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Leica releases firmware update 2.000 for the M8 system

Following the announcement of the M8 model 2, Leica releases firmware version 2.000 for their current M8 digital camera.

This update adds these improvements to your camera:
• Compatibility to memory cards in the SDHC standard up to 32GB capacity.
• New function “AUTO-ISO” with setting options for maximum ISO values and the slowest shutter speed
Note: It is not possible to "downdate" your camera to previous firmware once this version is installed...
Check-out the Leica M8 specifications & reviewsGoto the Leica M8 support pages

Instructions for updating the LEICA M8 Firmware

1. Format an SD memory card (not an SDHC card) in your LEICA M8.
2. Turn off the camera and insert the card into an SD card reader – either integrated or connected to your computer. (A reader is required for Firmware updates).
3. Download the Firmware file from the Leica M8 site using the “UPDATES” link and unzip the file.
4. Save the unzipped file m8-2_000.upd at the top level of the card's folder structure.
Illustration: Top level of card's folder structure
5. Remove the card properly from your card reader, insert the card into the camera and close the bottom cover.
6. Turn on the camera using the main switch and wait for at least 3 seconds before continuing with step 7.
7. Confirm the prompt that appears in the monitor as to whether you want to update the Firmware on the camera to version 2.000. The update process takes around 180s. You will then be prompted to restart the camera using the main switch.
8. Turn the camera off and back on again.

Note: If the battery does not have sufficient charge, you will see a corresponding warning message.

Additional information: Check-out the Leica M8 specifications & reviews
September 22, 2008
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