The latest firmware update (Version 3.0) for the Leica SL2-S enables the output of a Cinema 4K RAW video signal with up to 60 frames/second to an external recorder via HDMI.

The new firmware, which is available now, makes it possible to capture 12-bitRAW video files with recorders such as the Atomos Ninja V, Atomos Ninja V+ or BlackmagicVideo Assist 12G HDR. Leica has also released firmware version 4.0 for the Leica SL2 camera. Between them, the two updates provide the following features: the ISO sensitivity of the sensor can now be controlled directly via the thumb wheel or the front settings wheel; photographers can now set a timer for automatic network disconnection (Wi-Fi sleep mode) and they can also rate photos and videos, using the joystick. In addition, the new firmware increases the number of functions that can be accessed directly via the FN button and improves geotagging via the Leica FOTOS Ap. When using face detection in AF mode, users can specify which eye the autofocus will prioritise. ISO sensitivity can now be adjusted in ½ or 1.3 EV steps and the camera’s power saving mode can be disabled to prevent autofocus from being deactivated when recording videos via HDMI.

Two further improvements improve the ability to quickly shift the AF area back and forth between its most recent position and the centre of the image and enable an exposure and depth-of-field preview function. Firmware update 3.0 for the Leica SL2-S, and firmware update 4.0 for the Leica SL2 are now available on each camera’s product page. Click here for the Leica SL2-S firmware and here for the firmware for the Leica SL2.