica does not manufacture sensors.

Not many camera manufacturers do, and most use Sony sensors. The sensor comment his half true, The M sensor and the S sensor are custom designed with and for Leica. The M 10 outshines other 24 MP sensors, and the S 3 sensor is simply amazing. The M 10 outshines other 24 MP sensorsand the S 3 sensor is simply amazing.

Yes, Dr. Claff website:. At the end of the day I look at the resulting pictures, not at evaluating tables to distract me. I concur. I like science to a point, but if one can't pull a decent picture out of a camera these days, the issue is the photographer.

Anyrate, do you guys think this q2 is going to be introduced at a price higher than the original Q's retail price? That's a single number which relates the dynamical range to the ISO settings. The plot suggests that M10 sensor might not have the dual gain technology implemented as the Nikon and the Sony on. It might be taken as an indicator that the sensor is not from Sony semiconductor group.

But: this single number does not tell you anything about the IQ. The IQ depends on the lens quality as well as the post sensor in camera software corrections even on the raw level. This was the essence of Dr. Ulrich Rohds comment.

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Panasonic is since the early s Leicas official tech partner and help them with much that isn't the core business of Leica, such as electronics.

The Q seems to be made in large part by Panasonic and so is the internals of the SL. The TL is rumored to not be so much with Panasonic help, since Leica wanted to try themselves and have the knowledge inhouse at the time they made that one. So nothing new there. On the smart phone side, Leica works with Huawei and get tech from them and they get Leicas optical knowledge.

Leica has packed a significant amount of modern day technology into the M10 while retaining old world RF tech experience. Personally, I am really looking forward to what Leica and its partners have been able to do to improve the sensor tech that goes into its next generation of Leica cameras.

I think the Q2 and it's new sensor will be very telling. I fully expect a higher price for Q2 than the original Q, but if the new sensor is more than just increased to 47 MPs, then I might just buy it as my first fixed lens camera. My thoughts exactly. Personally, I am going to be following this very closely.

Leica had a big hit with the Q even with mediocre sensor tech and output. I fully expect a higher price for Q2 than the original Q, but if the new sensor is more than just increased to 47 MPsthen I might just buy it as my first fixed lens camera.

I rarely use stabilization with Sony 42MP cameras handheld. Q output is mediocre? I cannot imagine what your standards are. Do you shoot in the dark and print at 40x50 inches?You can check by yourself with this very site : into DPreview comparison. Just because there is one individual comparison suggest it is, it should not need to be taken for granted, for instance:.

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Here is someone using both cameras extensively and claiming that the RX1R II is the sharper or the two but that does not mean that it is his preferred camera. And no, the Q sensor is not bigger than FF the total uncorrected pixel count is But in that case it is worth mentioning that the RX1 series lens is also wider than 35mm as well. For still photographers, we feel the Nikon Z5 represents the best value for the money when it comes to full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Which is why it receives our top award. The Sony ZV-1 was designed specifically for vloggers, but this compact camera is an excellent option for still photographers too. We got our hands on the brand new Instax SQ1: an easy-to-use instant camera that shoots square format film.

leica q2 rumor

Despite a couple of quirks, we think it's a camera that photographers and non-photographers alike will find fun to use. Sony's a7C is among the smallest full-frame mirrorless cameras you can buy, and in terms of core capability, not much has been sacrificed for the sake of compactness. But are you ready to make it your next go-to travel camera?

Find out how it stacks up in our initial review. It includes updates to Panasonic's DFD autofocus system, creative photo modes, and video features that come close to matching the more expensive S1H. What's the best camera for shooting sports and action? Fast continuous shooting, reliable autofocus and great battery life are just three of the most important factors. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting sports and action, and recommended the best. If you want a camera that you can pick up and use without having to page through the manual first, then this guide is for you.

We've selected seven cameras ranging from compacts to full-frame, all of which are easy to operate. Long-zoom compacts fill the gap between pocketable cameras and interchangeable lens models with expensive lenses, offering a great combination of lens reach and portability. Read on to learn about our favorite enthusiast long zoom cameras.

leica q2 rumor

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Started Feb 21, Discussions thread. Nicci57 wrote: You can check by yourself with this very site : into DPreview comparison. Q sensor is indeed bigger than full frame and Q lens is not a 28mm, but a 26mm one Just because there is one individual comparison suggest it is, it should not need to be taken for granted, for instance: Here is someone using both cameras extensively and claiming that the RX1R II is the sharper or the two but that does not mean that it is his preferred camera.

Canon EOS D Post hide subjects Posted by When Leica Q2 rumors. Re: Leica Q2 rumors.The Leica Q2 is a fixed lens camera with a Or, alternatively, is this well-made and well-featured camera the answer to many of our prayers?

Originally announced and reported on by Photography Blog back in March this year, at which point we were only able to provide a quick hands-on, the premium A further change is the use of an SL series lithium battery in a Q model — the BP-SC14 to be exact — which has helped up the amount of images that can be captured before it gives up the ghost.

The look of the Leica Q2 is very much classic Leica, coupled with some modern minimalism. As mentioned, at the front of the Leica Q2 we have a fixed, as opposed to removable, lens. The 28mm focal length provided is all encompassing and makes this Leica particularly suitable for landscape and travelogue photography, while a straightforward and clearly marked macro setting on the lens barrel allows subjects as close as 17cm to be captured, while otherwise minimum focusing distance is a regular 30cm.

There is no built-in flash provided with this camera, although there is a provided hotshoe for the addition of flash, should that be required. This flashes in green upon auto focus being achieved, though is inevitably harder to see on the back screen in brighter conditions.

However newcomers will require a period of familiarity, largely because this is a camera that rewards getting hands on, rather than just pointing and shooting. There was also a shoulder strap and carry case provided with our review sample, though we understand those are optional extras.

With a supplied resolution of a whopping 3. The alternative of the LCD is a standard 3-inches in size and offers a lower 1. As one would expect, these can be either captured separately or — as we were shooting in the main — in tandem, with little if any noticeable slowdown. Aside from stills, video resolution goes all the way up to 4K here, though there is not a dedicated video activation or record button provided on the camera that readily indicates how to access this mode.

After a longer period of feeling our way around than we would have liked, we realised that hitting the unmarked central button in the midst of the four-way control pad on the camera back helpfully allowed us to move between stills and video capture instantly, as well as calling up a live histogram on-screen if so desired.

Without a hard copy manual provided with our review sample, we first tried pinching this between forefinger and thumb to extract it fully, before realising that a fairly subtle additional press with the thumb, or finger, will release it fully. Thankfully Leica has provided a standalone mains charger out of the box.

Back at the base of the unit, there is however a slide-open cover protecting a single SD card slot. Are they the gold standard for digital cameras, thereby making the Leica Q2 worth its premium price tag?Weatherproofing and 4k are what I was hoping for, add in camera charging with usb-c, and this will be more than perfect!

For still photographers, we feel the Nikon Z5 represents the best value for the money when it comes to full-frame mirrorless cameras. Which is why it receives our top award. The Sony ZV-1 was designed specifically for vloggers, but this compact camera is an excellent option for still photographers too. We got our hands on the brand new Instax SQ1: an easy-to-use instant camera that shoots square format film. Despite a couple of quirks, we think it's a camera that photographers and non-photographers alike will find fun to use.

Sony's a7C is among the smallest full-frame mirrorless cameras you can buy, and in terms of core capability, not much has been sacrificed for the sake of compactness.

But are you ready to make it your next go-to travel camera? Find out how it stacks up in our initial review. It includes updates to Panasonic's DFD autofocus system, creative photo modes, and video features that come close to matching the more expensive S1H. What's the best camera for shooting sports and action?

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Fast continuous shooting, reliable autofocus and great battery life are just three of the most important factors. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting sports and action, and recommended the best.

If you want a camera that you can pick up and use without having to page through the manual first, then this guide is for you. We've selected seven cameras ranging from compacts to full-frame, all of which are easy to operate.

Long-zoom compacts fill the gap between pocketable cameras and interchangeable lens models with expensive lenses, offering a great combination of lens reach and portability. Read on to learn about our favorite enthusiast long zoom cameras. Submit a News Tip! Reading mode: Light Dark. Login Register. Best cameras and lenses. All forums Leica Talk Change forum.

leica q2 rumor

Started Feb 21, Discussions thread. Feb 21, Post hide subjects Posted by When Leica Q2 rumors. Re: Leica Q2 rumors.

Leica Q2 rumors

Jozef M. Ulrich Rohde.The Leica Q is one of our favorite compact cameras Yes, the Leica Q2 is expensive — but if you want the absolute in luxury cameras, this is it. It is equally at home as a fully manual street camera, or as an automatic point-and-shoot. And boy does that 47 megapixel sensor deliver!

If you have got the money, get your name on the waiting list Rumors of the Leica Q2 have been circulating for some time — and now it is here for real, sporting its leather-clad magnesium shell.

The Leica Q2 goes on sale today, and we had a brief chance to get our hands on this luxury compact camera just ahead of its official launch. The Leica Q has been in our list of best compact cameras for some time, even in spite of its luxury price tag.

And it has been there for good reason And the Q2 is very likely to not only replace the Q in our list when we have been able to do a full field and lab test — it is also going to reset the bar for compact camera performance.

The big change to the camera is the sensor. The Q2 boasts a That makes it one of the highest resolution cameras out there — including professional DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. In fact, we suspect that the sensor in the Leica Q2 is the same as will be found in the Panasonic Lumix S1Rwhich goes on sale later this month. The Leica Q is one of the best selling cameras in Leica's illustrious history. And even after nearly four years on sale, the camera is still back ordered.

The Q2 immediately replaces its predecessor, and it is clear that Leica wanted to give a genuine upgrade to the camera without changing the basic concept. Unusually for a compact this offers full manual focus control, along with distance scales, and a special macro mode.

But you can also use this lens in a range of autofocus modes too. In AF or MF, there are a wide range of features to ensure that your target area is in sharp focus. Peak focusing is undoubtedly one of the most useful for this, but there is auto magnification too.

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And in AF the options include the super-useful face detection mode. Although the lens is fixed — so there is no zoom, and no chance to upgrade your optics - you do get a set of crop options.

You can shoot at an effective 35mm, mm and 75mm setting — with a corresponding drop in resolution to 30MP, You could of course simply crop the image in camera instead - but it is a neat option to have for social media posting, for example.

Unlike the Leica Q, the Q2 now offers 4K video shooting. You get a choice of standard 4K format x pixels — or you can opt for Cinema 4K with a resolution of x pixels. You get a choice of 30fps or 24fps frame rates with 4K, but just 24fps with C4K. Switch down to Full HD, and you get useful slo-mo options of fps or 60fps. There have been some improvements to the basic shooting specs too The top mechanical burst mode remains 10fps, but there is now also an electronic shutter option that delivers 20fps.

But one big advantage that the Leica has over this is that it has an eyelevel electronic viewfinder, as well as an LCD screen on the back. In fact the EVF is a joy to use, with plenty of detail from its 3. It activates automatically as you put up to your eye. The LCD remains a 3-inch 1. One drawback that should be noted, however, is that the screen is fixed — so can not be flipped or angled to help you with bright sunlight, or to each shooting an image from above your head or from ground level.

Autofocus is fast and responsive — and as we have previously said there is a good range of autofocus options to shoot with including Multi point, One Point, Tracking, Face Detection, Touch AF.


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