The Fujifilm X-H1 was launched to great fanfare, but issues began to surface quickly.
Fujifilm launched their [amazon_textlink asin=’B079PTRNKK’ text=’X-H1′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5d807ce4-2da7-11e8-a77b-93c13e323940′], now the top camera in their X-Series line, back at the beginning of the month following a mid-February announcement. Among many things, the camera was touted for its significant upgrades in the video arena and a big push was made to appeal to the professional video crowd. But the shine on the X-H1 quickly wore off as reports started to come in of issues with the camera – some minor, some more significant. Today, Fujifilm has announced that a firmware update is coming by the end of next week to address at least two of these widely reported issues.
In an official news release via their website, Fujifilm thanked photographers who have purchased the X-H1 and confirmed the existence of at least two bugs widely reported by the community. In the news release, Fujifilm notes the following:
“We have discovered two malfunctions in the recently launched FUJIFILM X-H1.
They are as follows:
In the EF (E-FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER) setting, the warning of “TURN OFF THE CAMERA AND TURN ON AGAIN” could appear in rare cases when the FLICKER REDUCTION setting is ON.
Switching the CUSTOM setting can make the ISO AUTO setting return back to default when the ISO AUTO setting is changed.”
The news release goes on to apologize to [amazon_textlink asin=’B079PTJ7RT’ text=’X-H1′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6444f8ca-2da7-11e8-ae3d-2b29a0999abd’] owners for the malfunctions, and promises to have the issue resolved via a firmware update ‘near the end of March’ – which in case you have not looked at the calendar yet today, gives Fujifilm until roughly the end of next week to make good on this promise. As well, knowing Fujifilm, it is likely this firmware update will also resolve many of the other smaller, lesser known issues in the camera.
As always, it is good to see a company support their products when issues crop up, and should this update come before the end of next week, and successfully resolve these issues, we should commend Fujifilm for being so quick to resolve these problems. An issue free launch would obviously be preferable, however, some credit is due to the company working to resolve these launch issues before it has even been a full month since the camera was available on store shelves.
You can find the Fujifilm news release for yourself over on the Fujifilm Website.