Firmware Updates from FujiFilm

Fujifilm has announced firmware updates for five cameras and a three lenses, bringing extra lens compatibility to the cameras, and improved optical image stabilization to the lenses, among other features.

The five cameras that have new firmware are the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, and X-A1. The update provides them with compatibility with the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 lens:

  • Addition of compatibility with XF56mmF1.2R.
  • Improvement of AE accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R
  • Improvement of AF accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R (only for X-E2)

As for the lenses, people who shoot with the XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm, and XF55-200mm will see:

  • Improvement of OIS function for movie shooting when panning and tilting a camera.
  • Improvement of OIS function for still image shooting.
  • Fixed a bug where the maximum aperture always displays F5.6. (only for XC16-50mm. )
  • Improvement of AF response during continuous shooting with X-E2 and X-T1. (for XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm)

http://www.fujifilm.eu/eu/news/article/news/new-firmware-updates-for-several-x-series-cameras-and-fujinon-zoom-lenses/

Fujifilm has Officially Announced the X-T1

The new mirrorless camera uses the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II as their X-E2 and X100S cameras. In addition, the X-T1 has a die-cast weather-sealed aluminum body, a huge electronic viewfinder, and super-fast auto focus with continuous burst shooting up to 8 frames per second.

Fujifilm X-T1 Key Features and Specs:

  • 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology
  • 1920 x 1080 60p full HD video
  • 3-inch 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD display
  • Sensitivity: ISO 200 to 6400, expandable to ISO 100 and 25,600
  • 8 FPS burst in continuous AF mode (JPEG)
  • 75 points of weather sealing
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Freezeproof
  • Built-in intervalometer
  • Compatible with super-fast SDXC UHS-II memory cards

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_t1/

Fujifilm Teases Upcoming X-series Camera

Looks like a new X-Series interchangeable lens shooter is coming our way at the end of this month.

The teaser photo above and on Fuji’s website — appeared in a Japanese newspaper announcing Fujifilm’s 80th birthday, and shows a new retro-styled body.

Fuji Rumors reports that the new camera will boast a bigger and better EVF, 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor II, 8fps continuous shooting with AF tracking, a weather sealed body and a price tag of about $1,800 when it arrives in stores mid-February.

New Fujifilm Firmware for X-System Lenses

Fujifilm has updated the firmware for many of its X-system lenses to offer full compatibility with the recently-announced X-E2. The upgrades allow the lenses to work properly with the camera’s phase detection AF and, for XF optics, its Lens Modulation Optimizer function. They apply to the 14mm F2.8, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS, 35mm F1.4, 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 OIS, 60mm F2.4 Macro, and XC 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 OIS lenses.

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/fw_table.html

New Firmware for the FujiFilm X-100

FUJIFILM has announced a new firmware v2.0 update that dramatically improves the performance of the original FUJIFILM X100, the first model in the premium X-Series line of digital cameras.

Since its release in March 2011, Fujifilm has received meaningful feedback from X100 photographers throughout the world and this firmware upgrade reflects many of their requests. This new firmware update delivers improved autofocus and manual focus, as well as other convenient features for users who apply the update.

“Photographers around the world have trusted their images to Fujifilm and the X-Series, and this new firmware update is concrete evidence that we are not only listening to our customers, but also working hard to improve our products on a continuing basis,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, Fujifilm Canada.

Key Features of New X100 Firmware v2.0

  • Approximately 20% faster AF speed and enhanced focus distance compared to the previous firmware version
  • Close-up focus distance shortened by 30% before needing to switch to macro mode
  • Improved Manual Focus
  • New Focus Peaking function assists in manual focusing by enhancing the outline of the subject in high contrast
  • Improved focusing via the EVF or LCD when using wide apertures
  • The camera start-up time has been shortened by approximately 0.2 seconds
  • Pressing the AF button now toggles the focus area selection screen and the area of your choice can be selected

To download the new firmware and instructions on upgrading your X100 camera, please visit:
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/