Fuji has released a new firmware update version 4.2 for the X-T1 high-end mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
The new firmware update v4.2 specially designed for Fujifilm X-T1 delivers updated Auto Focus system features, along with several other key upgrades for longer camera lifespan with new features and controls to dramatically enhance X-T1 shooting experience.
The Fuji X-T1 ($1,299 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) produce high-resolution imagery with an expandable sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, has five mechanical dials, dust and water resistance, and the world’s first compatibility with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SDXC memory cards. Firmware details and download links can be seen below.
Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update Version 4.2 Released
Here are the list of improvements in firmware update v4.2:
1. Using a flashgun in Bracketing/Continuous shooting
Optional flashguns can now be used for bracketing and burst photography. When using the EF-X8, which is bundled with the X-T1, the flash fires in ISO, FILM SIMULATION and WHITE BALANCE BKT modes.
2. Instant AF Setting in manual focus
Focus and exposure can now be locked when the AF-L button is used in manual focus mode. You can shoot after locking AF and AE with your thumb.
3. AF+MF operation with AF-L button
The AF-L button can be used to lock focus in AF+MF mode and you can adjust the focus more accurately using the lens’s focusing ring.
4. Focus zoom in AF+MF
The FOCUS ASSIST button can be used for focus zoom and you can fine tune focusing using the lens’s focusing ring with focus zoom activated.
5. Additional Custom Display options
Functions have been added to the DISP. CUSTOM SETTING option in the setup menu. Choose the information you want, then concentrate on shooting.
Focus frame/Shooting mode/ Information background/Focus mode/Shutter type/Continuous mode/Dual IS mode/Movie mode /Blur warning
6. The Fn7 Button
The movie-record button now doubles as an Fn button (Fn7). Press and hold DISP/BACK to select what it controls.
The Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless camera features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, 2.36m dot resolution OLED electronic viewfinder with the world’s highest magnification and a lag-time of just 0.005 sec, phase detection AF with a world-beating response of just 0.08sec. See also Fujifilm X-T1 Official Announcement | Instruction Manual | Sample Images | Additional Videos | Fujifilm X-T1 & Olympus E-M1 Comparison | Reviews Roundup.