Fujifilm has announced major firmware updates for its GFX 50S and X-T20 cameras that will be available in coming months.
Version 3.0 of the GFX 50S firmware will be available in March. It will add Focus Bracketing to the camera’s capabilities, enabling photographers to bracket focus distance across up to 999 frames. The camera will also acquire a new ’35mm Format Mode’ to enable the photographer to shoot central 36.0 x 24.0 mm (30.5-megapixel) cropped images as both JPEG and RAW files. The new firmware also adds support for the “H MOUNT ADAPTER G” accessory. A list of compatible lenses and accessories is available at: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/compatibility/mountadapter/.
Firmware Version 2.0 for the X-T20 will be available in early April. It will include a new AF tracking algorithm that enhances AF-C performance to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous firmware and capture up to 50% smaller moving subjects than before. Touchscreen operations will also be improved. Other additions include a RGB histogram display and highlight warning, enlarged and customisable indicators or information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor and the ability to customise the location of where the information is shown on the display. Compatibility with the new Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens will be provided and radio flash controller usability will be improved, allowing users to shoot with compatible third-party studio flash in high-speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers. The firmware will also enable use of the FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO file conversion software.
The new firmware can be downloaded free of charge once it has been released. Visit the Support page at www.fujifilm.com.au.