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Fujifilm Firmware Updates for X-Series Cameras

Sat June 28, 2014

Fujifilm has issued a number of firmware updates for their X-Series and fixed-lens cameras:

There are some fixes, support for new lenses and upgrades.

Click through the link for your camera to download the appropriate firmware update. As usual, you would want to read the instructions carefully before an update.


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Fujifilm X-E2 Gets X-T1 Real-Time Viewfinder Firmware Upgrade

Wed April 30, 2014

Fujifilm does it again: instead of requiring us to “upgrade” to a new model version to get significant improvements, they have gone and once again freely handed it to their users with a firmware upgrade.

Talk about commitment from a company to its users. Wouldn’t be surprised if Fujifilm begets a new breed of fiercely loyal users in return. After all, when you buy the Fujifilm X-E2, you don’t just get an award-winning DSLR-replacement camera, you also get a whole system that supports it — and Fujifilm’s system is quickly building up to becoming one of the very best available.

NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE BRINGS FUJIFILM X-T1 VIEWFINDER PERFORMANCE AND MORE TO THE AWARD-WINNING X-E2

Firmware v.2.00 brings even more value to the premium X-E2 with performance gains and new functions

Mississauga ON, April 30, 2014 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, Fujifilm Canada today announced a significant new firmware update for the FUJIFILM X-E2 that gives customers improved performance, added functions and outstanding value.

With the release of the new firmware, the X-E2’s electronic viewfinder (EVF) is further improved and now has a lag time of just 0.005 seconds, considered by many to be close to a “Real Time Viewfinder.” The firmware also enhances the frame rate of the viewfinder and the highest frame rate is maintained even in low light conditions or nighttime photography, providing smooth live view images through the lens.

In addition to the performance improvements, the new firmware adds:

Selectable colours in Focus Peak Highlight

Users can now select Blue or Red in addition to the original White, to highlight areas of strong contrast. The strength of the colour display can be also adjusted between High and Low according to the type of your subject or personal preference.

Added options for Fn (Function) buttons and customizable AE/AF buttons

Users can now assign the “Face Detection” and “EVF/LCD Setting” selection options to two function buttons and two customizable AE/AF buttons in shooting mode. When set to “EVF/LCD Setting,” the button is used to switch between four modes, including “Eye Sensor Mode” (automatically switches the EVF and LCD displays when the user’s eye comes close to the viewfinder), “EVF Only,” “LCD Only” and “EVF Only + Eye Sensor.”

Suppressed Flash option

Once the firmware is updated, a Suppressed Flash mode (where the flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit) can be selected from the flash menu.

With the addition of the new firmware, the FUJIFILM X-E2 continues on its promise to deliver picture quality that rivals full-frame cameras with high definition image capture, Fujifilm’s legendary colour reproduction and category-leading speed.

The new X-E2 firmware is available now and can be downloaded at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/.


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Fujifilm Firmware Updates for X-Series Cameras and XF/XC Lenses

Sun February 23, 2014

Fujifilm has posted a number of firmware updates for its X-Series digital cameras and also for its XF and XC lenses. Unlike most camera manufacturers which issue firmware updates to address problems, Fujifilm is the lone innovator in regularly using firmware updates to add new features to its digital cameras.

View the firmware updates.


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Olympus’ New Firmware: OM-D E-M1 and STYLUS XZ-2 Cameras, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ Lens

Tue December 10, 2013

Olympus recently announced the release of new firmware for the OM-D E-M1 which offers the following improvements:

  1. Supports compensation for chromatic aberration when using the E-M1 and Panasonic’s LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140) together.
  2. Enhanced stabilization of shooting in the Sports mode and Children mode of the SCN mode or C-AF.
  3. Improved live bulb image quality while noise reduction is on.
  4. Improved AF operation.

New firmware has also been released for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens which offers the following improvements:

  1. Correction of occasional unstable shooting after using EX. Tele Conv. when used in combination with a Panasonic camera.

In addition, new firmware for the STYLUS XZ-2 offers the following:

  1. Improved AF performance when Single Target is selected in low light.

There are two options for updating the firmware:


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Fujifilm X100 Firmware Update V2.0 To Add Focus Peaking, 20% Faster AF Available October 18, 2013

Fri October 18, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM LAUNCHES SIGNIFICANT FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE ORIGINAL X100

New firmware v2.0 delivers focus peaking, faster AF and improved close-up focus

Mississauga ON, October 18, 2013 – FUJIFILM Canada today announced a new firmware v2.0 update that dramatically improves the performance of the original FUJIFILM X100, the first model in the premium X-Series line of digital cameras.

Since its release in March 2011, Fujifilm has received meaningful feedback from X100 photographers throughout the world and this firmware upgrade reflects many of their requests. This new firmware update delivers improved autofocus and manual focus, as well as other convenient features for users who apply the update.

“Photographers around the world have trusted their images to Fujifilm and the X-Series, and this new firmware update is concrete evidence that we are not only listening to our customers, but also working hard to improve our products on a continuing basis,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, Fujifilm Canada.

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Fujifilm Posts Firmware Update Ver 3.01 for X-PRO1 To Fix Faulty Ver 3.00

Fri July 26, 2013

Fujifilm has posted a new Firmware Update Ver 3.01 to fix the faulty Ver 3.00. It fixes the problem that a movie could not be properly recorded in some cases.

Thank you very much for using FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
The phenomenon that a movie could not be recorded properly in some cases has found in the firmware version 3.00.
We deeply apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause. Please upgrade your camera with firmware version 3.01 before you use it.

Download X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver.3.01


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Fujifilm Retracts Latest Firmware Update Ver 3.00 for X-PRO1: It’s Faulty

Thu July 25, 2013

Do NOT apply Firmware Update Ver 3.00 for the X-PRO1 since Fujifilm has found it to be faulty.

Not only is the movie function not working properly, but we also believe the macro feature is compromised. We have contacted Fujifilm about this.

Thank you very much for using FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
We are very sorry that we have found a malfunction on the movie function in the upgraded firmware version 3.00 posted on 23 Jul 2013. We are improving the firmware and we will post it again once we complete the improvement.
We deeply apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause.


Please contact your local support center if you have already upgraded your X-Pro1 with the version 3.00.


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Fujifilm [Finally] Posts Firmware Updates To Add Focus Peaking to X-Pro1 and X-E1

Tue July 23, 2013

UPDATE 2013-07-25: Do NOT apply this update since Fujifilm has found it to be faulty.

After telling us about it for weeks, Fujifilm has finally posted the firmware updates that add the immensely useful “Focus Peaking” feature to the X-Pro1 and X-E1.

In addition to Focus Peaking, there are improvements to AF speed and accuracy, and also a new “APERTURE SETTING” shooting mode to be able to set aperture on the XF27mmF2.8 and XC lenses (which do not feature an aperture ring). Note that you may also have to apply firmware updates to the lenses you attach to your X-series camera. Five XF lenses are listed: XF14mm F2.8 R, XF18mm F2 R, XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, XF35mm F1.4 R and XF60mm F2.4 R Macro.

Note: Though the “APERTURE SETTING” will appear in the Shooting Menu [MENU - SHOOTING MENU 5 - APERTURE SETTING], it will not be selectable unless the XF27mm F2.8 lens or an XC lens is attached to the camera.

There are also firmware updates for the FinePix XP200, F900EXR and S8400W.

Download X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver.3.00

Download X-E1 Firmware Update Ver.2.00

Download Fujifilm Firmware Updates.


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Focus Peaking To Be Added To Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1

Wed July 17, 2013

Faster AF speed and addition of the “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing.
Offering firmware which improves the performance of FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and FUJIFILM X-E1

Improved focus precision when photographing subjects in low contrast.

July 17, 2013

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will release a free dedicated firmware update on the 23rd of July which will drastically improve the performance of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 premium interchangeable lens cameras and enable users to more conveniently take photographs.

In addition to the contents of the firmware update announced on the 25th of June, focus precision for subjects in various shooting conditions has also been improved.

New Firmware release dates:
— 23rd July 2013

Main contents of the firmware update

  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 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.
  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 Stabilization (OIS) is improved when shooting a movie.
    The OIS is improved to reduce image blurring when walking to shoot a movie.

* To enjoy this improvement, firmware upgrade of X-Pro1 is required to version 3.00 or newer and X-E1 version to 2.00 or newer

Firmware version
FUJIFILM X-Pro1 : Version 3.00
FUJIFILM X-E1: Ver. 2.00

Please go to the below website for details on other changes. It is also necessary to update the firmware of XF lenses at the same time in order to enable firmware update to the fullest.
Fujifilm’s global website : http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/

* This firmware is a dedicated firmware for FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1. Firmware is software that controls the camera body.
* The firmware can be downloaded from “Support” on the Fujifilm website.


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Panasonic GH3 Firmware Update Ver.1.2

Tue July 9, 2013

Panasonic has published Firmware Update V1.2 for the LUMIX DMC-GH3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. If you have this camera, it is a firmware that is certainly worth applying.

  1. “Low Light AF” is added that makes it possible to set focus on the subject in low-lit situations (-3EV).
  2. “Silent Mode” is added which suppresses electronic shutter, shutter sound, operation sound and flash emission with a single setting.
  3. “Exposure Comp. Reset” is added which resets the setting of exposure compensation to ±0 whenever the camera is turned off or the shooting mode is changed.
  4. Performance of AF is enhanced in use with H-PS14042 and H-PS45175.
  5. Connection problem with Apple Mac computers via Wi-Fi is fixed.

Download the Panasonic GH3 Firmware Update V1.2


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Panasonic G5 Firmware Update Ver.1.1

Tue July 9, 2013

Panasonic has published Firmware Update V1.1 for the LUMIX DMC-G5 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. This is a minor update that may not affect your camera.

  1. Correction of wording on [Motion Picture] menu
    • Correct the wording “60p/60i/30p” of AVCHD frame rate on [Rec Quality] menu to “50p/50i/25p”.
      This update is for PAL broadcast regions only, and you don’t need this update if wording is already “50p/50i/25p”.

Download the Panasonic G5 Firmware Update V1.1


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Olympus Firmware for OM-D, PEN and XZ-2 Cameras

Sat June 15, 2013

Olympus recently announced the release of new firmware for the PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 which offers the following improvements:

  1. Improved stability of touch panel operation during playback
  2. Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)

New firmware has also been released for the OM-D E-M5, PEN E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 and XZ-2 which offers the following improvement:

  1. Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (Automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)

There are two options for updating the firmware:

  1. Simply launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
  2. Download the software updater from the following link:
    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater.asp and follow the installer instructions.

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