Fujifilm has unveiled the details of the firmware updates that will come on December 18th. Fuji will be releasing firmware upgrades for its X-E2, X-PRO1 and X-E1 compact system cameras.
New features and enhancements will include a Classic Chrome film simulation mode, interval timer shooting, enhanced wireless function for shooting from your smartphone or tablet, and full-time manual focus override during auto focus operation.
The first three features are new to the X-E2 model only, while the fourth enhancement will be applicable to all three cameras. The firmware updates will be available on December 18, 2014.
Firmware updates coming soon for the FUJIFILM X-E2, FUJIFILM X-Pro1, FUJIFILM X-E1
FUJIFILM Corporation will shortly be releasing firmware upgrades for its premium interchangeable lens cameras; the X-E2, X-Pro1 and X-E1 to enhance functionality.
Fujifilm is striving to keep the level of technology offered on these models as up-to-date as possible so that purchasers of X-series cameras will have greater longevity of use.
FUJIFILM X-E2 : Version 3.00
FUJIFILM X-Pro1 : Version 3.40
FUJIFILM X-E1 : Version 2.40
[Scheduled release date of the firmware]
18th December 2014
[Feature updates from the firmware for X-E2 model]
1. New Classic Chrome Film Simulation
The X Series’ Film Simulation modes represent Fujifilm’s wealth of experience in colour reproduction technology. “Classic Chrome”, which delivers subtle colours and beautifully muted tones reminiscent of
vintage reversal film, has been newly added to the existing selection.
2. Interval timer shooting
The new Interval timer shooting function allows X-E2 users to capture time lapse photography. Set the starting time, the shooting interval (1 sec. to 24 hr.) and finally the number of frames (1 – 999), and the camera does the rest.
3．Enhanced wireless function for shooting from your smartphone or tablet devices*1
By downloading the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote*2 app to your smartphone or tablet devices, users can use the Remote Control function, which allows a wealth of control, even from a distance. This functionality is great for a wide variety of shots, including group photos, self-portraits and animals in their natural habitat.
*1 Android™, smartphone and table devices, iPhone / iPad.
*2 After updating the Firmware Version 3.00, “FUJIFILM Camera app” can not be used.
You will need to download the “FUJIFILM Camera Remote app” to your smartphone or tablet device.
[Feature updates from the firmware for X-E2 / X-Pro1 and X-E1 models]
“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.
For details of the enhancements 1 and 2, 3, 4, go to the Support Page below.