Leica Q firmware update 2.0 brings big improvements to the camera

Leica has released firmware update 2.0 for the Leica Q, bringing numerous new features to the full-frame premium compact camera. According to Leica, the various enhancements are based on the recommendations and suggestions of Leica photographers. They are as follows:

  • the DNG format can now be selected as a separate option in addition to JPG and DNG + JPG, allowing photographers to save space on their memory card
  • you can now press the Menu or Play button to switch straight to menu control or picture assessment on the LCD screen
  • the shutter speed range has been expanded to 120 seconds
  • spirit level display now remains visible when the shutter release is pressed
  • 1-field autofocus metering area can now be selected in three different sizes: small, medium and large
  • AF motion in digital zoom mode for focal lengths of 35mm and 50mm has been limited to avoid focusing on objects outside the zoom range
  • if no face is detected in Face Detection mode, the AF now automatically reverts to multi-field autofocus mode
  • ‘User Profile’ is now directly selectable via the function button, facilitating quick and easy access to all functions stored in a particular user profile
  • a fourth information screen has been added, with the option to display the lower bar separately
  • double-tapping calls up the maximum enlargement or reduces the image back to original size in magnification mode
  • a countdown now displays for long exposures / noise reduction
  • three modes are available for the thumbwheel (Off/Auto/Exp. Comp.)
  • deactivation (Mode Lock) of the video button is possible
  • the characters of the WiFi password now remain visible when entered
  • flash-unit compatibility has been extended to support the Leica SF 40 and SF 64

You can download the new firmware and find out more information from the official Leica website.

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