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Fujifilm releases X100S firmware 1.02, correcting OVF brightness bug

By dpreview staff on May 6, 2013 at 18:53 GMT

Fujifilm has announced the availability of new firmware for its X100S fixed-lens compact camera. Firmware version 1.02 corrects an issue where the frameline brightness in the camera's viewfinder did not automatically adjust at ISO sensitivity settings of 1600 and higher. Fujifilm has also issued firmware updates for its Z2000EXR, HS50EXR, F820EXR and F900EXR compacts, which can be found via the 'download drivers and software' section of Fujifilm's support pages.

Fujifilm X100S Firmware version 1.02

  • The phenomenon is fixed that the brightness of the OVF bright frame doesn't change according to a surrounding brightness in case of ISO 1600 and higher.
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Total comments: 16
random name
By random name (9 months ago)

still no changes in the bracketing range stuck into useless +/1 1 EV. I bought this camera do do HDR picture and reverted to my 3 year Pentax which can bracket in increments of 1 / 2 /3 & 5 apertures. I can't believe that they have not adressed this major omission yet on such a pricy camera

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Dim_70
By Dim_70 (11 months ago)

Fujifilm seems to take quid seriously their customers/market feedback and I hope it will continue this way since there still some important points which are still not corrected:
According to my opinion- a very important downside on both X100 and X100s is the fastest available shutter speed setting, on the Auto ISO menu:
The fastest speed can be set is only up to 1/125sec..nothing faster than that, which (when shooting in Aperture priority mode) is not fast enough on some circumstances in order to catch some action and therefore in some circumstances it makes the AUTO ISO a totally unusable crap (as I said that’s strictly only in some very specific shooting conditions, on general use AUTO Iso is fine ).
On DSLR’s you can set much faster shutter speeds on AUTO ISO setting, why the X100 (and the “s”) have this big restriction ? …
Hopefully it will addressed on some future firmware updates on both: the X100 as also the X100s .

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random name
By random name (9 months ago)

what about the inability to bracket in more than 1 EV increments which makes it basically useless especially with HDR pictures requiring a minimum of 2 EV increments?

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Davidgilmour
By Davidgilmour (11 months ago)

Why don't they first fix the autoiso menu on the X-100 and the lack of the Q menu? We, the X-100 owners deserve it! Thanks to our money the X-100 is a succes!

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Peter Gabriel
By Peter Gabriel (11 months ago)

That a camera isn't perfect can hardly be called a bug. No camera is perfect. I would say that Fuji tries really hard to make the perfect camera, so complaining about what it can and can't do seems rather narrow sighted to me. You are free to choose whatever camera that seems to fit your every photographic need. It doesn't have to be a Fuji if it lacks functions you need.

And no, I do not own a Fuji camera ... yet.

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cgarrard
By cgarrard (11 months ago)

It's not as simple as Fuji's cameras not being perfect, and unlike you I've owned a few, used many. There is something to be said about using/evaluating the product then having an opinion vs. not having owned/used the product and having one. Fuji is a brilliant company, and maybe they are trying to please too many at once with their designs.

That can be just as much of a problem as not listening to your user base. A good camera design requires balance, knowing what and who to prioritize for that particular design.

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cgarrard
By cgarrard (11 months ago)

Fuji has too many bugs in their designs. Lots of promise, lots of hope, lots of genius... but at the end of the day I'm waiting till they can sort their designs properly before hitting the market. Some designs do, which makes me wonder. Their highest end cameras seem to have the most issues.

C

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robenroute
By robenroute (11 months ago)

It would really help if you'd come up with a few examples. It all remains a bit fluffy and floaty like this...

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random name
By random name (11 months ago)

Please relesase software to allow camera to take a minimum of 3 exposures in
2 EV steps which is the strict minimum for HDR photography. my 3 year old Pentax can do up to 5 exposures with +/- 2 EV steps

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riveredger
By riveredger (11 months ago)

why did you buy a camera that you know doesn't do what you want it to do?

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robenroute
By robenroute (11 months ago)

Come on, riveredger, he/she is only asking for some additional functionality. That doesn't mean the person is not happy with it.

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nobblynoel
By nobblynoel (11 months ago)

Mine had the odd green screen of death with the old firmware and with the new 1.02 too. A lot of others have also had this problem so I can only assume it's a firmware bug yet to be fixed.
It's now the official name for the bug. "GREEN SCREEN OF DEATH"
I have contacted Fuji but had no reply as of yet.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3478816#forum-post-51358523

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Rafafloyd
By Rafafloyd (11 months ago)

Does have any chance Fuji release a new firmware to my old X100 with some improvements from X100s?

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rjx
By rjx (11 months ago)

Fuji, please release a firmware so the multiple exposure mode can produce RAF files (like the X-PRO1). I was very disappointed to learn my X100S will only produce JPEG files when using the multiple exposure mode.

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cgarrard
By cgarrard (11 months ago)

Multi exposure should always be available in raw, pity that more makers overlook this key desire. The K5 can take 9 shots on one raw file combined. If you do tripod work, this makes for noiseless raw files on long exposures for astrophotography or landscapes. It's simply brilliant.

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motobloat
By motobloat (11 months ago)

Glad that they are updating the firmware. Hopefully they will continue to improve the X100s' functionality and flexibility.

I outlined most of the issues I had with my X100s in my full review here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3482733

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