Friday, July 9, 2010

Leica Firmware Update: V-Lux 20, M8 and M8.2

New firmware updates for the Leica M8, M8.2 and V-LUX 20 will be available as a download in the customer area of the Leica homepage from July 9, 2010.

Leica M8 and M8.2 – Firmware Update Version 2.005
Debugging “Shutter Fault”
The new firmware will eliminate the “Shutter Fault” message that may appear on the display when
shooting in C-Mode (Continuous) or taking several pictures in a fast row in S-Mode (Single).

The following will be observed after the firmware update:
• The existing profiles will be eliminated during the update process. User must regenerate their
user profiles.
User cannot revert to the previous firmware.

Leica V-LUX 20 – Firmware Update Verstion 2.0
With the new firmware, the following features will be available:
[MODE PLAY] has been added to the [PLAYBACK MODE].
This playback mode is useful if you want to play back only still pictures or only videos.
Still pictures can be captured from motion pictures.
This allows a scene from a motion picture to be saved as a still picture.
Motion pictures can be split.
This allows a single motion picture to be split into 2 parts. This is convenient when you want to
keep just the necessary scenes, or if you wish to delete unnecessary scenes to increase free
space on your card.

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