Fujifilm and Sony Release Many Firmware Updates for Popular Cameras and Lenses

Fujifilm and Sony Release Many Firmware Updates for Popular Cameras and Lenses

Fujifilm and Sony are keeping their products fresh and up to date by releasing many firmware updates for their cameras, lenses, and software. Check out everything that’s been updated right here with links to all the downloads.

Below are listed the official release notes for every new firmware update along with a link to the download page. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on these pages to learn how to successfully apply the updates to your cameras and lenses.

Fujifilm Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware ver. 2.10

  • Tether shooting is available by wireless communication.
  • Option of “ALL” is added to AF mode. With this option, select “All” in the AF mode so that you can select the AF mode and Focus Area size by only using the Command Dial.
  • Function extension for “Shutter AF” and “Shutter AE”. 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.”
  • Options of “–6” and “–7” are added in the EVF BRIGHTNESS setting. With the additional options, even in an extremely low-light condition, the brightness of the EVF does not distract you from shooting.
  • Switchover of the main and sub displays in the Dual Display mode. The update allows you to switch between the main and sub displays in the Dual Display mode.
  • Function assignment to the Rear Command Dial. You can assign a specific function to be activated when the Rear Command Dial is pressed.
  • Image transfer speed becomes faster to a smartphone or a tablet from a memory card in the slot 2.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that in MF mode, a focus can shift in a specified condition (ex. repeated CL shooting).

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware ver. 3.10

  • Options of “–6” and “–7” are added in the EVF BRIGHTNESS setting. With the additional options, even in an extremely low-light condition, the brightness of the EVF does not distract you from shooting.
  • Function assignment to the Rear Command Dial. You can assign a specific function to be activated when the Rear Command Dial is pressed.

Fujifilm GFX 50s Firmware ver. 1.10

  • Tether shooting is available by wireless communication.
  • Operability improvement of exposure compensation. When EXPO. CMP. BUTTON SETTING in BUTTON/DIAL SETTING is ON/OFF SWITCH, the setting is held even after power off/on, mode change and removing/attaching a lens.
  • AF speed becomes faster for a relatively dark object.
  • Option for accessory is added in the function of firmware upgrade. This enables you to upgrade firmware for Shoe Mount Flash and so on.
  • Compatibility with GF23mmF4 R LM WR is added.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that communication can fail when a big capacity image is being transferred to a smartphone or a tablet from a memory card in the slot 2.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that setting can change when the setting of EVF COLOR in SCREEN SETTING is changed.

Fujifilm X-T20 Firmware ver. 1.01

  • The phenomenon is fixed that IMAGE SIZE will be displayed when PHOTOMETRY is selected in ADD ITEMS of MY MENU SETTING.

Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware ver. 5.20

  • BACKUP & RESTORE function is added in USER SETTING for Tether shooting function. When Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO or Tether Shooting Software HS-V5 is used, this function can save all camera settings as a file and restore the setting from a stored setting. Therefore, you can change the camera settings at a moment and copy them to multiple cameras.

Fujifilm X100F Firmware ver. 1.01

  • The phenomenon is fixed that ISO cannot be changed by the command dial when ISO is set to AUTO by Camera Remote via WiFi connection to a smartphone or a tablet.
  • When a camera turns on in MF mode, the focus position comes to the original position where a camera turned off.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that in MF mode, a focus can shift in a specified condition (ex. repeated CL shooting).
  • Improvement of operability for the command dials.

Fujifilm Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows

  • Tether shooting is available by wireless communication for GFX 50S and X-T2.
  • BACKUP & RESTORE function is added in USER SETTING for Tether shooting function. When Tether Shooting Software HS-V5 is used, this function can save all camera settings as a file and restore the setting from a stored setting. Therefore, you can change the camera settings at a moment and copy them to multiple cameras.

Fujifilm Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Ver.1.6 (Windows and Mac)

  • Tether shooting is available by wireless communication for GFX 50S and X-T2.

Fujifilm PC AutoSave Ver.1.0.1.0 and Fujifilm X Acquire Ver.1.6 (Windows and Mac)

Sony Firmware Updates

Sony FE 70–200mm GM Firmware ver. 02

  • Improves the startup speed when using the ILCE–9.
  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using the ILCE–9.
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance during continuous shooting of still images.

Sony FE 70–200mm G Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 24–240mm Firmware ver. 02

  • This utility updates the lens system software to version 02 and provides improved IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 28–70mm Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 24–70mm Zeiss Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves stability of the autofocus feature.

Sony FE 24–70mm GM Firmware ver. 02

  • This utility updates the lens system software to version 02 and provides improved stability of the autofocus feature.

Sony FE 50mm Zeiss Firmware ver. 02

  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using the ILCE–9.
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance.

Sony FE 85mm GM Firmware ver. 02

  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using the ILCE–9.
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance

Sony LA-EA3 Firmware ver. 02

  • This update enables the camera to focus continuously on a subject during continuous shooting at speeds up to 10 fps (using Hi or Mid Continuous Shooting mode) when the adaptor is attached to the ILCE–9 camera.
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6 Comments

Anonymous's picture

Are a lot of firmware updates a good thing?

How could improvements not be a good thing?

Lenzy Ruffin's picture

With the 2.x update to the Fuji X-T2, they killed some third-party flashes. I shoot Canon and Fuji and I was previously able to use my Canon and Yongnou-Canon flashes in manual mode, both hotshoe and with wireless triggers. Now they don't work with the Fuji at all. Others have reported the same. I don't know what improvement had to cause that functionality to stop working, but it was definitely a gut punch. It's not like Fuji has a lot of offerings in the flash department.

It is something Sony should learn from Fuji, support your current user and they make great returned and future buyers. Instead, Sony just try to get you to buy the latest model for a lot more money but it honestly only go so far.