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Today, Leica has released a firmware update for their newest digital rangefinder: the Leica M10. Firmware version is the second update since the camera's release in mid-January 2017 and improves the M10's compatibility with various SD memory cards.

You can download the latest M10 firmware here: M10 Firmware

We made a short video tutorial on how to update your firmware here:


The full details, from Leica:

Improvements of SD card compatibility

Effective immediately, a larger choice of SD cards is compatible with the Leica M10. With the last firmware, certain SD cards were not recognized, or the complete write speed could not be used with the camera.

The Leica M10 supports SDHC/SDXC cards from 1GB up to 512 GB. We recommend to use cards with
write speed 80 MB/s or higher in order not to restrict the cameras performance. In single cases it can
occur that the speed, stated by the cards manufacturers, differs from the effective read or write speed
in the Leica M10.

Use UHS I cards instead of UHS II. The M10 is compatible with UHS II cards, but does not use the full
UHS II speed. Leica performs ongoing compatibility tests of the latest cards available in the market. We ask for your understanding that due to potential changes in production batches and software of SD cards as they are manufactured and brought to market, Leica cannot guarantee a 100% compatibility of the recommended cards.

The new firmware will also fix additional bugs and make minor improvements.

To install the firmware on your Leica M10, follow these steps:

  1. Insert a fully charged battery into the camera
  2. Download the new firmware file to your computer
  3. Prepare the SD card for installation:
    1. Make sure that the card contains at least 200 MB of free disk space
    2. It is recommended to format the card inside the camera before continuing
    3. Download the new firmware file to your computer
    4. Copy the firmware file to the root directory of the SD card
    5. Eject the SD card properly from your computer
  4. Insert the SD card into the camera and switch the camera on
  5. Go to Main Menu / Camera Information / Camera Firmware
  6. Press “Yes” to confirm and start the process;
    1. Please confirm to save your current profiles to SD card before proceeding with the update
    2. Wait until the update installation is completed
    3. Restart the camera, do not eject the SD card
  7. Please load your last profiles from SD card after the first startup
  8. The update process is complete

As always, do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions.

About The Author

Leica Specialist

Josh Lehrer has been with Leica Store Miami since 2010 and is as obsessed with Leica as he is with fast cars and his Golden Retriever, Enzo. He particularly enjoys obscure and vintage Leica gear and is probably the only person to use the Leica S for photographing car shows.

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