Fujifilm has a firmware update for its X-E2, an update the company calls “significant.” It improves the camera’s electronic viewfinder (EVF), decreasing lag time to just 0.005 seconds, considered by many to be close to a “real time viewfinder.”
The firmware also enhances the frame rate of the viewfinder and the highest frame rate is maintained even in low light conditions or nighttime photography, providing smooth live view images through the lens.
The new firmware also adds:
• Selectable colours in Focus Peak Highlight:Users can now select blue or red in addition to the original white, to highlight areas of strong contrast. The strength of the colour display can be also adjusted between high and low according to the type of subject or personal preference.
• Added options for Fn (Function) buttons and customizable AE/AF buttons:Users can now assign the “Face Detection” and “EVF/LCD Setting” selection options to two function buttons and two customizable AE/AF buttons in shooting mode. When set to “EVF/LCD Setting,” the button is used to switch between four modes – “Eye Sensor Mode” (automatically switches the EVF and LCD displays when the user’s eye comes close to the viewfinder), “EVF Only,” “LCD Only,” and “EVF Only + Eye Sensor.”
• Suppressed Flash option: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.
The new X-E2 firmware is available now and can be downloaded at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/.