Fujifilm has released a handful of firmware updates for its APS-C mirrorless cameras. The updates released address bug fixes and issues pertaining to select Tamron lenses that are connected to the X-A5, X-A7, X-H1, X-T100 and X-T200 APS-C mirrorless cameras.
As a quick summary, the X-A5 is Fuji’s entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera and is capable of capturing 4K video, though at a lackluster 15fps.
The X-A7 was a clear upgrade to the A5, by capturing 4K(3820×2150) video oversampled from its 6K image sensor. This improves image quality and reduces noise.
The same holds true for the X-T100, but it can capture 1080p at 60 frames per second. The upgraded X-T200 was an improvement with a 4K capability from an oversampled 6K sensor, much like the A7.
Lastly, the X-H1 is a higher-end model, which shoots 4K DCI using F-Log and offers five-axis image stabilization.
As for the firmware updates, firmware version 2.14 for the Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera, the firmware update addresses issues with its wireless communication protocols, particularly with a WiFi connection. The update improves connectivity and also improves support for Fujifilm’s Camera Remote app.
Firmware version 2.03 for the X-A5, Version 1.33 for the X-A7, version 2.03 for the X-T100, and version 1.16 for the X-T200 address the same wifi connectivity issue, plus address issues with third-party X-mount lenses. Specifically, the Tamron 17-70 mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD and 18-300 F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lenses.
With those two lenses, when selecting the high-speed burst function in the AFC setting, the Tamron 17-70mm experiences focusing issues, while the Tamron 18-300 begins focus hunting when in preview mode when zooming from the T end to the W end. Other minor bugs and general housekeeping fixes are also included in all five firmware updates.
When you think about it, it’s kinda cool that Fujifilm is supporting third-party lenses, with firmware updates, rather than expecting the lens manufacturer to address any issues. This means that the camera company is realistic to the notion that users may prefer a more affordable third-party lens option or a lens that Fuji doesn’t have in its own lens catalog.
It also shows that Fujifilm will continue to support its cameras with necessary firmware updates even on cameras that have been discontinued. That’s a good thing. The updates are available through Fujifilm’s Support Downloads page.
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