Most Leica M Firmware Updated

Leica Camera has today released new firmware for most Leica M models, including the Leica M (Type 240), M-P (Type 240), M (Type 262) and M Monochrom (Type 246). The firmware fixes a number of bugs and improves operational stability. Among all of the improvements, one should prove very popular - the end of the infamous “Check Battery Age” message that many users were seeing, despite perfectly functioning batteries. The new firmware also improves continuous shooting, allows the use of SD cards up to 512GB and more.

This is the second biggest firmware update since November 15, 2014.

Download the firmware here:


  • Prevents the camera controls from becoming unresponsive after a series of continuous burst images fills the buffer
  • The selected user profile will be displayed even when exposure compensation has been adjusted
  • Exposure compensation is no longer saved to the user profile
  • Memory cards with a capacity of up to 512GB are now supported (we don’t necessarily recommend SD cards this large due to long startup times)
  • The default file format settings upon resetting the camera has been changed from ‘JPG’ to ‘DNG+JPG’
  • The time-out period for the last GPS Position, when no GPS signal is received, is extended to 2.5 hours for the Leica M/M-P (Typ 240) and Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) – GPS is not available with the M (Typ 262)
  • It is now possible to display all zoom steps when reviewing images in playback mode from the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), Leica M (Typ 262) and Leica M/M-P (Typ 240)
  • When using SD cards that are too slow for movie recording, a message appears in the viewfinder display

Bug fixes:

  • Bugs that led to the camera freezing when shooting fast sequences have been fixed
  • The accuracy of the internal clock has been improved
  • When using ‘AUTO ISO in M mode’ the used exposure metering mode is now displayed in play mode
  • Files larger than 2GB can now be transferred from the camera to the PC via USB
  • The display of the histogram has been optimized for high ISO values
  • The display of flash exposure compensation values has been improved in the menu
  • A misleading message (‘check battery age’) has been removed
  • With the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), a bug that led to black pixels in fine patterns has been fixed
  • Further system optimizations have been implemented