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FUJIFILM announces development of new hot-shoe mount flash EF-X500 for X-Series cameras


FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced that it is developing a new high-end external flash “SHOE MOUNT FLASH EF-X500”. The EF-X500 allows users to expand their photography with high-speed synchronisation and multiple flash TTL auto functions. It will be added to the premium camera “X-Series” system accessory line-up in May 2016.

Main Features

  • Low-profile, premium design that is perfectly suited to compact and lightweight X-Series cameras.
  • High-speed synchronisation (FP) that supports the 1/8000 sec. shutter found in the FUJIFILM X-Pro2.
  • Multiple flash-unit TTL auto function unleashes users' creativity by allowing them to control any lighting conditions.
  • Weather and dust resistant making it the perfect companion for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-Pro2, which have the same levels of protection.

Main Specifications


Hot-shoe mount flash

Guide Number


50/164 (ISO100・m/ft.) at 105 mm zoom head position, equivalent to 35mm format.


24mm-105mm equivalent to 35mm format.

When the extendable wide panel is pulled out, the flash coverage is approx.. 20 mm.

Bounce capability

Flash head tilts down to 10° or up to 90° and rotates horizontally 135° to the left and 180° to the right.

Color temperature

Approx. 5600K

Flash modes

TTL / Manual / Multi.(repeating flash)

Flash exposure compensation

-5.0 - +5.0, 1/3 step

(The available range and step depend on camera models)

High-speed synchronisation (FP)

Capable (supported camera only)


1/1 - 1/512, 1/3 step

Multi.(repeating flash)

1/4 - 1/512, 1/3 step, 1-500Hz, 2 – 100 flashes

Wireless communication type

Optical pulse communication (in multiple flash-unit photography operation)

Wireless modes

Master and Remote

Communication cannels

From 1 to 4.

Remote groups

Up to three groups (A/B/C)

Power source

Four LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries,

four FR6 (AA-size) lithium batteries, or

four HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries


External Power Source

BATTERY PACK EF-BP1 (optional)


W67.5 x H123.9 x D106 (mm)

 * Specifications subject to change without notice.


The FUJIFILM EF-X500 will be on sale in the UK from May 2016. The Suggested Retail Price is TBC


FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Press Office
Tel: 07557 140268

For UK CONSUMER ENQUIRIES please contact:

FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Customer Service
Tel: 0344 553 2321


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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