The following was posted by an X1 owner on dpreview regarding the X1 firmware, thought there might be interest here. The Post: Yes, it's true. There's a beta version of the new firmware out. I took the Leica X1 Workshop in San Francisco last weekend where the Leica rep had and X1 with the 2.0 software on it. I was able to play with it for a few minutes and drill the Rep about what was coming, along with some suggestions. The biggest improvement is the auto focus. I did about 20 test shots with my X1 in one hand and his v2.0 in the other. The v2.0 eight times out of ten focused almost twice as fast as v1.0. A great improvement no doubt. In v2.0 the manual focus is also improved, they increased the size of the focus scale or bar in the display to nearly fill the display along the bottom, and it now shows the size of the DOF by making the solid green bar that moves change in size with the aperture. Anyways, the whole manual focus software seemed to just work easier. They did not make the lens retract immediately upon power down. No DNG only option. Though when asked I was answered with a suggestion that the camera needed the JPG for the review/preview and it was not likely change. "but I'm not an engineer".... I was explained that this was just a Beta test and all changes were not implemented yet.... I was told we should see v2.0 in 6-8 weeks.