In Fujifilm fashion, they have announced that some of the updates from the X-T2 will be brought to the X-Pro2 in the form of a firmware update. Once again supporting previous models despite announcing a new model. This flys in the face of other manufacturers (Sony in particular!) who are simply more interested in getting you to buy the latest camera. Good on you Fujifilm once again!
See details below.
FUJIFILM announces Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware Ver. 2.0 update to further enhance its performance
Fujifilm Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release firmware update Ver. 2.0. for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 rangefinder-style mirrorless digital camera in October 2016.
With the firmware update, the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 and the new FUJIFILM X-T2 will stand side-by-side as double flagship X Series cameras.
Detail of the update includes:
- The new autofocus algorithm* that is implemented on the new FUJIFILM X-T2 to produce faster and more accurate autofocus will also be implemented on the FUJIFILM X-Pro2.
* Excludes the new AF-C Custom Settings functions.
- Compatibility with the new hot-shoe mount flash EF-X500. The camera will now be enabled with high-speed flash sync and multi-flash lighting.
- AUTO POWER OFF will now have 15 sec, 30 sec, and 1 min. options, allowing more customisable power management.
- The parallax correction function will be improved to provide a more accurate and easier-to-use Optical Viewfinder.
*The detail of the firmware is subject to change.
Planned release date: October, 2016
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