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Fujifilm revises upcoming X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates

By dpreview staff on Jul 17, 2013 at 05:00 GMT

Fujifilm has given more details about its upcoming firmware updates for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 (Versions 3.00 for the X-Pro1, and 2.00 for the X-E1). In addition to the existing promise to improve autofocus speed, it says that focus accuracy will be improved with difficult subjects. The updates will also add a 'focus peaking' function to aid manual focus, and improve image stabilisation during movie recording with the 18-55mm F2.8-4 lens. They are due to be available for download on 23rd July. 

Press release:

New firmware improves performance of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and FUJIFILM X-E1 cameras

Faster AF speed and the addition of a “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing plus enhanced focus precision when photographing subjects in low contrast.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will release a free dedicated firmware update on the 23rd of July which will drastically improve the performance of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 premium interchangeable lens cameras and enable users to take photos even more conveniently.

Further to the detail of the firmware update announced on the 25th of June, point 4 below has been added, offering improved focus precision for subjects in various shooting conditions.

Firmware release date:

23rd July, 2013

Key contents of the firmware update for X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras

1. Improved AF speed on most existing XF lenses.

Thanks to an updated algorithm, faster AF speed is achieved with the following XF lenses:

  • XF14mmF2.8 R
  • XF18mmF2 R
  • XF35mmF1.4 R
  • XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
  • XF18-55mmF2.8–4 R LM OIS

NB: To benefit fully from the improvements above you will need to upgrade your XF lens firmware as well as your camera firmware

2. Addition of a “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing.

A “Focus Peak Highlight” function, as featured on the FUJIFILM X100S and X20 cameras, has been added to the X-Pro1 and X-E1 via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.

3. Improvement of the method to change magnification during manual focus.

Just press the dial to activate image magnification during manual focus and then rotate the dial right or left and the camera will alternate between 3x and 10x, whichever direction you turn.

4. Improvement of focus precision in various scenes [additional item]

The focus detection algorithm has been improved to provide more accurate focus precision for low contrast subjects and scenes containing horizontal stripes.

5. XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens: Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is improved when recording videos.

The OIS has been improved to reduce image blurring when walking and recording video footage.

Firmware version

  1. To enjoy these improvements, please upgrade the firmware on your X-Pro1 to version 3.00 or newer and the firmware on your X-E1 to version to 2.00 or newer:
  • FUJIFILM X-Pro1: Ver. 3.00
  • FUJIFILM X-E1: Ver. 2.00
  1. It is also necessary to download new version 3.00 lens firmware and update this for each of your lenses to fully benefit from these enhancements
  • All XF Lenses (different firmware for each lens): Ver. 3.00

To download the new firmware, please visit the support section of our global website:

Fujifilm global website: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/

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Comments

Total comments: 92
PenGun
By PenGun (9 months ago)

Well the focus on the 60mm is way better. Not that it bothered me a lot with what I do, but boy she just snaps into focus now.

0 upvotes
deriggs
By deriggs (9 months ago)

If you don't mind me asking, which Fuji camera are you using that 60mm on?
Thanks,
Don

0 upvotes
PenGun
By PenGun (9 months ago)

It's an X-E1 I use. The 14mm seems a little quicker to AF too. The 60mm is completely changed as to focus and is DSLR like now.

Was out by a swamp and the 60mm will focus right away on water through foliage. I have the focus box real small and it is amazing to have it shoot through all the bits of swamp grass and nail the smooth water if I can find a space for the focus box.

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desertdune
By desertdune (9 months ago)

Hope there is some improvements with the battery life, everyone is saying they get 350 to 400 pictures on a single charge. On average I am lucky if I get 180 pictures, with careful use.

0 upvotes
itsastickup
By itsastickup (9 months ago)

My main problem is backfocussing issues, particularly with backlit shots for which this camera is the ideal due to its film-like dynamic range.

0 upvotes
itsastickup
By itsastickup (9 months ago)

Well, to answer my own complaint: it seems like the new firmware fixes this problem, mostly. A great relief.

0 upvotes
raygraham
By raygraham (9 months ago)

Not sure where yabokkie is coming from with his comments about Fuji's lens quality. Who does he think make lens for Hassleblad? I would put my XE-1 with a 35mm f1.4 lens up against anything on the market including Leica!
Ray G

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Olleg Samoylov
By Olleg Samoylov (9 months ago)

I hope they will improve image quality in EVF of X-E1 in someday too. :) The EVF is good, looked like the algorithm must be optimized.

0 upvotes
Davidgilmour
By Davidgilmour (9 months ago)

When will they give us, the X-100 owners the Q menu and the auto iso fix in fn iso button?

1 upvote
masterofdeception
By masterofdeception (9 months ago)

Keep those updates coming. Why would I want to splurge a lot of money on an X-pro2? PDAF maybe, but it won't make me a better photographer, just more a slave to my camera and it's quirks, then I'll be waiting for the X-Pro3 to sort those out. I'd rather master my camera as it is. I'll keep my X-Pro1 thank you and concentrate on my own faults rather than than the faults of the tool I use!

0 upvotes
CliveRowland
By CliveRowland (9 months ago)

Fuji seem to be using firmware updates as a method to keep their cameras at the top of news blogs these days, which I guess is commendable compared to Sony's tactic of just releasing a new camera to do the same thing.
I am yet to buy my first mirrorless, but with support like this, the higher price of fuji gear seems justified. I just wish it would give other manufacturers a kick up the butt to do the same.

4 upvotes
justinwonnacott
By justinwonnacott (9 months ago)

How can you figure out the right diopter lens BEFORE mail ordering one?

1 upvote
masterofdeception
By masterofdeception (9 months ago)

You should talk to your optician. He or she will know.

1 upvote
justinwonnacott
By justinwonnacott (9 months ago)

Probably cost as much as the screw in lens ........ ;-/

0 upvotes
Gail44
By Gail44 (9 months ago)

The more I use my X-E1 the more I love it, so this is just icing on the cake. My last camera? Canon 40D.
Thank you Fujifilm.

2 upvotes
Jordan Norris
By Jordan Norris (9 months ago)

I'm sure others have stated... but still no better ISO/sutterspeed limit controls??? Excited for everything else nonetheless.

1 upvote
Lelle Kidd
By Lelle Kidd (9 months ago)

No one seems to react to the fact that the focus outline in "focus peaking" will be white! It should be in a contrasting color, such as RED.

3 upvotes
M Jesper
By M Jesper (9 months ago)

Same as X100S.

1 upvote
sdribetahi
By sdribetahi (9 months ago)

Oh the humanity. Btw, that's just your opinion.

2 upvotes
Lelle Kidd
By Lelle Kidd (9 months ago)

This is what Focus Peaking should look like:
http://www.chip.de/ii/1/6/4/9/1/2/5/6/Focus_Peakin_Adobe_Photoshop-9a25503bdde5e108.jpg

This is the Fuji version of Focus Peaking:
http://3.static.img-dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x20/screens/focus-peaking.jpg?v=2326

See a difference? ;)

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justinwonnacott
By justinwonnacott (9 months ago)

I hope i can turn the focus peaking off....

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justinwonnacott
By justinwonnacott (9 months ago)

I hope i can turn the focus peaking off....

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

Because *your should* is hardly what everyone needs and wants. It's also pretty meaningless in a sea of major photographer friendly features this camera has, and the fact we are getting some major new functionality for free.

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Scott Birch
By Scott Birch (9 months ago)

Broadcast video graphers have worked with white/zebra focus peaking for years. I find your contrasting colour requirement a little unnecessary. Just my opinion, of course, but I don't think Fuji needs to change it.

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InTheMist
By InTheMist (9 months ago)

Fuji and Sigma are putting the big three to shame at the moment.
(Full Disclosure: D800 owner)

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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tkbslc
By tkbslc (9 months ago)

In very specific small niches, yes. Not as a whole.

1 upvote
SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (9 months ago)

Talking of "shame", does this firmware revision enable a user to adjust the viewfinder so that people who wear specs (amongst others) can use the camera? No, I didn't think so. Maybe this startlingly innovative addition will be present in the X-"Pro" 2 so that users will simply be able to offload their X-"Pro" 1s at a substantial loss and "upgrade".

3 upvotes
WT21
By WT21 (9 months ago)

I think Nikon and Canon's latest releases are very good. Yes, Sigma and Fuji are finding niche's, and Sigma especially looks like a threat (of course, Canon and Nikon could just tweak their AF and make Sigma's life problematic). But Canon and Nikon are still doing well, IMO. Even in mirrorless. They are slow, but their offerings both look good (Nikon 1 series is solid in it's niche, and Canon's M series is set up for a nice vision IF Canon executes with the 70D sensor)

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samhain
By samhain (9 months ago)

@SeeRoy it's called a diopter correction and you buy one from Fuji for a few bucks.
But I'm guessing if you actually owned the camera you'd know that already...

12 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (9 months ago)

I don't know there are "big three."

there used to be "big 1.5" for near two decades before Nikon retaliated with D3 and new lenses. we have "big 2" in the last 6 years, and suddenly someone tells me there are "big three." who is the third man? ... Apple Computer?

btw, Fuji have a learning curve to climb before they can make good consumer lenses.

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crinosil
By crinosil (9 months ago)

Cosina... and several other companies make 19mm screw-in Diopter correction lenses for under $20.... Here is an example re-branded as Fujifilm of a +2 adjustment on Amazon... so not very hard to find is it? http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro-Diopter-Lens-Viewfinder/dp/B009UN6OB2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_p_1

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PenGun
By PenGun (9 months ago)

Crazy. The X-E1 has diopter adjustment for the viewfinder, It is varied enough I can wear or not wear glasses.

Fuji's lenses are among the best in the business. Not cheap because of that.

1 upvote
Stephen Scharf
By Stephen Scharf (9 months ago)

@seeroy: Diopter correction lenses are available here:
http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/camera_cases/#dpc

It took me about 5 seconds to find this with a Google search. You could have done the same, and your question would have been answered.

1 upvote
Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

@yabookie

"
btw, Fuji have a learning curve to climb before they can make good consumer lenses."

Says who? You? Almost the entire x line of lenses has been praised or image quality. Fuji also does medical grade lenses and medium format lenses so I believe they have quite an experience.

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Ranger 9
By Ranger 9 (9 months ago)

"Talking of "shame", does this firmware revision enable a user to adjust the viewfinder so that people who wear specs (amongst others) can use the camera? No, I didn't think so."

But a subsequent firmware update will use quantum tunneling to create new hardware in the viewfinder optical system that will allow diopter adjustment, and also will allow the user to relocate the neckstrap lugs to his/her preferred location on the camera.

No, I know -- I'm just as frustrated as you are over the X-Pro 1's cranky optical finder, and my biggest stumbling block to buying one is that I just can't see through the dratted thing. (Screw-on diopter correction lenses are so 1954...) But it's a hardware limitation, and that's why I'm also skeptical that the future "X-Pro 2" will have it either.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (9 months ago)

samhain
I tried to buy one, in London, about 2 months after the release. No one had different value diopter lenses (yes, I know the word sonny) available. There were various rumours about Leica lenses (Leica!) but who knows where you could buy them after first testing to see what values were appropriate. There are Fuji units available? I didn't know that - assuming you're right, which I doubt. They certainly weren't when it was released. Additionally there was a substantial difference in focus between the evf and ovf on the example I tried. Anyway I got off lightly. I bought an OMD which, whilst not faultless by any means, makes an excellent companion to my extensive Nikon FF system. Luckily I'm immensely wealthy and can easily afford both.

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Paul Doe
By Paul Doe (9 months ago)

Any chance we will see some of these improvements also in X100? Or maybe Fuji don't care anymore, since they are selling X100S?

Is there a technical reason why X100 can't have Q menu, improved manual focusing (like X100S), or focus peaking?

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pictureAngst
By pictureAngst (9 months ago)

- you can't have the Q menu without the Q button, unless it replaces an existing button's function
- you can't have AF like the X100S as there are no AF sensors built into the sensor
- you could have focus peaking, but as this has only been done for Fuji's non-Bayer sensors so far I guess they might have to reengineer it?

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Felts
By Felts (9 months ago)

They implemented the Q button in the X10 via firmware... It was the RAW button...

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Paul Doe
By Paul Doe (9 months ago)

@pictureAngst:
- Q button can be repurposed RAW, as @Felts says
- I am asking Fuji to improve *manual* focus. Given the lens is the same, the better manual focus of X100S is probably in SW.

It is starting to look like they are holding some improvements from X100 owners to push them to upgrade. I really hope it is not the case. It would be very short sighted. A good support of older models can build greater brand loyalty and consumers will happily upgrade for the next generation. Just look at Apple iPhone.

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PinPoint
By PinPoint (9 months ago)

When will the X-E2 coming? It is bad idea to get X-E1 right now?

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rockjon
By rockjon (9 months ago)

I haven't seen too many rumors about the X-E2 but the newest firmware updates make me believe that it might come next year. No, though if you're U.S. based, it would have been better if you bought one while Fuji was having their body and lens discount sale recently.

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calking
By calking (9 months ago)

The current XE-1 is all the camera anyone needs in the fuji lineup. Get the 18-55 lens win it and have a blast shooting with it NOW. Waiting for a next generation model that hasn't even been announced, much less specified, is stupid unless the only thing that matters is buying equipment based on specs. I own the XE-1 and I love it. Buy it now, but check eBay for the seller "camera land" ... I bought my xe1 w/ 18-55 for just a little over $1000 on sale. Happy shooting.

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Asylum Photo
By Asylum Photo (9 months ago)

Like other users, I am sorely disappointed that Fuji cannot and will not implement an Auto ISO minimum shutter speed setting.

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crinosil
By crinosil (9 months ago)

I agree... this Firmware 3.0 has most of everything else I want.. but that last thing... which frankly must be software... seams to be missing.... i keep hoping that it will be a last minute announcement to this upgrade... but given some many people want it, if this firmware had it they would have said already... :(

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

Fuji, I am super grateful for these upgrades, but if it's not too much to ask, it would be *real nice* to be able to add that minimum shutter speed with A-priority/Auto ISO :-)

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smatty
By smatty (9 months ago)

But all these wonderful improvements and extra features aside, I am now puzzled even more why there is still no update for minimum shutter speed control in Auto ISO?

Why is this a long implemented feature on the X10, X20, X100 and X100S, yet it is still omitted in the X-"PRO" 1???

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

Agreed.

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jondh
By jondh (9 months ago)

Agreed too

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (9 months ago)

Nikon have it while Canon have been ignoring it for ages.
so Fujifilm side with Canon allowing less control by the user.

2 upvotes
viking79
By viking79 (9 months ago)

Samsung NX300 just added it recently as well, both minimum shutter speed based on focal length of lens, or just fixed number (i.e. 1/100). I don't know why Fuji won't listen on this point :)

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liquid stereo
By liquid stereo (9 months ago)

There must be a reason why its not been done. In my opinion, Fuji has been quite responsive/aggressive in regards to updating or "correcting" their X cams. If such a simple thing — which has been requested over and over and over and... — hasn't been done, there is probably a good reason.

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crinosil
By crinosil (9 months ago)

@yabokkie.... not really, as it exists on the X20, X100, X100S and the new XM-1 .... but not the XE1 and XPro1.... just does not make sense to me????

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Photomonkey
By Photomonkey (9 months ago)

Pros use manual ;)

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

@yabookie- did you miss te xm1 has it?

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

@liquid- that could be but I find it hard to believe given what seems to me is the complexity, particularly vs new things like focus peaking.

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doctorbza
By doctorbza (9 months ago)

@yabookie, my canon has this feature.

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calking
By calking (9 months ago)

@ photomonky: thanks. It's hardly the big deal everyone here wants it to be. The fn button is set to ISO by default. People want cameras with all this manual control, yet when they get them they want auto-this, auto-that.

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smatty
By smatty (9 months ago)

The big news of this clarification is actually:

"The focus detection algorithm has been improved to provide more accurate focus precision for low contrast subjects and scenes containing horizontal stripes."

I have had so many readers of my X-Camera AF improvement tips reply to me that this was a main focus issue that they had when switching from a DSLR with cross sensor AF detection to a "split screen line" type CDAF in the Fuji X!

Many seemed to get much better results with my work around tips, but if this is actually improved in FW 3.0 it'll be a great thing for all of us

Here is the blog post that I'm referring to:

http://fujixfiles.blogspot.com/2012/08/fuji-x-pro-1-af-autofocus-speed-and.html

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xeriwthe
By xeriwthe (9 months ago)

cool, thanks for pointing that out very cool they would specifically address that issue addressed in your blog post. can't wait till they bring these improvements to the 100s :p

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epo001
By epo001 (9 months ago)

Nikon should be ashamed by Fuji's after sales support. Fuji don't just fix bugs they provide functionality enhancements. If my D90 and P7100 were as well looked after as this I might not be looking so hard at Fuji.

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John Siward
By John Siward (9 months ago)

Maybe Nikon release products at a more mature stage of development whereas Fuji release early and fix on the fly with more firmware updates. Not saying one is better or worse - just different philosophies for product development.

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Richard G T
By Richard G T (9 months ago)

Agree! I left the Nikon camp and joined Fuji for many reasons including Nikon's lack of support. It seems the company just doesn't care about their customers. Fuji does.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (9 months ago)

Nikon service is quite good in Japan. I'd like to grade them higher than Canon because for times they repair things before I notice or tell them, and often at no extra cost.

no other maker can provide the same good service as Canon and Nikon even if they are sincere and honest on top of a small market share.

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viking79
By viking79 (9 months ago)

Nikon might have more stable firmware, but the same time is they intentionally don't release functionality changes unless they have to because of a competitor, and instead make you upgrade to the next version to get the change.

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cam2013
By cam2013 (9 months ago)

@yabokkie .You are praising to much for Nikon.If you look d600 oil issues and d800 left autofocus and d7100 oil issue,.Yes d7100 spit oil at f22 .I returned my d7100 back.

What these tells for a company who is in business for a long.How hard itis to solve it.I think these is just another compnay that dont care for anything.

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (9 months ago)

What about the option to see a live view of the background blur/depth of field? The degree of blur is an important aesthetic consideration particularly in people photos. Yet right now we must be forever chimping.

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (9 months ago)

You can do this perfectly easily on the X-Pro1 and X-E1: just set one of the Fn buttons to DOF preview. Kinda like other cameras, in fact (except easier to see and more accurate than any SLR, of course).

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (9 months ago)

only an issue for optical viewfinder,
non-issue for liveview,
as long as one can stop the lens down while framing.

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (9 months ago)

Also, on the X-E1 and X-Pro1, when you half-press and hold the shutter button, the lens stops down to the taking aperture and gives you DOF preview.

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (9 months ago)

What I actually want is full time DOF-preview where I see the change while I change aperture. DOF buttons are a boor.

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (9 months ago)

On the X-series cameras, if you activate DOF preview (which is just a single button press, no need to hold it down) then the camera will preview changes in DOF as you change the aperture.

Alternatively, just buy a Sony NEX, as they always display live view at the set aperture.

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Walsh_uk
By Walsh_uk (9 months ago)

I was sat on the fence whether to upgrade my well worn GF1 for a Nex 6 or XE-1. With these constant firmware updates from Fuji I find the XE-1 more irresistible than ever before..
I know of no other camera manufacturer that has listened and tweaked a camera like Fuji with the X-Pro 1 , ok some say it should have been like this from the beginning but I applaud Fuji for not just making another MKII and keeping the price high. The Pro and XE are fantastic value at the moment..

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (9 months ago)

EOS M2 will be a big thing and Canon's 22/2 (better than Sony 24/1.8) and 11-22 are very impressive.

in the mean while, upgrading to G5 sounds good for quite some performance improvement at relatively lower cost.

poor cost performance for both Sony NEX and Fujifilm XF.

Comment edited 34 seconds after posting
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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

Ok, let me get this straight- you are talking about an IF camera that is NOT OUT yet, while sorry what? Eh, no.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (9 months ago)

there are short sighted plans and long-term ones.

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (9 months ago)

@yabookie- I course there are plans. Just like fuji has theirs. Want to compare Canon unreleased cameras with fujis unreleased xpro2?

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LaFonte
By LaFonte (9 months ago)

Soon the focus speed will be faster than speed of light after all the numerous updates that dramatically improved it. But kudos for trying and the peaking will be indeed useful for manual focussing. Can't complain.

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Beat Traveller
By Beat Traveller (9 months ago)

I'm looking forward to testing this out on Tuesday. Minimum shutter speed would also be nice eventually, but I've gotten so used to working around it by now I don't know if I care enough.

2 upvotes
Harry S
By Harry S (9 months ago)

It's hard to complain when they keep releasing genuinely useful/noticeable firmware upgrades, but surely minimum shutter speed in AutoISO is a very easy fix?!

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ulrikem
By ulrikem (9 months ago)

The X-M1 will have it so I would be surprised if this firmware update didn't include a minimum shutter speed setting.

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liquid stereo
By liquid stereo (9 months ago)

Seemingly not.

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Andy Garton
By Andy Garton (9 months ago)

I hope you're right, but the fact they haven't done it in a previous update despite the overwhelming feedback in favour of doing so, suggests to me there's something that makes this much more difficult than we might expect.

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crinosil
By crinosil (9 months ago)

@Andy... if it is more difficult that we might expect, then they should explain that... so that we could all stop wishing for it.... But I don't buy that.... it might have been some difficulty with interchangeable lenses that cameras like the X20 and X100/X100S don't have.... BUT the feature is in the XM-1... which is basically an XE-1 without an EVF and less manual control.... I don't see a real reason for not including this feature... I repeat...if there is one they should just explain the reason...

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nspur
By nspur (9 months ago)

It's easy to do with a fixed focal length or a limited zoom on a lightweight camera (like the X20) but it's a lot more difficult to do it properly for cameras that will have lenses from 10 mm to more than 200 mm. Currently the camera chooses a minimum shutter speed dependent on the maximum focal length of the lens attached (in the case of manual lenses this will be the user's entry). If this means the shutter speed is too low for you then use manual operation with auto-ISO (this is the reason Fuji allows it, which or manufacturers don't). The only thing I can see Fuji doing to to allow a "Safety" setting for auto-ISO that alters the algorithm to produce a higher shutter speed.

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Andy Garton
By Andy Garton (9 months ago)

I don't really follow that nspur - why don't they just ditch the "clever" auto calculated lowest shutter speed and let the user set it? (Or leave Auto as an option only.)

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calking
By calking (9 months ago)

What's next? Complaints about no auto-face detection?

Here's an even better one:
How many photographs has anyone taken with either of these two cameras where so many poor shots resulted from the lack of what can only be attributed to the lack of a minimum ISO- auto setting??? Funny, that one, because fuji has sold one heck of a lot of these models without that "critical" feature it's been made out to be here.

Why aren't top level pros who use these models complaining?? See post by Photomonkey above, that's why.

Here's what's really happening for most of the complainers on this auto-min ISO: cross-spec comparison syndrome. If some other model has a feature, it is expected to be included in EVERY model, and when it is missing it is perceived as a misstep, negligence, "serious" design flaw, etc.

Spec Heads and their Spec Wars....

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ulrikem
By ulrikem (9 months ago)

If a Japanese company says 'drastically improve the performance' then these will turn into a totally different cameras.

3 upvotes
Toanisanidiot
By Toanisanidiot (9 months ago)

Wish the Focus magnification 3x and 10x would work in AF mode as well...

4 upvotes
Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (9 months ago)

Still no minimum shutter in auto iso... Everything else looks good.

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Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (9 months ago)

Sounds good. My X-E1 sometimes leave me very frustrated when it failed to focus slightly backlit face 10 times in a row.

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rockjon
By rockjon (9 months ago)

I understand your pain. I had this happen to me a couple of times. Try increasing the size the AF box, it might help a little bit.

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