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Fujifilm adds further functions with X100 firmware v1.20

By dpreview staff on Mar 21, 2012 at 19:34 GMT

Fujifilm has added more user-interface refinements to its X100 large sensor camera with firmware v1.20. The latest firmware allows the Raw button to be user-customized. It also makes it easier to set up the camera's Auto ISO behavior and built-in ND filter. The update also claims to improve AE and AF performance when shooting movies. A PDF addendum to the user manual has also been released.

Functions that can be applied to the Raw button include:

 • Raw  • Depth of Field Preview
 • Self-Timer  • ISO
 • Image Size  • Image Quality
 • Dynamic Range  • Film Simulation
 • ND Filter  • AF Move
 • Movie  • Select Custom Setting

Comments

Total comments: 119
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imbsysop
By imbsysop (Sep 16, 2012)

No one updated to FW 1.30? I just have this camera "on borrow" from a friend (3 weeks) It needs some brain pain in getting mastered within 24 hrs! ;-) Needing some mental adjustment when coming from a classic dSLR.

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ctpjudd
By ctpjudd (May 8, 2012)

How do I determine what firmware is fitted to my new x-100?

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 29, 2012)

Interesting to read Ken Rockwell's review where he recommends to have DR on auto and ISO on auto and how the flash works well with this to give perfect fill in flash.
He is (as usual) a bit overenthusiastic about the camera and loves the panorama mode more than I do. I have tried it indoors on manual focus with it stopped down and not that impressed. Probably best for outdoors.

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 29, 2012)

One thing I have never liked on the X-100 is when shooting in continuous drive modes (5fps or 3 fps) the images are saved as a group with a different naming convention. Completely unnecessary and makes playback awkward and a mess of my computer workflow. Another instance of Fuji being TOO clever.

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rusticus
By rusticus (Mar 29, 2012)

The X100 is a Meielenstein still
It is simply the perfect camera for me
12 MP - yes
IQ - awesome
AF - ok
Design - Number 1 in the world
keep it up Fuji

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jbckhoo
By jbckhoo (Mar 28, 2012)

Can anyone verify whether this update has improved the "smarts" of the Multi-AF focusing?

When I had this camera, i found that the Multi-AF focusing would often lock on odd parts of the scene in the foreground or background (example: Giving the camera to a waitress to take a photo of the table, camera locks focus on back wall instead of faces at the table).

I know the x100 doesn't have AF face detection, but the Multi-AF seemed "dumber" than other implementations I've used.

Anyone know if this has been improved in this update? Thanks!

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thedips
By thedips (Mar 28, 2012)

@jbckhoo .... i will say this i probably shot a few 100 shots just last night alone indoors low light and heavy light giving it some pretty crazy AF tests and to me at least it feels like there is a fraction of improvement. not enough for me to feel like night and day, but i do know what you are talking about with the crazy camera locks. i feel like i am throwing away less photos in my work flow due to "out of focus subjects". but this also could be attributed to us getting better with the x100 and its little quirks!

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jbckhoo
By jbckhoo (Mar 29, 2012)

Thanks for your input - much appreciated.
It sounds like the quirky selection logic in Multi-AF is still there, but overall performance has improved somewhat.

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thedips
By thedips (Mar 27, 2012)

i have literally been obsessed with my x100 as of lately. i cant believe i am now just seeing this update!! (edit) after playing with the new update for a few hours i am very impressed. iso access, ND filter access, and focus zoom have made this update everything I've complained about for the past few months! the more and more i get comfortable with my x100 it makes me just get faster and working with my camera more seamless.

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MooSooBoo
By MooSooBoo (Mar 27, 2012)

I think it is great that Fuji continue to develop the X100, it was a brilliant but flawed camera for me when I bought it a few months ago, but firmware 1.20 by improving the focusing to near DSLR speeds and adding the toggle ND filter assignable to the RAW button has made it perfect for me.
I upgraded to Lightroom 4 also today. The combination of improved image quality in LR4 plus the improved camera functionality made today a very good day.

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 27, 2012)

Correction to post re toggle control. Should say "Toggle to LEFT reverses sequence..."

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 25, 2012)

As I said below I find Also I do find the way the controller wheel rotates to the left to increase ISO value (and other values in some menus - and to fine tune aperture with the Toggle Control) counterintuitive. I think Fuji have tried to follow the way the manual top dials turned which is to the left as well. Still confuses me. Which way do you turn the volume knob on a stereo? Right to increase and left to decrease.

Final thoughts. Wonderful camera now even better BUT I think Fuji needs to focus on making things simple as well as clever. And to do more testing before release to avoid the costly issues they have had so far (sticky apertures on X-100 and orbs on X-10 and X-S1.

Looking forward to the x-Pro-1. Especially if they release a 25-100 stabalised zoom (and a 70-300 zoom) or similar.

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 25, 2012)

Been playing more with the toggle control. In Playback mode push it in to zoom to the max to the center of the image (you can scroll around the image with the main control wheel). Press to fully zoom out if even partially zoomed in. Toggle to the right to bring up exif info and again. Keep going until back where you started. Toggle to right reverses sequence beginning with a center cross hair which I though would be the focus point but is only the center of the image (pointless really).. Handy if you prefer not to have this info on screen normally.

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electro123
By electro123 (Mar 25, 2012)

Hy! I'd like to asking, if i want to update my Fujifilm x100 to 1.20 firmware (actualy I have 1.11) can i update all of the latest firmware on it since 1.11 (1.12, 1.13), or I just do the update and enjoy?
Only I am afraid, lest something shifted.

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The Silver Fox
By The Silver Fox (Mar 26, 2012)

Electro123, all the changes made in previous firmware updates for the X100 are also rolled into the new update. So, you can update directly to 1.20 without having to update previous updates.

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electro123
By electro123 (Mar 26, 2012)

Thank you for your answer.

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TimR-Niagara
By TimR-Niagara (Mar 25, 2012)

i wish they can add the quickmenu like the xpro1 has so i don't have to high-dive into the deep abyss of the menus ;-)

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Mister Steve
By Mister Steve (Mar 25, 2012)

It seems to me that AF is not only much faster but can focus closer than it ever could for me before. When *not* in macro mode it is easily focusing closer than 2 feet now. And once it has auto focused less than 2 feet it seems to be able to focus as close a 1 foot in almost an "auto macro" mode? Anyone else noticed this? But once you get a red box you have back out to around 2 feet or more again and start over.

One of the most glaring errors (in my opinion) is still not corrected. The depth-of-field scale seems to be calculated based on a 35mm lens, not what you actual get with the 23mm lens. CF does not change the DOF and it is much larger than what the scale on the camera is showing.

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Replicant01
By Replicant01 (Mar 26, 2012)

This exactly the experience which I also made with the AF.
If you focus close (about 2ft), it can focus even closer (about 1ft). Lose focus and you go back where you started :)

I thought that I only imagined this, but you confirm my impressions.

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Derby Chang
By Derby Chang (Mar 25, 2012)

What has happened to the live histogram in the viewfinder in 1.20? With OVF power save mode off, and Histogram selected in the custom display mode...no histogram. Doesn't appear in either OVF or EVF. Have I missed a setting? At least they got rid of the empty frame

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Mister Steve
By Mister Steve (Mar 25, 2012)

I still see the histograms Derby. Did you press DISP/BACK to make sure the CUSTOM view is showing? This setting seems to be stored independently for OVF, EVF and LCD.

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Derby Chang
By Derby Chang (Mar 27, 2012)

Hi Mr Steve,
Yes, I am using Custom display. The histogram appears on the rear LCD, but not in the viewfinder.

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Jeiff
By Jeiff (Mar 24, 2012)

Is AF really faster in photo mode or only in movie mode?

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brumd
By brumd (Mar 25, 2012)

yes, AF is really really faster in photo mode.

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nawknai
By nawknai (Mar 24, 2012)

Hi,

Does anybody have the previous X100 firmware (version 1.12/1.13) that they could share? Autofocusing in MF mode using the AE-L/AF-L button isn't working nearly as good as before while focusing at distances of closer than 1.5 ft/45 cm. Parallax error, which was never a really big deal before when shooting in MF mode, is now a HUGE issue.

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 24, 2012)

Also I do find the way the controller wheel rotates to the left to increase ISO value (and other values in some menus - and to fine tune aperture) counterintuitive. Still not used to it. Mind you mainly leave it on Auto ISo (max 3200/1/30sec). Start up with quickstart on is now nearly instant. This plus the snappier auto focus means less missed shots.

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 24, 2012)

Definitely snappier AF. Assignable RAW button. Yay!
Pushing the (under-utilised) top controller toggle in zooms to the focus point when in AF-S. Clever. Works similarly in MF too. Now if the aperture can be fully controlled by the toggle (I find the aperture ring lugs awkward). Would have been nice to see Auto ISO in the Fn button menu but at least it is much easier to access now. Agree that you should be able to override auto ISO by selecting a higher ISO if you want. Why not a dedicated ISO ring a la Canon G12 (for X-101)?
How about an assignable toggle controller (same as RAW an Fn button)?
Very good upgrade Fuji - even if I did have to wait a year!
Next job make the menus so that it is not 3 steps to get to the set-up menu. Maybe assign AE button to the Shooting Menu and AF to Setup.

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UnChatNoir
By UnChatNoir (Mar 23, 2012)

A lot of negative fuzz about Fujifilm on this forum... but which other major camera manufacturer did ever release a firmware update after one year, improving overall performance, better AF, even adding new functionality? I can't remember. This 1.2 release is truly a camera revamp. It learns me that Fujifilm listens to its users and is not seeing us just as stupid 'consumers' like some others do. Once again it confirms my step towards the X-Pro1 (still awaiting it) wasn't a wrong decission. What isn't right now will be fixed. Be sure.

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straylightrun
By straylightrun (Mar 24, 2012)

Sorry, but this FW is what the x100 should of been from the very beginning. Your question should be: "which other major camera manufacturer did ever release such a buggy unresponsive camera?"

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plekstor
By plekstor (Mar 23, 2012)

Wait, what's this? Please help!
The dl version of the fw is 33.9MB (not 32.2) and does not function (?)

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rusticus
By rusticus (Mar 23, 2012)

it works - I've used it yesterday

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plekstor
By plekstor (Mar 23, 2012)

It was the browser cache causing it. Fixed!

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lgpix
By lgpix (Mar 23, 2012)

Help me. What i must do for - shutter can only be released when in-focus indicator is displayed (focus priority)?

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nico-foto
By nico-foto (Mar 22, 2012)

I didn't think i was going to say this, but after the firmware update, the AF seems really snappier, and being able to lock in rather low contrast zones. Way to go Fuji!

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rusticus
By rusticus (Mar 23, 2012)

I agree

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klbw
By klbw (Mar 22, 2012)

Good stuff, thanks Fuji. You've ticked few boxes on the TO FIX list for x100, but there's still a lot to improve, so keep up the good work :)

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jeerzz
By jeerzz (Mar 22, 2012)

X100 V1.11 VS 1.2 AF Test

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsS_NXJJByA

that's fantastic

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HeyItsJoel
By HeyItsJoel (Mar 22, 2012)

Great! NOW START WORKING ON THE Fuji X10 ORB ISSUE!!! Please? :)

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Mar 24, 2012)

HeyItsJoe...Fuji announced they are developing a modified sensor for the X-10 and X-S1 planned for release in late May. I imagine they will retro-fit this to existing units if requested by the customer.

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brumd
By brumd (Mar 22, 2012)

For a moment I thought the firmware-upgrade also dramatically improved the long writing time.. then I realized I had to switch it back to capturing RAW :/

This long time in which it is impossible to change camera settings, for me, is the only real issue with this camera. If only settings could be changed during the writing time.
Otherwise, this firmware upgrade is really great. I love to have easy access to the ND-filter, and the dramatic improvement in autofocus time is awesome!

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Anthony-James Owen
By Anthony-James Owen (Mar 24, 2012)

I believe it is the speed of the SD card you use in your X100 which speeds up or slow down the X100. After upgrading my card to an Sandisk Extreme Pro (45 MB/sec) the X100 is noticeably faster.

Another problem is reading the card with an iPad for example (with Camera Connection Kit) and putting it back into the X100.

The ipad is putting some information on the card which slows down the start up or writing of files to the X100. If you "write lock" the card before reading it with the iPad or reformatting after uploading the pictures, it is fast again. Weird.

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Daryl Cheshire
By Daryl Cheshire (Mar 27, 2012)

When I had a slow write problem, I saved the pictures and formatted the card. Which solved the problem. From other posts, it seem that other OS write crap to the card. I usually use the USB cable at home and only use the card reader If I'm away from home. The delay took ten seconds and delayed the start up time

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venice events
By venice events (Mar 22, 2012)

Fantastic!!!
AF very fast now!

www.digitimagephoto.it

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r10k
By r10k (Mar 22, 2012)

Brilliant, thanks Fuji!

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Wintergreen
By Wintergreen (Mar 22, 2012)

Updated this morning (10 min),
the RAW button thing is cool, now we have 2 customizable buttons.
The camera seems to focus a lot closer. But it might just be an impression, I haven't done any particular test yet.

Anyway, that's cool from FUJI to continue to add stuff to the camera. If they continue like that it will become okay good !!

As for the sticky blades, so far so good. 1000 shots since 21/02/12 and no issue. my camera has a serial beginnig with 21xx

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abacab1975
By abacab1975 (Mar 22, 2012)

Just installed the latest firmware and taken some test shots (daylight and inside). My two biggest issues with the X100 seem way better now at least in daylight (will check lower light later).

My findings are as below:

On focusing:

The X100 seems to be more consistent at focussing on darker less contrasty objects now like a black or blue jacket (has always been hit and miss before) say 9 times out of 10 it would miss and was very frustrating. This has been greatly improved in daylight (still to test in lower light - thats tonights job)

On close focussing:

My X100 had around a minimum focus distance of about 30cm before, which was only slightly better improved on in using macro mode. Initial findings are this distance has been really improved on and using macro mode is now maybe 10cm or thereabouts in daylight (still to test in lower light - thats tonights job)

So far so good, well done to Fuji for improving on the X100 focusing.

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Mar 22, 2012)

correction required:

"AF Move" - should be AF MODE

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brkl
By brkl (Mar 22, 2012)

Jesus. I was certain I would never see another firmware for my X100.

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blue orpin
By blue orpin (Mar 22, 2012)

"The latest firmware allows the Raw button to be user-customized. It also makes it easier to set up the camera's Auto ISO behavior"

I just installed the fw, i can't see how it makes it easier to set up the auto-iso. Am i missing something ?

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Mar 22, 2012)

nope, you're not :)

exactly the same problem here, simply, what they've done is moved Auto ISO in the MENUS to ISO settings but you can't get Auto ISO as part of ISO settings via FN/RAW button

--- only Fuji ---

that's priceless - why bother to add it to menus if you can't access the same functionality via FN/RAW button - who the hell goes to menus with your eye on the viewfinder???

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Jeremy Goldberg
By Jeremy Goldberg (Mar 22, 2012)

Are they screwing this up on purpose!?

Okay - very simple.

1) Add a an AUTO option on the ISO list so it's accessible from the FN/RAW button or even the menu section. You don't need to EDIT the auto ISO settings - that can stay in tools. You just need to be able to select it.

2) Make AUTO ISO part of the changing Custom Settings. Even if I assign Custom 1 as 200 ISO and Custom 2 as 3200 ISO, the AUTO setting overrides everything and screws things up. Why have ISO selectable, when AUTO overrides it?

I think I'll be selling the Fuji. Amazing camera, but PLEASE consult with some people who understand how to USE the cameras. This is a beautiful camera crippled by its firmware.

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samhain
By samhain (Mar 22, 2012)

No offense, but you sound like a baby just whining for the sake of whining. You make it seem like your turning on auto iso after every shot or something. Are you at a rave trying to take shots in between a strobe light strobing? Are your lighting conditions changing every second? Set it to auto iso and leave it. That's what auto iso is for. If your manually setting your iso speed, then use your dedicated iso button, where's the problem? I think it's more of a 'you' problem than a camera problem as it sounds like you don't have a firm grasp on what settings you should be using under various conditions and how to adjust.

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mark finn
By mark finn (Mar 23, 2012)

I have to agree here. Auto ISO is something that I use rarely, and when I do it's very much set it and forget about it for the rest of the session. For the most part I like to choose the ISO the camera is using, and for this purpose the ability to select it using the Fn button is handy.

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Mar 23, 2012)

@samhain I don't think there's any point to call somebody a whining baby. Your preferred method of taking pictures doesn't necessarily mean that it works for everyone. Me personally I use Auto ISO during the day and manual ISO in the evening when I shoot on full manual. Having Auto ISO in the same ISO settings via FN/RAW button increases usability of the camera - one doesn't need to go to menus when light conditions change or one is shooting both indoors and outdoors.

To me it just seems that your comment is just out of place here and you're trying to convince others how to use their cameras instead of trying to understand that not everybody uses their camera the same way as you do.

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Donar
By Donar (Mar 22, 2012)

Is the slow startup problem also fixed? I stopped using my X100 because startup time could take several minutes! And in between that time it looked like it was dead/broken and was not going to startup at all. Oke when I re-formated the memory card the problem was gone, but I like to work with large sdcards for a reason so was thinking of the OM-D EM-5.

I really like the panorama mode for the X100, but the internal stitching isn't that good, especially with white highlights (snow). Is that fixed? (does anyone know how the OM-D panorama mode works? The NEX-7 panorama mode seemed to work better than the X100's.

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brkl
By brkl (Mar 22, 2012)

That's probably a problem with the SD card, which could be fixed by formatting it.

EDIT: Duh.

Comment edited 25 seconds after posting
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Wintergreen
By Wintergreen (Mar 22, 2012)

I agree with Donar, I have a sandisk extreme 8go and it's ok when just formated but half full or so, it can begin to slow down and it's a problem when you cannot empty your card every day.
ex : I don't have my computer in holiday.
If they could do something on this that would be nice...

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sibyy
By sibyy (Mar 23, 2012)

Startup really hasn't been an issue for me. Did you have Quick Start Mode on? It really makes a big difference: http://www.stuff-review.com/2011-10/fujifilm-x100-startup-time-and-sd-card-write-speed-tests-how-to-make-the-x100-faster/

I always have it on and haven't experience any big battery drain.

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ljclark
By ljclark (Mar 23, 2012)

Several MINUTES to start up? Several would be at least three minutes. So if you turn the camera on and count carefully from "1" to "180", the camera might not be on at that point?

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Mar 23, 2012)

Hi I have SanDisk 45MB/s card and the only time I have problems with slow start up is when I remove it from my laptop (mac) and insert back to camera, quick fix is to format card in the camera - not on your computer. This fixes slow start up time.

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Bastian Junker
By Bastian Junker (Mar 23, 2012)

I use High speed SD card 95mb/s and there is basically no waiting time at all. Turning it on takes about 0,5 sek. or less with no quick start. And there is no waiting time using raw at all.

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johnwillyums
By johnwillyums (Mar 22, 2012)

Are the autofocus issues now fixed?

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Ray Sachs
By Ray Sachs (Mar 22, 2012)

I've never found them to be "broken". Its gotten faster in the last couple of firmware iterations and easier to grab focus in low light, but if you're coming from a DSLR or recent m43 camera you'll probably find it slow. But its very workable. Many people used to DSLR auto focus are disappointed with it - most other folks aren't. But it was never really bad once you understood parallax (when using the OVF) and how to find a vertical element to focus on in low light (which it still needs, from what I can tell - it still hunts if there's only a horizontal line in the AF box in low light).

-Ray

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johnwillyums
By johnwillyums (Mar 22, 2012)

Thanks for your answer Ray. I'm going to take the plunge and get one either this month or next. I am used to a DSLR but I also use a Samsung EX1 compact and that hunts for focus. I imagine it will be at least as fast as that.

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Ulfric M Douglas
By Ulfric M Douglas (Mar 22, 2012)

Yup, fixes some important gripes.
So if they're re-engineered the aperture blades it might be time to buy a new X100.

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loekids
By loekids (Mar 22, 2012)

Fuji will repair any X100 with SAB with a newly designed lens assembly. and as far as I know every new X100 (serial 2xxxx) now comes with the new lens assembly.

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r10k
By r10k (Mar 22, 2012)

I had this issue. Fuji repaired it and it's worked beautifully ever since.

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spiegellos
By spiegellos (Mar 22, 2012)

Fantasic news. I have updated now and i am very impressed by the improvements. kudos to Fuji

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samgabnz
By samgabnz (Mar 22, 2012)

Awesome! They've fixed all of the main issues I had with the X100. Nice one!

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Autocrat
By Autocrat (Mar 22, 2012)

Hi there anybody having trouble updating the firmware 1.2?

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samgabnz
By samgabnz (Mar 22, 2012)

Nope, it was as simple as falling off a slippery log backwards. Followed the instructions. Formatted the card. Copied the file onto the root of the card. Inserted card. Turned on the camera whilst holding DISP/BACK. Followed prompts. Done. Easy.

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richardsday
By richardsday (Mar 23, 2012)

Yes, from the Fuji x100 firmware update 1.2 page, I downloaded the fupdate.dat file, copied it to a formatted SD card, held down the disp/back button while turning on the camera, got the Firmware Upgrade screen, showing v. 1.13 was installed. On pushing OK per instructions, I got "latest firmware already installed"...
Please advise.
Richard

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ipopkin
By ipopkin (Mar 24, 2012)

I have tried with 3 different cards and keep getting an error message. Edison is sending me a card with the update on it. I hope that works.

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SheikYerbouti
By SheikYerbouti (Mar 22, 2012)

Photographic and technical excellence aside, I love the classic look of this camera ... a real beauty! The X-pro 1 is a much more versatile camera but, in my opinion, it lacks a little in the "looks department", e.g. why did Fuji opt for such a cheesy looking hand grip?

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Mar 22, 2012)

exactly, the handgrip is my main issue with this camera, i dont know why they did this ^^

make a metal camera and add an awkward rubber piece to that just doesnt make sens

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skimble
By skimble (Mar 22, 2012)

Hope Fuji can handle all that praise after the last few month of getting slapped for some or another reason :-)
Well done Fuji
I'm ven more proud t own a X100 ;-)

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Digitall
By Digitall (Mar 22, 2012)

After a year of its release, is that Fuji launches this update? I think we are giving too much importance to the cameras, much more than their manufacturers? For they are just another product. And we even have created a cult camera.The world is a very strange...

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alffastar
By alffastar (Mar 22, 2012)

But it's the only world we've got, so embrace the strangeness that is not harmful :)

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Tajnost
By Tajnost (Mar 22, 2012)

Really hope to see MULTIEXPOSURE in the 2.0 firmware version, the same as in X-pro 1

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alffastar
By alffastar (Mar 21, 2012)

Astounding :)))

Great update!

I also discovered that when changing a setting with a button (not in the menu) and then confirming with the shutter button, the annoying focusing does not happen, just the confirmation of the value!

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mizio
By mizio (Mar 21, 2012)

sono contentissimo di questa digicam ,la sua tenuta sulle alte luci e il bilanciamento del bianco ottimale in tutte le situazioni la rende la migliore in assoluto.Mi chiedo come mai ne' la nikon e nemmeno la canon di cui praticamente ho avuto circa 10 reflex diverse non possano gestire il white balance e tutto il resto come fa questa x 100 .
Grazie fuji spero presto che questa azienda produca una reflex con tutto quello che di buono nella gestione dei file è riuscita a fare con la x 100.

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Optimal Prime
By Optimal Prime (Mar 22, 2012)

And now in English please...

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plainwhite
By plainwhite (Mar 22, 2012)

Approximate translation of the above:
"I'm very happy with this camera. Its optimal performance in all situations of light and white balance is absolutely the best. I wonder how on earth Nikon and Canon, of whom I have various cameras, are not able to achieve the same white balance and everything else that the X100 can produce.
Thanks Fuji. I hope that they can produce a DSLR with all the things that they have been able to produce with the X100."

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johnwillyums
By johnwillyums (Mar 21, 2012)

I have been tussling with the decision on whether to get one of these for a few weeks now. The main issue for me was the negative reviews of the AF, plus the SAB issue.
Let's know folks. Is the focus now acceptable in both AF and manual mode?

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Kelvin L
By Kelvin L (Mar 22, 2012)

I think the AF has been getting better and better with each firmware update. Manual mode is OK when using the AE-L/AF-L button, but the focus area box is relatively big. Personally I think "don't bother" with the focusing ring, even with the latest update. The image just doesn't snap in/out of focus that well with the EVF or screen, and the ring response is laggy.

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samhain
By samhain (Mar 22, 2012)

I was worried about this too. I just broke down & bought it earlier this week. The AF is absolutely not an issue. Your talking a fraction of a second slower than a dslr, and faster than older dslr's.
Another thing I was worried about was the delay between shots. Well I didn't know that once you take the shot it instantly shows you the picture for a second in the viewfinder. Before you get a good look(1sec) at the photo, it ready to shoot. I got a 95 mb/s card and it's not even an issue. I knew it was a good cam, but questioned all the people saying its the best digi camera. But after a couple days use, I can see why. I always shoot raw but the jpegs are great and the film simulation filters (velvia, b&w, b&w+extra contrast, etc) are f'n awesome! And if you havent seen it in person, the cam is small enough to fit in your pants pocket! bonus- everyone who sees just stares & drools.
Forget the negative comments you read online & just get it. One look thru the OVF an you'll be in love!

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Blaven
By Blaven (Mar 21, 2012)

Well done Fuji for continuing to improve the usability of a camera that produces such great images. Being able to toggle the ND filter using the RAW button has made my day

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Ray Sachs
By Ray Sachs (Mar 21, 2012)

Still not the ideal way too handle auto ISO, but a big improvement over how it was. And the raw button programmability and ND toggle are awesome new features. Overall a very positive upgrade.

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alffastar
By alffastar (Mar 22, 2012)

I think I know what you mean by 'not the ideal way to handle auto ISO, but I think that although it would have been nice to have ISO AUTO ON/OFF along with ISO values that are assigned to Fn Button, it does not make much sense. I think so, because it is not EITHER an ISO value OR auto ISO ON/OFF, but rather an ISO value AND auto ISO on/off. They compliment each other, as the ISO value becomes the lower limit of the auto iso range. In this way it will not be logical to have options in same menu that compliemt each other instead of options that exclude each other!

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Ray Sachs
By Ray Sachs (Mar 22, 2012)

I don't really get the need for a minimum ISO within auto - a maximum yes, but minimum? Other cameras (including X10 and X-Pro 1) have ISO and auto-ISO values in the same menu, the auto with a high value to choose. Most with another menu to set the minimum shutter speed, which is not changed often, if at all. That makes it VERY easy to switch between auto and manual ISO settings and to set the high limit in auto at the same time to switch to auto. The X100's method of including auto iso, the high limit, and the minimum shutter speed in an entirely separate menu has always been baffling to me.

It's quite a lot easier to work around this now that they put a shortcut to the auto iso menu in the same sub-menu as the manual iso settings. But its still a menu-based operation requiring a number of button pushes. Not really suitable for fn or raw button shortcut, IMHO.

-Ray

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Mar 21, 2012)

Sell now, improve later.

Nice.

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Ergo607
By Ergo607 (Mar 21, 2012)

Agree. The camera is out for a year now, and they only could come up with this now? I ought mine in June and sold it in Octobre as I couldn't get used to the handling...

Looking for an OM-D now...

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