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Leica Camera has issued a firmware update for the Leica M Monochrom digital rangefinder camera. Version 1.002 improves operational stability when the camera is connected to a computer via USB, corrects mistakes in the French and Italian menus, and fixes a bug related to the 'discreet' mode. Users wishing to take advantage of the new, improved features can now download firmware update 1.002 from the ‘DOWNLOADS’ section of the Service page on the Leica Camera website.
Website: Leica Camera
Leica Press Release
NEW: LEICA CAMERA OFFERS FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.002 FOR THE LEICA M MONOCHROM
Solms, Germany, June 2013: Leica Camera is pleased to announce the firmware update 1.002 for the Leica M Monochrom, the world’s first digital camera exclusively for full-frame, 35 mm black-and-white photography. Users wishing to take advantage of the new, improved features can now download firmware update 1.002 from the ‘DOWNLOADS’ section of the Service page on the Leica Camera website.
The new M Monochrom firmware offers the following features and benefits:
· Bug fix for increased stability in ‘discreet’ mode
· Linguistic improvements in French and Italian
· Improved stability when the camera is connected to USB
About the Leica M Monochrom
The Leica M Monochrom is the world’s first digital camera designed exclusively for full-frame, 35mm black and white photography and uses a special, newly-designed 18 million pixel CCD sensor. As this sensor does not ‘see’ colours, every pixel captures light in its purest form – and as a result, it produces true black-and-white images that are significantly sharper than comparable images from cameras with a colour sensor. Images from the M Monochrom also require very little or no further image processing.
The Leica M Monochrom continues the successful story of the Leica rangefinder system, which has written numerous chapters in the history of innovative photography. The special image sensor is also perfectly matched to the outstanding performance of Leica M-Lenses, and the camera is compatible with almost all M-Lenses manufactured since 1954, offering focal lengths from 16 to 135 mm.
Pricing and Availability
The Leica M Monochrom (black chrome) is available now in the UK from authorised Leica dealers including the Leica Store Mayfair: http://www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk, tel: 020 7629 1351. A full list of authorised UK Leica dealers is available at http://www.leica-camera.co.uk. The suggested retail price of the Leica M Monochrom is £6,200 inc. VAT (camera body only, not including lenses).