Finally the Leica Q has updated has arrived after 3 years in the waiting, personally, I was not really interested in the new update I was very happy with the 2.0 version.
I offered last week by a friend to ask at the Leica Mayfair store to inquire if the rumours were true that there was new update for the Q, when I ask the staff member the response was that there will be an update on the 29/6/18 but no news to what the update will be until release day.
The update his here and the Leica community cannot get enough of the news of the update being true and most people I have seen or talked to have updated the Q. I thought I would wait for a little bit just to see if there was any teething users or anyone struggling to update or “bricking the Q” but to my amazement, Leica has delivered asthe solid update. TIME TO DOWNLOAD!
The menu was very easy to navigate and use below are few images of the Q menu before the update.
How to update the Leica Q
Click on the link at the top of the blog.
Once you have downloaded the zip file here are a few basic instructions to have a successful update.
Make sure the camera battery is fully charged.
Take out the memory card from the camera
Put the memory card into the computer.
Copy zip file which contains the firmware onto your memory card.
Put the memory card with the new update into the Q.
Turn the camera on while holding the record button.
The update takes 90 seconds
Make a coffee while the camera updates!
Turn the camera off and take the battery out and put it back in again.
The camera now will have the updated installed and will need out your personal settings reset to you're liking.
My thoughts on the update!
I was really excited about the new update once installed. The menus are still clean and clear to us and there have many improvements to the FN function and also there is a way of renaming your user profile which I thought was a great idea. I will be using the Leica Q in the next couple of days to how the update really stands which the field of street photography.
– Favorites Menu
A user can now enter and save up to 15 settings for faster access in a Favorites Menu.
– Power Saving Mode option
The camera can now be set to switch to Stand-By Mode after 10 seconds of inactivity.
– Extended functions for the FN button
Even more, options can now be selected for use with the multi-function (FN) button.
– User Profiles
Custom User Profiles can now be imported from and exported to a memory card.
– Optional ‘Auto‘ setting for OIS
This setting enables automatic activation of optical image stabilization at shutter speeds of 1/60s and slower.
– EVF/LCD setting options
This menu item can now be assigned to the FN button.
– Settings for the electronic shutter
The electronic shutter now has the option to be set to always on.
– DNG files
The processing speed of DNG files in the camera has been increased.
– Autofocus metering fields
The last AF metering field used is now maintained when switching the camera off and on again.
The setting is now maintained when switching the camera off and on again
– Exposure preview deactivation option
Exposure preview can now be deactivated in manual mode (especially useful when shooting in the studio with flash systems, underexposed settings or in dark environments).
– Image review
Automatic image review remains active as long as the shutter release button is held down halfway.