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Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro

Portability
60
Imaging
81
Features
66
Overall
75
Leica Q2 Monochrom front
 
Sigma DP2 Quattro front
Portability
70
Imaging
63
Features
38
Overall
53

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Key Specs

Leica Q2 Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 100000
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • 28mm (F1.7) lens
  • 734g - 130 x 80 x 92mm
  • Revealed October 2020
Sigma DP2 Quattro
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • No Video
  • 45mm (F2.8) lens
  • 395g - 161 x 67 x 82mm
  • Launched February 2014
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Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Leica Q2 Monochrom and Sigma DP2 Quattro, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by brands Leica and Sigma. There is a sizable difference among the image resolutions of the Q2 Monochrom (47MP) and DP2 Quattro (20MP) and the Q2 Monochrom (Full frame) and DP2 Quattro (APS-C) use different sensor size.

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The Q2 Monochrom was announced 6 years after the DP2 Quattro which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the Q2 Monochrom matches up against the DP2 Quattro with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Leica Q2 Monochrom over the Sigma DP2 Quattro

 Q2 Monochrom DP2 Quattro 
LaunchedOctober 2020February 2014More modern by 82 months
Display resolution1040k920kSharper display (+120k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2 Quattro over the Leica Q2 Monochrom

 DP2 Quattro Q2 Monochrom 

Common features in the Leica Q2 Monochrom and Sigma DP2 Quattro

 Q2 Monochrom DP2 Quattro 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera often, you're going to have to consider its weight and size. The Leica Q2 Monochrom offers external dimensions of 130mm x 80mm x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") having a weight of 734 grams (1.62 lbs) and the Sigma DP2 Quattro has specifications of 161mm x 67mm x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2") with a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

Take a look at the Leica Q2 Monochrom and Sigma DP2 Quattro in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you select during that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the Q2 Monochrom versus the DP2 Quattro.

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Q2 Monochrom and DP2 Quattro is 60 and 70 respectively.

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro top view buttons comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizes just by seeing technical specs. The pic underneath might give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Q2 Monochrom and DP2 Quattro.

As you can tell, both of those cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The Q2 Monochrom using its larger sensor is going to make getting bokeh less difficult and the Leica Q2 Monochrom will produce greater detail with its extra 27 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics much more aggressively. The more modern Q2 Monochrom should have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro sensor size comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Screen and ViewFinder

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom Portrait photography factors
Sigma DP2 Quattro Portrait photography factors
88
focusing manually
high flash sync (1/500 seconds)
MP count excellent (47MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
77
focusing manually
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Street photography camera
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Street photography camera
69
image stabilization (Optical)
great sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
includes touch to focus
environment proofing
above average high ISO (100,000)
fixed screen
heavier than competition (734g)
61
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Sports photography camera
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Sports photography camera
80
quiet shutter (1/40,000s)
high max fps (20.0 frames per second)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count excellent (47MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment proofing
good battery life (350 CIPA)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
does not have phase detect AF
48
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (45mm)
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom Travel photography factors
Sigma DP2 Quattro Travel photography factors
66
good battery life (350 shots)
environment proofing
has bluetooth
includes touch to focus
MP count excellent (47 megapixels)
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
lack of Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (734 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
53
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Landscape photography camera
Sigma DP2 Quattro as a Landscape photography camera
77
focusing manually
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count excellent (47MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
does not have anti aliasing filter
above average high ISO (100,000)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
good battery life (350 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
59
focusing manually
good sized screen (3")
good megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (45mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom Vlogging highlights
Sigma DP2 Quattro Vlogging highlights
32
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
high video quality (4096 x 2160 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of external mic socket
heavier than competition (734 grams)
9
no video recording
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Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Sigma DP2 Quattro Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica Q2 Monochrom and Sigma DP2 Quattro
 Leica Q2 MonochromSigma DP2 Quattro
General Information
Company Leica Sigma
Model Leica Q2 Monochrom Sigma DP2 Quattro
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2020-10-11 2014-02-13
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - TRUE III engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 47MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 8368 x 5584 5424 x 3616
Max native ISO 100000 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 45mm (1x)
Maximal aperture f/1.7 f/2.8
Macro focus range 17cm -
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,680 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/40000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 20.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes no built-in flash no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/500 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC -
Max video resolution 4096x2160 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 734 gr (1.62 lbs) 395 gr (0.87 lbs)
Dimensions 130 x 80 x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") 161 x 67 x 82mm (6.3" x 2.6" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 350 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model BP-SCL4 BP-51
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $5,995 $931