Fujifilm Launches Firmware Update for Flagship X-Pro1 Camera

New firmware update delivers more accurate framing and improved functionality

Mississauga ON, November 28, 2013 – FUJIFILM Canada today announced a new firmware update that improves the performance of the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Compact System Camera, the flagship model in the premium X-Series line of digital cameras. This new firmware v3.10 update will offer users enhancements in operability and functionality.

Based on customer requests and suggestions, this latest firmware will offer X-Pro1 users the chance to update their model to incorporate functionality available on the most recent X-Series cameras launched in October 2013.

The X-Pro1 will continue as the company’s flagship X-Series model and Fujifilm is striving to keep the level of technology offered on this product similar to current FUJIFILM X cameras so that purchasers of the X-Pro1 will be able to enjoy using their camera for a longer period of time.

“Photographers around the world have trusted their images to Fujifilm and the X-Series, and this new firmware update is concrete evidence that we are listening to our customers and working hard to improve our products on a continuing basis,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, Fujifilm Canada.

Key Features of New X-Pro1 Firmware v3.10
Improved Preview in Live View and Histogram

  • The image in the electronic viewfinder and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed)
  • In instances where the live view and the final shot will appear differently (eg: when using flash), this setting can be turned off

Improved Accuracy of the Framing Guidelines in the OVF

  • Coverage of the bright frame displaying the shooting area in the optical viewfinder has been improved so that the field of view is closer to the actual image
  • By maintaining the position of the bright frame with parallax compensation during AF lock, the shooting area can be checked even when letting go of the shutter release

Improved Operability

  • Aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button so the user can tweak settings at the last moment before shooting
  • When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, maximum ISO and low-speed shutter limit, which has been extended to 1/500 seconds

Improved Functionality

  • Image filename (DSCF***) can now be changed to a filename of the user’s choice*1 is useful when organizing and creating groups of images after shooting

  • With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback instead of thumbnails. The file number will now continue numerically, similar to standard single shots, for better management of images after shooting
  • Improved RAW file conversion function improves functionality by taking the user back to the original RAF image once conversion has been done

The X-Pro1 firmware v3.10 will be available on December 5, 2013.

To download the new firmware and instructions on updating your X-Pro1 camera, please visit:
http://www.fujifilm.ca/support/index.html

* This firmware is exclusive to the FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
*1 Using a 4-letter filename when selecting “sRGB” and a 3-letter filename when selecting “Adobe RGB” for the colour space.