FujiFilm: Firmware update X-Pro2 Version 2.0

1) Prepare the necessities for the firmware update.

  • A camera to be updated
  • Make sure your battery is fully charged.
  • A formatted memory card
  • The firmware(to be downloaded from this site.)

2) Firmware version checking procedure

  • 1. Turn off the camera and put the card in it.
  • 2. Turn the camera on pressing “DISP/BACK” button to check the current firmware version.(It is ver.1.00 in the picture below.)

3) Prepare the formatted memory card.

A formatted memory card is required for the firmware update. If the card is formatted, all the files including protected files in the card will be erased. If you need the files, copy them to a PC etc. before formatting the card.

  • Turn on the camera.
  • Press “MENU/OK” button and select “FORMAT” in the SET-UP menu.
  • Press the selector button(up) to select “OK” and press the “MENU/OK” button.Then, the format will start.

  • Turn the camera off after the format is completed.

4) Download the firmware and copy it to the card.

  • Put the formatted memory card to a card reader slot of your PC / Mac.
  • Download the firmware “FWUP00##.DAT” for the camera.
    • “##(figures)” in the “FWUP00##.DAT” varies depending on models. The file name is “FPUPDATE.DAT” in case of X-Pro1.
    • Click “I Agree-Begin Download” after you have read “License Agreement” to proceed to the download page.
    • Check if there is no file with the same name in a destination of the firmware to save. If there is a file with the same name, a browser can automatically change the name of the firmware and a camera cannot recognize the firmware correctly.
    • If you don’t know the steps to save the firmware, refer to the steps below.
    • Procedure for Firmware Download on Windows OS
    • Procedure for Firmware Download on Mac OS
  • Copy the downloaded file to the card.
  • Take the card from the card reader slot after the copy is completed and put into the camera.
5) Put the card with the firmware in the camera and update it.


Update from Nikon, these cameras will be shipping out in start of the new year! 

Nikon is rolling out three new DL series of premium compact cameras. Each with a large 1-inch sensor, excellent NIKKOR ED lens technology, and 4K UHD video. The DL 18-50 has 20.8MP, a quick 24-85mm lens, high-speed shooting up to 20 fps, various video options such as time-lapse, and slow motion. SnapBridge integration for real-time wireless imaging sharing. The DL 18-50 will retail for $849.

 The DL 24-85 has an impressive 20.8MP backside illumination CMOS sensor and fast 24.85mm premium NIKKOR ED glass. Like the DL 18-55, this too can shoot at 20 fps, 4K video and SnapBridge sharing. The DL 24-85 will retail for $649.

 Traveling this year? The DL 24-500 is the perfect go-to travel camera. With an impressive zoom 24-500mm, you’ll be sure to capture your moments near and far. It will retail for $999.


Thank you, Geir Jordahl

Thank you to Geir Jordahl and everyone who came out for his exhibition opening last Thursday evening. We hope you enjoyed his chat about his work Searching for True North is a selection of images from 30 years of Jordahl’s photographic work.

His work will be on display for the next few months. His book Searching for True North is available for purchase at our Walnut Creek store.

To check out Jordahl’s body of work: http://www.jordahlphoto.com

Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye


Please join us at Camera West for a beginning photographer seminar devoted to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms, and assorted intimidating buttons. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward pictures under your control. We will finish with a more tame camera. We will also look at editing software. Remembered… many historical photographs were made with no menus, one lever, and one button.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions, and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Next Session Thursday. October 27th 6:30-8:30 P.M.
Cost: $50 per person
Location: Camera West Rancho Mirage, 70-177 Hwy 111 Suite 100, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270