Thursday, September 06, 2012

New Fujifilm X-Pro1 Firmware 2.0 is Announced

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Firmware update version 2.00 improving the performance of the Fujifilm X-Pro1



Fujifilm is proud to announce the release of improved firmware for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 designed to enhance the user’s photographic experience.
Since its launch in early 2012, Fujifilm has received customer feedback regarding the X-Pro1 and its performance. Fujifilm has listened carefully to these comments and has responded. By installing the new firmware, consumers will see a significant improvement in the speed of Auto Focus, improved Manual Focus as well as processing/ writing speeds.
Improvements made after firmware update:

1.    Improved performance of Auto Focus*1
Focusing in challenging lighting conditions, where light is either very low or very bright, will now be much faster in Auto Focus mode. The focusing distance has also been improved, allowing you to get closer to the subject and capture a great shot without switching to macro mode.

2.    Manual Focus improved performance
(1). Improved Operability
The speed of the image coming into focus when turning the focus ring has been vastly improved. When adjusting the focus using the electronic viewfinder or the LCD panel on the back of the camera it is now much easier to focus, always displaying the image closer to full aperture with minimum depth of field.

(2). New addition of 3x magnification for checking focus
The 10x magnifications / focus check feature on the X-Pro1 has been well received and in this firmware update an additional 3 x option is now available. It is also now possible to find the optimum focus point whilst viewing the entire screen.


3. Improved writing speed/ processing speed.
(1). Improved writing speed to memory card
At maximum speed the X-Pro1 can now write to memory card twice as fast as before. *2

(2). Improved speed for playback after shooting
Image playback now occurs less than one second after pressing the image playback button. On some previous occasions, for example when using continuous shooting, you had to wait until the images had been processed before they could be shown on screen.

4.    Other additional functions
 (1). New addition of “Auto (6400)” to the ISO setting

*1: The effect will differ according to the attached lens.
*2: The effect will differ according to the card type and image file size.

Launch date of the dedicated firmware:
September 18th, 2012  6:00a.m. (GMT) 

To enable those features, please update the firmware of your Fujinon XF lenses at the same time.
The firmware can be downloaded from “Support” on the Fujifilm website. Please go to the support website below for details on other changes. Firmware available at:

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