The Leica Q is a full-frame camera with a fixed Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens, a 24 MP CMOS full-frame sensor, and maximum ISO 50,000. Firmware Update 2.0 is free to download now and adds a number of useful features:
- A separate DNG mode
You can now shoot DNG RAW files separately, rather than in combination with JPG files. JPG mode and the combined JPG-DNG mode are still available.
The 1-field autofocus metering area can now be selected in three different sizes: small, medium and large. The Face Detection function now automatically reverts to multi-field autofocus mode as soon as a face is detected.
- Simplified EVF mode
Navigation has been simplified when in EVF mode: pressing the menu or play button now allows you to switch straight to menu control or picture review on the LCD screen.
- Expanded Shutter Speed Range
The maximum 30 s shutter speed has been extended to 120 s.
The menu sub-item ‘User Profile’ is now directly accessible and enables quick and easy access to all functions stored in a selected user profile. The spirit level display now remains visible after pressing the shutter release.
The latest LEICA Q firmware update 2.0 offers numerous new features
Wetzlar, 26 July 2016. The latest firmware update for the Leica Q is available now as a download from the Leica website (www.leica-camera.com). Owners can update their camera with firmware update 2.0 and enjoy the benefits of numerous new features.
Leica works constantly in close collaboration with users on the further development and optimisation of its products. Due to this policy, a number of improvements in this latest firmware update for the Leica Q are based on the recommendations and suggestions of our customers.
New, for example, is that DNG can now be selected as a separate format option in addition to JPG and DNG+JPG, which saves space on the memory card. The optimised EVF mode makes navigation even easier. As of now, pressing the menu or play button lets users switch straight to menu control / picture assessment on the monitor screen. The range of shutter speeds has been expanded and now includes times of up to 120 seconds. The menu sub-item ‘User Profile’ is now directly accessible and enables quick and easy access to all functions stored in a selected user profile. A further improvement applies to the spirit level display. This now remains visible after pressing the shutter release.
Three optimised autofocus functions bring more creative freedom. The 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 35 and 50 mm has now been limited to avoid focusing on objects outside the zoom range. Face Detection has also been optimised: If no face can be detected, AF now automatically reverts to multi-field autofocus mode.
In addition to this, a further display option is now available in the bottom line and the touch-controlled magnification function in playback mode has been revised. Other new additions are the display of the remaining time for time exposures / noise reduction and the menu items ‘Thumbwheel’ with three modes and ‘Picture Mode /Video Lock’. Changes to WIFI password setting and extended flash-unit compatibility round off the firmware update for the Leica Q.
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