Major Firmware Updates Coming in May For Fujifilm GFX50S, X-T2, X-H1, X-Pro2, and X-E3


Fujifilm will release a new major firmware update for its GFX50S, X-T2, X-H1, X-Pro2, and X-E3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Trusted Japanese website posted the details about these upgrades. For Fuji X-T2, firmware ver4.00 allows users to shoot 1080/120P high-speed video  and enables focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames.

See below for the who details.

GFX 50S Firmware Ver.3.10 -due May, 2018

Compatible with the newly developed FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR capabilities

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR capabilities that include “Focus Preset”, “AF-L” and “AF-ON”

Addition of “Flicker Reduction”
For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”
Enables users to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. Users will also be able to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.

Addition of Fn button support for “35mm Format Mode”
The upgrade allows users to set the Fn button as “35mm Format Mode” for quicker setting changes.

Enlarged and customizable indicators “Large Indicators Mode” 
The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

X-T2 Firmware Ver.4.00 -due May, 2018

Addition of “Focus Bracketing”

The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer starts shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.

Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

1: Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or
F-stop.
2: The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.
3: Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.
4: Camera automatically calculate the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes

Addition of F-log SD card recording

The upgrade allows users to record F-log movie data into their SD card.

Addition of 1080/120P high-speed video mode

The upgrade allows users to shoot 1080/120P high-speed video (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed slow motion), ideal for recording spectacular slow-motion footage.

Enhanced Phase Detection AF Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements:

1: The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops
from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.
2: The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when
using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the teleconverter XF2X TC WR, phase
detection autofocus can now be used.
3: Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which
provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves
unpredictably.
4: Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed
and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.

Addition of “Flicker Reduction”
For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”
Enables the user to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.

Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

X-H1 Firmware Ver.1.10 -due May, 2018

Addition of “Focus Bracketing”

The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer begins shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.

Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens.

1: Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or
F-stop.
2: The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the
monitor.
3: Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.
4: Camera automatically calculate the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes.

Enhanced Phase Detection AF during movie recording.
Enabled phase detection AF at smallest area size when in single point AF, making phase detection AF active all 6 area sizes both in AF-S/AF-C mode.

Expanded Phase Detection AF Area options during still shooting
Phase detection AF is now available in the smallest size single AF point when shooting in AF-S and AF-C modes. This takes the total phase detection AF areas to 6.

Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity via “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” app.
The upgrade allows users to utilize the following functions with the latest “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” app.

1: It synchronizes “date and time” and/or “location information” of smartphone and tablet devices
when used with cameras with Bluetooth capability
2: The upgrade allows users to select multiple smartphones or tablet devices by paring the
cameras.(Up to 7 devices)
3: Update the firmware of compatible cameras that offer Bluetooth capability via smartphone or
tablet devices.
4: It supports Bluetooth wireless remote control camera shutter release** for cameras that offer Bluetooth capability.

Addition of Fn button support for “IS Mode”
The upgrade allows users to set the Fn button as “IS Mode” for quicker setting changes.

Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.
This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

X-Pro2 Firmware Ver.5.00 -due May, 2018

Enhanced Phase Detection AF

Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements

1: The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.
2: The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the teleconverter XF2X TC WR, phase detection autofocus can now be used.
3: Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves unpredictably.
4: Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.

Addition of “Flicker Reduction”
For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”
Enable to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.

Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

X-E3 Firmware Ver.1.20 -due April, 2018

Supports “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”

After connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” enables users to convert RAW files with X-Processor Pro. Fast batch processing will also be available. The “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.

Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire

Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X Acquire” allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. Copying all camera settings from one camera to another is available.

Compatible with the newly developed FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens.

1: MF ring can be used as zoom ring
2: Maintain the lens zoom position during interval shooting
3: Maintain the lens zoom position in playback mode to shorten the startup time for the next shooting

Improve radio flash controller usability

The upgrade allows users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity via the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app.

The upgrade allows users to utilize the following functions with the latest “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” app.

1: The upgrade allows users to select multiple smartphones or tablet devices by paring the cameras.(Up to 7 devices)
2: Update the firmware** of compatible cameras that offer Bluetooth capability via smartphone or tablet devices.
3: It supports Bluetooth wireless remote control camera shutter release** for cameras that offer Bluetooth capability.

Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

via Nokishita