Fujifilm has released firmware Version 3.00 for its X Series flagship camera, the X-H2S, providing significant improvements to autofocusing performance.

Angled view of the X-H2S shown with the XF18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR lens, which also gains from the new firmware. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The new Ver.3.00 update offers the following enhancements:
1. Enhanced Subject Detection Function based on AI
Since its launch, Fujifilm has further enhanced the AI-based subject detection function through deep learning. The two main improvements are as follows:
a) Improved Subject Detection for Existing Subject Types: Subject detection performance has been greatly improved in situations that were previously difficult to detect, such as backlighting, subjects looking sideways, and small subjects. The subject detection function can be used in more situations than ever before.
b) Newly Added Subject Types: In addition to the current subject types of human faces and eyes, animals, birds, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, aeroplanes and trains, it is now capable of recognising insects and drones. Set “SUBJECT DETECTION SETTING” to “BIRD” when you want to detect insects and to “AIRPLANE” when you want to detect drones.

2. Improved AF Algorithm for Tracking Moving Subjects
The motion prediction algorithm has been improved to enable stable tracking of subjects moving at high speed within the frame. It will provide improved accuracy in genres that require high subject tracking performance, such as sports and bird photography. The AF focusing speed has been improved when continuous shooting is started by simultaneously pressing the AF-ON button and the shutter release button while the camera is out of focus. The AF will be in focus faster than before, allowing you to capture the moment even in a challenging environment such as sports, where the situation changes from frame to frame.

3. Other Improvements
The display lag that was noticeable before and after AF will not appear when set to “Performance Boost EVF Frame Rate Priority”.
It is now compatible with Tripod Grip TG-BT1. By pairing with a compatible camera via Bluetooth, remote shooting operation for both stills and movies will be enabled. When a lens equipped with power zoom is attached, the T/W button can be used for zoom operation. (Compatible lenses are the XF18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR and XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ.)

Click here to visit Fujifilm’s support page for more information and to download the new firmware.