Aug 20, 2020  By Richard Rejino

New Firmware Updates 11/3/2020

Click here to download the latest firmware for you Leica Q2.

Leica Camera introduces a new firmware update for the Leica Q2 camera. Firmware 3.0 includes performance improvements based on vital feedback from Leica users and Q2 owners.


New Firmware updates 8/20/2020

Download the latest firmware for your Leica CL
Improved simplicity and user interface

You speak. We listen. You can now further optimize the performance of your Leica CL system. Firmware version 4.0 brings the innovation of the status screen menu interface found in the Leica SL2 and Q2 to your Leica CL system. This new update also includes improvements that extend other performance components including digital zoom, copyright metadata info, and more.

Status screen for photo and video implemented

  • Complete overview of the essential settings, with easy access and operation by touch.
  • The video mode can now be accessed via the status screen.

Digital zoom function for all TL Lenses – 1.3x and 1.7x

  • Now possible to zoom/crop further into the image than the optical focal length/optical zoom of the lens allow while taking pictures.

Copyright Information

  • Additional information can be integrated into the metadata of the image such as Artist name and added info.

Simplified connection for Leica FOTOS

  • Dedicated menu item for Leica FOTOS.
New Firmware Updates: 6/19/2020

Leica M10-R firmware update 7/21/2020

Click here to download the latest update

Leica SL2 Firmware Update 2.0 – Click here for the update.

Leica Camera introduces a new firmware update for the Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless system camera. The firmware update and installation instructions can be found on the Leica Camera website (us.leica-camera.com). Firmware 2.0 adds and addresses the following:

  • Multishot
  • With Multishot the user can create photos with a resolution up to 187MP.
    • The SL2 automatically combines 8 pictures from a quick burst of the electronic shutter.
    • One photo is recorded at normal resolution (47MP) and one at high resolution (187MP).
      Please Note:
      • 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.

• 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”.
New Firmware Updates: 2/6/2020

New Firmware for Leica Q2, SL (Typ 601) and CL
Versions 2.0, 3.7 and 3.2
Leica Camera is releasing new firmware updates for the Leica Q2, Leica SL (Typ 601) and Leica CL – bringing new capabilities and expanded compatibility. Upon release, camera firmware downloads and installation instructions will be found on the Leica corporate website, in dedicated Firmware sections of each camera’s page. See subsequent pages of this memo for all details of changes in each firmware.

Leica Q2 (v2.0):
Version 2.0 for the Leica Q2 brings a whole suite of new features and valued
performance upgrades. From core processing improvements on functions such as DNG file writing speed and Tracking AF prevision, to an overhauled top-level menu status screen inspired by the SL2, this new Q2 firmware gives users many new changes that truly merit the 2.0 moniker. Many of these changes are based off user feedback, including the demand for improved scope of video capabilities. The Q2 2.0 update now allows users to fully control all aspects of exposure control during video – ISO, aperture, and shutter speed – giving the Q2 newfound potential for advanced and pro video applications. 

Leica SL (v3.7):
Learning from its newer brethren, the Leica SL version 3.7 update optimizes video performance and matches the L-Log gamma curve output to the Leica SL2. Now both Leica SL and SL2 can be used together within the same production setup. Other changes include improved compatibility with L-Mount Alliance partner lenses, improvement on shutter lag in bright situations and being able to see firmware versions of attached Leica L-Adapters in the camera menu.

Leica CL (v3.2):
Similar to its L-Mount cousin, the Leica CL also sees improved compatibility with lenses from L-Mount Alliance partners, increased performance with less shutter lag in bright backlit situations and visibility of the firmware version of attached Leica L-Adapters in the camera menu. Version 3.2 also now prevents video mode from being inaccessible when the battery is low, so now users can choose to film until the final moments of charge left on the battery.

New Firmware Updates 9/4/2019

Leica M10 / M10-P / M10-D Firmware Update

Click here for the update.

Leica Camera introduces a new firmware update for the Leica M10, M10-P and M10-D cameras. Firmware version addresses the following:

  • Fast continuous shooting in Live View mode
    • Fixed screen freeze issue in ‘Continuous High’ mode while using Live View.
  • Incorrect regional GPS information.
    • There were regional deviations in the GPS information. This bug has been fixed. (Please Note: GPS functionality requires the use of the Leica Visoflex EVF)
  • Stability of the connection between the camera and Leica FOTOS.
    • Fixed connection issue between camera and app with more than 800 images on the camera.
  • New QR Code for Leica FOTOS. (Not for M10-D)
    • The camera generates an optimized QR code for the connection to the app.
  • General software improvements for operating stability.

The firmware update files and PDF instructions will be available for download on the Leica Camera website beginning Wednesday 9/4/19. Please note that this update will take significantly longer than prior firmware installs, up to 10 minutes.

New Firmware Updates 8/1/2 019

Leica Camera announces the following firmware updates:

Today, Leica Camera introduced a new firmware update for the Leica Q2. This update brings multiple changes and adjustments to the camera, including addressing DNG file readability with Adobe products when using ‘Continuous Super Speed’ mode, as well as other improvements.  Details and firmware download are available here: Leica Q2 Firmware update 1.1

Leica CL

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. Leica CL Firmware update 3.1

New Firmware Update 2/1/2019

Leica Camera announces today new firmware updates for the Leica SL and Leica Q, as well as a new software update for the Leica FOTOS app on iOS and Android. Camera firmware downloads and installation instructions can be found on the Leica corporate website, in dedicated Firmware sections of each camera’s page. Leica FOTOS update 1.1 is live and ready to download on the Apple App Store for iOS and Google Play Store for Android, bringing new improvements and compatibility with the Leica D-Lux 7 and C-Lux.

Please see the attached memo for further details.

For direct links to the camera firmware update downloads and instructions, see here:




New Firmware Updates 9/25/2018

Download the latest firmware from Leica for the Leica SL, Leica S (Typ 007), Leica M10, and Leica M10-P to enhance your photographic experience. All firmware updates are fully compatible with the new Leica FOTOS app and are available today.

  • Click here for the Leica SL-System: Firmware Update 3.3
  • Click here for the Leica S (Typ 007): Firmware Update
  • Click here for the Leica M10: Firmware Update
  • Click here for the Leica M10-P: Firmware Update

Leica CL (6/29/2018): Click here.

New firmware versions for the Leica CL (v.2.0), Leica TL2 (v1.4) and Leica T(v1.8)/TL(v2.3) are available for download now. The update is offering improvements, new features, and bug fixes.

Leica M10 (6/29/2018): Click here.

Today Leica released the firmware update v for the Leica M10 – it brings an improved Auto ISO option, a revised Delete dialog and more.

Leica Q: Firmware Update v3.0 (6/29/2018): Click Here.

Leica has released a major firmware update (v3.0) for the Leica Q (Type 116) which was introduced three years ago.

Latest Leica SL Firmware Update (May 2018): CLICK HERE.

AF Position can be locked to avoid unwanted changes• New menu item added “Joystick Lock on/off”New power saving mode• New menu item added “Power Saving Mode on/off” 
This allows the camera to switch off the electronic viewfinder to save battery powerAdditional improvements• Support for Leica Flash SF60, SFC1
• New menu item “USB-Mode” allows to use mass storage or PTP USB connection types
• Keyboard improvements: Missing brackets for the WiFi password input
• Keyboard improvements: Blinking cursor during text input 
• Improved image color for JPG files under some lighting conditions
• Manual color temperature preset was optimized (Setting changed from 6600K to 6500K)

Leica SL Firmware Update 2/22/2018: CLICK HERE.

With version 3.1 Leica has introduced a new firmware update for the Leica SL and the Summilux 50mm! It improves the AF speed of the lens and the image quality of the JPEGs. 

Firmware for Summilux-SL 1:1.4/50 ASPH. is included and improves auto focus:

  • Improved accuracy of the auto focus position
  • Improved auto focus speed

Improve image quality for JPG files

  • Over all color balance is improved for JPG files under certain light situations

For the most recent firmware updates (7/25/2017): CLICK HERE

Keep your Leica SL (Typ 601) up-to-date with the new features in firmware update 2.2. Enjoy the benefits of improved camera performance and the brand new features and functions of firmware update 2.2. The firmware is available now! CLICK HERE for the LEICA download area!

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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