New Firmware for the Leica M Typ 240

Leica has announced a new firmware for their M Typ 240 camera. Firmware version improves the white balance presets and auto white balance accuracy, less compression artifacts in video mode, along with various bug fixes.

Note : All new cameras being produced now have a new firmware version
An update for already delivered cameras that have version is not necessary, as the changes implemented only apply to the internal production processes.

The firmware can be downloaded here :


New Firmware for the Leica M Typ 240

Leica Camera has announced that a new firmware, version is now available for the Leica M (Typ 240). The new firmware improves white balance providing better skin tones and color, improved video quality with lower video compression and new lens profiles.

In addition, the new firmware will also fix the following bugs:

  • Improve stability using Live View with and without the Electronic View Finder 2
  • Improve general stability of the camera’s system
  • Eliminate issue with Display settings when sharpness is set on high
  • Eliminate erratic ‘Auto Power Off’ function
  • Eliminate incorrect recording dates for video files
  • Eliminate problems with Copyright and Artist’s Information in EXIF-Data

The new firmware can be downloaded from :

A 35 Year Leica Friendship

Hal Kam hands a brand new Leica M to Bruce Garner

A wonderful sight to see today here at Camera West in Walnut Creek – Hal presented long time customer Bruce Garner with the new Leica M Typ 240.

What makes this moment extra special is that Hal Kam has known Bruce for over 35 years, selling him many, many Leicas over those years and in the process, the two have become great friends. Bruce was quick to point out however that Hal wasn’t the first person to sell him a Leica. That happened quite a bit before Hal was even born – 1939 to be exact! The camera was a Leica lllc.

We all here at Camera West hope Bruce enjoys his new M and when he’s ready for his next Leica, he knows who to see!

Bruce is all smiles with his new M

Bruce checks out all the details of his new camera

Hal Kam and Bruce Garner, friends for 35 years

A Very Special Delivery – Leica M

We at Camera West were happy to deliver one of the first Leica M Typ 240 cameras released in the US to one of our good customers Saturday. Professional photographer William Palank of San Francisco took delivery of the long anticipated successor to the M9.

The Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M system camera Leica has ever created. It unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology with groundbreaking digital technologies, featuring a completely newly developed high-resolution full-format CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results. With live view, 1080p video and new additional focusing methods, it is also the M for photographers who do not wish to miss out on any of what modern digital technology has to offer.

If interested in a new M, give us a call and we’ll do our very best to put one in your hands.

William Palank opens one of the first M cameras to arrive in the US

William's Noctilux looked good on his new M!

Camera West Walnut Creek manager Dan Leto and William Palank look over the menu options on the new M.