Fujifilm X-Pro1 / X-E1 New Firmware Updates Coming on July 23

Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 premium interchangeable lens cameras will get a new firmware update next week on July 23.  The firmware update version 3.0.0 for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and version 2.0.0 for the X-E1 cameras will bring focus peaking and improved autofocus speeds.

Firmware update will be the best for both cameras and for users 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.


Main Contents of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 / X-E1 New 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.

The Fujifilm X-E1 firmware update 2.00 and and X-Pro1 firmware update 3.00 release date is July 23. It will become available for download to all users worldwide.

via Fujifilm Global