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Fujifilm Announce New Firmware Updates Coming Soon

Fujifilm Announce New Firmware Updates Coming Soon - Fujifilm has revealed that new firmware updates will be available soon for selected cameras.

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Category : Digital Cameras
Product : Fujifilm X-Pro1
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Fujifilm X-Pro 1 With 18mm Lens

Fujifilm has announced new firmware updates will be released soon for the X-Pro 1, X100S, X-E2 and X-E1 cameras.

These latest firmware upgrades are being released in response to customer demand and will offer users the chance to update their models to incorporate functionality available on the most recent X series cameras launched in October 2013.

The X-Pro 1 firmware will be released on 5 December 2013, while the firmware for the X-E1, X-E2 and X100S will be released on 19 December 2013.

Main Features of the X-Pro 1 Update:
  • Improve the cover range and accuracy of the bright frame in the OVF - The cover range of the bright frame displaying the shooting area in the optical viewfinder has been improved so that a field of view closer to the actual image can be checked. By maintaining the position of the bright frame with parallax compensation during AF lock, the shooting area can be checked even when letting go of the shutter release.
  • See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram - The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, eg: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.
  • Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected - The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.
  • The default and maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter speed can be set when ISO AUTO is selected - When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, Maximum ISO and a low-speed shutter limit. The Low-speed shutter limit has been extended to 1/500 seconds.
  • New fuctionality allowing you to edit image filenames - An image filename (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your filename of choice.*1 This added functionality is useful when organising the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups.
  • Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting  - When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.
  • Improvement of RAW file conversion function - When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.
Main Features of the X-E1, X-E2 and X100S Update:
  • New functionality allowing you to edit image filenames - An image filename (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your filename of choice.*1 This added functionality is useful when organising the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups.
  • Improvement of RAW file conversion function - When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.
  • See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram - The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, eg: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.
  • Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting - When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.
  • Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected - The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.
  • The default and maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter speed can be set when ISO AUTO is selected - When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, Maximum ISO and a low-speed shutter limit. The Low-speed shutter limit has been extended to 1/500 seconds.
  • Improve the cover range and accuracy of the bright frame in the OVF - By maintaining the position of the bright frame with parallax compensation during AF lock, the shooting area can be checked even when letting go of the shutter release.
For more information and to download the firmware for all of the mentioned cameras when it is released, take a look a the Fujifilm Download page.


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