December 18


Major Firmware Update for Fuji X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E2 and X-E1

By Dan

December 18, 2014

X-T1cOne of the things I really like about Fujifilm is that they develop their cameras and lenses with the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen“, which refers to the concept of continuous improvement. Rather than simply release a new product and make the previous one obsolete, they strive to build cameras that they can keep improving with firmware updates.

Today, Fuji released a major firmware update for some of the cameras in the X-Series. The X-T1 gets the biggest update by far. This update adds some amazing new features, including a high speed electronic shutter that has a maximum speed of 1/32,000 sec. This function was built into the X-T1 Special Graphite Silver Edition, and now it’s available to the regular X-T1.

The X-Pro1, X-E2 and X-E1 also see some improvements as well, although not nearly as many as have been given to the X-T1. Consider them early Christmas presents that make your X cameras even better. If you have any of these models, I highly recommend downloading and installing the update. You can find all the appropriate files and instructions on the Fujifilm website.

X-T1 Updates

In all, there are 27 new features for the X-T1 that increase the power of this amazing little camera even more. Here are some of the updates that v.3.0. adds.

  • Single-button direct AF activation: you no longer have to press a Fn button first.
  • The new Classic Chrome film simulation: reportedly a tribute to vintage Kodachome film.
  • Natural Live View Mode: this shows you the scene “as is” in the EVF, regardless of what film sim you’re using.
  • Unlocked AE-L/AF-L buttons
  • Seamless AF+MF manual focusing
  • Q-Menu customization
  • New video frame rates: 50p/25p/24p
  • Manual shooting in video mode
  • Additional options for Fn button settings: Flash compensation, shutter type, preview picture effect and more.
  • Lock Mode: Prevents accidental changes to cameras settings.
  • 3 New White Balance Settings
  • PC tethered shooting support

X-Pro1 Update

The X-Pro1 v.3.40 update adds the seamless AF+MF focusing function.

X-E2 Updates

The X-E2 v.3.00 update adds the following:

  • AF+MF focusing
  • Wi-Fi Camera Remote Control
  • Classic Chrome film simulation
  • Interval Timer Shooting for time lapse photography

X-E1 Update

The X-E1 v.2.40 update also adds the AF+MF focusing function.

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 25+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.

As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.

  • […] The new Fujifilm X-T1 is the X Camera matured. It’s the X Camera that I’ve been waiting for. I love it because it’s the Fuji X Camera that lets me shoot my style without limitation. And it’s lightweight and considerably more compact than a DSLR, which makes it ideal for travel and use in the backcountry. And with continued firmware updates, Fuji keeps make the X-T1 even better. […]

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