Fujifilm Firmware Updates Incoming, Including Major Update to X-Pro2

Some of the other big news announced by Fujifilm today beyond the new X-E3 and the lenses was the announcement of some major firmware updates coming down the pipe for the X-Series cameras as well as the GFX50S.

Among those, probably the camera getting the biggest boost to its performance and capabilities is the X-Pro2. According to Fujifilm’s announcement, the X-Pro2 will be getting 4K video as well as the improved AF algorithm included in the X-E3. This is huge for the X-Pro2, which until the time this firmware is released was the only X-Trans III based camera without 4K video capabilities despite being the most expensive camera in the system.

In addition to the X-Pro2, the X-T2, X-T20, X-100F, and GFX50s are all also firmware updates of varying degrees. All the firmware details can be found below as copied directly from the Fujifilm release:

FUJIFILM X-Pro2: V.4.0 Key Features

  1. Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes (excluding HDMI output for recording).
  2. Supports tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi using compatible software* to enable transfer of images to a computer, or to control camera from the computer.

*Requires FUJIFILM X Acquire and Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO/ Tether Shooting Plug-in (Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6 or CC is required).

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

 

FUJIFILM X-T2: V.3.0 Key Features

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

 

FUJIFILM X100F: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

FUJIFILM X-T20: V.1.1 Key Features

  1. Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.

 

FUJIFILM GFX 50S: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  2. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  3. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  4. Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  5. ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  6. Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  7. Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF’s brightness settings.

As of right now, we do not have any set release dates for the firmware updates, but Fujifilm has said to expect them in Late November or Early December. Stay tuned and we will update you if and when specific dates for these firmware updates are announced.