New Leica S and S-E Firmware Available. V and 2.5.0

Leica Announces New Firmware Updates for Leica S Cameras


Latest firmware features improvements and updates based on the direct feedback of professional photographers and Leica customers

September 13, 2016 – Leica Camera announces new firmware updates available for the following Leica S-System cameras: Leica S (Typ 007) and Leica S/S-E (Typ 006). Beginning today, registered camera owners can log in to the Leica Owner’s Area at ( and download the new firmware for the Leica S and 2.5.0 for the Leica S/S-E (Typ 006). Additionally, camera users can take their camera to a Leica Store for a free update and expert advice on Leica products.

Leica works consistently in close collaboration with users on the further development and optimization of its products. As a result, a number of improvements in this latest firmware update for the Leica S are based on the recommendations and suggestions of professional photographers and wishes expressed by customers.

New features available through the firmware for the Leica S include a revised layout for the top deck display panel, providing users with even more information. The new ‘Rating Function’ in image playback is supported by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Bridge CC software and now improves the workflow of selecting images. With the firmware, Leica users have much faster access to tagged images.

In addition, the most recently used zoom setting in review mode is now saved, enabling faster assessment of image sharpness and focus when reviewing a specific part of the picture. Distances displayed on the top deck panel can now also be shown in ‘feet’ and it is now possible to show the remaining recording time while shooting video. Also new is the ‘PC’ symbol, which indicates when the camera is connected to a computer. Finally, a half-press of the shutter release now displays the number of exposures remaining for sequential shooting (maximum buffer memory) in the viewfinder, and the new icon ‘mirror-up’ now appears for the first time on the camera monitor screen.

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