Current Leica Q2

As the Leica Q2 brochure states, “The cameras of the Leica Q2 family are the perfect instrument for achieving your photographic ambitions and transforming the decisive moments of your life into lasting memories.” With its high-speed performance and facile and intuitive handling, the renovated Leica Q2 camera provides bounds of creative freedom. Features such as the high-resolution OLED viewfinder and a Summilux lens help capture stunning images and videography. With double the resolution of its original model, the Leica Q, it packs 46.7 megapixels into each frame. Carefully crafted weather sealing and waterproof technology allow this digital camera to perform in any environment. The shutter speed of this camera exceeds expectations by a top-mechanical rate of 1/40,000th of a second.

Brief History of Leica


Cameras in the early 1900s were bulky and difficult haul around. Ernst Leitz, a German optical engineer, was exasperated by the lengths that had to be taken to get a quality shot. He was convinced that there had to be a way to manufacture a more efficient camera. With time and skill, Leitz created a prototype, the first Leica model, in 1914. He later gave the prototype to a fellow photographer and optician, Oskar Barnack, and left him with the newly designed mechanism. As Barnack progressed with the prototype's build, he placed a Leitz anastigmat 50mm 3.5 in the lens. This fully functional prototype was named the UR-Leica- a still camera made for 35mm perforated film. This prototype was a considerable advancement in photography due to the prototypes' efficient mobility, ergonomics, and portable build. This prototype was later named the Leica I in 1915 and was ready for the world's photographers.