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Firmware Updates For Fujifilm GFX 50S & X-T20 Cameras Coming Soon

Fujifilm has released details of new firmware updates for the GFX 50S and X-T20 cameras.

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Fujifilm has announced the release of firmware updates for the GFX 50S and X-T20 cameras in March & April 2018 respectively. 

The GFX 50S update reflects feedback from professional GFX users and includes two new functions - 'Focus bracketing' and '35mm format mode'. The update will also expand the compatibility for the 'H mount adapter G' accessory. 

GFX 50S

Firmware version 3.00 for GFX 50S details:

1. Addition of 'Focus Bracketing'

The ability to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames had been added. When the photographer starts shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of the focus shift set from 1 to10. 

2. Addition of '30mm Format mode'

Shoot central 36mmx24mm (30.5 megapixel) cropped images as both JPEG and RAW files. When using 35mm format adapters, it will be easier to adjust the image size to 35mm format image circle lenses. It will also enable the photographer to use the Fn button for quicker setting changes.

3. 'H Mount adapter G' new firmware

The firmware update will expand the compatibility for the 'H mount adapter G' accessory. Check the list of compatible lenses and accessories

 

The X-T20 firmware adds support for the Fujifilm X Raw studio software and enhances the AF tracking algorithm for moving subjects. It will be available from April 2018. 

X T20 Black Front+XC16 50mm

Firmware version 2.00 for X-T20 details: 

1. New AF tracking algorithm for moving subjects

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. Enhanced touch screen operation

The firmware will update and add some of the touch screen features which are currently available on the Fujifilm X-E3. 

1) The auto focus area can be moved when in focus zoom with flick operation. 

2)Pinch in/out operation in playback mode will be updated to go from full-frame playback to multi-frame playback (nine-frame view and hundred-frame view)

3) Select the frame in multi-frame playback with tap or drag operation or return to full-frame playback by double tapping.

4) Q (Quick) menu selection in Q menu

5) Input characters with touch keyboard (Except for some functions)

3. Support for Fujifilm X RAW Studio

After connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the Fujifilm X RAW Studio enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro. Fast batch processing will also be available. The software can be downloaded from the Fujifilm website for free. 

4. Compatible with the newly developed FUJINON XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for this newly developed lens. 

1) MF ring can be used as zoom ring

2 )Maintain the lens zoom position during interval shooting

3) Maintain the lens zoom position in playback mode to shorten the startup time for next shooting

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 radio controllers. 

6. RGB histogram display and highlight warning

If you press the function button in the histogram, RGB histogram and highlight warning (high brightness portion will blink) will be displayed. 

7. Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

This upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display. 

 

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