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Fujifilm updates firmware for X10 compact

By dpreview staff on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:45 GMT

Fujifilm has updated the firmware for its X10 premium zoom compact. Version 1.02 resolves a bug relating to the aperture value display when zooming, and improves AF tracking performance. It can be downloaded immediately from the company's website.

Click here for more details and to download Fujifilm X10 Firmware v1.02

Comments

Total comments: 47
Calvin Chann
By Calvin Chann (Dec 7, 2011)

The X10 firmware update procedure says that it requires the camera to be tethered to a computer which is running the Fuji software. It doesn't actually say which software. Given that I never install the software that comes with a camera, is there any other way to update the firmware. Most other manufacturers let you download the update file onto a memory card and update that way. Don't understand why Fuji can't do the same, or do they just want to be different?

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Kevin Chao
By Kevin Chao (Nov 13, 2011)

@Jhour ive been actually experiencing the same thing occassionally where the image never matches what i see on the LCD screen whether its color or exposure..

it could be user error, but theres not enough documented cases to know for certain... if anyone else knows of anything either im doing wrong, or anything, let me know... thanks.

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Jhour
By Jhour (Nov 12, 2011)

I received my X10 this week and noted that the pictures were under exposed at all settings. To get the correct exposure, I had to raise EV by at least 2 points. So I returned mine. Did any one else noted this issue?

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igocompact
By igocompact (Nov 10, 2011)

my x10 was already on 1.02 also. I am very pleased with initial testing of this camera. Apart from the obviously smaller sensor and fixed lens, this camera blows away my canon 40d which I sold to purchase the X10 as I was tired of lugging around excessively bulky equipment. Now I never go anywhere without a quality camera. I really don't understand comments about the cost of this camera. Prices are actually quite low considering all the advancements in technology. I guess some people just think these cameras should be free.

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dschee
By dschee (Nov 5, 2011)

I received my x10 earlier this week, too, already loaded with firmware 1.02. Any x10 users finding that they do not have all the continuous shooting modes identified on page 40 of the manual available on the camera menu? I have it set on "P" shooting mode and it only shows Still Image, Top, Best Frame Capture and AE BKT. Missing are ISO BKT, Film Simulation BKT, and Dynamic Range, BKT. The settings table on page 126 of manual shows that all of these burst modes should be available when set to "P" shooting mode.

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dschee
By dschee (Nov 5, 2011)

Nevermind. I figured it out. Need to turn RAW capture off.

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BillCPA
By BillCPA (Nov 4, 2011)

I received my X10 earlier this week. Latest firmware 1.02 was already installed. So far, no issues with the X10, and I'm running it thru quite a few tests under various lighting conditions. So far thumbs up!

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frelwa
By frelwa (Nov 3, 2011)

Fuji is dealing with X10 problems very quickly, even before the camera goes on sale in North America. I hope they'll be quick with their next X100 update. I love my X100 as it is, but it still has have some unresolved firmware problems after Ver. 1.11.

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exifnotfound
By exifnotfound (Nov 3, 2011)

Just thinking if it would be worth getting over something with a larger sensor like the Olympus or X100?

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digby dart
By digby dart (Nov 3, 2011)

I want one.

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CM WORKS
By CM WORKS (Nov 2, 2011)

Very good next to my D700. So far So Good in picture quality.

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igocompact
By igocompact (Nov 2, 2011)

I will have my x10 tomorrow almost 2 weeks earlier than the expected date. I look forward to testing this camera!

Comment edited 30 seconds after posting
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Shomari
By Shomari (Nov 4, 2011)

North American purchase?

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Neimo
By Neimo (Nov 2, 2011)

I know it has great dynamic range, but the competition offers +-2ev bracketing and the X10 only reaches +-1ev. It would be nice if a firmware update added this for HDR. No I don't want to do the weird oversaturated kind. But I'd like to shoot a sunlit river through some well shaded trees and combine them so it looks more like what I see as my pupils get bigger or smaller.

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cognisant
By cognisant (Nov 2, 2011)

First impression: Feels great, really great, in the hands. So far only able to test high iso performance, which is very good.

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ChrisKramer1
By ChrisKramer1 (Nov 2, 2011)

They should just sell the firmware and then issue the camera - when it's ready!

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magnumgf
By magnumgf (Nov 2, 2011)

Why can't they make things right from day 1? If I buy a camera I expect to use it. Not spend my time trolling the interent for firmware updates...

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shaocaholica
By shaocaholica (Nov 2, 2011)

So you'd rather go back to the pre-internet days where electronics were shipped with bugs that were never fixed and never publicized? Or have products delayed for up to a year while the competition were releasing their buggy versions first?

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ChrisKramer1
By ChrisKramer1 (Nov 2, 2011)

Yup, some things never change! :-D

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FrankyChing
By FrankyChing (Nov 3, 2011)

You can not upgrade, there will not be too much problem, this is just personal choice.

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joao731
By joao731 (Nov 3, 2011)

You Can always Buy a Canon G. I own a G11. No firmware upgrades available... So many small things to improve...

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Michael_13
By Michael_13 (Nov 3, 2011)

Simple answer @ magnumgf: Because it is too expensive.
The earlier a product is launched, the more revenues you'll get.
The software only needs to be "good enough" for release.

Patches or even enhancements can follow later. As long as updates follow quickly, I can accept this strategy.

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mr moonlight
By mr moonlight (Nov 3, 2011)

Who better to test out a camera than consumers? I think it's great that I can give my own feedback to the manufacturer and them make fixes based on that. Everyone wins.

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Hentaiboy
By Hentaiboy (Nov 4, 2011)

Even Apple don't get it right first time (iPhone 4S battery woes). Give Fujifilm a break!

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m4rcin
By m4rcin (Nov 7, 2011)

Yes, great idea, tell this to Microsoft! :-)

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Oelph
By Oelph (Nov 2, 2011)

Mine (bought from Jessops last week) is already on 1.02.

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nspur
By nspur (Nov 2, 2011)

So is mine, last Friday from LCE.

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lordsakana
By lordsakana (Nov 2, 2011)

Legal Counsel for the Elderly?

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nspur
By nspur (Nov 2, 2011)

London Camera Exchange, has about 18 stores in the UK. You could be forgiven for the assumption!

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Van du Nord
By Van du Nord (Nov 2, 2011)

what about the performances of this X10....
Did somebody see some pictures?
When is it available?

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Erik Johansen
By Erik Johansen (Nov 2, 2011)

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1012

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rjx
By rjx (Nov 2, 2011)

There people on flickr with images and lots of in-depth reviews can be found on google

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jmagru
By jmagru (Nov 2, 2011)

Lots of info and pix here:
http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://prophotos.ru/reviews/14660-fujifilm-finepix-x10&ei=NRisTq6QI6b_mAXdyoGBDw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=15&ved=0CKoBEO4BMA4&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfinepix%2Bx10%26num%3D100%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DX%26tbo%3Dd%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D800%26tbs%3Dqdr:d%26prmd%3Divns

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Van du Nord
By Van du Nord (Nov 2, 2011)

thank you jmagru!!!
this is the first good test I discover

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (Nov 2, 2011)

DPReview should do an aritcle, The Pros & Cons of Being an Early Adopter. I don't think there are any "pros", though. Of course, people will stand in line outside an Apple store to get first crack at undiscovered "issues" (problems).

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Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (Nov 2, 2011)

LOL. This is absolutely ridiculous.

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Erik Johansen
By Erik Johansen (Nov 2, 2011)

Sooo. Too early must be better than too late?

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Michael_13
By Michael_13 (Nov 3, 2011)

What?

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Nikono
By Nikono (Nov 2, 2011)

@ princewolf
That is a new trend. Download the firmware update first and then wait for the camera to hit the shelves. :-)

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 2, 2011)

yeah, it's a vapourware firmware...

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FrankyChing
By FrankyChing (Nov 2, 2011)

相機還未上市,firmware 就已經可以更新,看來廠家對這相機有點重視。

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Michael_13
By Michael_13 (Nov 3, 2011)

Very funny stick figures you have there. :-)

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m4rcin
By m4rcin (Nov 7, 2011)

yeah, i know i know.

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princewolf
By princewolf (Nov 2, 2011)

Those of us who still can't see x10 on the shelves can download the firmware and feel as if we have it... fantasy world.

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straylightrun
By straylightrun (Nov 2, 2011)

How about another firmware update to improve the AF for the x100?

And more importantly, will Fujifilm ever publicly acknowledge the x100's common sticky blade problem?

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 2, 2011)

My X100 had no such problem, nor did my mates camera, so I'm not sure how common this "sticky blade" problem is.

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almost rad
By almost rad (Nov 2, 2011)

I'm not sure how common it is either but I did have this issue and had to send the camera back to Fuji and a friend of mine had the same issue.

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Total comments: 47