Leica Q2 is here, with 47 million pixels, 10fps shooting and 4K video

Leica has updated one of our favourite premium compact camera designs. The  Leica Q2 keeps the minimal ‘reduction to the essentials’ design of the original Leica Q, but brings a massive jump in resolution from 24 megapixels to 47.3MP – that’s an increase of 95%.

This resolution wouldn’t count for much without a lens capable of resolving this kind of detail, and the Leica Q2 keeps the excellent Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens used in the Leica Q. Leica says this is the fastest lens in its class, and while the focal length is fixed at 28mm, the Leica Q2 does offer 35mm, 50mm and 75mm ‘crop factors’ to simulate longer focal lengths. 

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com