Fujifilm Launches X RAW Studio And New Camera Firmware Updates

SURPRISE! Fujifilm has some new software and updates coming out today! 

We have known for a while that Fujifilm was planning on releasing a series of firmware updates for their X-Series and GFX cameras. Today, the first round of those firmware updates were released for the Fujifilm X-T2, X-T20, and GFX-50s. As well, the company launched the Mac version of their new X RAW Studio image processing software.For those who need a reminder, the X RAW Studio is the software which Fujifilm announced a few months back that allows photographers to connect their X-Series camera to their computer to utilize it’s built in specialized RAW conversion hardware. The idea is that it will allow photographers the ability to have the convenience of processing their images on their computer, but the performance of the in-camera processor.

Think of it like an on-computer version of the image processing capabilities available internally on your X-Series camera. This makes it easier than ever to get those gorgeous Fujifilm Jpegs without the disadvantage of having to review them on the small camera LCD screen. It is a sort of niche piece of software for sure, but thankfully Fujifilm are making it available for free, and worth downloading to at least try out.

The windows version of Fujifilm’s X RAW Studio is expected out in February of 2018.

On the Firmware front, as noted above, today’s announcement was for the availability of firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-T2, X-T20 and GFX-50s.

X-T2 V.3.0 – Notable Updates:

  • New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.
  • Allows users to choose RGB and brightness histogram with or without highlight warnings.
  • 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.
  • Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

You can download the Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware, here.

X-T20 V.1.1 – Notable Updates:

  • Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.

You can download the Fujifilm X-T20 Firmware, here.

GFX 50S V.2.0 – Notable Updates:

  • Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-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.
  • Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  • Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  • ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  • Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  • Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF’s brightness settings.

You can download the Fujifilm GFX 50s Firmware, here.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.