Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

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holashobby Senior Member • Posts: 1,203
Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?
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The release of the X-A7 have brought welcome improvements to the Fujifilm x series platform. I hear that some of these will trickle up to X-T3/30 models very soon.  Are the any plans for a major firmware update for the X-H1?

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Ben Herrmann
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Ahhh, allow me to briefly look into my crystal ball...
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,,,which, for the moment, happens to be in the shape of a Budweiser in a bottle.  Nope - I'm not seeing anything at the moment.  But thanks for assuming that we out here in Fuji land may somehow know what the future entails. 

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ikaika777
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Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

You mean like the better eye af? It depends, does the X-A7 have the same sensor and processor as the H1, T2, X-E3, Pro2, X100F? If not then probably not.

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Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

ikaika777 wrote:

You mean like the better eye af? It depends, does the X-A7 have the same sensor and processor as the H1, T2, X-E3, Pro2, X100F? If not then probably not.

Yes, I sense that the forthcoming X-T3/30 firmware update may put clear blue water between the capabilities of the new generations models and the prior generation leaving Fujifilm's only IBIS enabled body in a tricky spot.

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Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

holashobby wrote:

The release of the X-A7 have brought welcome improvements to the Fujifilm x series platform. I hear that some of these will trickle up to X-T3/30 models very soon. Are the any plans for a major firmware update for the X-H1?

I’m going to say no.  They haven’t identified what processor/platform is powering the XA7 (which is typical with the XA line) but either way I don’t think it will herald any new development of the third gen chips in the XH1.  All the developer attention in on the fourth gen XT3/XT30/X-Pro3 etc.

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Samuraidog Contributing Member • Posts: 689
Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

holashobby wrote:

The release of the X-A7 have brought welcome improvements to the Fujifilm x series platform. I hear that some of these will trickle up to X-T3/30 models very soon. Are the any plans for a major firmware update for the X-H1?

I feel like I think I know where you are going with this. I too wonder the same thing. If we knew there was an update coming, it would make it easy for us to decide whether to grab the X-H1 deal before it is gone.

Pure speculation, but I doubt there is any update coming for the X-H1. I've got the X-T2 and I'd love to have IBIS. I'm holding out for the X-H2.

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Doug Pardee
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Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

No inside knowledge, but I'd bet against any further significant updates to the old 2-core code (used prior to the X-T3). The firmware team is probably knee-deep in the new 4-core code for the X Processor 4.

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Marco Cinnirella
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Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

Unlikely. I know Kaizen etc but apparently the X-H1 AF can not be updated to X-T3 standards because of a less powerful processor (so the rumor goes). They might issue minor tweaks to IBIS, lens compatibility etc but I'm not holding my breath for game-changer magnitude firmware upgrades

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Lukedriftwood Regular Member • Posts: 225
Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

X-H1 will receive a "moderate" firmware update, X-T3/X-T30/GFX100 will receive more "major" ones.

More info at Fujifilm X Summit.

TwoMetreBill Senior Member • Posts: 1,806
Re: Will the X-H1 receive a major firmware update?

Unless there's hidden hardware in the X-H1 (highly unlikely) only minor upgrades are possible.

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