Fuji Upgrades X-Pro1's Firmware
Fujifilm's acclaimed mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital camera, i.e. X-Pro1, generally received rave reviews. But there was one problem that continued to bother its users, and hence, the company too. Fuji X-Pro1 was criticised for its slow speed of autofocusing. And the company, which had been very keen to correct this issue, has now issued a firmware upgrade that ups the speed to 0.1 second when used with the new 18-55mm f/2.8 lens. Fujifilm claims that the upgrade will allow faster focusing, even in challenging lighting conditions like if light is either low or too bright. The other improvement is the focusing distance that allows the user to capture better pictures without switching to macro mode. Along with a better autofocus performance, manual focusing sees some upgradation too. The focus check feature now adds an exta 3x to the 10x magnification option, allowing the user to find the ideal focus point for a better picture.
Other than the focus and focusing speed related improvements, the new upgrade also ups the writing and processing speeds, with the maximum speed now twice as fast as before. Image playback also does better now. The new firmware also adds compatibility with the new 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, but the final touch in the entire performance-enhancing upgrade is the addition of a new Auto (6400) to the ISO setting.
Though the Fuji X-Pro1 firmware upgrade available will be available to users for download from September 18, it will be pre-installed in Fuji's new X series camera, i.e. X-E1. The latest compact system camera by Fujifilm was announced in the first week of September.