Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Fujifilm X-Series Firmware Update July 23rd !

We have an exciting new firmware release coming on July 23rd.
This update has been widely anticipated for the addition of faster AF as well as Focus Peaking on the X-Pro1 and X-E1.

Please make sure your cameras are updated later this month. There are a LOT of details below.  We also have to update the lenses.
X-Pro1 - moving up to 3.0
X-E1 - moving up to 2.0

ALL Lenses moving up to 3.0

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

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

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
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:

> XF14mmF2.8 R

> XF18mmF2 R

> XF35mmF1.4 R

> XF60mmF2.4 R Macro

> XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

> F900EXR

> S8400W

> XP200

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