The Leica Q2 came out earlier this year and it won many over due to its good looks, massive 47.3 Megapixel sensor, and of course the gorgeous Leica glass attached to the front of it. The guys and gals at DXOMark have now had time to put the camera through its paces, and have given it their final grade. Join us after the break to find out more about what DXOMark had to say about this compact Mirrorless camera.
As we always state, the results that DXOMark generate are not the be all and end all, and we know a lot goes into to ranking how good a camera is, but controlled tests do have their place. Couple lab tests with our real-world reviews and you have all the information you need to make a good, informed purchasing decision.
The reviewers at DXOMark gave the Leica Q2 an overall sensor score of 96, which isn’t shabby at all. It means that this Full Frame camera is in joint 10th place along with the Pentax K1, the Nikon D800E, and the Sony A7 III. It is also important to note that the Sensor in the Leica Q2 is now the highest ranked Leica sensor to date.
The Leica Q2’s dynamic range performance of 13.5 EV is good, but overall the dynamic range performance of this camera ranked in 51st place, which means it is on par with the Canon EOS R. But the Q2’s sports score of 2491 (ISO Score) ranked 34th overall which means it scored better than the Nikon D5, which scored 2434. Unfortunately, the Leica Q2 just couldn’t quite match its closest competitor, the Sony RX1R II, in dynamic range and low light capabilities, which is surprising seeing as how that Sony camera is almost four years old.
When it comes to portraits the Leica Q2 starts to shine more. The sensor in this Leica has a maximum color depth of 26.4 at it’s lowest ISO setting, however DXOMark statea that the Q2’s performance stays in the high-quality range when pushed to ISO 1600 when it comes to color depth. Most of what DXOMark discovered in their lab tests match with how we felt about the camera during our review. The Leica Q2 is a great camera capable of producing gorgeous images, but there are some competitors out there at lower price points that exceed the capabilities of this camera. If you would like to read DXOMark’s review of the Leica Q2 and would like to see some more in-depth analysis, head on over to the DXOMark website.