Firmware Friday: Casio, Panasonic, Fuji and Ricoh Compact Cameras + Leica M9

Camera    Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Casio TRYX/EX-TR100 firmware version 1.01 – “Adds an LED light [Auto] mode. Adds an icon to the REC mode screen for switching to the PLAY mode. Changes the REC icon and PLAY icon designs. Adds a function for displaying the remaining number of shots and movie recording time. Improves connection with Mac OS9.” [Casio Website]

Casio EX-H20G firmware version 1.03 – “Improves connection with Mac OS9.” [Casio Website]

Casio EX-ZR100 firmware version 1.01 – “Improves connection with Mac OS9.” [Casio Website]

Casio EX-ZR10 firmware version 1.01 – “Improves connection with Mac OS9.” [Casio Website]

Fuji XP20/XP22 firmware version 1.02 – “1. Improvement of zoom-in and zoom-out speed in playback mode. 2. Improvement of playback (panning) speed for panorama images. 3. Improvement of image quality (sharpness and color saturation).” [Fuji Website]

Fuji XP30 firmware version 1.03 – “1. Improvement of zoom-in and zoom-out speed in playback mode. 2. Improvement of playback (panning) speed for panorama images. 3. Improvement of image quality (sharpness and color saturation).” [Fuji Website]

Leica M9 firmware version 1.162 – “Firmware update 1.162 features a revision of sensor homogeneity for wide-angle lenses. The additional color calibration noticeably reduces chromatic differences between the center and the corners of an image, especially in critical shooting situations. Additionally, the software processes of the Leica M9 have been optimized, significantly reducing the “red edges effect” and improving the menu’s Italian translation.” [Leica Website]

Panasonic DMC FP3 firmware version 1.3 – “Improvement of the menu indication.” [Panasonic Website]

Panasonic DMC FH22/FS33 firmware version 1.2 – “Improvement of the menu indication.” [Panasonic Website]

Ricoh G700 firmware version 1.09 – “(1) Playback zoom available with image memos Images stored in camera memos can now be viewed using playback zoom, complete with scrolling, allowing any part of each image to be viewed in detail. (2) Camera memo on/off Camera memos can be disabled even when a memo list is uploaded to the camera, allowing the camera to be used not only for on-site photography but also in applications in which memos are not required. (3) New CALS Picture Quality options 12M 4:3F, 12M 4:3N, and 10M 3:2 F options have been added to the CALS Pic Quality menu. (4) New matrix barcode type G700-series cameras now support Aztec barcodes.” [Ricoh Website]

Ricoh G700SE firmware version 1.09 – “(1) Compass selection When both optional GP-1 and Bluetooth®-equipped GPS units are connected, you can now choose the device used to supply the compass heading. (2) Declination You can now choose whether compass data supplied by optional GP-1 and Bluetooth®- equipped GPS units are corrected for magnetic declination. (3) Display of GPS data during movie recording GPS data are now displayed during movie recording. (4) Compass headings displayed in degrees A Degrees option has been added to Compass Heading in the expanded settings menu.” [Ricoh Website]

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