Leica Announced the Q2 Reporter and Q2 Monochrom Reporter Cameras

As part of the Celebration of Photography in Wetzlar, Leica Camera announced new product variants of the Leica Q2 and Leica Q2 Monochrom: the Leica Q2 Reporter and Leica Q2 Monochrom Reporter are particularly robust variants of Leica’s full-frame compact cameras, designed to offer maximum precision and reliability even in the most adverse conditions.

With these two new releases, the company continues a long tradition of cameras that are specifically geared towards the challenging working environments of reportage and press photographers.

Leica Q2 Reporter

The design variant of the Leica Q2 is enveloped in a body armor made of Kevlar – a synthetic material known for its exceptional resilience. Over time, exposure to natural UV rays will change the fabric’s color, until it matches the dark green, the highly scratch-resistant finish of the camera body. In addition to these traits, the Leica Q2 Reporter offers the same level of protection against dust and water infiltration as the serial model. The Leica Q2 Reporter is available at specialty retailers from December 9, 2021.

Leica Q2 Monochrom Reporter

Externally, the Leica Q2 Monochrom Reporter looks indistinguishable from its color-capable sister model, with the exception of the discreet MONOCHROM lettering on the lower edge of the display. Based on the Leica Q2 Monochrom, this variant is equipped with an exclusively black and white sensor – making it an even more purist embodiment of a classic reportage camera. With its Kevlar trim, scratch-resistant finish, and pared-down design, the Leica Q2 Monochrom Reporter is a robust, yet discreet companion, even in challenging shooting situations. The Leica Q2 Monochrom Reporter is available at specialty retailers from March 2022.

About Kevlar

A synthetic material used in high-grade protective clothing. Kevlar fibers are so tightly spun that they are almost impossible to separate. In addition to excellent grip, it is also resistant to chemical and thermal hazards. As a result, the Q2 Reporter’s Kevlar trim – woven in a distinctive pattern – offers outstanding protection even in the harshest conditions.

The Leica Q2 Reporter will be available from December 9, 2021 at a price of €5,550. The Leica Q2 Monochrom Reporter will be released in March 2022 – only 350 pieces will be produced (priced at € 5,950).

More info on Leica’s website.

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