Back in September I reported data loss on SanDisk SDHC cards in my Leica M9. I cannot say whether this latest Leica firmware update fixes the issue or not, but I can say that I’ve had no trouble with Lexar Pro cards in the interrim. I suppose I will re-try the SanDisk cards now.
Allendale, NJ (December 6, 2011) - Leica Camera, Inc. announces the latest firmware update, 1.176, for the Leica M9 and M9-P, the world’s smallest, full-frame digital system cameras. Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can download the firmware update from the Leica Camera website.
Firmware update 1.176 eliminates a rare fault occurring during the formatting of SanDisk cards, ensuring compatibility with the Leica M9 and M9-P in accordance with the cameras’ respective standards. All card types available from SanDisk have been fully tested by Leica’s expert technical team and firmware version 1.176 guarantees their proper function, resulting in the previous constrictions on the cards being revoked.