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Published 15/09/17

Fujifilm announce exciting new firmware updates for X-Series models

Free upgrades for the X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 will soon be released.

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These updates will provide support for ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO'', improve studio flash controller usability compatibility, introduce a new AF tracking algorithm and include other functional and operational updates for the ever evolving X Series mirrorless camera range.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is delighted to announce it will release free firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, FUJIFILM X-T2, FUJIFILM X100F and FUJIFILM X-T20 X Series mirrorless digital cameras. These updates will be released in November and December 2017 and are a result of requests from users for improving usability and adding new functions. Installing these firmware updates will add new support for the FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO software which allows the user to connect the camera to a computer via USB cable for developing raw files in camera (X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F). The new firmware will also improve third party studio flash controller usability (X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F) and will dramatically improve the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode (X-Pro2, X-T2). It will add 4K video support, a computer tethering function (X-Pro2) and enhance the touch panel operation when using the EVF (X-T20).

The firmware updates are due as follows:

Firmware Version - due late November : X-T2, X-T20
Firmware Version - due late December : X-Pro2, X100F

FUJIFILM X-Pro2: Ver.4.00 - Key Features

1. Addition of 4K video mode (excluding HDMI out)
The update adds 4K video using the X Series’ famous Film Simulation modes. You can input audio from an external microphone. (Excluding HDMI output for recording)

2. Support for tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi
After connecting a camera to a computer, the compatible software (*1) will enable users to transfer images taken with the camera to the computer and save them in a specified folder, or to control the camera from the computer.

3. New AF tracking algorithm for moving subject
Thanks to the newly developed image recognition algorithm, the update enhances AF-C to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous firmware(*2). In addition, the update also enhances tracking to be able to capture up to 50% smaller moving subjects than before.

4. Support ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO''
Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO'' enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro. The first batch processing will also be available. The ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO'' can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.

5. Improve radio flash controller usability
The upgrade allows users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

6. Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire
Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the ''FUJIFILM X Acquire'' allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. Copying all camera settings from one camera to another is available.

*1 Software listed below is required.

Check the website for more information

FUJIFILM X-T2: Ver.3.00 - Key Features

1. New AF tracking algorithm for moving subject
Thanks to the newly developed image recognition algorithm, the update enhances AF-C to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous firmware. In addition, the update also enhances tracking to be able to capture up to 50% smaller moving subjects than before.

2. Support ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO''
Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO'' enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro. The fast batch processing will also be available. The ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO'' can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.

3. Improve radio flash controller usability
The upgrade allows users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

4. Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire
Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the ''FUJIFILM X Acquire'' allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. Copying all camera settings from one camera to another is available.

FUJIFILM X100F: Ver.2.00 - Key Features

1. Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire
Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the ''FUJIFILM X Acquire'' allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. Copying all camera settings from one camera to another is available.

2. Supports ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO''
Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO'' enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro. The first batch processing is also available. The ''FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO'' can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.

3. Improve radio flash controller usability
The upgrade allows users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

FUJIFILM X-T20: Ver.1.10 - Key Features

1. Touch panel operation when using the EVF
The firmware update will make it possible to use the touch panel while looking into the viewfinder. According to the operation method, it's possible to set the effective range of the touch panel to the full screen, right half, left half, or OFF


1st Published 15 September 2017 10:12 - Posted by Ben Jones
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