Leica Q2 - Firmware

Improved features and functionality

for maximum quality

Everything we do is driven by your passion for photography. We provide regular firmware updates to ensure that you can look forward to enduring enjoyment of your camera.

Improve the performance of your Leica Q2 and enjoy the benefits of the new features and functions.

Firmware Update 3.1
Pixel-Mapping: Defective pixels may appear on the image sensor of digital cameras over time. The camera compensates for these defective pixels automatically by calculating the data captured by other pixels surrounding defective ones. This feature requires a process known as "pixel mapping" to recognise and register defective pixels. The camera does this automatically every two weeks. The function can also be accessed manually if needed.
Advanced setting options for Touch AF in EVF mode:

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You can quickly and easily download Firmware Update for the Leica Q2. The instructions provided with the firmware update will guide you safely through the installation process.

Leica Q2 - Firmware Update 3.1
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Installation instructions for Leica Q2 and Q2 Monochrom - Firmware 3.1 and Firmware 1.1
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Installation instructions for Leica Q2 and Q2 Monochrom - Firmware 3.1 and Firmware 1.1
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Firmware chronology

Firmware Update 3.0
NEW - The thumbwheel button is now also available for direct access in MF mode
- Size of the AF field can now be modified
EXTENDED - Display Settings and JPG Resolution can now be selected for favorites menu
- special setting options for Auto ISO in flash mode
IMPROVED - new user profile sequence
- improved picture quality and color rendering for JPG images
Firmware Update 2.0
AF field size selectable Choose between three AF field sizes (small, medium, large) by a long tap on the camera display while touch AF is activated.
DNG writing speed improved The DNG and DNG+JPEG writing speed is now improved by the factor 2x.
Deleting user profiles The user now can delete individual/single user profiles.
Touch AF + Release Touch AF + Release is now implemented and works in all AF modes.
Status screen for photo and video implemented Complete overview of the preferred settings, easy access and operation by touch. The video mode can be deactivated or activated via the status screen.
Exposure parameters for video Extended opportunities for capturing video files including the ability to switch between PASM by aperture- and shutter speed dial.
Auto ISO behavior The auto-ISO behavior was changed and the priority is now set to "correct exposure".
Manual Focus behavior In MF mode the preselected AF frame will appear and can be used to start the magnification, the frame can be moved by using the cursor keys. In AF-Multi: the magnification will start from the center and the last position is saved until the camera is switched off.
Face Detection behavior If the face detection is not successful, the AF-Mode now switches to AF field instead of AF multi field.
Leica FOTOS transfer speed Downloading photos from the Leica Q2 to Leica FOTOS is now up to 50% faster.
(The Leica Q2 needs to be paired again with Leica FOTOS after this firmware update)
Variable EVF frame rate A menu was added to choose between 60fps or 120 fps. For fast moving subjects set 120 fps for a more fluid display of movement (with lower resolution) or choose 60 fps for full resolution.
AF-L / AE - added to Zoom button The AF and AE lock function allows you to lock your focus or exposure settings separately as you recompose your shot.
Improvement of Tracking AF Precision and overall performance of Tracking AF is improved.
Touch in EVF Touch functionality during EVF mode is now available.
Firmware Update 1.1
DNG files recording DNG files recorded in ‘Continuous Super Speed’ mode are now readable in Adobe products.
Burst Shooting Mode + attached flash In 'Burst Shooting Mode' (H/M/L) the attached flash is now triggered more than once (depending on the power of the flash).
Download of images via Leica FOTOS Stabilized image download via Leica FOTOS in combination with ‘Remote-Wake up’ as well as display of aperture values after wake up.
Interval shooting in Drive Mode In ‘JPG´s only’ setting now images can be taken with 1s ‘Interval' continuously without losing frames. Also the performance with 'DNG + JPG' has been improved.
REMARK: Due to general SD-card writing time please use an interval time of longer than 2 sec. in order to secure that all images (DNG + JPEG) will be saved.
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