Leica has today released firmware version 2.0 for its Digilux 3 DSLR. Headlining the update is the addition of a 'Mode 3' setting to the optical stabilization system which corrects only longitudinal camera movement and is ideal for 'panning' action shots. Other enhancements include improvements to the LiveView system and replay facility - most notably a replay zoom - as well as making adjustment of the ISO value easier whilst in AE mode. Link after the click.

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Press release:

Leica Camera AG offers free firmware updates to the Leica Digilux 3

June 18, 2007 - Leica Camera AG announced today that it will provide a free firmware update for the LEICA DIGILUX 3 on its website www.leica-camera.com. The new firmware, Version 2.0, offers extensive improvements in the performance of effective digital SLR camera.

The new firmware for the LEICA DIGILUX 3 optimizes the functionality of the camera across many applications. This will include additional exposure functions and will, for the first time, offer a “Mode 3” for optical stabilization. Mode 3 will further compensate and correct longitudinal camera movement. This mode is ideal for panning, a method of taking photographs where the camera follows a moving object.

Version 2.0 will also include a new mode that facilitates the reading of the LCD monitor during use of the LiveView. This setting will assist the photographer when the camera is held in a position close to ground level. Further improvements include the “Auto Review” setting, a Replay Zoom, easier accessibility to the ISO setting in Auto Exposure (AE) mode, as well as further improvements to camera operation and user interface.

Detailed information on the firmware update for the LEICA DIGILUX 3 will be available at www.leica-camera.com in the Photography/D-System/Digilux 3 section beginning in mid June 2007.