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Fujifilm posts revised X-Pro1 firmware 3.01 with movie mode fix

By dpreview staff on Jul 26, 2013 at 10:26 GMT
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Fujifilm has posted firmware version 3.01 for the X-Pro1, which resolves a bug in the recently-released v3.00 that caused movies to be recorded incorrectly under some circumstances. It's otherwise the same, meaning that it promises faster AF speed, and adds a 'peaking' display mode to aid manual focus, compared to prevous versions.  

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Total comments: 29
janrifkinson
By janrifkinson (7 months ago)

I'm just about to order this camera but was waiting to see if there was going to be a fall announcement of a Pro II and firmware updates. Now that the firmware issues seem to have been resolved with v3.01, I'm going to take the plunge. Question: I want to buy a camera with the most recent firmware factory installed. Any suggestions?

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jtwz8975
By jtwz8975 (8 months ago)

I just updated yesterday. Update was a piece of cake for me. I have all 3 original primes and yes, I'm impressed with the AF improvement. I have actually been researching a new system because of the the crap AF I have been dealing with for the past several months. Forget selling now...I'm keeping this system! Even my super slow 60mm macro is now usable in low light. Still has it's faults but what an improvement. I love the focus peaking too. I trusted Fuji would work their engineers to death fixing this thing and they have. RIP engineers! Trust in Fuji!

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newcameralight
By newcameralight (9 months ago)

Obviously, the whole firmware update was cancelled. I waited to update until 3.01 came out and my camera wouldn't recognize it, saying my 2.05 version was up to date. Frustrating and a complete waste of time. What was Fuji thinking?

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UnChatNoir
By UnChatNoir (9 months ago)

There are many things to say about this update methodology. Yes, we users like it that after about 15 months our tools get new competences and enter a new life. Yes, we find it pleasing that Fuji keeps on listening to us. Yes, we get the confirmation now that the risk we took to buy into the X-system has turned into a different feeling now that Fuji has one of the most competent mirrorless concepts on the market. But... what we regret is that many of the problems we experienced should have been solved earlier. While I persisted colleagues have abandonned the X-Pro1 since they were getting too tired from the AF-stories and the also poor RAW support by major software. There you made a very strategic error. There is still room for improvement not only in a broader support, but also in the quality of what the major ones achieve at this moment - we hope that in the background you keep on steering Adobe, Apple, C1 and many others to achieve even better results, as we see in Silkypix.

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WL2013
By WL2013 (9 months ago)

Like some readers posted interest in the firmware updated AF improvement (AF speeds, accuracy) on the Xpro1, i am also keen to know how it compares with the rest of firmware refreshed Fujifilms XE1, XM1, X100S, etc...

I am especially keen to read head to head updates to the contemporary outings from Olympus, and against entry-mid level DSLRs?

Thanks!

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peevee1
By peevee1 (9 months ago)

Here a few developers and testers worked overnight a couple of days...

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km25
By km25 (9 months ago)

I have had my XPRO 1 since the early days. All the talk about slow AF, poor under low light and MF that was difficult. Look at all the frimware up grades since. I knew Fuji was going to make good lens. The camera was to me ok, I would wait for the next one. I have never seen a company come out with so many frimware upgrades. To lisen to the owners. To me the XPRO line is doing fine, due to a company that backs it's products.

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (9 months ago)

The next time somebody complains it's taking so long to get a firmware update, they should remember what happened here.

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (9 months ago)

In truth ver 3.01 was the firmware the Camera always should have had; so it's been a hell of a long time coming.

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FreedomLover
By FreedomLover (9 months ago)

Thank you for admitting and correcting mistakes, Fujifilm.

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plainwhite
By plainwhite (9 months ago)

Do we need to just update the body's FW 3.01 or do all the lenses also have to be updated again?

Thanks.

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (9 months ago)

If you've already updated the lenses to v3.00, you don't need to do anything more with them.

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

Wow Fuji that was fast.

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GIALLO63
By GIALLO63 (9 months ago)

good work!

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Dimit
By Dimit (9 months ago)

People,update your ratings! X's weak point is fully altered.Consecutive firmwares differentiate the ikon of a camera.Is it sooo difficult to update? Afterall this is a core phaenomenon in all kinds of electronics.Cameras are not solely hardware..

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Van Boxtel
By Van Boxtel (9 months ago)

SKPhoto12,
DP gave a very detailed review, shortly after it came out, among other things
this review made me buy this fantastic camera.
Like the with Canon 7D, through the various new firmwares the X Pro1 became a whole other photo machine, then the one you reviewed at the time.
I think an update is very welcome.
I've been seriously enjoying cameras for more then 30yrs and the Fuji X-Pro 1 is just great! It only is a pitty that they take so long to come out with the 56mm f1.2 lens.

6 upvotes
Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

I rather have then take their time and do it right than rush it and screw it up. They changed their own spec from F1.4 to F1.2 after all

2 upvotes
Keenorhian
By Keenorhian (9 months ago)

I know it is silly of me to ask, but when do you plan to make full review of X100S. It is one of the most anticipated cameras of the year. It is selling already, but still no review.

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (9 months ago)

The X100S review is on its way - we're hoping to publish certainly within a week.

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Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (9 months ago)

I want to see review of the Canon 75mp camera. You wouldn't happen to have a review within a week would you? :D

RIP to the three engineers that performed Seppuku. You will be missed.

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SKPhoto12
By SKPhoto12 (9 months ago)

When are you guys going to do a full review of this camera. The Fuji X-Pro 1 is the most exciting thing that has happened to the photographic world in a long time and there is still no review after more than a year in the market. Any Sony camera gets a full review before it hits the street. Fuji is doing such an outstanding job with the bodies and lenses for the X line and you just don't react. Do they refuse to pay you? What is up with you guys?

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Macintosh Sauce
By Macintosh Sauce (9 months ago)

I would say that DPREVIEW definitely needs to up their work on doing proper reviews for Fujifilm (X-mount), Olympus, and Panasonic (m4/3-mount) mirrorless cameras and their lenses.

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (9 months ago)

Err... are we still talking about the X-Pro1? The camera for which we published an unusually-extended 'First Impressions' piece very quickly after it was launched (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6126592906/first-impressions-using-the-fujifilm-x-pro1/) followed by an exhaustive review a few months later (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x-pro1/). Admittedly we now really need to revisit it in the light of all the FW updates, but as reviews go, they don't get much fuller than that.

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migsmig
By migsmig (9 months ago)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x-pro1/

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comet suisei
By comet suisei (9 months ago)

100% agree! The Xpro 1 and XE1 are strongly undervalued when i compare my 5D MKII L-Lens package and compare it to the X Pro1 i can hardly believe the amazing results from the much smaller Fujifilm Sensor, and the best is, the mach smaller and lighter Fujinon lenses, not waterproof like the L-lenses but in terms of picturequality absolutely prime lenses for much less of money, a shame this advanced system is still not equitable positioned (at least here on dp)

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tee1000
By tee1000 (9 months ago)

An updated review would be important to show what the camera is about NOW. Since FW 3.0 it's responsive, quite good autofocus speed, very good auto focus accuracy, nice manual focus handling etc.

I know dpreview, it's about your ressources. Priority might be newer cameras.

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (9 months ago)

I've been using the X-Pro1 quite a lot recently, and I'm very aware that with the latest couple of updates it's been transformed compared to the camera I reviewed a year ago. The problem is simply finding time to revisit the review properly.

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

Andy, maybe a small update/paragraph or "Firmware 3.01 impressions" may do. But I know you guys are super busy.

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Mike D
By Mike D (5 months ago)

I look forward to seeing a review revisitation... I wasn't sure if I should trade in my XPro1 for something like an X-E2 or wait out for the Xpro2...

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