Fuji X-Pro2.0: Fujifilm announces firmware update for X-Pro2, promising improved autofocus and more
posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM EDT
Despite debuting only five months ago, Fujifilm is wasting no time bringing a wide array of new features and performance upgrades to their flagship X-Pro2 camera. Included in firmware update version 2.0 for the X-Pro2 are autofocus upgrades, compatibility with the new EF-X500 flash, power management options and an improved optical viewfinder.
The just announced Fujifilm X-T2 (you can read more about this new camera here) utilizes an all-new autofocus algorithm which is engineered to produce faster and more accurate autofocus. With the X-Pro2's new firmware, it will be gaining the same AF algorithm. Our own Eamon Hickey was generally impressed with the X-Pro2's autofocus, so it'll be very interesting to see if the firmware update can take it up a notch, particularly with regards to continuous autofocus performance.
With the new EF-X500 flash and firmware, the X-Pro2 will now be able to support high-speed flash sync and multi-flash lighting setups. As of the current firmware, the X-Pro2 can only support 1/250s flash sync. We aren't yet sure what the final flash sync capabilities will be with firmware 2.0, so stay tuned! Power management improvements include the addition of customizable Auto Power Off options: 15, 30 and 60 seconds.
The hybrid viewfinder allows you to select between using a traditional optical viewfinder or a 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder. With update 2.0, the parallax correction function has been improved to provide a more accurate (currently rated at 92% accuracy) optical viewfinder.
Firmware update 2.0 and its numerous features will be available to X-Pro2 users this October. If Fuji's past efforts are any indication, it's reasonable to expect the Japanese company to continue proactive support and improve the X-Pro2 for many years to come. For more information on the Fuji X-Pro2, please see here.