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What just happened?! Looking back on last week
...and brings the X100 back from the dead
Fujifilm was very busy last week, releasing two cameras, the X-E2 and XQ1 (click the links to read our detailed coverage). But as well as new products, Fujifilm also sneaked in the announcement of new firmware for the discontinued X100. Firmware updates for discontinued cameras aren't unheard of, but they're usually intended to maintain compatibility with new accessories. In contrast, firmware v2.0 for the X100 transforms the camera, among other things increasing AF speed, decreasing startup time, adding peaking for manual focusing and halving the minimum focus distance when using the optical viewfinder.
Hats off to Fujifilm; we wish more manufacturers would go down this route. Even if there's no short-term profit to be had, keeping your customers happy is never a bad idea. Bravo.