Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware v3.00 and X-T30 Firmware v1.01 Released

While most of us are eagerly awaiting some sort of an update or a hint of product announcement for their (internally stabilized) X-H2, Fujifilm recently released new firmware updates for their Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless cameras.

Firmware v3.00 for improves Face/Eye Detection AF in both photos and video, and Fuji say the new firmware tweaks improve the camera’s ability to detect faces in the distance by about 30%, which can be considered a substantial improvement. In addition, Fuji also say that AF tracking is now more stable, even when an obstacle is in the way.

Fujifilm X-T3 Front Black

Fujifilm X-T30 Firmware Update v3.00 Details:

  • Improved the accuracy of Face/Eye Detection AF performance
    • The AF algorithm has been improved along with the accuracy of Face/Eye Detection AF.
    • Face detection improved by about 30%
    • AF tracking is now more stable, even when an obstacle appears in the way.
    • The improvements in AF work in both still photos and video recording.
  • New Face Select function
    • The Face Select function has been introduced to provide priority auto-focus, tracking and exposure on a selected subject when multiple faces have been detected.
    • The priority face can be selected by using the touch screen or focus lever.
  • Faster AF speed for subjects at a distance
    • A Double Tap Setting and Touch Function has been added to the touch screen settings.
    • The two settings must be set to OFF to provide a better touch screen response.
    • These new settings allow a more intuitive touch operation when shooting, AF and focus area select.
  • Intuitive operation of touch screen
    • A Double Tap Setting and Touch Function has been added to the touch screen settings.
    • The two settings must be set to OFF to provide a better touch screen response.
    • These new settings allow a more intuitive touch operation when shooting, AF and focus area select.
  • Focus frame when EYE DETECTION SETTING
    • When using EYE DETECTION SETTING, only focus frame on eye is displayed.
  • Improvement of AF/AE area tracking when using EVF
    • When using the EVF, tracking function for AF/AE area movement by touch screen is improved.
  • Push function of the Focus stick when INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING
    • The push function is disabled when INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING.
  • FLICKER REDUCTION function
    • The options are changed from ON/OFF to ALL FRAMES/FIRST FRAME/OFF.
    • And when choosing FIRST FRAME, the speed of CH continuous shooting is improved.
  • Message when IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER
    • If there is no image of TRANSFER ORDER when turning on a camera, no message appears.
  • Fixed other bugs and small improvements.

Head over to Fujifilm to download firmware v3.00 for the Fujifilm X-T3.

Fujifilm also released a new firmware update v1.01 for the more compact and affordable Fujifilm X-T30 camera that improves the operability of the Q (quick menu) button to prevent accidental use.

Fujifilm X-T30

Fuji X-T30 Firmware Update v1.01 Details: 

  • Improved operability of the Q (quick menu) button:
    • To avoid accidentally opening the Q (quick) menu, the button reaction time has been increased.

Fuji also have plans for an additional firmware update in June. This will allow X-T30 photographers to use the Q button as a Fn button.

This future firmware update will also allow users to disable the Q button and adds it as a choice in the Function (Fn) Settings enabling the option to assign it to a different Fn button.

Fuji X-T30 users head over to Fujifilm to download firmware v1.01 here.

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