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Leica X Vario Firmware Update v1.1 Available for Download

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Leica Camera released a new firmware update for the Leica X Vario which is the world’s first premium compact camera with an APS-C sensor and fixed zoom lens.

Firmware update version 1.1 for Leica X Vario now available for download from the link below. See the firmware change log below.

Leica  X Vario camera features 16.1MP CMOS sensor with a 18-46mm f/3.5-6.4 zoom lens (28-700 equivalent) and includes a 920k dot 3″ LCD, or the same optional plug-in EVF as used by the M Typ 240 and X2.

Leica X Vario Firmware Update v1.1 Details


Operational Improvements:

  • Direct exposure correction in “A” mode and “T” mode the Exposure Value compensation functionality is in direct access on the Thumb Dial.
  • Info button:
    • the info button confirms menu selections in the same way the menu/set button confirms them
    • it also starts the playback function in video playback mode
  • Flash button: the flash button is now only activated when either the internal flash is opened-up or an external Leica flash is attached
  • Audio Volume: video playback mode the volume is adjustable via the top and bottom button on back rocker switch in

Functionality Improvements:

  • New functionality item “Auto ISO:”
    • selection of shutter speed times is broadened up to the range of 1s to 1/1000s
    • If Auto ISO is selected it stays active in M mode also

Download the firmware update v1.1 for Leica X Vario.

Leica X Vario Features

  • Newly developed Vario Lens: Leica Elmar 1:3.5-6.4 (28-70 mm equivalent)
  • Newly developed APS-C CMOS Sensor with an effective resolution of 16.1 Megapixels
  • Iconic design using high quality materials (milled aluminum top cover)
  • Simple operations including manual adjustment options .
  • Precise and fast Auto Focus
  • Best in class image quality and full HD video
  • Connection for high resolution electronic viewfinder for new photographic perspectives
  • Versatile accessories
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, the comprehensive solution for modern digital photography
  • Made in Germany