Fujifilm Releases New Firmware Update For X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

The new firmware system for Fujifilm X-Pro2 cameras improves the autofocus system, adds new power management functions and adds compatibility with the Fujifilm EF-X500 external flash. The company also released a new XF lens roadmap that includes the XF23mmF2 R WR semi-wide angle, the XF50mmF2 R WR compact mid-telephoto, and the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro mid-telephoto 1:1 macro. For more details check out the full press release below.

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Valhalla, N.Y., July 7, 2016 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced a new Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2  that includes improvements to the autofocus system, compatibility with the new FUJIFILM EF-X500 flash, new power management options and a more accurate and easier-to-use Optical Viewfinder.

Firmware Update V.2.0 Key Features:

  1. The new autofocus algorithm* (found in the new FUJIFILM X-T2) produces faster and more accurate autofocus.

* Excludes the new AF-C Custom Settings functions.

  1. Compatibility with the new hot-shoe mount FUJIFILM EF-X500 flash. The camera will now support high-speed flash sync and multi-flash lighting.
  2. AUTO POWER OFF will now have 15 second, 30 second, and 1 minute options, allowing more customizable power management.
  3. The parallax correction function will be improved to provide a more accurate and easier-to-use Optical Viewfinder.

Availability

The new firmware will be available for download in October 2016.

Updated XF Lens Roadmap

Also announced is an updated roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds three new lenses: the compact, lightweight and stylish semi-wide angle lens XF23mmF2 R WR, the compact mid-telephoto lens XF50mmF2 R WR and the mid-telephoto 1:1 macro lens XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto, and will now expand the macro category to further enhance photographic versatility.

Changes from the previous roadmap released in February 2015

The XF120mmF2.8 R Macro lens, listed in the previous roadmap, has been replaced with the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses.  To support our customers who were expecting a telephoto macro lens, this new lens is compatible with the existing teleconverters to extend its reach into the telephoto range.

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