Leica’s first autofocus monochrome camera — the Q2 Monochrom camera — promises to deliver.

This next-generation model in the Leica Q line offers a newly developed 47-megapixel monochrome sensor developed for black and white photography, 4K video recording capability and precise autofocus, which accurately focuses on a subject in 0.15 seconds. The 47.3 megapixel full frame monochrome sensor is used to capture video as well as highly detailed stills, and the fast f/1.7 aperture allows for optimum picture quality in challenging lighting conditions.

The Q2 Monocrom also offers exceptional freedom in composing black and white. A practical locking element located on the lens allows the choice of manual or automatic focusing and easy switching to macro mode, which gives a close focus distance of 17cm. The integrated zoom function also been extended to 75mm.

The camera body is constructed from lightweight magnesium alloy and dressed in monochrome — a new black leather body, matte black paint and gray and white engravings — with elegant “MONOCHROM” lettering on the top. The signature red Leica logo was purposefully omitted from the design as well. A range of optional accessories are also available for the Q2 Monochrom, including flash units, an additional thumb rest, a hand grip and three new E49 color filters in yellow, green and orange calculated to be perfectly matched to the camera.

The camera is available now from authorized Leica dealers for $5,995 USD. Visit Leica’s webstore for more details and purchase options.

Leica has also recently released a new limited edition update to its M10-P camera, dubbed the the “Reporter” edition and featuring kevlar armor.

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