I don’t normally post twice on one day but straight after the post about Fujifilm and Arca-Swiss I checked Fujirumors only to find that Fujifilm have released v2.00 firmware for the X-E2 (not the X-E1 or X-Pro1). The main “feature” of this firmware is an enhanced EVF refresh rate that matches the EVF in the X-T1.
You can read Fujifilm’s press release here.
You can download the firmware from here.
Form Fujifilm’s press release, the main feature updates included in the firmware are as follows:
1. Enhanced EVF including the world’s fastest display lag-time of 0.005 seconds
The firmware will shorten the display lag*1 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.
*1 Time lag between actual subject movements and subject movements seen through a viewfinder. The figures given are as of January 2014 Fujifilm research as of January 2014.
2. Selectable colours for outlines for Focus Peaking Highlight
Focus Peaking 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 colour display can be also adjusted between High and Low according to the type of your subject or your personal preference.
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”.
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.