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Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10

By dpreview staff on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:00 GMT

Fujifilm has released the promised fimware update for its X100 large sensor compact. Firmware v1.10 includes 22 feature modifications and additions, including correction of several issues highlighted in our review of the camera. The company has detailed the changes and revised the user manual to reflect additional features added as part of the update. Both the firmware update and the updated user manual can be downloaded from the company's website immediately.

Andy Westlake: We're delighted to see Fujifilm listening to users' and reviewers' concerns across a wide range of sources, and addressing many of the issues which have been raised over the X100's operation. On paper, Firmware 1.10 appears to resolve a number of the camera's least-popular habits, perhaps most notably its per-exposure-mode ISO and DR setting, along with its general forgetfulness of drive and macro mode settings. We're also pleased that the camera will now retain the AF frame size when switching from the EVF to the OVF and back, and can be set to display a parallax-corrected AF point for close-range work. Our X100 review will be updated once we've had a chance to thoroughly test these and the numerous other fixes and improvements.

Click here to find out more and download Fujifilm X100 firmware v1.10

Press Release:

DETAILED INFORMATION ON FIRMWARE UPDATE

1. FinePix X100

(1) Firmware version:

   Newly updated firmware: Ver.1.10

(2) Details of the update

• 22 items will be upgraded.
• Among them, 5 items below (No.s 8, 9, 12, 13. and 20) were mentioned in the “FinePix X100 In-depth Review” on www.dpreview.com.
• Improvements to the operation of 6 items (from 1 to 6) have been made, and the description in the current owner’s manual has been updated. The Updated English manual PDF will be available for download from the FUJIFILM.com global website, at the time of the above embargo.

Improved items

<Revised owner’s manual related items>
• 1. The following functions can be locked during shooting by holding down [MENU/OK] button over 3 sec. DRIVE/Flash/White balance/Macro (set on the Command Dial – 4 direction key)

• 2. "CORRECTED AF FRAME" menu is added in "SET-UP" menu (the last line on menu page 6) to display additional AF frame (corrected AF frame for reducing parallax) which can be effectively used for macro shots. (Factory default value is set to "OFF")

• 3. Adjustment in 1/3 step increment for shutter speed or aperture setting is enabled in Shutter-Priority AE and Aperture-Priority AE mode, on top of those in Manual Exposure mode. Shutter-Priority AE : Adjustment is controlled by rotating the command dial Aperture-Priority AE : Adjustment is controlled by moving left/right on the command control lever

• 4. In the post-view mode (display after shooting), focused area is magnified in the LCD(EVF) display when the command control lever is pressed. Cf. "IMAGE DISP." Setting must be set to "CONTINUOUS",

• 5. Setting of the role for "Fn" button is enabled by holding down "Fn" button over 3 sec.

• 6. Actual ISO sensitivity for shooting is displayed just after pressing shutter button halfway, when "ISO AUTO CONTROL" is set to ON.

< Improved items, not related to revised owner's manual>
• 7. When "eye sensor" is activated by pressing "VIEW MODE" button, "EYE SENSOR" is displayed on EVF/OVF or LCD just a while to notice the status.

• 8. Macro mode ISO sensitivity, Drive mode, Dynamic range, Self-timer mode, flash mode is maintained even if shutter speed setting or aperture setting is changed. Also, even after changing viewing mode into shooting mode or turning of the camera, these values are maintained.

• 9. The size of focus frame set through viewing EVF/LCD is maintained even after changing display mode between OVF and EVF(LCD).

• 10. When "SHUTTER SOUND" is chosen, each shutter sound is performed in each menu setting

• 11. In viewing mode, the last viewed shot is maintained as even after changing into shooting mode Cf. After another image is shot after viewing former image, memory of viewing the image is cancelled and the last shot is displayed as the latest image.

• 12. When the aspect ration of the image size is set to 16:9, the line of bright frame line on OVF is displayed with aspect ratio 16:9.

• 13. Viewing mode with Photo Information on EVF/LCD is maintained even if another image is shot. On top of this issue, deleting picture directly is enabled even in viewing with Photo information by pressing the command dial up, or MENU operation is also enabled..

• 14. Occasionally, preview image on EVF/LCD after pressing the shutter halfway might be darker than live view, according to aperture setting or brightness of shooting target. This has now been improved.

• 15. When "DISP. CUSTOM SETTING" is set to OVF or EVF/LCD, the setting value is maintained even after customising the menu.

• 16. Even for only RAW data recording mode, "RED EYE REMOVAL" setting is selectable among ON or OFF.

• 17. In MF (manual focus) setting with OVF mode, OVF viewing is activated after pressing shutter half way, even if "FOCUS CHECK"(magnifying centre of the image) is displayed in EVF by pressing the centre of the command control lever.

• 18. Displaying period after pressing each command dial (Macro/Flash) is prolonged from 1.5 sec into 2.0 sec for confirming correctly.

• 19. For resuming from AUTO POWER OFF setting, the shutter release button was required to hold down halfway for a few second. For quicker operation, resuming is activated by just pressing the button.

• 20. Image quality captured by Velvia/ASTIA mode is improved on mainly shadow tone (dark area), when dynamic range is set to 200% or 400%

• 21. When "OVF POWER SAVE MODE" is set to ON and "Fn" button is set to "MOVIE RECORDING", the camera may be unstable occasionally. This has now been improved.

• 22. Histogram display on OVF during exposure compensation is improved.

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Comments

Total comments: 108
LVPhoto1
By LVPhoto1 (Jul 7, 2011)

Fuji must be commended to provide the opportunity for those who have had the desire to own a Rangefinder camera, at a very affordable price; I would have no regrets if I have the opportunity to use one on my next wedding. Back in the 60ties I used the Leica rangefinder and all I had was the 35 lens.

0 upvotes
marvzz
By marvzz (Sep 2, 2011)

Fuji X100 is not a Rangefinder camera. It only looks like one thus rangefinder-like. :) It doesn't support a rangefinder focusing mechanism (aligning of two images to make a sharp image) . It focuses by contrast detection similar to dslr cameras and digicams.

http://asia.cnet.com/ask/is-the-fuji-x100-a-rangefinder-camera-62207084.htm

0 upvotes
Animot
By Animot (Jul 3, 2011)

Further to my last post, when I try to download the FPUPDATE.DAT (32.2MB) the graphic converter opens, I thought it was suppose to be a simple double click and download operation? What am i doing wrong?

0 upvotes
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jul 4, 2011)

only downloaded one file instead of both?^^

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Animot
By Animot (Jul 4, 2011)

thanks! all is well.

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Animot
By Animot (Jul 2, 2011)

Can any Mac users tell me why when I try to download the 1.10 firmware I get a file that appears to be for a PC. ???

0 upvotes
mklrss
By mklrss (Jun 29, 2011)

I've upgraded firmware up to 1.10. Good, more useable. However, if you move focusing point from center and choose exposure "by point", then exposure point don't move with focusing point and always locked on center. This combination is not useable and abnormal. You must use AFL/AEL in this case instead simple choose of focusing/exposure point.

0 upvotes
JLL6
By JLL6 (Jun 28, 2011)

i cant autofocus when using optical viewfinder, but can autofocus using electronic viewfinder, at the same distance from the object.

any idea what's wrong?

0 upvotes
EduardoJB
By EduardoJB (Jun 30, 2011)

There's nothing "wrong", that's the way the camera works (I know, it should be considered "wrong", I agree). The camera doesn't autofocus close subjects using the optical viewfinder. When it determines that a subject is close (and close means approximately 30"), according to its software settings, it switches automatically to the EV. It's in the manual somewhere. If you want to take a photo in Macro mode, you don't have the option of using the OV either.

0 upvotes
EduardoJB
By EduardoJB (Jun 30, 2011)

I'm sorry, there's something wrong in what I said, the camera doesn't switch "automatically" to EV when objects are close, you have to make the change because the OF won't work with close objects.

0 upvotes
ChrishsChan
By ChrishsChan (Jun 27, 2011)

Even this camera is good, still have no chance of touching it or even seeing it in Vancouver, could not find any camera retailers have stock. I only have the chance of seeing it in HK, but the price is sky rocket high - US$2,500-.

0 upvotes
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jun 27, 2011)

i sell mine, i am in europe/vienna

0 upvotes
Tormenborba
By Tormenborba (Jun 28, 2011)

I can ship to you guys, I live in Australia us$1670 + secure postage. bank transfer, next day expedition.

1 upvote
Tormenborba
By Tormenborba (Jun 28, 2011)

of course new from shop with warranty, I will go and buy it.

1 upvote
Basiccccc
By Basiccccc (Jun 29, 2011)

if your from vancouver B.C. leos cameras on granville street has a display model

0 upvotes
mauro paillex
By mauro paillex (Jun 26, 2011)

everything it's ok!

1 upvote
PhotoGraphDotCz
By PhotoGraphDotCz (Jun 25, 2011)

URGENT PROBLEM: after update to fw 1.10 can not change AF mode! By pressing AF button take no effect, menu item FOCUS is inactive (lightgrayed). I try reset to factory settings but no effect. Does anyone have any idea what to do? HELP PLS!

1 upvote
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jun 26, 2011)

there is an autofocus button?^^

0 upvotes
Naaruk
By Naaruk (Jun 26, 2011)

You may set Focus Mos (switch at left side camera) in AF-C
Set in AF-S or MF

0 upvotes
buff_roach
By buff_roach (Jun 25, 2011)

Hopefully the next firmware update will correct the issue of my fat fingers pushing the four-way dial by mistake when trying to get into the menu. Right now I have to use the tip of the nail of my pinkie.

3 upvotes
yashicadude
By yashicadude (Jun 25, 2011)

A minor improvement, hopefully they'll address the two largest issues for me....the Auto ISO buried in menus fiasco and the in viewfinder picture review when using the OVF. There should be an option to send the picture review to either the EVF or the rear LCD...it's very distracting when shooting.

0 upvotes
carino
By carino (Jun 25, 2011)

Minor improvements? You must be kidding. What's this that people are obsessed by auto ISO. If you use it you just set it up once for the whole day. Or even better, don't use it. When you need higher ISO once in a while just push the Fn button ;-)
You can switch the review in OVF off by the way.

4 upvotes
straylightrun
By straylightrun (Jun 26, 2011)

Why can't Fuji just put an option for Auto-ISO in the ISO menu? It's simple to do. Many DSLRS, basic P&S cameras and even mobile phones with cameras have this option. The Fujifilm is a $1200 camera that requires you to menu dive to enable or disable this feature.

0 upvotes
gava
By gava (Jun 26, 2011)

If you do that then how do you propose the minimum ISO setting for auto mode should be set on the fly?

There is an answer to the question, but your ire seems to have blinded you to the issues involved.

0 upvotes
sportyaccordy
By sportyaccordy (Jun 26, 2011)

Not to be one of those photography elitists, but why not just set the ISO yourself? What kind of shoot demands continuous on the fly ISO changes from one shot to the next?

Not to mention, once you take a few hundred shots in different environments you should know the thresholds of your camera. For example on my D40 going beyond ISO400 is a bit of a crapshoot. So unless Auto ISO let me cap the max ISO to 550 or so it would be of no use anyway. There are too many variables involved, better to just make the decision on your own.

1 upvote
Andy Crowe
By Andy Crowe (Jun 27, 2011)

I switch between auto iso and manual iso all the time on my camera. I generally leave it in auto mode so I don't have to faff around if I want to take a quick picture (nothing worse than being in the wrong iso mode, especially somewhere with varied lighting like a concert) but then if I want a specific iso for something it's nice to be able jump in and set it quickly.

1 upvote
lomoportfolio
By lomoportfolio (Jun 25, 2011)

My biggest issues are:
- it auto-focuses from infinity, leaving the object closer to me (which I most likely taking picture of) out of focus in too many occasions
- dancing with the menu items and the command dial is annoying: the "enter" button is too small and I often miss it pressing left or right of the wheel instead
- menus should not wrap (jump from the last item to the first with one extra step) -- it should stop at the last item!
- for real-life street photography it needs to be faster, giving back control while writing files to the card. Please learn how Ricoh GR3 does that. With a fast card on Ricoh it takes couple seconds to write jpg series of images and it's ready for the next one. Fuji dies for unacceptably long time between shots
- please, please add continues shooting mode. It's not the same as burst mode. It don't have to be 3 or 5 frames per second. 3 per 2 seconds would be OK, but it shouldn't stop after 10 frames, and die forever to write that sequence down

0 upvotes
Persephone
By Persephone (Jun 25, 2011)

I would prefer enabling remapping of RAW button for it to be a second MENU button so I can finally access menu with ease and not with the bottom of a lighter, pen, rock, stick or whatever else is nearby....

2 upvotes
digby dart
By digby dart (Jun 25, 2011)

Fuji continues to give this camera their all, compared to other manufacturers its impressive stuff. When the supply improves and the price settles there will be a lot of very keen photographers jumping on board – then we will se what this baby can really do. Well done Fuji. :D

4 upvotes
Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Jun 25, 2011)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

1 upvote
straylightrun
By straylightrun (Jun 25, 2011)

"Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO."

+1. I really really hope Fujifilm gives us an option in the menu to reverse the wheel direction in a future update. It feels so unnatural to increase the ISO by spinning the wheel COUNTER clockwise and vice versa. Is this normal amongst other Fujifilm cameras?

Also Fujifilm, please make it so that when you spin the wheel it changes the ISO in 1/3 increments eg. ISO 200, 250, 320, 400 (as it is right now) but when you use the toggle switch it changes ISO in full stop increments eg. 200 to 400 to 800. This will make is so much easier to use.

1 upvote
gava
By gava (Jun 26, 2011)

The higher choice of minimum ISO is becaues you also have Auto-DR enabled.

0 upvotes
Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Jun 25, 2011)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

0 upvotes
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jul 4, 2011)

you have dr400 activated, so the cam has to go to iso800

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stickynugget
By stickynugget (Jun 24, 2011)

Us folks who bought an Olympus XZ-1 are jealous as crap that some company out there actually listens to consumers and fixes things.

4 upvotes
carino
By carino (Jun 24, 2011)

Yeah, some good imprevements. Mind you this is version 1.10. They must be already busy with version 2.0 ;-)

0 upvotes
f_a_c_e
By f_a_c_e (Jun 24, 2011)

iPad importing problem is still there.
After importing pics in iPad the card seems to lock the camera ...
The only workaround is to lock the card before inserting it into iPad for importing process, though in that way you cannot delete the pics after importing.

0 upvotes
nugat
By nugat (Jun 24, 2011)

When I download the update from the fuji link (what a convoluted method!!)
and then transfer it to SD card, when the card is in the camera the firmware version shows 1.01 !
It's the first update from a month ago and of course the camera doesn't recognize a new update. So no action is taken. (It should be 1.10).
Did they botch up the versions or I'm doing something wrong?

0 upvotes
f_a_c_e
By f_a_c_e (Jun 24, 2011)

Obvious questions but:
1) do you have a 'fresh' card just formatted by X100 ?
2) do you copy the FPUPFATE.DAT in card (root dir) ?
3) do you turn on camera pressing disp. back button
4) do you click menu ok when FIRMWARE UPGRADE screen appear ?

4 upvotes
nugat
By nugat (Jun 24, 2011)

yes, yes, yes, yes
?
The camera still shows the 1.01 firmware and put out the message
" new firmware not be found" (sic!) "turn off the camera"

0 upvotes
f_a_c_e
By f_a_c_e (Jun 24, 2011)

it's odd.
just wonder: did you downloaded also the 1.01 fw months ago ?
are you sure you've downloaded the new 1.1 firmware and saved it in a different path (of previous 1.01 fw) ?

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Viramati
By Viramati (Jun 24, 2011)

not really. it first tells you the current firmware and then when you proceed to the next step it tells you the new one

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nugat
By nugat (Jun 25, 2011)

I downloaded the new firmware from the link above. It is not marked which version it is (should be (1.10) and at the Fuji site there is no other firmware for X100. It's called "FPUPDATE.DAT" 32.2MB. I downloaded it to my Mac and copied via a card reader to an SD card formatted in X100.
The card now shows only this file, same name but bigger--33.9MB.
I insert the card into X100, turn the camera on holding "disp/back" and the FIRMWARE UPDATE SCREEN appears.
It says VERSION 1.01. After hitting OK the screen says NEW FIRMWARE NOT BE FOUND (sic!). TURN OFF THE CAMERA.
I downloaded the same way 1.01 months ago and had no problem upgrading the camera then. Anybody tried to upgrade that way 1.01 to 1.10 and succeeded?

0 upvotes
aleS.
By aleS. (Jun 25, 2011)

I'd suggest to download the upgrade again and repeat the process.

0 upvotes
nugat
By nugat (Jun 25, 2011)

On advice from the forum I cleaned up all the old versions of updates (1.01). Put them in trash and that helped.probably the Fuji updates have the same file names whatever the version, so when I downloaded the 1.10 it was recognized as the old 1.01.
A quirk in the software supposed to iron out quirks.

0 upvotes
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jun 26, 2011)

the main problem with fuji is, that they stated it took them two years of developement. TWO years!

i found out the errors with this cam in the first two hours after buying one.

also they had a bulletin board where you could leave comments and I BET the raw button for example was allready the main issue for people before it even came to the market.

no one can tell me that its because of they just needed field testers for their camera, after two years of developement.

also i bet there will be an interchangable lens version with all the errors the x100 has, only that the menue button is twice the diameter because that was "the users main issue"

when you press the shutter halfway, you can turn the aperture or timevalue wheel, and nothing changes, unless you release the shutter. 
this is the exact oposite of an analogue style camera.

for me its written in stone for now on:

FF nikon as dslr, ricoh grd for pocketcamera

0 upvotes
Les Kamens
By Les Kamens (Jun 24, 2011)

Waiting for the x200 with an "M" mount....

0 upvotes
carino
By carino (Jun 24, 2011)

It's already there called M8 ;-)
Keep on waiting, meanwhile I am enjoying my wonderfull X100.

4 upvotes
Ashley Pomeroy
By Ashley Pomeroy (Jun 24, 2011)

Ah, Fuji. I always remember - because I wrote it down - that in order to turn on RAW mode on my old E900 I had to press MENU DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN SET DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN RIGHT UP SET. And that was 2008!

3 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Jun 24, 2011)

fixed the price tag and problems solved ... not really :)

1 upvote
carino
By carino (Jun 24, 2011)

Buy yourself a EP-2 or something like that. That will be good enough for your needs ;-)

2 upvotes
opticaloptimum
By opticaloptimum (Jun 24, 2011)

The sad thing is that software cannot fix the X100's main weakness: that the lens is very soft when wide open, especially when focussed close. This is stated clearly in the DPReview review and is evident in the review's photo of a little girl, whose face is not sharp even though in the centre of the picture. What is the point of having a f2.0 lens if it cannot take sharp pictures? The main use of f2.0 for me would be portraits where the face is sharp but the background is out of focus. In my opinion the X100 fails in this respect. It seems that Fuji gave keeping the lens small priority over being sharp.

0 upvotes
armanius
By armanius (Jun 24, 2011)

Not true at all. At macro range, the X100 is soft at F2. However, at normal portrait range, the F2 is very good. Stop it down to F2.8, and it's excellent.

Moreover, with an equivalent focal length of 35mm, the focal length itself is not designed for close up head only portraits. 35mm is more of an all around focal length that is good for some head and shoulder photos, as well as environmental portraits, street shooting, landscape and architecture.

Lastly, 35mm is not going to get super shallow DOF unless you get really close to the subject and the background is far enough. And for portraits, you don't want to do that anyway with a 35mm lens, because 35mm is going to distort the face at close ups.

In conclusion, if you were/are looking to use 35mm for heads only portrait, you are barking up the wrong tree.

1 upvote
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jun 24, 2011)

you bought a 35mm f2 fixed lens camera for taking prtraits?^^

2 upvotes
opticaloptimum
By opticaloptimum (Jun 24, 2011)

No, I haven't bought one but I love the X100 concept. I agree that we would not normally use 35mm equivalent for head only portraits. I am talking of environmental portraits (please take a look at the example of the little girl in the DP review).

A technical point. DOF depends on image size. The depth of field with a 35mm lens is the same as that with a 90mm lens if the camera to subject distance is changed so that the subject occupies the same fraction of the image. So the depth of field at f2.0 can be made the same as that with a f2.0 90mm by moving close enough to the subject. I agree of course this may well make the nose too prominent.

0 upvotes
Doug Frost
By Doug Frost (Jun 24, 2011)

Trashing a camera you don't own, have no experience with and have no intention of buying is the definition of a troll.

6 upvotes
Dan Nikon
By Dan Nikon (Jun 24, 2011)

It would seem you don't even own the camera, ok...well what you have to say really makes no sense...

I have owned the X100 for exactly one month to date. I have had it in tow on 6 assignments in everything from starlight to Dutch Master's light. The lens is sharp at F/2, no question, in the majority of the center. In fact it is actually decent in the corners if the object falls within the focal plane due to curvature of field. Even the starlight shots showed comparable sharpness and coma to a good full frame lens from Nikon or Canon, with good contrast too. It's No Leica or Nikon 35 1.4, but it is *very* good, better than any point and shoot lens for sure.

Buy the camera, shoot some kick A$$ pictures that show talent more than sharp bricks. You know, the kind where the light is striking. Then and only then will you see what any lens is capable of...

1 upvote
inthethick
By inthethick (Jun 25, 2011)

opticaloptimum: do yourself a favour and just buy an SLR.

0 upvotes
opticaloptimum
By opticaloptimum (Jun 25, 2011)

I am sorry if I offended. As a said, I love the concept and want to love the implementation but have been concerned about the statements I read in the DP review and elsewhere about the lens being soft in some situations. Yes, my comments are not based on personal experience, but are based on what I take to be a reputable review. I am pleased that some here are disputing DPReview's findings as I want the camera to be a success.

0 upvotes
gava
By gava (Jun 26, 2011)

At close distances at f2 the lens is soft. Sometimes this matters, sometimes not.

It is only a 23mm lens and expecting it to substitute for a short telephoto is silly.

At f2 focussed at longer distances it is unbelievably sharp. Quite simply spectacular.

1 upvote
opticaloptimum
By opticaloptimum (Jun 26, 2011)

Thank you gava. This is helpful to me and I expect to others as well.

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BillZM
By BillZM (Jul 4, 2011)

This quote is incorrect: "A technical point. DOF depends on image size. The depth of field with a 35mm lens is the same as that with a 90mm lens if the camera to subject distance is changed so that the subject occupies the same fraction of the image. So the depth of field at f2.0 can be made the same as that with a f2.0 90mm by moving close enough to the subject." I believe it would be correct for same aperature (mm not f ratio). Of course, that would require an f0.8 35mm equivalent lens to equal the DOF of the 90mm equiivalent f2.0. As it stands, the 35mm equivalent f2.0 would be the DOF equivalent (with cropping) of a 90mm equivalent f5.1, and this for the APS-C format, so with cropping, you're FAR off the full-frame 90/100mm f2 standard for portrait lenses (more like a full frame 90mm f8) and closer to the 85mm equivalent f4.5 at the long end of many APS-C DSLR kit zooms. The X100 looks like a sweet camera, but not one I'd choose for portraits.

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jun 24, 2011)

no manual focus fix, no autoiso fix, no raw button fix, no review fix but the jpg modes got an update in the shadow tones. i signed in todayhopening that at least one fuji official reads this: i will never ever buy a fuji product again

0 upvotes
Higuel
By Higuel (Jun 24, 2011)

I don't have it, (or any fuji camera for that matter!) but this way you will never buy ANY brand of cameras!

I still have not come across ANY digital perfect camera! All of them have SEVERAL things wrong!

EVEN if your's is not perfect, ENJOY IT! ;D

2 upvotes
inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jun 24, 2011)

ever tried a nikon or a ricoh grd?^^

0 upvotes
Rustyspurs
By Rustyspurs (Jun 24, 2011)

Now have update( FPUPDATE.app) on my desktop but cannot get it the card or camera. Desperately need advice......please.

0 upvotes
Campbell 700
By Campbell 700 (Jun 24, 2011)

Hi I have a mac and for some reason the computer does not recognize the camera when it is attached. What I did was use a usb sd card reader, move the firmware update onto the card via the reader, then put the card into the camera. Make sure the card has been formatted and that there is no other information on the card. Also refer back the instructions on the fujifilm website before updating. The whole process takes about 40 seconds once started, so have the battery fully charged. It is worth updating.

0 upvotes
Viramati
By Viramati (Jun 24, 2011)

yes you can just copy it to the top level of the Sd card and it will work.
A big step forward though no fix for the shutter opening and closing when in bright sunlight which really slows the camera down

0 upvotes
armanius
By armanius (Jun 24, 2011)

Biggest quirk was not addressed -- auto ISO and ISO control should be on the same menu!!!

Also would like to have seen the following addressed:

- why is the user able to change ISO with the upper control lever when using the OVF, but is forced to use the lower control jog wheel when using EVF????

- allow user to assign a function to the RAW button, similar to the Fn button

2 upvotes
Jim-S
By Jim-S (Jun 24, 2011)

The update procedure posted by Fuji seems unnecessarily convoluted. Does anyone know if you can simply copy the file FPUPDATE.DAT directly to the SD card using a card reader - rather than running the update program from the computer to make this transfer? I'm on a Mac.

I ask because I noticed the previous update said I needed the software MyFinePix Studio on my computer - but I didn't (and won't!). Wonder if they're just being too obtuse....

0 upvotes
seta666
By seta666 (Jun 24, 2011)

Yes, you can.
1- Format the SD card
2- Copy the .dat file to your SD
3- Turn on the camera while holding Disp/back
4- Update

I did it this way

3 upvotes
Jim-S
By Jim-S (Jun 24, 2011)

Thank you! Beats me why they say it the way they do.

0 upvotes
apicus
By apicus (Jun 24, 2011)

thanks. you should write the upgrade manuals!
how on earth can they make it so complicated?
anyway it is by far the most film-like compact around, with its faults and quirkiness.
i have had and used it for like three weeks; the printing on the "raw" button is starting to wear off, come on fuji...
and why not make the buttons/menus fully customizable to turn off all the crap i am not interested in?
any reports on improved write speed?

1 upvote
Wilmar Boer
By Wilmar Boer (Jun 24, 2011)

Did the update improve writing speed?

1 upvote
FordRoosevelt
By FordRoosevelt (Jun 24, 2011)

Not sure about the writing speed, but startup speed from sleep is still there. Thoughts? Using the SanDisk Extreme Extreme Pro and formatted in camera speeds up the start up from off. But sleep still slow.

0 upvotes
camera lucida
By camera lucida (Jun 24, 2011)

How does the update work with OSX? The Camera does not show on my Mac when connected :-(

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KaiserX
By KaiserX (Jun 24, 2011)

Don't worry, the FPUPDATE program will find it. And at least this update won't yack and spit like Sony's a55 Firmware v2, just because of a 64-bit kernal.

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snake_b
By snake_b (Jun 24, 2011)

Stuff like this nonsense makes me wish people wouldn't early adopt, in order to force manufacturers to put out reasonably completed products, not use paying customers as testers (whom they don't listen to).

4 upvotes
WT21
By WT21 (Jun 24, 2011)

This doesn't make sense. Engineers can only think so much. They are not the 1000s of users out there. You need outside input.

2 upvotes
LapsedPilot
By LapsedPilot (Jun 24, 2011)

I agree they should do more field testing -- some of the original software flaws were pretty obvious and should have been caught before going to production. On the other hand, you can't say they don't listen to their customers. This *is* the result of listening to their customers.

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jul 4, 2011)

@wt21: it took me 30min for finding all flaws, you dont need 1000 users for that^^

0 upvotes
ny10522
By ny10522 (Jun 24, 2011)

Looks like the "aperture dance" issue has NOT been addressed.

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snake_b
By snake_b (Jun 24, 2011)

Maybe they need more bad reviews before they'll move on it.

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Jul 4, 2011)

but you know that its clearly stated in the manual why it does that?^^

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seta666
By seta666 (Jun 24, 2011)

For me there are still three important fixes to be made, more important that shutter sounds and such
1- Assignable Raw button (for ND filter)
2- Correct the Hyperfocal DOF values for those of a 23mm (now 35mm)
3- Improve MF ring behaviour, specially in low light situations (now need tens of turns)
With this improvements I would be done; anyway, is good that updates are coming

2 upvotes
h00ligan
By h00ligan (Jun 24, 2011)

it's a .1 upgrade.. sit tight. This was pretty fast, and made some good repairs. I don't think I'd count too much on feature add so quickly.

1 upvote
Gethenderson
By Gethenderson (Jun 24, 2011)

I was waiting for this firmware upgrade to see if it addressed the concerns that have held me back from buying the X100. And it doesn't.

1) RAW button assignment.
2) MF ring being too slow.

Crazy oversights to me. Lost them a customer right here.

0 upvotes
Tormenborba
By Tormenborba (Jun 24, 2011)

imagine that a raw button! why would people and camera maker want a raw button?
if you shoot raw, you shoot raw.

6 upvotes
straylightrun
By straylightrun (Jun 24, 2011)

Fujifilm should of made it a second customizable Function button and set the default setting of it to a JPEG/RAW toggle switch (which is what it is now).

2 upvotes
Arlo2000
By Arlo2000 (Jun 24, 2011)

1) Should HAVE. Grrr.
2) I LOVE the raw button…I shoot mostly JPG, but for those times when I quickly want a raw shot, the button is a genius addition. Agree of course that it should be programmable.

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NineFace
By NineFace (Jun 24, 2011)

I guess they thought that the RAW button make the camera look professional... lol

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gava
By gava (Jun 26, 2011)

The RAW button is because they made the best JPG engine ever seen in any camera. Period. They also combined it with an excellent Auto-DR option for protecting highlights, and incredible high-ISO performance and excellent noise quality when it does finally appear.

Unless you've actually owned and used the camera however you wouldn't know this.

The jpg engine so good that it's almost impossible to get results as good from any of the major RAW converters and takes a ton of work.

Occasionally under very odd lighting I will use the RAW button to get a RAW capture, but I have never shot anything except RAW with my DSLRs, but simply don't bother with the X100. There's no point.

Stupid Fuji putting their best engineers on their jpg engine. What could they have been thinking?

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WooDaWoo
By WooDaWoo (Jun 26, 2011)

I find the RAW button helpful/convenient as it allows me to enable RAW on the fly. Tried using RAW+Jpeg but didn't want to have two copies of @ picture sitting on the HD (found myself spending quite a bit of time from deleting RAW files because of the jpeg version looks good); didn't want to go through the process of converting files for my girlfriend with RAW only setting. At the end I just use jpeg fine. Like Gava said, X100 produces very good images in jpeg format... I just use the RAW button whenever I want a RAW capture.

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moresi
By moresi (Jun 28, 2011)

If you shoot using RAW and also happen to use the film simulation modes then the camera remembers the settings you have chosen if you then process to jpg (using the RAW button in playback mode). With a wifi enabled memory card which automatically uploads jpgs, you end up with a very effective way to shoot raw, process on the fly and upload moderately edited files. It's a nice system.

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Wils Wong
By Wils Wong (Jun 24, 2011)

At least for me, those that are critical to shooting experience have improved

- macro mode is fixed
- ISO value is fixed for all modes
- small focusing box and stay that way

The pesky Auto ISO is still somewhere in the menu.

Otherwise all good.

1 upvote
Dan Nikon
By Dan Nikon (Jun 24, 2011)

The MF ring speed is still slow, but the AF is much improved in low light. Between that and the ISO consistency from mode to mode, I am pretty happy. Now put Auto-ISO on the ISO menu and this thing will be darn near perfect...

2 upvotes
akhyar
By akhyar (Jun 24, 2011)

Agreed with you.
Can't they put the Auto-ISO in the ISO menu?

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (Jun 24, 2011)

The reason why Auto ISO isn't on the ISO menu is because this would conflict with the current Auto ISO logic (which uses the value set in the ISO menu as the preferred minimum). It would therefore require a revision of the Auto ISO setup menu to maintain the same level of functionality, with a 'Minimum ISO' option added.

Personally I'd like to see Fujifilm make this change just as much as anyone else.

2 upvotes
brkl
By brkl (Jun 24, 2011)

Yup, I'm pleased too. ISO consistency was the biggest issue for me and it's fixed. Of course there are still problems left, but I can wait for those fixes.

0 upvotes
Pepenillo
By Pepenillo (Jun 24, 2011)

AF is improved in low light? is that true? no one mention it.

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NineFace
By NineFace (Jun 24, 2011)

Yea I also wanna know about the AF improved... is it better than m43 camera yet? because the new PEN camera AF are better than GH2 already!

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WooDaWoo
By WooDaWoo (Jun 26, 2011)

I thought it is in my head... I found the AF more responsive/accurate too after the firmware update. could it be a psychological thing? I didn't want to say it, as the engineers from Fuji must be laughing if they see this and had not done anything to improve AF performance yet... LoL

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moresi
By moresi (Jun 28, 2011)

The MF ring is much more responsive for me. Definitely not my imagination - 3 turns. Perhaps it's speed-dependent now.

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WooDaWoo
By WooDaWoo (Jun 29, 2011)

After spending more time using the camera with 1.10 firmware. I can confirm I'm still having the same issue when attempting to focus on objects when there is a brighter light source around, especially in Macro mode. What I do is I use the AFL button to speed up focusing in M mode, so that I don't have to turn the focus ring 200 times to focus on an object. I find the same thing Moresi does. Seems like focus would go faster, skips from 10 ft to 6 ft e.g, when turning the ring faster under bright condition. However, it does not do it when I tried doing the same thing when the room is not bright. It means when I press the AFL button in Macro mode, the camera tends to search for something to focus but cannot. It is almost like the camera is trying to pick something close to the light source to focus on, could not focus on the subject sitting within 15cm. Ended up rotating the ring 200 times to focus.

Any thoughts?

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camera lucida
By camera lucida (Jun 24, 2011)

anyone installed? does it works?

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mauro paillex
By mauro paillex (Jun 26, 2011)

yes, it works, really easy to install.

0 upvotes
kimnk
By kimnk (Jun 24, 2011)

Good improvements, but i bet we'll see a whole flood of people throwing tantrums because its doesnt have everything they wanted.

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inthethick
By inthethick (Jun 25, 2011)

I guess the forum just proved you right.

But it's all good. They complain, Fuji listens, we get the updates.

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