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Today, Leica has released another firmware update for the Q2 digital camera. Firmware version 3.0 brings some nice improvements to an already-awesome camera, and follows v2.0 update earlier this year. Just about all of the changes were a direct result of user feedback and feature requests. Let's take a quick look at each one in detail.

 

Download v3.0 firmware

To download the firmware file, simply click the button below. You'll need to drag and drop the downloaded firmware file onto an SD card which was freshly formatted in the Q2, then insert the card into your Leica Q2 with a fully charged battery. Navigate to the Camera Information menu to access the firmware update option. Don't try to open the firmware file on your computer – just copy it on to the SD card into the root directory.

 

Download Leica Q2 Firmware v3.0

 

New Features & Improvements

JPG image quality / Color rendition

Based on the positive feedback and impressions of the SL2's JPG rendering, these settings are now implemented in the Q2's image pipeline for JPG files. While I'm not personally a big users of in-camera JPG, others certainly are.

AF Settings in Touch AF “OFF” mode

The size of the AF field can now be changed by a long press of the touchscreen and the AF field can be centered by a double-tap even when the Touch AF function is disabled.

Favorite menu assignment

Display Settings and JPG Resolution can now be added to the favorites menu.

Auto-ISO in flash mode

The Auto-ISO function is now available when using an external flash. This functionality is especially helpful for when you want to shoot in full manual exposure and use Auto ISO to compensate for ambient light variations.

User Profile listing arrangement

Custom user profiles are now displayed first in the sub-menu list, before the Default Profile and Manage Profiles options.

Assignment of functions to the right wheel button (thumb wheel button) in MF mode

The user can now assign their desired setting to the right wheel button while in MF-mode.

 

About The Author

Leica Specialist

David Farkas is a self-admitted Leica junkie and an avid photographer since he was seven years old. He also owns and operates leading Leica dealer Leica Store Miami in beautiful Coral Gables, Florida with his wife Juliana. David has years of experience shooting with just about every Leica camera and lens made within the last few decades.

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