Leica SL2

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Improved features and functionality
for maximum performance

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

Improve the performance of your Leica SL2 and see the benefits of the new features and functions.

Optimized functions in detail

Firmware Update 3.0

Firmware Update 3.0
New Autofocus algorithm • Improved eye/face/head/body detection 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 • Video recording can be split into 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.• Continued manual focus control in video and live view after the predefined automatic follow focus sequence finishes.
Wave form monitor • Professional exposure evaluation of the video signal.
Color bar • Reference for correct color grading and sound control in postproduction.
Tally Mode • Camera shows red frame on LCD during video recording.
Highlight weighted metering • Metering method to save highlights instead of shadows.
Dynamic-range control • Increase brightness in shadows.
Highlight-shadow control • Precise contrast adjustment controls.

Information on Multishot Function

  • Only full-frame lenses can be used with multishot.
  • Any aperture between 1 and 16 can be selected.
  • ISO settings from 50 to 3200 are selectable.
  • The use of a flash is not possible.
  • The electronic shutter is always used.
  • The multishot function automatically turns off all image stabilization (BIS and OIS).
  • The shutter speeds range from 1/40,000 to 1sec.

Download Firmware Update

Download the firmware update for the Leica SL2 below. The instructions provided with the firmware update will guide you safely through the installation process.

Firmware Leica SL2 - Vers. 3.0

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Traditional Chinese
Date: 09/2021 Format: FW (117.90 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

English
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (1.80 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Chinese
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (3.19 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Czech
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (2.73 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

German
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (2.70 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Spanish
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (51.85 kB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

French
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (52.01 kB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Indonesian
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (2.71 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Italian
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (1.82 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Japanese
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (2.88 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Korean
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (3.02 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Dutch
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (51.01 kB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Portuguese
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (2.72 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Russian
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (2.76 MB)

Release Notes for Leica SL2 - Firmware 3.0

Taiwanese
Date: 09/2021 Format: PDF (3.23 MB)

Firmware Chronology

Improvements - FW 2.0
Multishot • With Multishot the user can create photos with a resolution up to 187MP.• One photo is recorded at normal resolution (47MP) and one at high resolution (187MP).
Improvement on the Video Menu GUI • In the sub-menus of video mode, a white highlighted header shows as a reminder that the user is in video mode.
Improvement on the AF field size setting • The AF-field size can be changed with a long tap without moving the selected AF field.
SD-Card naming • After formatting the SD card, the card will be named with “Leica SL2”.
Bugfixes - FW 2.0
Detection of M lenses 6-bit coded M lenses will be recognized at all times with the M-Adapter L.
Elimination of artifacts on very fast continuous shooting In the drive mode “Continous – Very High Speed” there were artifacts in the DNG under certain settings, which have now been removed.
Correction of the focus distance value in feet The focus distance on the top display has been corrected and now shows the correct values.
Connectivity enhancements with FOTOS App and Image Shuttle General improvements for a faster and more stable connection between camera and smartphone or computer.
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