Firmware Friday: Leica D-Lux 5, S2, Nikon V1, J1, Ricoh GR Digital IV, Sigma SD1, Sony NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10

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.

Leica D-Lux 5 firmware version 2.0 – Numerous enhancements. [Leica website]

Leica S2 firmware version 1.0.2.0 – “…specially developed for the use of the camera with the new Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. wide-angle lens, ensuring optimum functionality of the lens on the Leica S2 body.” [Leica website]

Nikon 1 J1 firmware version 1.10 – “Support for the Mount Adapter FT1 has been added. A Pixel mapping item has been added to the setup menu.” [Nikon website]

Nikon 1 V1 firmware version 1.10 – “Support for the Mount Adapter FT1 has been added. A Pixel mapping item has been added to the setup menu.” [Nikon website]

Ricoh GR Digital IV firmware version 1.17 – “1 Improved flash firing for backlight conditions when the flash is set to [Auto]. 2 Changed the focus bar display of the external AF*. When the shutter release button is pressed half-way (focus lock), the focus bar for the external AF will stop at the position where the focus is locked. 3 Changed the image stabilizer control. Using [P] / [A] / [S] mode, the camera will take a picture without the image stabilizer function when the shutter speed is less than 1 second, even if [Camera Shake Correction] is set to [On]. 4 Corrected the phenomenon below. A black line may appear at the top of the image taken with [Hi-Cntrast B&W] for [Image Settings].” [Ricoh website]

Sigma SD1 firmware version 1.04 – “Languages to be displayed in Set Up menu are added. Enables the use of “SIGMA Capture Pro” camera control software. Playback Menu is improved. Saturation limit of highlight areas on JPEG images is improved. Accuracy of evaluative exposure metering is improved. Accuracy of Auto Focus is improved. Various bugs have been corrected to achieve more stable operation.” [Sigma website]

Sony NEX-3 firmware version 05 – “To be compatible with Mount Adaptor LA-EA2. Note: While using LA-EA2, Face Detection, Smile Shutter does not work.” [Sony website - Windows or Mac]

Sony NEX-5 firmware version 05 – “To be compatible with Mount Adaptor LA-EA2. Note: While using LA-EA2, Face Detection, Smile Shutter does not work.” [Sony website - Windows or Mac]

Sony NEX-C3 firmware version 05 – “To be compatible with Mount Adaptor LA-EA2. Note: While using LA-EA2, Face Detection, Smile Shutter does not work.” [Sony website - Windows or Mac]

Sony NEX-VG10 firmware version 03 – “To be compatible with Mount Adaptor LA-EA2. Additions of the Peaking function at manual focus mode.” [Sony website - Windows or Mac]