New firmware updates released for the Leica SL2 and SL2-S cameras

Today Leica Camera released firmware update version 3.0 for the SL2 mirrorless camera. Step by step instructions on how to perform the update can be found at Reddotforum.

Update – there is also a new firmware update version 2.1 for the Leica SL2-S.

Here are the details:

Firmware Update 3.0
New Autofocus algorithm • Improved eye/face/head/body recognition and focus tracking.
HEVC video compression • Internal 4K recording with 10 Bit at 60p/50p with h.265 codec.
Long-GOP • Recording for 10 Bit codecs with 150 – 200 MB/s means same Image Quality as All-Intra but less than half of data size.
Segmented Video • Videorecording will be split 1 minute segments to avoid data loss.
Individual Viewing LUT • Upload function for individual Look Up Tables.
Enhanced Live View • Better low light image composition control of the Live View image.
Image Overlay • Allows alignment of the camera position on basis of a previous taken image, that is displayed in a transparent mode in the EVF or on the LCD.
Automatic Follow Focus • Definition of three focus points for automatic focus shift during video recording.• FN Buttons are now possible to use.• Focus adjustment in video and live view additionally to predefined sequence.
Wave form monitor • Professional exposure valuation of the video signal.
Performance Improvements Firmware Update 2.1
Improvements to the user profile The user profile now stores whether the camera was in photo or video mode when last used.
Improved automatic follow focus FN Buttons can now be used. Continued manual focus control in video and live view after the predefined automatic follow focus sequence finishes.
Improvement on image overlay Info levels can be changed while selecting images.
Highlight weighted metering Performance improvements.
Leica FOTOS Performance improvements.

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