Fujifilm X-PRO2: New Firmware v:3.0/3.1

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Shooting RAW in Bracketing and Advanced Filters

The update enables you to use the RAW format when shooting not only in AE Bracketing but also in other Bracketing modes (ISO, Dynamic Range, White Balance, Film Simulations) and also in Advanced Filter modes.

This creates 3 raw files and then 3 converted jpegs with the correct simulation: We are talking 6 files: 3 @average: 48Mb (the raw) and 3 @average: 13Mb (the jpegs). The raw files are identical to each other except for the preview that is different to reflect the film simulation.

Extended ISO 125 and 160 selectable

The update adds ISO125 and ISO160 to extended ISO levels available.


Programmable long exposure of up to 15 minutes

Long exposure in the T mode currently goes only up to 30 seconds. The update will allow users to extend it up to 15 minutes.

Kind of: The long exposure shutter is not continuous: it’s 30 sec, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes and 15 minutes.

ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment (X-T2 only - already on X-Pro2)

The update allows you to turn off the Command Dial’s function to adjust shutter speed by 1/3 steps in order to prevent unintended adjustments.

X-T2 only

Full-range ISO adjustments with the Command Dial (X-T2 only)

With the update, set the ISO “A” position to “Command” to adjust ISO sensitivity across the full range, including extended ISOs, with the Front Command Dial.

X-T2 only

AUTO” setting added for the minimum shutter speed in the ISO Auto setting

The update adds an AUTO option for the minimum shutter speed in the ISO Auto setting, that allows the camera to automatically define the minimum shutter speed according to the focal length of the lens attached.

The minimum shutter speed is set to the size of the lens to the nearest 1/3rd of a stop.

Faster “Face Detection AF

The update enables the use of Phase Detection AF for faster performance in Face Detection AF.

Face detect doesn’t work on the X-PRO2 when using the optical viewfinder. It only work when using the Electronic viewfinder.

Improved in-focus indication in the AF-C mode

The update reduces focus hunting in the AF-C mode, making it easier to track a subject.

I have not noticed. I’m mostly using the 27mm pancake in AF-S. It’s a ‘less than great’ lens in AF-C, so I mostly use it in AF-S.

Addition of a smaller Focus Point size in Single Point AF

The update adds a smaller Focus Point size in Single Point AF, bringing the total number of available sizes to six. The new smallest size facilitates pin-point focusing.

I have not noticed.

Addition of “AF Point Display” (X-Pro2 only - already on X-T2)

With the update, you can choose to have AF Points constantly displayed in Zone AF and Wide / Tracking AF, making it easier to track a subject.

It’s a green cross.

Addition of “AF-C Custom Setting” (X-Pro2 only - already on X-T2)

The update adds “AF-C Custom Setting” for specifying focus-tracking characteristics. Choose from five presets according to your subject’s type of movements.


Addition of “Portrait / Landscape AF Mode Switching” (X-T2 only)

The update allows you to specify separate AF mode and AF point settings for portrait orientation and landscape orientation.

X-T2 only

Change of focus frame position while enlarging it

The update allows you to move the position of focus frame while enlarging it in Single Point in the AF-S mode or in the Manual Focus


Activation of the Eye Sensor in video recording (X-T2 only)

The update allows you to use the Eye Sensor during video recording to automatically switch between EVF and LCD.

X-T2 only

Change of ISO sensitivity during video recording (X-T2 only)

The update allows you to change ISO setting during video recording.

X-T2 only

Re-autofocusing in video recording (X-T2 only)

With the update, half-press the Shutter Release button or press the button assigned to “AF-ON” function during video recording to re-do autofocusing.

X-T2 only

Display live histogram during video recording (X-T2 only)

The update allows you to display a live histogram during video recording.

X-T2 only

Optimization of external microphone’s input level (X-T2 only)

The update optimizes external microphone’s input level (lower limit revised from -12dB to 20dB) to reduce white noise when an external microphone with preamp is connected.

X-T2 only

Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in the View Mode

The update gives the “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” option in the View Mode that allows you to shoot through the viewfinder and check images on the LCD, just as you would with an SLR.

Shorter EVF display time-lag (X-Pro2 only - already in X-T2)

The update shortens EVF’s display time-lag in the AF-C mode so that you will not miss a photo opportunity.

Yes, nice

Constant “Dual display mode” (X-T2 only)

With the update, the small window in the Dual mode stays on even when you half-press the shutter release button.

X-T2 only

Automatic vertical GUI for LCD (X-T2 only)

With the update, when you hold the camera in the portrait orientation, the camera will automatically display the GUI on the LCD in the same orientation.

X-T2 only

Name Custom Settings

The update allows you to assign a specific name to Custom Settings 1 - 7.

Yes, nice I don’t have to try to remember what are the settings for.

Copyright information in EXIF data

The update allows you to register the photographer’s name and the copyright holder’s name in advance so that the camera automatically adds the information to EXIF data for each image.

Yes, but it would be nice to have the ©

Voice Memo function

The update enable you to record 30-second “Voice Memo” clips in the Playback mode.

Separate wave .WAV file at 100k/second, so max: 3Mb file size. The same name as the raw/jpeg but with the extension .WAV

Extended AE Bracketing

The update extends AE Bracketing from the current 3 frames +/-2EV to up to 9 frames +/-3EV.


Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode

With the update, you can have the “Shoot Without Card” mode turned OFF so that the camera can not shoot when there is no SD card inserted.

?? I’m not sure I understand this. I thought that it was already there.

X-T2 version 2.10 & X-Pro2 version 3.10 - late May 2017

Support for computer tethering via Wi-Fi (X-T2 only)

The update adds support for computer tethering via Wi-Fi.

X-T2 only

Addition of “All” AF mode (X-T2 only)

With the update, select “All” in the AF mode so that you can select the AF mode and Focus Area size by only using the Command Dial.

X-T2 only

Function extension for “Shutter AF” and “Shutter AE” (X-T2 only)

With the update, you can specify different settings for AF-S and AF-C in “Shutter AF” and for AF-S / MF and AF-C in “Shutter AE.”

X-T2 only

Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF’s brightness setting

Additional options of “-6” and “-7” to the “EVF Brightness” setting so that, even in an extremely low-light condition, the brightness of the EVF does not distract you from shooting.

Switch-over of the main and sub displays in the Dual Display mode (X-T2 only)

The update allows you to switch between the main and sub displays in the Dual Display mode.

X-T2 only

Function assignment to the Rear Command Dial

With the update, you can assign a specific function to be activated when the Rear Command Dial is pressed.

  • 40% of these new firmware improvements are for the X-T2 only and do not apply to the X-PRO2.
  • The X-PRO2 and the X-T2 are becoming fairly different cameras, even though they have the same hardware.