You heard right! Fujifilm has officially announced the releaes of their new firmware update which will bring the Fujifilm X-T1 viewfinder better performance on top of more enhancements to the award-winning Fujifilm X-E2. The new functions and performance gains that Fuji has announced give many photographers a reason to pick up Fuji cameras for their bags and many a reason to open their bags back up and take them back out.
The Fuji X-E2's electronic viewfinder is said to be improved greatly while now offering only a 0.005 second lag time which they are quoting as "nearly a Real Time Viewfinder." Enhancements from the firmware increase the frame rate of the viewfinder so the highest frame rate is maintained even in the low light conditions or night-time photography. This will allow for smooth live view images to come directly through the lens.
Also being highlighted in the new firmware release is selectable colors in focus peak highlights, added options for Fn (function) buttons, customizable AE/AF buttons, and a suppressed flash option. The Fujifilm X-E2 is going to be on an entirely new level with this.
Selectable colors 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 color display can be also adjusted between High and Low according to the type of your 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, including "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 firmware update is available now and can be downloaded at here.