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Leica releases M9 firmware update version 1.116

Leica releases M9 firmware update version 1.116. The update offers the following new functions:

Faster zooming into last picture taken, enhanced speed of SD-card formatting, improved image quality of thumbnail pictures, improved SD-card compatibility, a new ISO setting-related and improved Magenta color shift correction for wide angle lenses.

Furthermore, the update provides several functional and textual bug fixes...
Check-out the Leica M9 specifications & reviewsGo to the Leica M9 firmware download page

Improvements in the M9 Firmware Version 1.116

1. Camera Performance:

• Faster zooming into the last picture taken.
• Speed of SD-card formatting enhanced.
• Image quality of “thumbnail” pictures improved.
• SD- Card compatibility improved*
• Magenta colour shift correction for the following wide angle lenses improved:
  o M 18mm/f3.8 ASPH (11649)
  o M 21mm/f2.8 ASPH. (11135)
  o M 24mm/f3.8 ASPH. (11648)
  o M 28mm/f2 ASPH. (11604)
  o M 28mm/f2.8 ASPH (11606)
• New ISO setting-related vignetting correction: strong correction at ISO 160, lowest ISO correction at 2500, interpolated for intermediate ISO steps.

2. Bug fixes:

• Transfer of large data amounts to a Mac in USB-Mass storage mode.
• Sensor cleaning mode with battery capacity <50%.
• Function “Deleting all images” while zoomed picture is shown on screen.
• Function “Deleting all images” from a SD card with non-M9 pictures on it.
• Interrupting a long exposure by switching off the camera.
• Zooming into pictures with “Vintage B+W” setting.
• “Max aperture value” in EXIF data corrected for the following lenses:
  o M 35mm/f1.4 (11869, 11870, 11860)
  o M 50mm/f0.95 (11602)
  o M 50mm/f1.2 (11820)
  o M 135mm/f3.4 APO (11889)
  o M 135mm/f4 (11851, 11861)
• Wording issues in English, Japanese and traditional Chinese menus.
• Various other minor bug fixes.

3. SDHC card compatibility

The choice of SD and SDHC cards in the market is already very big and is constantly growing. Therefore, Leica Camera AG is not able to do comprehensive compatibility- and quality testing with all available cards in the market. We do recommend the card types in the list below. Using other card types, will not damage camera or card, but as especially “no name” cards do often not respect the full SD or SDHC standards, Leica Camera AG cannot warranty full function with those cards.

extrememory 4GB SDHC
hama SDHC 4 GB
Kingston SDHC 4GB class2
Lexar Professional SDHC 4GB 133x class6
Lexar Professional SDHC 8GB 133x class6
Panasonic SDHC 8GB class6
SanDisk Video HD 16GB class4
SanDisk Extreme III SD 2 GB
SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 4 GB
SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 4GB 30 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 8GB 30MB/s
SanDisk SDHC 4GB class2
SanDisk SDHC 8GB class2
SanDisk Ultra II 16GB class4
SanDisk Ultra II SDHC 2GB 15 MB/s
SanDisk Ultra II SDHC 32GB class4
Toshiba 16GB SDHC class4
Toshiba 4GB SDHC class6
Transcend SDHC 16GB class6
Transcend SDHC 1GB
Transcend SDHC 32GB class6
ultron High Speed SD 512MB

Additional information: Check-out the Leica M9 specifications & reviews
March 16, 2010
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