Firmware Friday: Fuji cameras and lenses, Nikon software, Panasonic video camera updated


posted Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:13 PM EST


This week, our Firmware Friday roundup is neatly segmented by both manufacturer and product category, with Fujifilm offering updates for its X-Pro2 and X-T2 cameras and 10-24mm / 18-55mm lenses, Nikon for its ViewNX-i software package, and Panasonic for the VariCam LT video camera.

Without any further ado let's get right down to it.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 and X-T2; XF10-24mmF4 R OIS and XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

Both the firmware update for the Fuji X-Pro2 and X-T2 make the same single change, aiming to address an issue causing rare camera lockups during continuous high-speed shooting. Both the XF 10-24mm and XF 18-55mm updates, meanwhile, also address a sole problem, and again it's said to be a rare one. According to Fujifilm, the focal length for either optic could be displayed incorrectly, or shaking noticed around the periphery of images shot with a fixed focal length and focus distance.

You can download Fuji's firmware at the links below:

Nikon ViewNX-i

Nikon has also made but one change in its ViewNX-i image management application for Windows and Mac. A bug that prevented proper map display in the map workspace has been corrected in version 1.2.10, which you can download here. If you prefer, you can download the new version of ViewNX-i in a bundle with the current version 1.4.6 of CaptureNX-D, using this link instead.

Panasonic VariCam LT

Finally, the Panasonic VariCam LT has been updated to firmware version 5.5.2, which makes two changes. It improves 60 frames per second 4K footage when dealing with compression across sudden scene changes, and a problem has been resolved whereby mounting or unmounting the EF-mount variant of the Sigma 18-35mm T2 or 50-100mm T2 lenses could cause recording to start. Download the update here.

And that's all for this week. Be sure to check back next time for more firmware news!

(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)