Leica boosts SL camera via firmware update

December 14, 2015

Billed features of Leica SL firmware update 1.2 include optimisation of picture quality at ISO 50-400. Leica says it has also boosted image quality of the EVF. For full details visit

Press release

Leica Camera has announced a new firmware update – version 1.2 – for the Leica SL. Available to download now, registered owners can log in to the Leica owners’ area at to obtain the firmware, or bring their camera to a Leica Store or Leica Customer Service for a free update service.

The new firmware update 1.2 offers several fundamental improvements in picture quality and handling of the camera. These include, for instance, optimisation of picture quality at ISO values from 50 to 400, improvements to the image in the electronic viewfinder and greater flexibility when entering WLAN passwords.

When using Leica M and R lenses, the new firmware 1.2 enables the activation of a loupe (magnifying) function with the auto exposure lock button (AE Lock) to allow fast manual focusing. The firmware update also guarantees the correct indication of the R-Adapter-M and the R-Lens used in the EXIF data of image files.

In addition, the Leica Log Gamma curve (L-Log) for video has been improved to enable its use for in-camera 8-bit recording. The reduction of the offset now lets recordings appear considerably darker. Videos recorded with L-Log must be subsequently corrected with a gamma correction in an external video editing programme. The use of L-Log enables the greatest possible leeway for post-production colour grading of video recordings.

Leica SL owners can also find a regularly updated and expanded overview of all SD cards compatible for use with their camera at

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