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This Fujifilm Firmware Update Will Make Your X-T3 Feel Like a Brand New Camera

This Fujifilm Firmware Update Will Make Your X-T3 Feel Like a Brand New Camera

Fujifilm X-T3 owners are in for a treat today as the Japanese manufacturer has just announced a firmware update which promises significant upgrades for the camera’s autofocus, potentially making it feel like a brand new camera.

In short, upgrading your X-T3 from Ver3.30 to Ver4.00 means that your camera’s autofocus performance will match that of the new X-T4. The new software can be downloaded here.

Fujifilm states that at its fastest, autofocus speed has been boosted from 0.06 seconds to 0.02 seconds, and there have been significant improvements to the algorithms that predict subject movements.

In addition, autofocus tracking performance “has been doubled,” which we assume means that the camera will grab a subject more quickly. Eye autofocus in continuous modes has also seen a boost.

Low light level performance has been improved with Fujifilm claiming that autofocus now functions as low as -7EV when the camera is paired with the new XF50mm f/1.0 WR lens.

Users now have the option of limiting the focus range which tends to be useful when shooting nature, sports and macro.

Early adopters are already reporting the new firmware as a “massive upgrade.” Fujifilm has also released a minor update to fix a bug in the X-H1 which can be downloaded here.

Be sure to let us know your experience of the new firmware in the comments below.

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6 Comments

Tim Ericsson's picture

Autofocus was pretty speedy on firmware version 3 for my purposes. But speedier is betterer! Kaizen for the win.

Sridhar Chilimuri's picture

This leaves us with just one reason to buy the XT4 - the larger battery. IS is built into many lenses already.

Tim Ericsson's picture

And a flippy screen, if that's your bag.

Stuart Carver's picture

Zero reasons for me, my XT2 hasn’t self destructed yet, I keep waiting for it to after reading so many gearhead comments on tinternet about them being rendered useless after a new model comes out.

Dax Anderson's picture

Updated yesterday and the AF is noticably quicker with my 35f2 in a quick test.

Lenzy Ruffin's picture

The photo ratings update is huge and long overdue. There have been a number of instances where being able to add a star rating in-camera to speed up the workflow in post would have helped me a lot. Now that function works as expected.