Leica releases $5,995 limited-edition ‘Daybreak’ Q2 in collaboration with British singer Seal: Digital Images Evaluation


Leica has introduced its newest special-edition digital camera, the Leica Q2 ‘Daybreak,’ made in collaboration with British singer-songwriter, Seal. The digital camera options an all-black design with a singular Japanese-woven cloth and will probably be restricted to simply 500 items.

Leica says the digital camera pays ‘homage to the soulful lyrics of Seal’s songs’ and ‘celebrates the human connection within the artwork of creating {a photograph}’ by ‘Drawing inspiration from the golden glow of dawn and the dance between gentle and shadows.’

As is widespread with Leica’s special-edition cameras, the Q2 ‘Daybreak’ stays unchanged from its less-special counterpart when it comes to specs and efficiency. The adjustments come within the type of a brand new paint job, a specialised cloth and some Seal-branded equipment.

Particularly, the Q23 ‘Daybreak’ options an all-black paint job wrapped with a cloth overlaying produced by Japanese model, Hosoo. Leica describes the material as ‘an revolutionary milestone within the artwork of weaving, utilizing black thread (93% polyester) and gold-colored Japanese paper (7% washi)’ and says it’s impressed by the Japanese phrase ‘komorebi,’ which roughly interprets to ‘the transparency and interaction of sunshine which happens when daylight falls by way of a tree cover.’

A shawl included within the set is designed by multimedia artist Annina Roescheisen and produced by New York style label Rag & Bone in Italy. An included rope digital camera strap can also be included with Seal’s ‘you turned the sunshine on the darkish aspect of me’ lyrics from his music ‘Kiss from a Rose’ printed on it. The digital camera additionally has Seal’s signature and the digital camera’s version quantity engraved into the digital camera.

Beneath the brand new aesthetics is similar 47.3MP sensor with a set Summilux 28mm F1.7 lens in entrance able to capturing 14-bit stills as DNGs or JPEGs and 4K video at as much as 30fps.

The Leica Q2 ‘Daybreak’ is proscribed to 500 items and is offered to buy by way of Leica’s on-line store for $5,995, which is surprisingly solely $200 dearer than the usual Q2.