Fujifilm announces X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates to offer faster AF and the addition of a “Focus Peak Highlight” function

Jun. 25, 2013

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) today announces the release of two new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras, one on 25 th June and a further one on 23 rd July. The upgrades will provide improved AF performance for all FUJINON XF lenses and, amongst other benefits, will add a 'Focus Peak Highlight' function for manual focusing.

 

New Firmware release dates:

— 25 th June 2013
— 23 rd July 2013

 

  1. 1. The contents of the firmware update on 25 th June:
    FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Ver.2.05, FUJIFILM X-E1 Ver.1.06
    1. 1) Additional functionality to allow “one-handed” camera operation
      a) A 'Focus Frame Selection' option has been added to the 'Fn' (function) button.
      This offers easier/quicker operation when setting the Focus Frame Selection using only your right hand.
      b) A second 'Fn' style functionality can be allocated to the selector “down” button
      This enables you to allocate a function to the selector “down” button. The default setting is 'Focus Frame Selection' but this can be changed to whatever suits your shooting style.
    2. 2) Enable aperture control for the lens without an aperture ring
      (XF27mmF2.8 / XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS)

      If you are using either of the above lenses which do not feature aperture ring, this firmware update allows you to adjust the aperture setting by using the command dial.
  1. 2. The contents of firmware update on 23rd July:
    FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Ver.3.00, FUJIFILM X-E1 Ver.2.00
    1. 1) Improvement of AF speed
      Improves AF speed on all existing XF lenses, thanks to the updated algorithm throughout the full range of focal length.
      Lenses covered:
      XF14mmF2.8 R / XF18mmF2 R / XF35mmF1.4 R / XF60mmF2.4 R Macro / XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
      <NOTE>
      The AF Speed on the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens has been already optimized.

      For all lenses other than the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, the firmware for each lens must be also updated.
    2. 2) 'Focus Peak Highlight' function for manual focusing
      The 'Focus Peak Highlight' function, which features on the X100S and X20 cameras and was well accepted, has been added via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.
    3. 3) Improvement in 'Checking Focus' operation: how to change magnification ratio in manual focusing
      The process to check focus by selecting a 3x or 10x manual focus magnification has improved. Just press and rotate the dial right or left and the camera will alternate magnification by 3x and then 10x , whichever way you turn it.

To download the new firmware files & instructions on upgrading your cameras, please visit: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/

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