Today Leica has released the first firmware update v. 1.1 for the new LEICA X2, which is available for download here.

According to Leica the new version will included the following improvements:


  • Image noise characteristics at ISO 1,600 and higher
  • Automatic white balance
  • General functional optimisation and improved performance

Here is the press release from Leica:

LEICA X2 firmware update Version 1.1 now available

Leica Camera AG, Solms, has released the first firmware update for the Leica X2 camera. The improvements in this update primarily concern the camera’s image noise characteristics at ISO 1600 and its automatic white balance function. It also provides general functional optimisation and improved performance. Users wishing to bring their camera up to date can now download the update free of charge and take advantage of the new, improved features. The firmware and instructions for installation can be found on the Leica website under ‘UPDATES’ in the product section Compact Cameras / Leica X2.

The Leica X2, a digital compact camera ‘made in Germany’, features a professional, APS-C format, CMOS image sensor with a resolution of over 16.5 megapixels (effective 16.2 MP). In combination with the high-performance Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens – a classic focal length for photojournalism – this sensor ensures maximum image quality and sparkling brilliance. The camera’s profile is complemented by numerous setting options from full manual control to automatic functions and an intuitive handling concept. All this, together with its elegant and stylish design, makes the Leica X2 the ideal premium-class compact camera for discerning photographers who wish to concentrate completely on their subjects and who appreciate creative and true-to-life pictures. An extensive range of accessories is also available to allow the camera to be adapted to each photographer’s individual photographic style. These include, for instance, the Viso-Flex high-resolution electronic accessory finder with 1.4 megapixels and a 90° swivel function, an accessory bright-line mirror finder and an additional handgrip for better grip and safer handling of the camera.

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  1. Hello,
    General questions. How will the 24mm Leica Briteline affect the Leica X2?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. hi Jonathan,

    Just for sharing to answer your questions how about the elmarit 24mm will affect the Leica X2; I have some pictures taken with this X2 so far i satisfied with the result. This X2 always bring with me everywhere; if you can adjust the menu and you well know with ‘taste of Leica” you will get Leica result also 🙂

    My photograph using X2 also publish on “stories” at Leica Camera News Daily or you can visit my flickr or the above fineart-portugal website.


  3. I looked at your photostreamand was amazed! All that from a fixed lens. I want to ask particularly about the flower macros and the frame-filling portraits. Was cropping involved or are these size-wise as out of the camera (with any processing you may have used)? Until now, I’ve been unsure whether the fixed lens would be viable for me, but you take a whole variety of the sort of things I go for, so your answer would help settle my wondering whether to buy or not. I’m quite happy working within limitaqtions and have appreciated all the leica cameras I have and still use – Dgilux 1 and 2, V-lux 1 and D-lux 4. Would really appreciate your comment. I have no doubts about the image quality of the X2.

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