Fujifilm has announced a new firmware update for the X100
The update will offer a number of significant improvements to the performance fo the camera, including appoximately 20% faster AF speed in various conditions.
Since the launch of the X100 in March 2011, Fujifilm has received feedback and requests from X100 users. The firmware update being announced today takes on board many of those requests and drastically improves the performance of the autofocus and manual focus functions and offers additional convenience to users who update their Fujifilm X100 to the latest version.
Main contents of the firmware update:
Improvement of AF function
Improved manual focus operation
Improvement of AF speed - Approximately 20% faster AF speed is offered in various conditions such as bright scenes, dark scenes and changed focus distance compared to the previous firmware version.
Improvement of close-up focus performance - The focus distance from the lens surface before switching to macro mode is about 30% shorter compared to previous firmware.
Addition of the 'Focus Peak Highlight' function for manual focusing - The 'Focus Peak Highlight' function, which features on the FUJIFILM X100S and X20 cameras, has been added via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.
Improved operability - To make it easy to see what is in focus, the 'Focus Peak Highlight' function displays the area in focus in a shallow depth of field, using open aperture, so that the rest of the photo is blurred out.
Faster start-up time - The camera start-up time has been shortened by approximately 0.2 seconds.
Selecting Focus Area operability - Previously, the focus area was selected while holding the AF button on the back. With the new firmware, pressing the AF button toggles the focus area selection screen, and the area of your choice can then be selected.
To download the new firmware files and find instructions on how to carry out the firmware upgrade, visit the Fujifilm support page