New Firmware Available for Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 Cameras

x-pro1The very popular Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras received major firmware updates today with new features and improvements as outlined below.

1.  Improvement of AF speed. Improves AF speed on all existing XF lenses, thanks to the updated algorithm throughout the full range of focal length. Lenses covered:

NOTES:

The AF Speed on the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R MS OIS lens has been already optimised.
For all lenses other than the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R MS OIS, the firmware for each lens must be also updated.

2.  ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function for manual focusing

A ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function, which features on the X100S and X20 cameras, can be added via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.

3. Improvement in ‘Checking Focus’ operation: how to change magnification ratio in manual focusing

The process to check focus by selecting manual focus magnification has improved. Just press and rotate the dial right or left and the camera will alternate magnification between 3x and then 10x , whichever way you continue to turn it.

To download the new firmware files & instructions on upgrading your cameras:

Please visit Fujifilm’s global website: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/

If you own one of these cameras, you are going to want to take advantage of these upgrades. Never “updated” your firmware? I would recommend that you read the instructions fully, understand what you need to do the upgrade, and have a fully charged battery.

If you are interested in these cameras and lenses, click on the links above for more information and availability.