Firmware Update

Substantial firmware updates for the X-T1 (V4.0) – late June |
Fujifilm Global

Fujifilm Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced that it will release a free firmware update for both the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition in late June, 2015. The firmware introduces a new AF system with upgraded autofocus performance as well as an array of other improvements that reflect feedback from users. This update follows on from a previous major functionality improvement for the X-T1 introduced on December 18th, 2014 and shows that Fujifilm continues to listen to customer feedback to boost the performance of X-Series cameras, ensuring many years of continued use.

 

 

[ Firmware release date ]
Late June, 2015

[ Firmware version ]
FUJIFILM X-T1: Ver.4.00

[ Improvements with this firmware update ]

1. New AF System

  1. New AF system with Zone and Wide/Tracking modes for effortless capture of moving subjects
    The AF System complements the fast and accurate 49-single-point autofocus system with new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes, which use 77 autofocus points across a wider area to substantially improve the camera’s ability to capture moving subjects.
    The Zone mode allows users to choose a 3×3, 5×3 or 5×5 zone from the 77-point AF area. When combined with the AF-C continuous focusing mode, the camera continues tracking a subject at the center of the selected zone. The 3×3 and 5×3 zones at the center, in particular, offer extra-fast focusing with the use of the built-in phase detection pixels.
    In the Wide/Tracking mode, the camera displays the area in focus, identified automatically out of the 77-point AF area (Wide in the AF-S mode) and tracks the focus area’s subject across the entire 77-point AF area (Tracking in the AF-C mode). This makes it possible to maintain focus on a subject that moves vertically, horizontally, and back and forth.
  2. Improvement of AF accuracy
    Single-point AF divides the focus area into smaller sections to more accurately determine the distance to the subject for even greater focusing accuracy. The built-in phase detection pixels have the detection range of 0.5EV, an improvement from the previous 2.5EV, delivering phase detection AF performance that enables fast focusing in low-light conditions and on low-contrast subjects.
  3. Eye Detection AF
    The firmware update provides Fujifilm’s Eye Detection AF, which automatically detects and focuses on human eyes. The function allows you to easily focus on the eyes even in difficult conditions, e.g. when shooting a portrait wide open to obtain a beautiful bokeh background.
  4. Auto Macro mode
    The firmware update introduces the Auto Macro function, which automatically switches the camera into the Macro mode while maintaining the conventional AF speed. You no longer have to press the Macro button to initiate a close-up shot. This update eliminates the Macro function assigned to the Macro Button, allowing you to assign a different function to the button.
  5. AF improvement in the Movie mode
    The optimized algorithm delivers a more natural and smooth AF action during movie recording.

2. Other improvements

  1. Improved Shutter Speed Dial operation
    When the Shutter Speed Dial is set to T and the Shutter Type to Mechanical + Electronic, you can use the command dial to set a full range of exposure times from 30-1/32000sec. Previously, this was limited to 30-2 seconds. This means you can change the shutter speeds across a broader range without having to change camera position. This is particularly useful when shooting in the portrait orientation with the Vertical Battery Grip VG-XT1 attached.
  2. Exposure Compensation control in Manual.
    You can use the Exposure Compensation dial to make exposure adjustments while shooting in the Manual exposure mode with the ISO Auto setting.
  3. Finer lines on the framing grid enhances visibility
    The lines on the framing grid, which you can choose to display in the Screen Set-Up menu, have been made finer making it easier to view the subject.
  4. Name of Silent mode changed to avoid confusion
    The Silent Mode has been renamed to “SOUND & FLASH OFF”.
    …….

Source: www.fujifilm.com


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Fuji HSS flash firmware update | Wim Arys

As you can read in my post here, you can trick the Nissin i40 into using the built-in HSS functionality with the Fuj X-T1, X-E2 and X-Pro1. This Fuji HSS flash hack allows the use of HSS in manual mode, unfortunately without through-the-lens light metering. A reader informed me that this ‘trick’ is also the official way of engaging high-speed flash sync in the Nissin i40 for micro-four-thirds version (with TTL), so it seems to be less of a hack, and more of a future proof built-in functionality. Good news is that a Nissin representative told me that they are (quote) “Waiting for the HSS firmware update to be released by Fujifilm”. Which Fuji X cameras will receive such an update is currently not known, but it is certain that Fuji hss flash sync with TTL metering will come in the nearby future and that the i40 will be compatible!……

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Nissin i40

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X-T1 setup guide v:3.00 | John Caz

So you have downloaded the new firmware, loaded it and have fiddled with it, but somehow feel lost or not sure how to best utilize some of the options available. You’re in luck, read on and I will take you through each setting and show you what I have chosen and for what reason. Maybe my settings will suit your style of photography maybe not, either way, I’m sure you will find it helpful. First, lets do a factory reset to make sure we are starting from scratch. Go to the blue SETUP-UP menu and select SHOOTING MENU RESET>OK and then go back again and select SETUP RESET>OK. Make sure you have a fresh battery and a hot cup of coffee nearby (well at least for those living on the Northern hemisphere!) Now that we are set, let’s start from the beginning…..

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Fuji X-T1

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Firmware 3.00 for X-T1 / GS | Fujifilm Global

Detail of the update

The firmware update Ver. 3.00 from Ver.1.10 (X-T1) / 2.00 (X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition) incorporates the following issues (X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition):

1. High-speed electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000sec.
(This function is incorporated in X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition.) The FUJINON XF Lens series lineup includes a number of fast fixed focal length lenses which boast very high sharpness with the aperture wide open, producing excellent out of focus “bokeh”. However, fast apertures are difficult to use if the light is too bright, so to ensure users can create shallow depth-of-field effects, the camera is now equipped with a fully electronic shutter offering a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000sec. The mechanical shutter will not operate at all when any speed for the electronic shutter is selected, which also delivers a completely silent shooting experience; perfect for shots of sleeping children, pets, weddings, and more. In addition, it is possible to set the electronic shutter in 1/3 steps from a range of 1sec to 1/32000sec.

2. Shutter Sound
The shutter sound can be muted if desired. (This function is incorporated in X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition.)

3. Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode brings more creative power to the X Series (This function is incorporated in X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition.)
The X Series’ Film Simulation modes represent Fujifilm’s wealth of experience in color reproduction technology. New to the suite of effects is Classic Chrome, which delivers subtle colors and beautifully muted tones reminiscent of vintage reversal film. Using Classic Chrome on cityscapes, for example, will give shots a historic feel, while fashion photos gain an emotive, nostalgic look. Classic Chrome strengthens the film simulation line up and enhances the creative power of the X-T1.
 
4. Natural Live View function is just like the naked eye.
One of the great benefits of an electronic viewfinder is that ‘what you see is what you get'; the final image is displayed in real-time so any Film Simulation modes or other effects can be checked while shooting. But users sometimes need to see colors close to how they’re viewed with an optical finder, or to focus on shadow detail, which some high-contrast effects block out. To aid this, the Natural Live View function has been added and, when “PREVIEW PIC. EFFECT” is turned Off in the menu, an image close to the naked eye is displayed during live view.

5. EVF / LCD Color Control
 
6. AF+MF
“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.
 
7. Direct selection of AF area
The update will let users select the focus area using the 4-way controller, without pressing the Fn key.

8. Unlocked AE-L / AF-L Buttons
The function of the AE-L / AF-L button is currently locked, but will be interchangeable, depending on the user’s preference.
 
9. Change the size of the Focus frame in the Manual Focus
In the Manual Focus mode, the size of the Focus frame for Instant AF can be changed by the command dial.
 
10. Direct selection of Macro mode
“ON” or “OFF” of Macro mode can be directly selected without using the shooting menu.
 
11. Q. Menu customization
To make the Q Menu (used for quick access of frequently-used items) even more efficient, the update will allow its items and layout to be changed to the user’s preference.
 
12. New Video Frame rates (50P / 25P / 24P)
As well as the existing 60fps and 30fps selections, 50fps, 25fps and 24fps options will be available with the update. 50 fps and 25 fps allow video editing in the PAL regions, such as Europe, without converting the frame rate. 24fps offers a cinema-like view.
 
13. Manual Shooting in Video mode
The update will enable ISO sensitivity selection prior to shooting videos, as well as the ability to adjust aperture and shutter speed during movie recording.
 
14. Phase detection AF support for Instant AF
In Instant AF mode, which is operated by pressing the AF-L button during manual focusing, the update will enable Phase Detection AF, providing faster focusing speeds.
 
15. Interlocking of Metering and Focus areas
Users will be able to interlock the AF area position with the Metering area when Spot Metering mode is selected.
 
16. Expansion of shutter speed in Program Shift mode
In the current Program Shift mode, the slowest-speed setting is 1/4sec., but this will increase to a maximum of 4secs.
 
17. Addition of options in Function(Fn) setting
Add “Flash compensation”, “Shutter type”, “Preview Pic. Effect”, “Preview EXP. / WB in Manual mode” and “Lock” in “Function” Setting
 
18. instax Printer Print
Photos can be directly sent from the camera to the Fujifilm instax SHARE Smartphone Printer to instantly print on Fujifilm Instant Color Film “instax mini”.
 
19. Lock Function
Add software lock function during shooting mode. The update will let users prevent from the unexpected dial/button operation.
 
20. Three Custom White Balance
Expand the number of CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE from one to three.
By registering different conditions in advance of the shooting, users can change white balance conditions quickly.
 
21. Expand EVF / LCD displaying types in manual exposure mode
In manual exposure mode, the EVF / LCD are displayed with previewing set shooting conditions. To display, along with a mode of ignoring exposure condition, users will be able to select a mode of ignoring white balance condition.  The update will let users expand variations of external flash photography especially with modeling lights of different color temperature. By registering the function to the Fn button, users will be able to change settings in quick operations.
 
22. PC tethered shooting support
New HS-V5 software (optional accessory) allows users to tether and control the camera from the PC and transfer images shot on the camera over to the PC automatically.
 
23. Change the function of FACE DETECTION in Focus-Frame Selection AF.
When a face is detected, the Focus frame is shown on the face. Otherwise, the position of the Focus frame doesn’t move.
 
24. When pressing AE-L button, exposure is reflected to the live view.
 
25. When AF is locked by pressing AF-L button, the AF lock is held during zooming.
 
26. Add the icon to show RAW shooting is not available when an expanded sensitivity range is selected in RAW shooting. (Currently, the RAW icon disapppears.)
 
27. The settings below in the Setup menu are changed from the description on the Owner’s Manual.
The following settings move into the new “BUTTON / DIAL SETTING” in the Setup menu.

Source: www.fujifilm.com
 


Fuji X-T1

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Firmware 3.40 for X-Pro1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.3.40 from Ver.3.30 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below 1 “X-Pro1 New Features Guide [Ver.3.40 or later]” in this website.
X-Pro1 New Features Guide [Ver.3.40 or later] (PDF: 391KB)

1. AF+MF

“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

Source: www.fujifilm.com
 


Fuji X-Pro1

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Firmware 3.00 for X-E2 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.3.00 from Ver.2.10 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below from 1 through 4, refer to “X-E2 New Features Guide [Ver.3.00 or later]” below.

X-E2 New Features Guide [Ver.3.00 or later] (PDF: 717KB)

1. AF+MF
“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

2. Enhanced wireless function for shooting from your smartphone or tablet devices*
By downloading the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote** app to your smartphone or tablet devices, users can use the Remote Control function, which allows a wealth of control, even from a distance. This functionality is great for a wide variety of shots, including group photos, self-portraits and animals in their natural habitat.

* Android™, smartphone and table devices, iPhone / iPad.
** After updating the Firmware Version 3.00, FUJIFILM Camera Application app cannot be used.

Requires installation of FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to your smartphone or tablet devices
FUJIFILM Camera Remote

3. New Classic Chrome Film Simulation
The X Series’ Film Simulation modes represent Fujifilm’s wealth of experience in color reproduction technology. “Classic Chrome”, which delivers subtle colors and beautifully muted tones reminiscent of vintage reversal film, has been newly added to the existing selection.

4. Interval timer shooting
The new Interval timer shooting function allows X-E2 users to capture time lapse photography. Set the starting time, the shooting interval (1 sec. to 24 hr.) and finally the number of frames (1 – 999), and the camera does the rest.

Source: www.fujifilm.com
 


Fuji X-E2

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Firmware 2.40 for X-E1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.2.40 from Ver.2.30 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below 1 “X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later]” in this website.
X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later] (PDF: 391KB)

1. AF+MF

“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

Source: www.fujifilm.com
 


Fuji X-E1

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Firmware version 3.00 for X-T1 | John Caz

Only a few days to go and we will be able to download the new update! Fujifilm have really outdone themselves once again with this free firmware update that really changes the capabilities of the X-T1 in a big way. Even non Fuji shooters are so impressed with this update that it has been cause for some extra attention towards Fuji. Remember the things missing in the X-Pro when it was introduced? It’s hard to believe today, but it didn’t have focus peaking; now it does! And what about all the updates for the XE-1 and Xe-2 or the early X100. Fujifilm is constantly trying to please its customers by making their cameras perform their best. With each camera release, no matter whether it’s a bug, a missing feature or a defect, they will try to please its customers. This kind of support is unique in the camera industry and it sure is causing attention! So let’s see most of what will change on the 18th December if Fuji will deliver on its promise…….

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Announcements galore and a fix of Classic Chrome |
Patrick La Roque

The other feature I’ve been itching to get my hands on might seem almost silly to some: Classic Chrome. I should finally be getting to shoot the X100T next week and I’ll most likely be using that film simulation pretty much exclusively. I’ll talk more about film simulations in general in that review but for the time being, if you’re interested in using this today and you’re a raw shooter… Get Lightroom 5.7. I downloaded the update yesterday and I’m at long last getting my fix of Chrome. A few updates ago Adobe introduced Fujifilm Camera Calibration profiles that emulate the film simulations available in-camera. I first reviewed these here. I’m still not entirely sold on how LR5 decodes raf files but I do think they’re doing a great job on this particular feature. With yesterday’s update, they’ve added Classic Chrome to cameras that support it — in my case, the X-T1. I can’t wait to use the in-camera engine but in the meantime I can already predict this is going to become my default preset on raw files……

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Free firmware update for Fuji X-T1 owners | Techradar

Camera makers often release firmware updates to fix problems or add minor enhancements, but Fuji has issued a v3.00 firmware update for its flagship X-T1 model which adds a whole raft of new features and functions – but we are going to have to wait until December 18th before it’s released to the public. For more about this camera, read our full Fuji X-T1 review. Some of these enhancements are already available in Fuji’s brand new X100T compact camera, so check out our Fuji X100T review too. You can visit the Techradar Camera Channel home page to see all the latest camera reviews and news. Here are the Fuji X-T1 firmware 3.00 update highlights – some of these are already built into the new Fuji X-T1 Graphite Edition, but the rest are new to both versions…….

Source: www.techradar.com
 


Fuji X-T1

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