Fuji X100 Firmware Update
Wonderful news for you original X100 owners. Today, Fuji have announced Version 2.0 of the long awaited, eagerly anticipated and much rumoured X100 Firmware.
I’ve been using the updated for a little while on my original X100 and its breathed a whole new lease of life into the camera.
I must admit that I’d negleted the poor thing since the X100S arrived, but the X100 Firmware Update V2.0 gives me practically a new camera to use again.
You can download the Fuji X100 V2 Firmware right now << Go get it
I’ve been shooting over the last few days with my X100S with the WCL attached, and my original X100 with the new X100 Firmware Update V2.0.
The X100 is now much more responsive, and adding the Focus Peaking facility really brings the camera to life when shooting manually, on the streets, at weddings or indeed in any situation really.
As I mentioned in my post about my trip to Tokyo Fujifilm see our purchase of one of their cameras as the “start” of their relationship with us, not the end.
They should be congratulated for updating the firmware on a camera that has essentially been superseded by the X100S.
I’ve had no issues, errors or ill effects since using the Fuji X100 Firmware Update V2.
Main contents of the firmware update
Improvement of AF Functionality
- Approximately 20% faster AF speed is offered in various conditions such as bright scenes, dark scenes and changed focus distance compared to the previous firmware version.
- The focus distance from the lens surface before switching to macro mode is about 30% shorter compared to previous firmware.
Improved Manual Focus
- The “Focus Peak Highlight” function, which features on the FUJIFILM X100S and X20 cameras, has been added via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.
- To make it easy to see what is in focus, the “Focus Peak Highlight” function displays the area in focus in a shallow depth of field, using open aperture, so that the rest of the photo is blurred out.
Improved General Operation
- The camera start-up time has been shortened by approximately 0.2 seconds
- Previously, the focus area was selected while holding the AF button on the back. With the new firmware, pressing the AF button toggles the focus area selection screen, and the area of your choice can then be selected.