Fujifilm announced the X-Pro2 version 2 firmware update back alongside the X-T2, but the launch was held a month after the X-T2 launch to give Fujifilm engineers and software teams time to solidify its performance and improvements after finishing their work on the X-T2. So for the past month, the X-T2 has had some notable performance benefits over its rangefinder-styled brother, but that changes today with the official release of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware Version 2.0.
The biggest of the biggest of the updates to the X-Pro2 involves and extensive upgrade the camera’s AF capabilities, bringing it mostly level with the X-T2, minus the additional continuous AF customization modes. This means the X-Pro2 will now sport 325 total AF points (91 with the 13×7 grid), as well as the same algorithm used in the X-T2, which should bring with it some noticeable AF improvements over the current firmware.
X-Pro2 Firmware Version 2.0 Highlights
- AF Improvements
- EF-X500 Speedlight Compatability
- New Auto Power Off Options of 15 sec, 30 sec, and 1 minute
- Improved AF Point with interlocked Parallax through the OVF, which should make AF via the OVF a much-improved experience.
In total, Fujifilm says there are 20 improvements to the X-Pro2 coming in today’s version 2.0 firmware update. Fujifilm’s willingness to constantly update, improve, and refine their products as always been a strong selling point for the company and that tradition continues here today with the X-Pro2 Firmware Update version 2.0 launch. If you have an X-Pro2 and want to update your firmware you can download it from Fujifilm and get instructions for installing it, here.
Also Announced: X-Pro1 & Lens Firmware Updates
Also announced today was Firmware version 3.70 for the X-Pro1, which changes how the OVF displays the corrected AF point. If you have an X-Pro1, you can find the updated firmware, here.
In addition to the two X-Pro line firmware updates, Fujifilm also introduced firmware updates for a number of its lenses including those noted below:
- XF23mm f/1.4
- XF 35mm f/1.4
- XC16-50mm II
If you have one of the above lenses you can check out this page to get the firmware updates needed as well as instructions on how to update the lens firmware via the official Fujifilm website, here.