Leica's sexy, Apple-like "Ghost" camera gets a $400 price drop

Leica Q2 Ghost
(Image credit: Leica)

Usually when people lust over Leicas, it the classic-looking rangefinder M-series that they're talking about. For my money, though, the sexiest Leica is the special edition Hodinkee collaboration, the Ghost. 

Just look at it – it's like a cross between Leica and Apple! And amazingly, the Leica Q2 Ghost has just been reduced by over $400 – something that's almost unheard of for special edition Leica cameras. 

Leica Q2 Ghost | was $5,795 | now $5,389.95
Save $405 at Amazon

Leica Q2 Ghost | was $5,795 | now $5,389.95
Save $405 at Amazon
The sleek Hodinkee aesthetic on the outside complements the slick Leica tech. The 47.3MP full-frame sensor is paired with a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens, perfect for street shooting and everyday photography. 

How good is the Leica Q2? Good enough to make Peter McKinnon return his Canon ambassador card and join the Red Dot brigade, apparently. Technically a compact camera, it packs a 47.3MP sensor and a fixed Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens that also accommodates macro photography. 

I love this lens, but Leica experimented with a digital zoom system that enables you to artificially change your focal length (shooting 30MP images at 35mm, 15MP at 50mm and 7MP at 75mm). It also captures DCI 4K 24p, UHD 4K 30p and FullHD 120p, though with no microphone jack this isn't really a camera for video. 

The Leica Q3 is technically a better camera, but honestly? This camera is just so darned gorgeous that I would rather have the Q2 Ghost. 

(Image credit: Leica)

Take a look at the best Leica cameras, or the best Leica camera alternatives if you want something that doesn't come with a Red Dot price tag. Make sure to check out the best Black Friday camera deals for more great offers. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.