Today Leica released a new firmware for the current line up of Leica M cameras. This firmware brings many new performance upgrades and bug fixes to the Leica M.
- Optimization that prevents camera lock up after excessive continuous shooting.
- User profiles no longer save exposure compensation.
- SD Memory Cards up to 512gb are now supported
- Default image file format is now DNG+JPG rather than JPG
- GPS time out period has been extended to 2.5 hours.
- DNG files are now viewable on the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) even when zooming in.
- Warning appears on screen when movies are being recorded to a memory card with insufficient speeds.
- Camera freezing due to shooting rapidly has been fixed.
- Improved accuracy of the internal clock
- When using auto iso in M mode the metering mode can now be seen in playback
- Files larger than 2gb can now be transferred via USB.
- Histogram display has now been optimized for higher ISO values.
- Flash exposure compensation values are more accurate in playback.
- Inaccurate “Check battery age” message has been removed.
- Leica M Monochrom rear screen error where black pixels in fine patterns would form have been fixed.
- Other miscellaneous optimization have been implemented.
Instructions for Updating your M Firmware
- Format SD card in M camera.
- Connect SD card to your computer via SD card reader.
- Download firmware from the links below for your appropriate M camera.
- Save firmware to your SD card.
- Turn off your Leica M and insert card, replace the bottom plate.
- Hold down the “INFO” button on the back of your camera and turn on the camera.
- Wait for the “loading file…” text to appear on the back of the screen, and allow your Leica M 2-4 minutes to update.
- Once update is complete your Leica M will notify you on the back screen.
Please be advised: Do not to turn your camera off, removed the bottom plate or remove the SD card during the update process.