Leica Q2 Monochrom

$119 / 1st day rental


Merging two of their most unique series, the Leica Q2 Monochrom is a full-frame compact camera fitted with a 47.3MP monochrome sensor, which is used for the sole purpose of recording vivid and rich black-and-white imagery.

Compared to a standard CMOS sensor, this specialized monochrome sensor omits the color filter array to enable recording of just luminance values in order to achieve greater visual depth and clarity, along with improved sensitivity to ISO 100,000 and reduced noise levels to suit working in difficult lighting. The sensor's design also sees the omission of an optical low-pass filter, and inclusion of an updated microlens array, which helps to produce sharper, higher resolution imagery.

Beyond its Monochrom distinction, this version of the Q2 follows a familiar path of quick and robust performance and intuitive handling. The sensor pairs with a Maestro II image processor to offer fast shooting operation up to 10 fps, support for both DCI and UHD 4K video recording, and reliable autofocus performance. This camera also features the same beloved Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. wide-angle prime lens, which has been matched to the sensor design for exceptional resolution and clarity.

The Q2 Monochrom also retains the cherished sleek and compact design that makes it ideal for street and travel shooting, and this Monochrom version even sports a more inconspicuous matte black finish without the Leica red dot. Its magnesium alloy body is weather-sealed for working in trying environments and it uses the same battery featured in the flagship SL-series of mirrorless cameras for longer battery life. A high-resolution 3.68MP OLED electronic viewfinder is featured for fluid and clear eye-level monitoring and a rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD also affords straightforward playback and settings control. Built-in Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi permit wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device via the Leica FOTOS app.

Top up $10 per day for Tiffen RGB filter set.

Camera Format: Full Frame
Pixels: Actual: 50.4 Megapixel, Effective: 47.3 Megapixel
Resolution: 8368 x 5584
ISO: 100 to 100,000
Image File Format: DNG, JPEG
Shutter Speed:
Mechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/40000 to 1 Second

Audio Recording: AAC Audio
Dimension: 5.1 x 3.1 x 3.6" / 130 x 80 x 91.9 mm
Weight: 1.6 lb / 734 g (With Battery)

Recording Modes:
H.264/MP4
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps

1 x Original Battery
1 x Battery Charger
1 x Front cap
1 x B+W XS Pro UV-Haze filter
1 x 64GB Extreme Pro SDHC SD card
1 x Leather Case
2 x Peak Design anchors
1 x Peak Design strap (upon request)

[ ] Tiffen RGB Filter Set (49mm - upon request)

- Loss of leather case will incur a $250 replacement cost.
- Loss of metal front cap at $45.