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Firmware V2.0 Update for the Leica SL2-S


Leica Camera is excited to announce the release of the planned firmware update for the Leica SL2-S, version 2.0. As was announced when the SL2-S launched, in order to ensure a long service life of our cameras, we continue to evolve their capabilities via the development of firmware. The Leica SL2-S with firmware 2.0 receives many welcome refinements and new additions for both video and photo functions.


Firmware Version 2.0 for Leica SL2-S

Performance Improvements and Benefits


New Autofocus algorithmFaster, more consistent tracking of moving subjects to consistently capture fast-pace action.
HEVC video compressionInternal 4K recording with 10 Bit at 60p/50p with h.265 codec. 25-50% better compression with the same video quality.
Long-GOPRecording for 10 Bit codecs with 150 – 200 MB/s means same Image Quality as All-Intra but less than half of data size. More high-quality recording options, complete with lower data volumes to increase recording space on the SD card.
Segmented VideoVideo recording will be split 1 minute segments to avoid data loss, in the event of SD card failure never lose more than 1 minute of footage.
Individual Viewing LUTUser-generated Look-Up Tables for custom color profiles in video recordings that streamline the content workflow.
Enhanced Live ViewBetter low light image composition control of the Live View image. See clearly even in the darkest of scenes.
Image OverlayAllows 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. Compose and capture perfectly aligned photos based on a prior shot visible as an overlay in Live View.
Automatic Follow FocusDefinition of three focus points for automatic focus shift during video recording. Set up to 3 points of focus and let the camera pull focus through them with pre-determined timing for cinematic effects.
Wave form monitorProfessional exposure valuation of the video signal. In addition to the histogram, view exposure in a pro-oriented waveform for even more exposure information and detail.
Color barReference for correct color grading and sound control in postproduction. Option to display multiple color bar setups on the screen for pro workflow uses (e.g. multiple camera filming setups).
Tally ModeCamera shows red frame on LCD during video recording. See more obvious visual cue of active recording on the rear LCD with a red box around the display.
Highlight weighted meteringMetering method to save highlights instead of shadows. Allows the photographer to automatically "expose for the highlights" and yield darker images that can easily be boosted in post-production.
Dynamic-range controlIncrease brightness in shadows. JPEG-only function for maximizing shadow detail.
Highlight-shadow controlPrecise contrast adjustment controls. More flexible controls of the exposure and contrast latitude in JPEG files.

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May 3, 2021