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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

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Pat Cullinan Jr
By Pat Cullinan Jr (Mar 21, 2012)

I hear that there's a dust-contamination problem with this camera. Anyone have any experience in this area?

What about white orbs? Does the X100 have this problem?

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misterpepper
By misterpepper (Mar 21, 2012)

No and no. No experience with dust contamination in my x100, and no, the x100 does not have a white orb problem.

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Mar 21, 2012)

The white orb issue is caused by the sensor shared by the X10 and X-S1. The X100 and X Pro 1 have much larger, APS-C sensors so aren't affected.

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nologo
By nologo (Mar 21, 2012)

I've had a fair amount of dust go into the optical viewfinder.

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Kelvin L
By Kelvin L (Mar 21, 2012)

It would be nice if the face detection also worked during shooting, rather than afterwards. The RAW button customisation is nice though - I've set it for the ND filter.

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aliasretro
By aliasretro (Mar 21, 2012)

Great!

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openskyline
By openskyline (Mar 21, 2012)

:) Canon would never update firmware to allow the useless direct print for Custom function. Instead, we have to buy a new camera :).
I love X100 and way to go fuji !

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Dan Nikon
By Dan Nikon (Mar 21, 2012)

Wow, this has made a huge difference. I am getting focus hits in low light on par with my D700 now. The MF focus ring which I almost never use is actually usable. This is by far the best update they have done. It makes what I consider the best digital reportage camera even better. Thanks Fuji!!

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Kelvin L
By Kelvin L (Mar 21, 2012)

On my camera the manual focus ring seems to require less turns than before, but the difference is marginal and its responsiveness still drops off in low light. I wouldn't go as far as saying that it's now 'usable'.

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Dan Nikon
By Dan Nikon (Mar 21, 2012)

Depends on how you use it, I don't try to focus with it, just fine tune it.

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doctorbza
By doctorbza (Mar 21, 2012)

this made my afternoon

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Ronald Jensen
By Ronald Jensen (Mar 21, 2012)

Mine too ;-)

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kng
By kng (Mar 21, 2012)

Great for Fuji still working on the firmware to improve performance.
Great camera from day one....

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Brian Mosley
By Brian Mosley (Mar 21, 2012)

Congratulations Fuji, for doing the right thing... this is the way to earn customer loyalty! I'm now very willing to consider any X100 successor with the new Fuji sensor :)

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persianpaddy
By persianpaddy (Mar 21, 2012)

Fantastic! Two firmware upgrades in the space of a month, shows real commitment to the product!

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fad
By fad (Mar 21, 2012)

Fuji cameras are like a high maintenance girlfriend - Sweet when they come through, but in the meantime something else again.

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ksgant
By ksgant (Mar 21, 2012)

Nice to see that they're still improving on this through firmware updates that are more than just "bug fixes".

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Dan Nikon
By Dan Nikon (Mar 21, 2012)

Fan-freaking-tastic!

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ybizzle
By ybizzle (Mar 21, 2012)

Can't wait to install this! :D

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Macahan
By Macahan (Mar 21, 2012)

Making a great camera even better...

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Style
By Style (Mar 21, 2012)

Bravo Fuji!!

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slerman
By slerman (Mar 21, 2012)

Nice.

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Cailean Gallimore
By Cailean Gallimore (Mar 21, 2012)

This is a major update - many improvements. Well done Fuji.

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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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mr moonlight
By mr moonlight (Mar 22, 2012)

Can't speak for the Panorama mode yet since I haven't tried it since the upgrade, but even before the upgrade the start-up time on mine was just a couple seconds. After the firmware upgrade it has a much quicker start-up time as well as wake-up time. Also, you should always reformat your card every time after you download it. I use a 16MB card and it works without issue.

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venice events
By venice events (Mar 22, 2012)

Fantastic!!!
AF very fast now!

www.digitimagephoto.it

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ray-ray
By ray-ray (Mar 23, 2012)

Wow. Add me to the impressed category. I never really had a big chip on my shoulder about the performance or menu system on the X100, so this firmware update really impresses me. First thing I noticed was a much more responsive - and accurate focus - especially in macro. I love being able to assign functions to fn & RAW. My X100 has always taken great photos, albeit a challenge to get them. This latest firmware revision seems to make it much less of a challenge. Thanks, Fujifilm.

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