PRESS RELEASE: Leica D-Lux 5 Firmware Update



Solms, Germany (December 16, 2011) – Leica Camera AG announces the release of a new firmware update for the Leica D-Lux 5. Users wishing to bring their camera up-to-date can now download the firmware update and an installation guide from the ‘UPDATES’ section of the D-Lux 5 page on the Leica Camera website.

This new firmware offers D-Lux 5 users the following updates:

  • Improved autofocus speed in the wide-angle domain
  • Enhanced functionality when using manual and automatic focusing
  • Increased automatic white-balance precision in adverse lighting conditions
  • High-ISO-noise reduction for ISO 1600 and ISO 3200
  • Incorporation of an ‘Active mode’ for image stabilization and new ‘Miniature effect’ in the ‘My colors’ mode (available for photo and video modes)
  • Continuous autofocus with the shutter button half depressed
  • Increased longest shutter speed from 60 to 250 seconds
  • Addition of manual adjustment of the LCD monitor and the external viewfinder to the camera settings menu

About the Leica D-Lux 5

The Leica D-Lux 5 is a true representation of the Leica design vocabulary and philosophy. Its flat, smooth and uncluttered design ensures its timelessly modern look. The Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1-19.2 mm f/2-3.3 ASPH. offers a faster lens than previous models and a zoom with an extremely practical range of focal lengths. Furthermore, the 10.1 mega-pixel D-Lux 5 guarantees exceptional image quality and superb sharpness while its intuitive controls ensure ease of use. Its 720-pixel HD-video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format and optional accessories make the D-Lux 5 the perfect camera for capturing truly distinctive images.


  1. I didn’t know there were an update V 2.0 for the LX5 !
    Panasonic didn’t warn me, though I have registred my camera ?!
    Thanks Steve now it’s done.

  2. I’ve been checking the official Leica website for what seems like ages, ever since the firmware update was announced by Panasonic for the LX5. I always wonder why Leica is so far behind Panasonic when new firmware is ready.

    But anyway, glad it is finally there. As I’m traveling now with iPad only, I will have to wait until I get back home to update, grrr… 🙂

  3. We are talking about Panasonic LX 5, am I wrong? Is there any serious difference between these 2 cameras? My engineer background says that it is not feasible to make different cameras. My marketing background says the Leica branding brings an extra 200 dollars to a panasonic camera.
    I will be happy to hear the comments.
    Merry christmas and a happy new year

    • Hi Tuncel,

      I’ll sum it up this way: if you need a copy of Lightroom then go with the Leica, as you’ll get that, a better warranty and the red dot to boot. If not, then the LX5 is a better use of your money, especially if you can snag one of the sales that have been occurring over the last month.



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