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New improved features

Keep your Leica CL at the cutting edge of the latest technical developments: This firmware update improves the performance of your Leica CL, bringing you new features and enhanced camera handling.

New features for your Leica CL

The AF and AE lock function, programmable to a FN button, allows you to lock your focus or exposure settings separately from the shutter button as you compose your shot. This feature is very helpful for different shooting scenarios where focus and exposure need to be carefully controlled.

Manual focus assist
Focus manually and compose the shot at the same time, thanks to the new movable magnification position. Additionally, two different sensitivity modes for focus peaking are now available.

Optimized functions in detail

Firmware Update 3.1
AF / AE Lock added to FN menu The AF and AE Lock function allows you to lock your focus and/or exposure settings separately from the shutter button as you recompose your shot.
Aperture control during video recording Allows you to select and change aperture while filming.
Movable zoom position of the magnified live view in manual focus mode While using manual focus mode, the magnified live view can now be repositioned to other parts of the frame to focus and compose the shot at the same time.
Focus Peaking sensitivity added to menu Two sensitivity modes, "Low" and "High", for Focus Peaking are now available.
Touch AF On/Off option for AF Modes The touch auto focus functionality can now be activated or deactivated via the Focusing sub-menu. (Touch AF not available in Multi-Field or Face Detection AF Modes)
EVF Brightness adjustment added to menu You can now adjust the brightness of the electronic viewfinder in 10 steps.
4K video file size limitation lifted Until now, the 4K video files were limited to 4GB maximum size. This constraint has been removed.
Auto ISO behavior Auto-ISO has been tuned to further prioritize correct exposures.
Menu item WLAN has been renamed to Leica FOTOS
L-Mount lenses can be updated via separate lens update file


You can quickly and easily download Firmware Update 3.1 for the Leica CL. The instructions provided with the firmware update will guide you safely through the installation process.

Firmware Leica CL - Vers. 3.1

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Date: 06/2019 Format: FW (79.44 MB)

Installation instructions for LEICA CL - Firmware 3.1

Date: 07/2019 Format: PDF (71.81 kB)

Installationsanleitung zur Leica CL - Firmware 3.1

Date: 07/2019 Format: PDF (89.75 kB)

ライカCL ファームウェア3.1 インストール手順

Date: 07/2019 Format: PDF (184.17 kB)

Firmware Chronology

Firmware Update 2.0
Double dial customization Swap functions between dials for each PASM mode enabled.
Button and Dial lock Long push of left dial button lock causes lock for all buttons and dials except from Power Switch, Release Button and Left Dial Button long push.
Power Saving Mode implemented The camera automatically goes to Auto Power Off after 10 seconds.
Touch AF field navigation with EVF usage In Touch AF Mode whilst using EVF, the cursor keys can move the AF Field/AFs, Spot/AFs.
Firmware Update 2.1
QR Code for all Leica Cameras Easy pairing of smartphone and Leica cameras.
1-Click Connection with FN-Button WLAN starts without submenus on FN-button.
Fixed WLAN name and password No submenus for setting name and password.
Easy access No submenus for setting a connection mode.
Firmware Update 2.2
Performance Improvements The firmware update enables compatibility with current and future L-Mount lenses from Leica as well as from our L-Mount Alliance partners Panasonic and Sigma.