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New free firmware update for Fujifilm X100 dramatically improves performance
Fujifilm announced today the release of free dedicated firmware for the X100 camera that will dramatically improve its autofocus and manual focus performance, enabling photographers to capture images more conveniently.
The Fujifilm X100 Version 2.00 firmware update is available immediately and includes the following improvements:
- 1. AF Speed
AF Speed will be approximately 20 per cent faster for bright scenes, dark scenes and changed focus distance.
- 2. Improved Close-Up Focus
Before switching to macro mode, the focus distance from the lens surface has been improved by approximately 30 per cent.
- 3. Additional “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing
The “Focus Peak Highlight” function which features on the X100S and X20 cameras has been added via this firmware update. It assists with accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.
- 4. Improved Operability
When adjusting focus with the electronic viewfinder or LCD, it will now be easier to capture the focus peak by displaying the image with a shallow depth of field using open aperture.
- 5. Faster Start-Up time
The start-up time for the X100 has been improved by approximately 0.2 seconds¹.
- 6. Selecting Focus Area operability
Previously, the focus area was selected while holding the AF button on the back of the camera. With the firmware update, pressing the AF button switches to the focus area selection screen where you can select the area of choice.
To download the new X100 firmware files and camera upgrade instructions, visit the Fujifilm global website: http:/www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/
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