Firmware Updates for Fujfilm X-Pro1 and X-E1

July 17, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera | 0 Comments |
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On 23rd July, Fuji will release major firmware updates for its Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras. Version 2.00 for the X-E1 and Version 3.00 for the X-Pro1 shall deliver improved AF speed on most existing XF lenses, an improvement of focus precision in various scenes, a new focus peaking function, an improvement to the method to change magnification during manual focus, and enahnced optical image stabilisation when recording video with the Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens.

Fujfilm Press Release

NEW firmware improves performance of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and FUJIFILM X-E1 cameras

Faster AF speed and the addition of a “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing plus enhanced focus precision when photographing subjects in low contrast.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will release a free dedicated firmware update on the 23rd of July which will drastically improve the performance of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 premium interchangeable lens cameras and enable users to take photos even more conveniently.

Further to the detail of the firmware update announced on the 25th of June, point 4 below has been added, offering improved focus precision for subjects in various shooting conditions.

Firmware release date:
23rd July, 2013

Key contents of the firmware update for X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras

1. Improved AF speed on most existing XF lenses.
Thanks to an updated algorithm, faster AF speed is achieved with the following XF lenses:
XF14mmF2.8 R
XF18mmF2 R
XF35mmF1.4 R
XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
XF18-55mmF2.8–4 R LM OIS

NB: To benefit fully from the improvements above you will need to upgrade your XF lens firmware as well as your camera firmware

2. Addition of a “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing.
A “Focus Peak Highlight” function, as featured on the FUJIFILM X100S and X20 cameras, has been added to the X-Pro1 and X-E1 via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.

3. Improvement of the method to change magnification during manual focus.
Just press the dial to activate image magnification during manual focus and then rotate the dial right or left and the camera will alternate between 3x and 10x, whichever direction you turn.

4. Improvement of focus precision in various scenes [additional item]
The focus detection algorithm has been improved to provide more accurate focus precision for low contrast subjects and scenes containing horizontal stripes.

5.XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens: 
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is improved when recording videos.
The OIS has been improved to reduce image blurring when walking and recording video footage.

Firmware version*
1.To enjoy these improvements, please upgrade the firmware on your X-Pro1 to version 3.00 or newer and the firmware on your X-E1 to version to 2.00 or newer:
FUJIFILM X-Pro1: Ver. 3.00
FUJIFILM X-E1: Ver. 2.00
2.It is also necessary to download new version 3.00 lens firmware and update this for each of your lenses to fully benefit from these enhancements
All XF Lenses (different firmware for each lens): Ver. 3.00

To download the new firmware, please visit the support section of our global website:
Fujifilm global website: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/
*This firmware is a dedicated firmware for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras.

FIRMWARE AVAILABILITY DATE:
The X-Pro1 (Version 3.00) and X-E1 (Version 2.00) and XF Lens (Version 3.00) firmware upgrades will be available at 6a.m. BST on 23rd July 2013

DOWNLOAD LINK:
To download the new firmware, please visit the support section of our global website:
Fujifilm global website: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/



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