Fujifilm has issued a firmware update for its X-E2, which improves response times, adds options for function buttons and provides expands peaking colour options.

Firmware Ver. 2.00 reduces display lag time for  the X-E2’s electronic viewfinder (EVF) to just 0.005 seconds. It also enhances the frame rate of the viewfinder to ensure the highest frame rate is maintained even in low light conditions or night-time photography, providing smooth live view images through the lens.

The new firmware also adds the ability to select Blue or Red in addition to the original White for the Focus Peak Highlight function, which highlights areas of strong contrast to provide a focusing aid. The strength of the colour display can be also adjusted between High and Low according to the type of subject or personal preference.

New options have been added to the selections for the Fn (Function) buttons and customisable AE/AF buttons. Users can now assign the Face Detection and EVF/LCD Setting selection options to two function buttons and two customisable AE/AF buttons in shooting mode. When set to EVF/LCD Setting, the button is used to switch between four modes, including Eye Sensor Mode (automatically switches the EVF and LCD displays when the user’s eye comes close to the viewfinder), EVF Only, LCD Only and EVF Only + Eye Sensor.

Once the firmware is updated, a Suppressed Flash mode (where the flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit) can be selected from the flash menu. The new firmware also fixes a FILM SIMULATION Bracketing issue that caused the third frame to be recorded as ASTIA despite the camera being set to record it as PRO Neg. Hi. The new X-E2 firmware is available now and can be downloaded at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/.