New firmware updates for Leica M/M-P Typ 240, Typ 262, Monochrom Typ 246 released

New firmware updates Leica M Typ 240 262 Monochrom 246
Today Leica announced firmware updates for the following cameras:

Lust of new improvements in the latest firmware update:

  • Prevents the camera controls from becoming unresponsive after a series of continuous burst images fills the buffer
  • The selected user profile will be displayed even when exposure compensation has been adjusted
  • Exposure compensation is no longer saved to the user profile
  • Memory cards with a capacity of up to 512GB are now supported (we don’t necessarily recommend SD cards this large due to long startup times)
  • The default file format settings upon resetting the camera has been changed from ‘JPG’ to ‘DNG+JPG’
  • The time-out period for the last GPS Position, when no GPS signal is received, is extended to 2.5 hours for the Leica M/M-P (Typ 240) and Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) – GPS is not available with the M (Typ 262)
  • It is now possible to display all zoom steps when reviewing images in playback mode from the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), Leica M (Typ 262) and Leica M/M-P (Typ 240)
  • When using SD cards that are too slow for movie recording, a message appears in the viewfinder display

List of bug fixes included in the firmware updates:

  • Bugs that led to the camera freezing when shooting fast sequences have been fixed
  • The accuracy of the internal clock has been improved
  • When using ‘AUTO ISO in M mode’ the used exposure metering mode is now displayed in play mode
  • Files larger than 2GB can now be transferred from the camera to the PC via USB
  • The display of the histogram has been optimized for high ISO values
  • The display of flash exposure compensation values has been improved in the menu
  • A misleading message (‘check battery age’) has been removed
  • With the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), a bug that led to black pixels in fine patterns has been fixed
  • Further system optimizations have been implemented

Via Reddotforum

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  • Refurb7

    “Lust of new improvements in the latest firmware update…” Freudian slip. 🙂

    • I just LOVE firmware updates… ohhhh ohhh oHHHHHH!

  • MJr

    Great to see they’re doing these practical improvements.

    Interesting thing though: “Memory cards with a capacity of up to 512GB are now supported (we don’t necessarily recommend SD cards this large due to long startup times)”

    Meaning larger memory cards take longer to initialize ? I don’t think that is the case with every camera body / brand is it ? Some even work better with larger ones if memory serves me right.

    • Timothy Rule

      The camera has to read the File System FAT Table at start-up. Larger the Card the longer it takes. I guess.

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