Fujifilm has issued a major firmware update for its popular X-T3 camera and a minor update for its more recently released X-T30 model.
The firmware update Ver.3.00 for the X-T3 camera addresses the following issues:
1. Strengthened the accuracy of face / eye detection AF performance
The AF algorithm has been improved along with the accuracy of face / eye detection AF. The ability to detect faces in the distance has been enhanced by approximately 30% and AF tracking is now more stable, even when an obstacle appears in the way. The improvements in AF are applicable to both still photos and video recording.
- New Face Select function
The Face Select function has been introduced to provide priority auto-focus, tracking and exposure on a selected subject when multiple faces have been detected. The priority face can be selected by using the touch screen or focus lever.
- Faster AF speed for subjects at a distance
A Double Tap Setting and Touch Function has been added to the touch screen settings*. The two settings must be set to OFF to provide a better touch screen response. These new settings allow a more intuitive touch operation when shooting, AF and focus area select.
- Intuitive operation of touch screen
A Double Tap Setting and Touch Function has been added to the touch screen settings (by default, Touch Screen Setting, Double Tap Setting and Touch Function are set to all OFF. Touch Screen Setting must be set to ON to use the touch screen function). The two settings must be set to OFF to provide a better touch screen response. These new settings allow a more intuitive touch operation when shooting, AF and focus area select.
5. Focus frame with EYE DETECTION SETTING
When using EYE DETECTION SETTING, only focus frame on eye is displayed.
- Improvement of AF/AE area tracking when using EVF
When using the EVF, tracking function for AF/AE area movement by touch screen is improved.
- Push function of the Focus stick when INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING
The push function is disabled when INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING.
- FLICKER REDUCTION function
The options are changed from ON/OFF to ALL FRAMES/FIRST FRAME/OFF. And when choosing FIRST FRAME, the speed of CH continuous shooting is improved.
- Message when IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER
If there is no image of TRANSFER ORDER when turning on a camera, no message appears.
- Fix of slight defects.
Click here to access the download page for this update.
The firmware update Ver.1.01 for the X-T30 provides only one improvement, which increases the button reaction time of the Q (quick menu) button to prevent it from being opened inadvertently. It is available for downloading here.