Leica Q2 Monochrom

SKU: 799429190559   Mfg Code: 19055


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  • Leica Camera is excited to announce a brand new groundbreaking addition to the storied Leica Monochrom family of cameras. The Leica Q2 Monochrom bridges the gap between technical innovations and modern features to the historic legacy of black & white photography tracing back through Leica's heritage. This is the only camera of its kind: the first full frame compact camera ever to be made with a dedicated monochrome sensor – bringing with it much of the fan-favorite features of the Leica Q2 with welcome refinements to its design and style.

    The Leica Q2 Monochrom touts a brand new 47 megapixel full frame monochrome sensor based on its sibling model, the Leica Q2. Amazing sharpness, detail and resolution combines with a higher dynamic range to give photographers the best black & white image quality that is more accessible and approachable than ever before thanks to the easy-to-use, fast auto-focusing Q2 Monochrom. The expanded ISO range of 100-100,000 with the Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH lens enables photographers to capture stills and 4K video in any light, and all the amazing functionality improvements of the Q2 – such as weather sealing and the OLED viewfinder – remain on tap to encourage users to bring the Q2 Monochrom anywhere and tackle any task.

    The Leica Q2 Monochrom's IP52-certified weather sealing protects the camera from dust, rain and water spray and ensures users can photograph under challenging environmental conditions. The adoption of the BPSCL4 battery from the Leica SL boosts battery life by 30% over the original Leica Q, and its built-in rubber gasket further helps seal the Q2 Monochrom. This level of weather-sealing is usually reserved for pro-level cameras such as the Leica SL2 and Leica S3, putting the Q2 Monochrom at that similar level of resilience, and is especially helpful under challenging environmental conditions.

    To learn more about the camera check out Red Dot Forum: Leica Q2 Monochrom Announced

    Important Features

    • New 47mp full frame black and white sensor for stills and 4K video
    • ISO range of 100 - 100,000
    • Matte black paint finish and monochromatic engravings/design with mid-grain leatherette
    • The most accessible, approachable and capable Leica Monochrom camera
    • Weather sealing, fast and accurate AF, 3.68mp OLED EVF, German craftsmanship and intuitive handling of the Q2

    New 47.3 megapixel Monochrome Sensor
    State of the art technology and a brand new microlens design result in a completely new monochrome sensor, exclusively developed for the Leica Q2 Monochrom. 47.3 megapixels reproduce the finest structures and low noise. Even at the max ISO of 100,000 the Q2 Monochrom creates images with an outstanding level detail.

    Weather Sealing & Other Favorite Q2 Features
    The Q2 Monochrom, like the Q2 it is based on, benefits from IP 52-rated weather sealing against dust and spray water. Additionally, it shares the same crisply detailed OLED electronic viewfinder, impressive battery life (BP-SCL4 battery), manually-controllable 4K video recording, Leica FOTOS connectivity with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and intuitive menu system. Now with no color settings to worry about, the Q2 Monochrom has an even further streamlined menu.

    Matte Black & Monochromatic Design
    Inspired by the design elements established with the M10 Monochrom, the Q2 Monochrom is painted with a matte black finish and all engravings are filled in with only gray, white, or black. The omission of the Leica red dot logo keeps the design elegantly subdued and stealthy.

    New and Existing Accessories
    Adding to the vast repertoire of fully compatible Q2 accessories, there will also be new color filters in E49 size for controlling contrast and tonality the "old school" way. A new handgrip for the Q2 Monochrom perfectly matches the grain of the leatherette for a seamless look and feel.


  • Camera type


    Digital 35mm compact camera, fixed focal length

    Format / aspect ratio


    24 x 36mm / 3:2



    Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH, 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements

    Digital zoom


    28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm

    Image stabilization


    Optical shake compensation system for still picture and video exposures

    Aperture range


    1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments

    Image sensor/resolution


    Full frame black-and-white CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective), without color and low-pass filter

    Dynamic range


    13 stops at ISO 200

    Bit depth



    Photo file formats






    DNG/JPEG resolution







    JPG – L



    28mm (native)



    46.7MP (47)

    35mm (digital zoom)



    30.0MP (30)

    50mm (digital zoom)



    14.7MP (15)

    75mm (digital zoom)



    6.6MP (7)

    JPG – M



    28mm (native)



    24MP (24)

    35mm (digital zoom)



    15.4MP (15)

    50mm (digital zoom)



    7.4MP (8)

    75mm (digital zoom)



    3.4MP (3)

    JPG – S



    28mm (native)



    12.2MP (12)

    35mm (digital zoom)



    7.8MP (8)

    50mm (digital zoom)



    3.8MP (4)

    75mm (digital zoom)



    1.7MP (2)

    Video recording formats


    MP4 (Cine 4K- 4096x2160 / 4K(UHD) – 3840x2160 /Full HD – 1920x1080)

    Video resolution/frame rate


    4K: 30 or 24 fps / Cine4K: 24 fps / Full HD 24, 30, 60 or 120 fps

    Audio recording format









    Storage media


    SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards

    Recommended: UHS II memory cards

    ISO settings


    Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, ISO 25000, ISO 50000, ISO 100000

    White balance


    Not applicable

    Color spaces


    Not applicable

    JPG settings


    Contrast, sharpness (5 steps each) Color tint: Sepia, blue, selenium (2 steps each – low / high) / OFF




    Working range


    30 cm to ∞, close focus distance 17cm in macro mode



    Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing. Loupe function and edge highlighting (focus peaking) in four colors available as focusing aids in manual focusing mode

    Autofocus modes


    AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved

    Autofocus metering modes


    Single zone (225 fields), multi-field, face recognition

    Exposure modes


    Program AE, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting

    Scene modes


    Not applicable

    Exposure metering modes


    Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot

    Exposure compensation


    ± 3 EV in 1/3-EV increments

    Automatic exposure bracketing


    3 or 5 exposures in steps of up to 3 EV, can be set in 1⁄3 EV increments

    Shutter type


    Choice of mechanical, electronic or hybrid

    Shutter speeds


    60 s to 1⁄2000 s with mechanical shutter, 1 s to 1⁄40000 s with electronic shutter, in 1/3 increments, Flash synchronization up to 1⁄500 s, linear flash with all shutter speeds faster than 1⁄500 s (with HSS-capable SCA 3002 flash units).

    Continuous shooting


    Choice of 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L)

    Self-timer delay


    2 or 12 seconds

    OLED viewfinder Resolution


    1280 x 960 pixels x 3 colors (= 3.68 megapixels). Viewfinder image: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye-relief: 21 mm. Adjustable between -4 and +3 diopters, with eye-sensor for switching between viewfinder and monitor screen

    Monitor screen


    3" TFT LCD monitor screen with approx. 1,040,000 image dots, touch control capability



    IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant (standard WLAN protocol), channels 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™ encryption; access mode: infrastructure mode



    Bluetooth LE

    Power supply


    Leica BP-SCL4 lithium-ion battery, rated voltage: 7.2V, capacity: 1860 mAh



    Rated voltage 8.4 V; capacity at least 1860 mAh (according to CIPA standard): ca. 400 exposures; charging time: approx. 180 min.; battery charger: 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.25 A, with adapters

    Exposures per battery charge


    Approx. 370



    Robust, lightweight magnesium alloy construction

    Lens filter thread


    E49 (49mm)

    Tripod attachment


    A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4" thread).

    Dimensions (W x H x D)


    130 mm x 80 mm x 91.9 mm



    734 g / 652 g (with / without battery)

    Package includes


    Camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery charger, mains power cable (EU, US, local power cable)



    Leica FOTOS App

  • Leica Q2
    Leica Q2 Monochrom
    47 megapixels, color
    47 megapixels, B&W
    ISO Range
    Semi-gloss black anodized
    Matte black
    No coloring
    Color Filter Use
    Yes, for contrast effects
    Leica Logo
    Yes, on front

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