Leica M10: Firmware update brings menu and operational improvements
In the first public firmware update for the Leica M10, the company has improved the menu system with new graphics for battery and SD-card usage and added direct access to the M-ISO settings from the Favourites menu. In operational terms here is now direct access to the main menu by pressing the Menu button while in the Favourites screen and there has been a "significant" reduction in the dark-screen lag between exposure and display when using Live View mode.
Firmware update now available for the Leica M10
Firmware version 18.104.22.168 adds numerous improvements to the camera’s handling. These include optimised colour-coding of the status bar for SD memory cards and battery level, which now change from green to yellow to red as the battery charge level reduces or the card becomes full.
The ‘Favourites Menu’ has also been revised: up to 15 menu entries can now be created and a second Favourites page opens after adding more than seven entries. Furthermore, with this update, M10 owners have even faster access to the main menu – it can now be opened by pressing the Menu button in the Favourites Menu. The same button can also be used for page-by-page scrolling.
An additional new feature enables the selection of the target display for automatic review on the monitor screen. The menu entry now offers the alternatives ‘Auto’, ‘EVF’ or ‘Display’ as target options, while ‘Edit Favourites’ allows the activation of direct access to ‘M-ISO’ as a Favourites Menu item. The firmware update also brings a further significant reduction in the lag (dark screen) between exposure and display when taking pictures in Live View mode.