Offering firmware which improves the performance of the original FUJIFILM X100
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) have released a free, dedicated firmware update for the X100 camera which will offer a number of significant improvements to the performance of the FUJIFILM X100. The FUJIFILM X100 was the first ever model in Fujifilm’s premium X camera range.
Since its release in March 2011, FUJIFILM have received various requests from X100 users. In order to respond to such requests, this firmware update drastically improves the performance of autofocus and manual focus and offers more convenience to users who update their FUJIFILM X100 to the latest version.
New Firmware release date:
18th October, 2013
Main contents of the firmware update
1. Improvement of AF function
(1) Improvement of AF speed
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.
(2) Improvement of close-up focus performance
The focus distance from the lens surface before switching to macro mode is about 30% shorter compared to previous firmware.
2. Improved manual focus operation
(1) Addition of the “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing
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.
(2) Improved operability
It has been made easier to capture the peak of the focus by displaying the image with shallow depth of field, using open aperture, when adjusting the focus with the electronic viewfinder or LCD.
3. Improved Operability
(1)Faster start-up time
The camera start-up time has been shortened by approximately 0.2 seconds.*1(2) Selecting Focus Area operability
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.
*1：QUICK START mode [OFF]Firmware version
FUJIFILM X100 : Version 2.00
To download the new firmware files & instructions on upgrading your cameras, please visit:
Fujifilm’s global website: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/
*This firmware is a dedicated firmware for FUJIFILM X100. Firmware is software that controls the camera body.
*The firmware can be downloaded from “Support” on the Fujifilm website.
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