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Firmware updates coming soon for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

20.11.2014
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

FUJIFILM Corporation will be releasing firmware upgrades for X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition to enhance operability and functions. Fujifilm is striving to keep the level of technology offered on this model as up to date as possible so that purchasers of X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition will have greater longevity of use. [Firmware version] FUJIFILM X-T1 : Version 3.00 [Scheduled release date] 18th December 2014

Main feature updates from the firmware

High-speed electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000sec.*1 *2

The FUJINON XF Lens series lineup includes a number of fast fixed focal length lenses which boast very high sharpness with the aperture wide open, producing excellent out of focus “bokeh”. However, fast apertures are difficult to use if the light is too bright, so to ensure users can create shallow depth-of-field effects, the camera is now equipped with a fully electronic shutter offering a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000sec. The mechanical shutter will not operate at all when any speed for the electronic shutter is selected, which also delivers a completely silent shooting experience; perfect for shots of sleeping children, pets, weddings, and more. In addition, it is possible to set the electronic shutter in 1/3 steps from a range of 1sec to 1/32000sec. Shutter Sound The shutter sound can be muted if desired. Use the new “SHUTTER SOUND” and “SHUTTER VOLUME” options in the setup menu to choose the type and volume of the sound made when the shutter is released.

Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode brings more creative power to the X Series*1

The X Series' Film Simulation modes represent Fujifilm's wealth of experience in color reproduction technology. New to the suite of effects is Classic Chrome, which delivers subtle colors and beautifully muted tones reminiscent of vintage reversal film. Using Classic Chrome on cityscapes, for example, will give shots a historic feel, while fashion photos gain an emotive, nostalgic look. Classic Chrome strengthens the film simulation line up and enhances the creative power of the X-T1.

Natural Live View function is just like the naked eye.*1

One of the great benefits of an electronic viewfinder is that 'what you see is what you get'; the final image is displayed in real-time so any Film Simulation modes or other effects can be checked while shooting. But users sometimes need to see colours close to how they're viewed with an optical finder, or to focus on shadow detail, which some high-contrast effects block out. To aid this, the Natural Live View function has been added and, when "PREVIEW PIC. EFFECT" is turned Off in the menu, an image close to the naked eye is displayed during live view.

EVF/LCD Colour Control*1

"EVF COLOR" and "LCD COLOR" options in the setup menu to adjust the hue of the electronic viewfinder and LCD monitor.

Direct selection of AF area

The update will let users select the focus area using the 4-way controller, without pressing the Fn key.

Unlocked AE-L/AF-L Buttons

The function of the AE-L/AF-L button is currently locked, but will be interchangeable, depending on the user’s preference.

Variable Focus Area during MF

When working in Manual focus mode, the update will enable changing the size of the focus area during Instant AF with the AF-L button.

Direct selection of Macro mode

In Autofocus mode, the update will enable the Macro function to be turned on or off, without accessing the pop-up menu screen. 

Q. Menu customisation

To make the Q Menu (used for quick access of frequently-used items) even more efficient, the update will allow its items and layout to be changed to the user’s preference.

New Video Frame rates (50P/25P/24P)

As well as the existing 60fps and 30fps selections, 50fps, 25fps and 24fps options will be available with the update. 50fps and 25fps allow video editing in the PAL regions, such as Europe, without converting the frame rate. 24fps offers a cinema-like view.

Manual Shooting in Video mode

The update will enable ISO sensitivity selection prior to shooting videos, as well as the ability to adjust aperture and shutter speed during movie recording.

Phase detection AF support for Instant AF

In Instant AF mode, which is operated by pressing the AF-L button during manual focusing, the update will enable Phase Detection AF, providing faster focusing speeds.

Interlocking of Metering and Focus areas

Users will be able to interlock the AF area position with the Metering area when Spot Metering mode is selected. 

Expansion of shutter speed in Program Shift mode

In the current Program Shift mode, the slowest-speed setting is 1/4sec, but this will increase to a maximum of 4secs.

Add “Flash compensation”, “Shutter type”, “Preview Pic. Effect”, “Preview EXP./WB in Manual mode” and “Lock” in Function setting

Instax Printer Print

Photos can be directly sent from the camera to the Fujifilm instax SHARE Smartphone Printer to instantly print on Fujifilm Instant Color Film “instax mini”.

Lock Function

Add software lock function. The update will let users prevent from the unexpected dial/button operation.

Three Custom White Balance

Expand the number of CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE from one to three. By registering different conditions in advance of the shooting, users can change white balance conditions quickly.

Expand EVF/LCD displaying types in manual exposure mode

In manual exposure mode, the EVF/LCD displays a preview of your composition showing the selected settings. The option to turn off preview exposure in manual mode is further enhanced with the addition of an option to turn off white balance preview. The update will give users additional flexibility when using external flash equipment such as modelling lights of different colour temperatures.

AF+MF

“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

PC tethered shooting support

 New HS-V5 software (optional accessory) allows users to tether and control the camera from the PC and transfer images shot on the camera over to the PC automatically.   *1 This functionality has been installed on the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition. *2 The Electronic Shutter may not be suitable for fast-moving objects. Flash can not be used.

[Firmware update]

Once available, the firmware update will be downloadable from the following link: www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/fw_table.html ** This firmware is exclusive to the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition. Firmware is software that controls the camera body.   © 2014 Fujifilm UK Ltd. Specifications are subject to change. ˗ ENDS ˗   UK AVAILABILITY: FUJIFILM X-T1 Firmware version: Version 3.00
Scheduled release date: 18th December 2014 For UK MEDIA ENQUIRIES please contact: FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Press Office
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Tel: 0344 553 2321 ABOUT FUJIFILM: FUJIFILM Corporation and its group companies develop, produce and market products in the Imaging Solutions business (colour films, digital cameras, photofinishing equipment and colour paper, chemicals and services for photofinishing) and Information Solutions business (equipment and materials for medical diagnostics and life science, equipment and materials for graphic arts, flat panel display materials, recording media, optical devices, electronic materials and inkjet materials). The company employs more than 80,000 people worldwide, with 282 subsidiaries all over the world. Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology. In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of ¥114 billion (around £795 million). In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 30 years. Fujifilm UK currently employs more than 390 people and is one of the country's most popular photographic and imaging brands.

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