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Leica Releases SL Firware Update 2.0 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

14 April 2016

Leica has released a new firmware update for the Leica SL camera system. SL Firmware Update 2.0 brings several improvements to the camera's performance and handling, including:

  • Autofocus provides faster focusing, higher precision with 529 focusing points and optimized subject tracking
  • New direct exposure compensation controlled by the top dial and the click wheel on the back of the camera
  • Images in DNG format can now be magnified for better evaluation

For more information see the news release below.

New Leica SL Firmware Update 2.0 Improves Performance and Handling

Leica Camera today released the newest firmware update 2.0 for the mirrorless Leica SL camera system. Registered camera users can log in to the Leica Owner's Area to download the new firmware or take advantage of the opportunity to have their camera updated by the free update installation service offered in all Leica Stores.

The new firmware update 2.0 includes numerous new features to further improve the performance of the Leica SL and enable a faster photographic workflow. The autofocus function has been revised and optimized, offering even faster focusing, higher precision and optimized subject tracking. A further improvement increases the number of AF focusing points available for the single point AF setting to 529. The update also features a new direct exposure compensation controlled by the top dial and the click wheel on the back of the camera in the three automatic exposure modes: P, T and A, as well as an extended range of shutter speeds. As of now, time exposures of up to 30 minutes can be captured automatically without extra aids and, thanks to the fast, electronically controlled aperture of the lenses, exposures can be made with a shutter speed of 1/16000s.

Further improvements include updates to the JPEG quality, white balance, the video menu, Auto ISO options and the focus peaking function, while images in DNG format can now be magnified for better evaluation. The camera is also compatible with all Leica flash units and an update to the app allows the use of the optimized functions. Three noise reduction settings round off the improvements provided by this latest firmware update.

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