Updating your Fuji X-Pro1 firmware? Stop! Here’s why, and what to do if it’s too late


posted Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM EDT

A couple of days ago, we told readers about updated firmware for the Fuji X-E1 and X-Pro1 digital cameras, promised to bring faster autofocus and a focus peaking function to both models. If you eagerly downloaded the firmware version 3.00 update, but haven't had time to put it on your X-Pro1, then you'll want to stop right there and delete the file without installing it.

Fujifilm has today pulled the update from its servers, citing a malfunction in a feature related to movie capture. Precisely what the problem entails isn't clear, but it is presumably of some significance, given that Fujifilm has taken the unusual step of asking customers who've already installed the update to contact their local support center for advice.

The company apologizes for the inconvenience to X-Pro1 customers, and says the update will be reissued as soon as the just-discovered problem has been fixed. Note that the firmware update for the X-E1 is unaffected, so it's still safe to update that model for the new features.

More details on the Fujifilm website.