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Firmware updates now available for the FUJIFILM X-E2

The Real Time Viewfinder revolution spreads

April 30, 2014

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will be releasing firmware upgrades for its premium X-E2 to enhance performance and functions including Real Time Viewfinder, the world's fastest viewfinder with 0.005 sec lag-time.

The firmware update brings the performance and functions of the latest model “X-T1”, released on January 28 and reflects operational improvements requested by customers. Fujifilm is striving to keep the level of technology offered on this model as up to date as possible so that purchasers of X-E2 will have greater longevity of use.

[Scheduled release date of the firmware]

30th April 2014(Wed.) GMT 05:00/JST 14:00

[Scheduled release date of the firmware]

FUJIFILM X-E2 : Version 2.00

[Main feature updates from the firmware]

Enhancements for X-E2

  1. 1. Enhanced EVF including the world's fastest* display lag-time of 0.005 seconds
    The firmware will shorten the display lag** for X-E2's Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) to less than 1/10 compared to that of the current firmware to the world's fastest 0.005 seconds for ultimate performance which has been invented as Real Time Viewfinder, featured in X-T1. Also it enhances the frame rate of the viewfinder and the highest frame rate is maintained even in low light conditions or night-time photography, providing smooth live view images through the lens.
    • * Fujifilm research as of January 2014.
    • ** Time lag between actual subject movements and subject movements seen through a viewfinder.
  2. 2. Selectable colors for outlines for Focus Peak Highlight
    Focus Peak Highlight is a focus-aiding function that highlights the outlines of areas that have high subject contrast. The firmware allows users to select Blue or Red in addition to the current White to highlight the areas of strong contrast. The strength of the color display can be also adjusted between High and Low according to the type of your subject or your personal preference.
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  1. 3. Added functions that can be assigned to the Fn (Function) button
    Users can now assign the “Face Detection” and “EVF/LCD Setting” selection functions to four Fn (Function) buttons on the top and back in shooting mode. When set to “EVF/LCD Setting”, the button is used to switch between four modes, i.e. “Eye Sensor Mode” (automatically switching the EVF and LCD displays when the user's eye comes close to the viewfinder), “EVF Only”, “LCD Only” and “EVF Only + Eye Sensor”.
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  1. 4. Added “Suppressed Flash” option when selecting flash mode
    Once the firmware is updated, a “Suppressed Flash mode (where the flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit)” can be selected from the flash menu.

For details of the enhancements 2 and 3, 4, go to the Support Page below to view simplified instructions.
For other changes, go to the Support Page below.

[Firmware update]
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/fw_table.html

  • ** This firmware is exclusive to the FUJIFILM X-E2. Firmware is software that controls the camera body.

[Product information]

[FUJIFILM X-E2] Product information http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e2/

[FUJIFILM X-E2] Special Website http://fujifilm-x.com/x-e2/en/

For inquiries on information in this media release, contact:

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FUJIFILM Corporation
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