The Leica Q2 is a camera lover’s camera. It’s obsessively engineered and assembled by hand, with a rock-solid, weatherproof body that will capture beautiful images in whatever conditions you find yourself in.
It’s also a delight to use. In an era where cameras come crammed with dials and buttons, the Q2 keeps only the essentials. This isn’t the camera that requires fiddling with settings. The 28-mm. lens is permanently attached to the body, which can be a deal-breaker for some pros, but here it’s a liberation. Just set up your auto ISO, adjust the aperture, and shoot. The image quality is superb. And it travels well: a mobile app and Bluetooth connection let you share photos from your phone. ($5,000, leica.com)