Fujifilm Drops Firmware Updates For Three X-A Series Cameras

Fujifilm usually focuses their attention on their higher end, X-Trans-based cameras, but today they dropped some firmware updates for their budget X-A series cams.

If you are a Fujifilm photographer rocking one of the latest X-A series cameras, like the X-A5, X-A3, or X-A20, then rejoice; the company has just dropped new firmware updates for these cameras which is aimed at upgrading their performance and capabilities as well as fixing previously discovered issues with the cameras. The Fujifilm X-A series is the company’s budget-oriented line of cameras that feature a traditional bayer sensor design and not the unique Fujifilm X-Trans technology featured in Fuji’s higher-end X-Series models.

The smallest of the firmware updates are coming to the Fujifilm X-A3, which is getting only two feature fixes in firmware version 2.21. The Fujifilm X-A20 firmware update version 1.11 also gets the same two updates, which affect the default ISO setting when switching between modes and fixing a rare issue where the interval timer stops working while shooting.

The Fujifilm X-A5 is getting its first firmware update, version 1.10, which contains a total of 7 feature and performance improvements including the two fixes noted in the X-A3 and X-A20 updates. The full list of Fujifilm X-A5 ver 1.10 features are as follows:

  1. Introducing a new PDAF algorithm
    Applying the newly developed PDAF algorithm first featured on the FUJIFILM X-T100. The improvement in autofocus speed and accuracy ensures that you capture those beautiful photographic moments quicker.
  2. Extended movie recording time
    The optimized movie processing algorithm extends the individual movie recording time up to approximately 30 minutes in any movie quality. <Note> Although movie recording will continue without interruption when the file size reaches 4GB, subsequent footage will be recorded to a separate file which must be viewed separately.
  3. Initial setting of ISO is changed to “AUTO” from “200” when switching to P, S, A, M, and Adv mode.
  4. Visibility on the LCD is improved during CL shooting.
  5. Improved HDMI output usability
    This upgrade eliminates the time limitation.
  6. Graphic interface is modified when the main LCD monitor is inverted by 180 degrees.
  7. The phenomenon is fixed that in rare cases, INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING stops.

Those of you rocking any of these cameras who are interested in downloading and installing the latest firmware can find these updates over on the Fujifilm website. You GFX 50s and X-Pro2 owners waiting on your promised firmware updates will need to continue to wait, as we reported previously; those updates got pushed back and are now expected at some point in July.

Anthony Thurston

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