New Leica SL Firmware Update Offers Faster Shutter Speed and AF Performance
Leica SL (Typ 601) owners will be happy to learn that the company has released a new firmware update. The update is a pretty major one, adding enhanced autofocus functionality, as well as faster shutter speed – up to 1/16,000 sec.
The autofocus functionality has improved, in that the firmware bumps up the number of AF points available in single point mode to 529. Prior to this update, the number of single AF points was 49. Update algorithms also help to improve the AF's speed, accuracy and tracking performance.
Firmware 2.0, as it's called, also allows for direct exposure compensation control via the top dial and the click wheel at the back of the camera. Exposure can be controlled in three different modes: P, T, and A.
Last but not least, Leica has also improved the JPEG image quality, and enhanced the white balance, video menu, and Auto ISO options. In addition, DNG images can now be magnified in-camera, and last but not least, the Leica SL can now support all Leica flash units, thanks to this update. If you want to download this firmware update, or get more information about the update, you can do so by pointing your browser to: http://uk.leica-camera. com/Photography/Leica-SL/ Firmware-Update-2.0