FujiFilm just released a firmware update for their ‘premium’ camera , the FujiFilm X-Pro1. They claim that the update will enhance the camera’s performance especially on auto/manual focus operation and memory reading/writing speed. Auto ISO 6400 also has been added to give more flexibility on low-light.
List of updates according to Fuji:
Improvements made after firmware update:
Improved performance of auto focus*1
Focussing in challenging lighting conditions, where light is low or bright, will now be much faster in Auto Focus mode. The focusing distance has also been improved, allowing you to get closer to the subject and capture a great shot without switching to macro mode.
Manual Focus improved performance
The speed of the image coming into focus when turning the focus ring has been vastly improved. When adjusting the focus ring using the electronic viewfinder or the LCD panel on the back of the camera it is now much easier to focus, always displaying the image closer to full aperture with minimum depth of field.
New addition of 3x magnification for checking focus
The 10x magnifications / focus check feature on the X-Pro1 has been well received and in this firmware update an additional 3x option is now available. It is also now possible to find the optimum focus point whilst viewing the entire screen.
Improved writing speed/ processing speed.
Improved wirting speed to memory card
At maximum speed the X-Pro1 can now write to memory card twice as fast as before. *2
Improved speed for playback after shooting
Image playback now occurs less than one second after pressing the image playback button. On some occasions previously, for example when using continuous shooting, you had to wait until the images had been processed before they were shown on screen.
Other additional functions:
Auto (6400) has been added to the ISO setting. This increased ISO not only speeds up the shutter speed, but also stabilises the image and mitigates blurring of the subject.
Read the how-to and begin download the firmware : link
FUJIFILM is proud to announce the FUJIFILM X-Pro1, an all-new premium interchangeable lens camera. The X-Pro1 features a 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, a brand new X lens mount, Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and three prime lenses.
16.3MP, APS-C CMOS sensor
Hybrid Multi-Viewfinder switches between optical and electronic views
Optical Viewfinder Magnification changes depending on lens in use
EVF 1.44 million dot resolution, 100% coverage
3-inch LCD monitor, 1.23 million dot resolution
1080p HD video at 24 fps with stereo sound
Aluminum Chassis, brass top and baseplate
Physical aperture, shutter speed dials/rings
New XF interchangeable Lens Mount
Native ISO range 200-6400; extended range:100, 12800 and 25600
Shutter speeds 30-1/4000 sec
Braketing: Exposure (2stops), Dynamic Range, ISO and Film Simulation
Focus: Single AF, Continuous AF/Manual with distance/DOF indicator
and some intro videos rather than long and boring press release :)
Firmware update for the new Fuji X10 is available for download.
Version 1.02 list of updates:
Just in the following camera procedure, aperture value was incorrectly displayed as “F2.2″ even if actual value was set to “F2.0″. This phenomenon is improved.
(1)Mode dial is set to [A] or [M]
(2)Aperture is set to F2.0 (open aperture).
(3)Zoom lens position is moved from wide edge to telephoto edge, and finally to wide edge, again.
2. In the TRACKING mode, the AF hunting occurs, which you can see coming in focus and out of focus continuously in the LCD monitor. This occurs in the two cases below.
(1)Turn on the camera to select “TRACKING” in AF mode(shooting menu) and change to shooting mode by half-pressing the shutter button.
(If changing to shooting mode by pressing “DISP/BACK” button, this cannot occur.)
(2)Turn off and on the camera while “TRACKING” mode.
(If turning on and off after changing to EXR mode, this cannot occur.)
Fuji finally announced the recommended retail price for their new compact camera , the Fuji X10. The camera features 12megapixels from 2/3″ EXMOR sensor, 28-112mm zoom lenses f/2.0-2.8 , and a retro-style body similar to Fuji X100. The camera will also ready for shipping in November 2011.
Valhalla, N.Y., October 7, 2011 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation said today that the all new premium compact FUJIFILM X10 digital camera first announced on September 1, 2011, will have a retail price of $599.95 and will be available in early November.
Building on the tremendous success of the sophisticated FUJIFILM X100 digital camera, the new premium compact FUJIFILM X10 is the latest addition to the growing FUJIFILM X-series of advanced digital cameras.
The FUJIFILM X10 features a new larger 2/3” 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a bright high-definition FUJINON1 F2.0 wide-angle to F2.8 telephoto 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm)2 that produces superb image quality from edge to edge. The FUJIFILM X10 has a beautiful blackout and retro design that includes a traditional optical viewfinder with a wide 20° field of view for exceptional image composition. For more information, go to http://fujifilm-x.com/x10/en/.
The FUJIFILM X10 will be on display and available for all to see at the upcoming PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on October 27 through Saturday October 29.
Fuji just announced that they will release new mirrorless interchangeable system camera in 2012. There’s no much detail reveal yet. No mockup, no specs, no nothing. According to Fuji, the system should be available in spring 2012.
Launch of a camera system with interchangeable lenses in the spring of 2012.
Cleves, 05October 2011 - Fujifilm today announced the launch of a mirror-less system camera announced.Shigetaka Komori, President and Chief Executive Officer, FUJIFILM Corporation, announced at a press conference in Tokyo: “Fujifilm will launch in spring 2012, a mirror-less system camera with interchangeable lenses.The clear objective in the development of lenses, sensor and processor technology to achieve the highest image quality. “
Detailed information about the technical specifications and suggested retail price will be announced shortly before the launch.
For more information on FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Europe GmbH and its products can be found online at www.fujifilm-digital.de .
Fuji has announces their latest compact : the Fuji X10. The enthusiast compact camera comes with 2/3″ CMOS sensor size to produce 12 megapixels in high resolution mode. To provide better dynamic ranges , the Fuji X10 can decreased its megapixels to 6 MP effectively. Its design and specs is followed from the already popular Fuji X100.]
We learn before that Fuji is planning a firmware update for Fuji Finepix X100 to fix several issues especially UI part that found during reviews. Now, we have a hint of upcoming update that will be implemented to new X100 firmware. These are from Fujiguys tweets
1/3 stop adjustments now available in all modes
Red Eye Removal can be disabled when shooting RAW
You can get into the “FN” assignment menu by holding down the “FN” button for 3 secs
Exiting sleep mode now by pressing the shutter button. No longer required to hold halfway for a few sec
Size of AF Area is maintained even after switching between OVF/EVF/LCD
Holding down menu/ok button for 3s will lock outer function of the command dial (directional pad), Drive/Flash/WB/Macro
When “Eye Sensor” mode is enabled via “View mode” button, notice will appear briefly on the LCD indicating “Eye Sensor”
(Macro/ISO/Drive/DR/Self-timer/Flash) Modes, Settings maintained even with change of exposure mode/camera(off/on)/playback
It will be released soon and will be also available for EXR cameras
Fuji X100 is still not-in-stock at many dealers (Amazon, B&H, Adorama). Check its stock status often at this nice and simple Fuji X100 price watch