Fujifilm has announced the release of a firmware update for its X-Pro 1 digital camera.
The new firmware promises improvements in autofocus speed as well as manual focusing and processing / writing speeds. The AF mode will offer faster focusing in challenging lighting conditions where light is low or bright. Focus distance has also been improved, allowing closer shooting distances without switching to Macro mode.
Manual focusing will be made easier through improvements in thespeed of the image coming into focus when the focusing ring on a lens is turned. The EVF and LCD panel will also display the image closer to full aperture with minimum depth of field. An extra 3x magnification is now available with the new firmware, adding to the existing 10x magnification focus check on the X-Pro1. It is now also possible to find the optimum focus point when viewing the entire screen.
The new firmware doubles the writing speed to a memory card. Image playback now takes less than one second after pressing the image playback button. The ISO setting has been expanded to include Auto (6400).
Current X-Pro1 owners should update the firmware on both the camera and Fujinon XF lenses at the same time. Firmware can be downloaded from “Support” on the Fujifilm global website at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/. The Support website also details other changes. Where requested, Fujifilm will be supplying SD cards loaded with the new firmware for easy upgrading by the owner.
For any enquiries concerning the upgrade, contact the Fujifilm Australia Digital Help Desk on 1800 226 355.