Leica S2 Firmware Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW: Leica Camera offers firmware update for the LEICA S2

Solms, Germany (April 23, 2010) – Leica Camera AG is pleased to announce the latest firmware update for the LEICA S2. Users wishing to bring their camera up-to-date can now download the firmware from the “Owners Area” on the Leica website and take advantage of new, improved features.

Features implemented by the latest firmware update include a new white balance setting for HMI light with its daylight-balanced, neutral colors. The functions offered by user-defined button programming have also been optimized: the stop-down button can now also be programmed after installation of the new update. Thanks to a new control element lock function, the shutter speed and aperture dials can now be locked to prevent inadvertent shifts. A more intuitive approach to image display now also contributes to functional optimization and improved handling. The revised image review functions of the camera monitor allow for enhanced image quality control. In addition, memory cards formatted outside the camera can now be used without problems in the S2. And last, but not least, the update supports the latest S-System LEICA SUMMARIT-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. and the LEICA APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 120 mm f/2.5 lenses, as well as ensuring better image quality in JPEG files.

Extended camera functionality:

Additional HMI white balance preset added (Hydrargyrum Medium-arc Iodide lamps)

Additional viewfinder information: exposure correction

Custom setting for depth of field preview button

Selectable top deck OLED standby time

Control element lock

Extended user-defined button programming

Improvement of existing functions

Consistent, continuous image numbering

Accelerated data transfer speed for computer-tethered shooting

Increased compatibility with memory cards not formatted in the camera

Improved handling for selection of exposure modes

Compatibility with Summarit-S 35mm and 120mm lenses

Improvement of JPEG image quality

Automatic detection of interchangeable focusing screens

Improved image viewing on the camera monitor

Optimization of handling

Simplified image review selection

For more information, please visit: http://www.s.leica-camera.com/leica-s2-neue-firmware-version. For media inquiries, please contact Evins Communications.

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