Massive Fuji firmware update: X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1 gain impressive new features

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, December 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM EST


Just in time for your holiday photos, Fujifilm has unleashed a barrage of firmware updates that add a number of new and impressive features to its X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1 cameras.

Each of the four cameras now have an ‘AF+MF’ function that makes it more efficient to fine-tune your focus. Half-press the shutter button to let the cameras do its work, then make precise adjustments by using the manual focus ring.

Amongst the updated firmware, the X-E2 and X-T1 receive special treatment. Specifically, the X-E2 gains a new Classic Chrome film simulation option, as well as a dedicated intervalometer mode for easy time-lapses and compatibility with Fujifilm’s new Camera Remote app for mobile devices.

The X-T1 firmware updates go above and beyond even the X-E2’s, adding 21 new features. On top of the upgrades the X-E2 received, the X-T1 now has an electronic shutter feature, providing completely silent operation while bumping up the maximum shutter speed to 1/32,000th of a second.

One of the more intriguing features included in the update of the X-T1 is the addition of a Natural Live View mode. This makes colors of the EVF resemble more what you would see with your own eyes when using an optical viewfinder, rather than the over-saturated colors that sometimes plague EVFs.

Beyond that, the X-T1 now has new frame rates for video (50p/25p/24p), direct selection of focus points/areas, easier access to macro mode, manual controls when shooting video, better EVF/LCD color control and a handful of other features.

To grab these firmware updates for your Fujifilm camera(s), follow these links: X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1. If you need a refresher on how to upgrade your firmware, this short video will walk you through the steps.

Kudos once again to Fujifilm for continuing to add features and value to their cameras long after their introduction. They've really led the industry in this area; hopefully the rest of the camera world will take notice and follow suit.

(via Fuji Rumors)