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Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom

Portability
61
Imaging
80
Features
70
Overall
76
Leica Q2 front
 
Leica Q2 Monochrom front
Portability
60
Imaging
81
Features
66
Overall
75

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Key Specs

Leica Q2
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 50000
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 28mm (F1.7) lens
  • 718g - 130 x 80 x 92mm
  • Announced March 2019
  • Also Known as Type No. 4889
  • Earlier Model is Leica Q
  • Renewed by Leica Q3
Leica Q2 Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
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Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Overview

Let's take a more detailed look at the Leica Q2 versus Leica Q2 Monochrom, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both offered by Leica. The image resolution of the Q2 (47MP) and the Q2 Monochrom (47MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras provide the same sensor measurements (Full frame).

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The Q2 was manufactured 19 months before the Q2 Monochrom which makes them a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before getting right into a complete comparison, here is a quick view of how the Q2 matches up versus the Q2 Monochrom when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica Q2 over the Leica Q2 Monochrom

 Q2 Q2 Monochrom 

Reasons to pick Leica Q2 Monochrom over the Leica Q2

 Q2 Monochrom Q2 
RevealedOctober 2020March 2019Newer by 19 months

Common features in the Leica Q2 and Leica Q2 Monochrom

 Q2 Q2 Monochrom 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurements
Screen resolution1040k1040kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and proportions. The Leica Q2 comes with exterior dimensions of 130mm x 80mm x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") accompanied by a weight of 718 grams (1.58 lbs) while the Leica Q2 Monochrom has measurements of 130mm x 80mm x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") having a weight of 734 grams (1.62 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the Q2 versus the Q2 Monochrom.

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Q2 and Q2 Monochrom is 61 and 60 respectively.

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom top view buttons comparison

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to see the difference between sensor dimensions just by reading through specifications. The pic here might give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Q2 and Q2 Monochrom.

Plainly, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same megapixels and you can expect similar quality of files however you may want to take the age of the products into consideration. The more aged Q2 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom sensor size comparison

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Screen and ViewFinder

Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica Q2 as a Portrait photography camera
Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Portrait photography camera
88
focusing manually
above average flash sync (1/500s)
megapixel count high (47 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
has face detect focus
delivers RAW files
88
you can focus manually
flash sync speed is above average (1/500s)
fantastic MP (47 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Leica Q2 as a Street photography camera
Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Street photography camera
69
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
offers focus by touch
weather sealing
above average ISO range (50,000)
screen is fixed
heavier than competitors (718 grams)
69
image stabilization (Optical)
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
comes with touch focus
environment sealing
very good ISO range (100,000)
fixed screen
heavier than others (734 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Leica Q2 Sports photography advice
Leica Q2 Monochrom Sports photography advice
78
quiet mode (1/40,000 seconds)
fast shooting (20.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count high (47 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
weather sealing
better than average battery life (370 per charge)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
does not have phase detect auto focus
80
quiet mode (1/40,000s)
fast shooting (20.0 frames/s)
image stabilization (Optical)
fantastic MP (47MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
great battery (350 CIPA)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica Q2 as a Travel photography camera
Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Travel photography camera
70
better than average battery life (370 CIPA)
weather sealing
has bluetooth
offers focus by touch
megapixel count high (47 megapixels)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
heavier than competitors (718 grams)
does not have a selfie friendly display
66
great battery (350 CIPA)
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch focus
fantastic MP (47 megapixels)
very good maximum aperture (f1.7)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (734g)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Leica Q2 Landscape photography information
Leica Q2 Monochrom Landscape photography information
80
focusing manually
fast max aperture (f1.7)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count high (47MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
does not have low pass filter
above average ISO range (50,000)
delivers RAW files
weather sealing
better than average battery life (370 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
77
you can focus manually
very good maximum aperture (f1.7)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
fantastic MP (47 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
very good ISO range (100,000)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
great battery (350 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica Q2 Vlogging information
Leica Q2 Monochrom Vlogging information
32
fast max aperture (f1.7)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic socket
heavier than competitors (718g)
32
very good maximum aperture (f1.7)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic port
heavier than others (734 grams)
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Leica Q2 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica Q2 and Leica Q2 Monochrom
 Leica Q2Leica Q2 Monochrom
General Information
Company Leica Leica
Model type Leica Q2 Leica Q2 Monochrom
Also called Type No. 4889 -
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Announced 2019-03-07 2020-10-11
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 47 megapixel 47 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Maximum resolution 8368 x 5584 8368 x 5584
Maximum native ISO 50000 100000
Min native ISO 50 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28mm (1x) 28mm (1x)
Maximal aperture f/1.7 f/1.7
Macro focusing distance 17cm 17cm
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,680 thousand dot 3,680 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x 0.76x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/40000s 1/40000s
Continuous shooting speed 20.0 frames/s 20.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/500s 1/500s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 4K/30/24p, 1080/120/60/30/24p 4096 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 718g (1.58 pounds) 734g (1.62 pounds)
Physical dimensions 130 x 80 x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") 130 x 80 x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 96 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 26.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.5 not tested
DXO Low light rating 2491 not tested
Other
Battery life 370 pictures 350 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-SCL4 BP-SCL4
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) Yes (2 or 12 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $4,985 $5,995