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Leica issues firmware v1.176 for M9 and M9-P

By dpreview staff on Dec 6, 2011 at 15:00 GMT

Leica has announced a firmware update for its M9 and M9-P full-frame digital rangefinders. Firmware v1.176 addresses what the company says is a rare fault that can occur when formatting some SanDisk memory cards. It says it has tested 'all types' of SanDisk card and that the latest firmware guarantees their proper function.

Press Release

LEICA CAMERA OFFERS FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.176 FOR THE LEICA M9 AND M9-P

Allendale, NJ (December 6, 2011) - Leica Camera, Inc. announces the latest firmware update, 1.176, for the Leica M9 and M9-P, the world’s smallest, full-frame digital system cameras.  Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can download the firmware update from the Leica Camera website.

Firmware update 1.176 eliminates a rare fault occurring during the formatting of SanDisk cards, ensuring compatibility with the Leica M9 and M9-P in accordance with the cameras’ respective standards. All card types available from SanDisk have been fully tested by Leica’s expert technical team and firmware version 1.176 guarantees their proper function, resulting in the previous constrictions on the cards being revoked.

Leica Camera is dedicated to providing products that exhibit mastery in optics and mechanics, high-quality design and outstanding craftsmanship, resulting in an uncompromised customer experience. The company thanks all affected customers for their patience and support in searching for the cause of the compatibility issues as well as SanDisk for their intensive technical assistance.

For installation instructions and to download firmware update 1.176, please visit: http://en.leica-camera.com/service/downloads/rangefinder_cameras/m9_m9-p/index.html.

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Total comments: 9
mskuma
By mskuma (Dec 7, 2011)

Come on guys - this is just a news snippet. Are the DPreview guys supposed to review an incremental firmware update? I think this article is not the place to post a complaint. About Albino_BlacMan's comment, in some stores, SanDisk is the only media card you can buy, and lately SanDisk seems to have changed their internal architecture for 16Gb Ultra cards, so it's a worthwhile upgrade otherwise there's a whole line of ultra cards that you can kiss goodbye with this camera. Any update that improves on stability is a good thing.

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Mtsuoka
By Mtsuoka (Dec 7, 2011)

I think nobody asked DPR to review this firmware if you read carefully

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ha348
By ha348 (Dec 7, 2011)

64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro still can not be use after updated firmware to 1.176.

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Calvin Chann
By Calvin Chann (Dec 7, 2011)

Geez. 64Gb. I only use 8 and 16's. Don't know what I'd do if I lost 64Gb's worth of data.

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x100x
By x100x (Dec 6, 2011)

Say goodbye to DPreview, it stopped being a serious website long time ago, all the reviews are elsewhere. Tons of cameras have come out to the market and they are just 'previewing' them. Come on.

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Optimal Prime
By Optimal Prime (Dec 6, 2011)

Couldn't agree more with the previous poster. What is happening with actual camera reviews? Is it DP review or is this D - preview.... More previews than reviews! Some of the cameras previewed never get a full review either...The staff must be spending more time at Starbucks since their move from London to Seattle...

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Mtsuoka
By Mtsuoka (Dec 6, 2011)

can we have some actual review please?

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Calvin Chann
By Calvin Chann (Dec 6, 2011)

Never had any problems with SanDisk Extreme cards. It's all I use.

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Albino_BlacMan
By Albino_BlacMan (Dec 6, 2011)

There's one guy that's been going on every forum he can find complaining about how his sandisk card didn't work. This firmware update is pretty much just for him

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