As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Leica Q2 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Leica Q2's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the X-T30 and the X-T3) and Leica (such as the Q-P and the M10)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Q2 compared to other boutique competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), takes significantly higher resolution photos (46.7 MP vs 26 MP), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5 fps) and has a significantly longer battery life (370 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (50,000 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Leica Q-P

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4 months older
$4,345 - $4,545

Significant advantages of the Q-P (vs the Q2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Q-P (vs the Q2)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 46.7 MP

common strengths of the Q-P and Q2

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.7
  • Large sensors: Full frame 36x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Nikon Z7

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6 months older
$3,397 - $3,547

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the Q2)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the Q2)

  • Shoots much slower: 9 fps vs 20 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Z7 and Q2

  • Capture very high resolution images: 45.4 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Large sensors: Full frame 35.9x23.9mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
3 years older
$3,890 - $3,995

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the Q2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the Q2)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 46.7 MP

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and Q2

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.7
  • Large sensors: Full frame 36x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
3 years older
$3,298

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II (vs the Q2)

  • Smaller: Standard size (113×65×72 mm) vs Prosumer size (130×80×92 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II (vs the Q2)

  • No touch screen
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 20 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II and Q2

  • Capture very high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Large sensors: Full frame 35.9x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Nikon Z6

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6 months older
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the Q2)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 50,000 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the Q2)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 12 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 46.7 MP

common strengths of the Z6 and Q2

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 20 fps
  • Large sensors: Full frame 35.9x23.9mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Canon EOS RP

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similar age
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the Q2)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 49
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the Q2)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 26 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the EOS RP and Q2

  • Large sensors: Full frame 35.9x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Announced: February 2019 vs March 2019

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Q2 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.70x), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), takes much higher resolution photos (46.7 MP vs 24 MP), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 11 fps).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), has significantly fewer focus points (49 vs 693) and is slightly larger (prosumer size (130×80×92 mm) vs standard size (139×80×42 mm)).

Fujifilm X-T30

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similar age
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the Q2)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the Q2)

  • Much lower true resolution: 26 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.76x
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-T30 and Q2

  • Announced: February 2019 vs March 2019

Fujifilm X-T3

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6 months older
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Q2)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Q2)

  • Much lower true resolution: 26 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-T3 and Q2

  • Announced: September 2018 vs March 2019

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
5 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Q2)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Q2)

  • No touch screen
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and Q2

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Leica M10

Leica M10
2 years older
$6,379 - $6,596 (body only)
$7,836 75mm lens

Significant advantages of the M10 (vs the Q2)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (130×80×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M10 (vs the Q2)

  • No touch screen
  • Much lower true resolution: 23.8 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Shoots slower: 5 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the M10 and Q2

  • None found

Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
3 years older

Significant advantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Q2)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (139×80×42 mm) vs Prosumer size (130×80×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Q2)

  • No touch screen
  • Much lower true resolution: 23.7 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the M (Typ 262) and Q2

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony a7 III

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1 year older
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the Q2)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 49
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the Q2)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 46.7 MP
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the a7 III and Q2

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.76x

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years older
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Q2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Q2)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Q2

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Q2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Q2)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and Q2

  • None found

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
4 years older
$1,999 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,583 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the Q2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the Q2)

  • None found

common strengths of the D810 and Q2

  • None found

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1
3 years older
$1,797 (body only)
$2,197 28-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-1 (vs the Q2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-1 (vs the Q2)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-1 and Q2

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Q2 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.7 vs f/3.4), takes much higher resolution photos (46.7 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (50,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 10 fps) and has a much larger sensor (full frame 36x24mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly larger (prosumer size (130×80×92 mm) vs mid size (112×69×42 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is thicker (3.6" vs 1.6") and is significantly heavier (718 g vs 327 g).

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Q2)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly lighter: 327 g vs 718 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Q2)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.7
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and Q2

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 370 shots

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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similar age
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Q2)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly lighter: 330 g vs 718 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Q2)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.7
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 46.7 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Q2

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens
  • Announced: January 2019 vs March 2019