Today, Leica has released the first firmware update, version 1.1, for the recently introduced Leica Q2. The most significant change addresses a bug that prevented DNG files captured in continuous super speed from being read in Adobe Camera RAW or Lightroom. Here’s the full breakdown of improvements in Q2 firmware version 1.1:
DNG Files Recording:
DNG files recorded in ‘Continuous Super Speed’ mode are now readable in Adobe Camera RAW and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software.
Burst Shooting + 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 App:
Stabilized image download process via Leica FOTOS App in combination with the ‘Remote Wake-up’ setting as well as display of aperture values after wake up.
Interval shooting in Drive Mode:
In ‘JPG only’ setting, images can now be taken with 1 second interval continuously without losing frames. Performance with DNG + JPG has also been improved. Please Note: Due to general SD-card writing time, it is advised to use an interval time longer than 2 seconds in order to ensure all images (DNG + JPG) will be saved.
To download the firmware file, simply click the button below. You’ll need to drag and drop the firmware file onto a blank SD card, then insert it into your Leica Q2 with a fully charged battery. Navigate to the Camera Information Menu to access the firmware update option.