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After the (flawed) firmware: X-PRO1 gains editor’s choice award and wins comparison (phoblographer)


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[UPDATE] FR-reader Justin dropped me this email: “Hello Patrick, I happened to be talking to Fuji UK this morning (Thursday), and they said that Fuji hoped to have the amended firmware available “by the end of the weekend“.

As you know from this FR-post here, because of a malfunction on the movie function with the latest firmware ver. 3.00, Fuji disabled the update. But a lot of photographers already upgraded their camera and, those who use the X-PRO1 for stills, didn’t notice the problem and enjoy the overall improved performance of the X-PRO1.

So, after the latest major firmware update thephoblographer took a look at their “old” reviews and updated them. They decided to award the [shoplink 12882]X-PRO1[/shoplink] with the Editor’s Choice for the best mirrorless camera available at the moment, to update the [shoplink 12889]XF 35mm[/shoplink] review and the X-PRO1 now wins the comparison vs the [shoplink 13887]OM-D E-M5[/shoplink] and [shoplink 15036]Sony NEX 7[/shoplink]. phoblographer says: “Olympus and Sony haven’t done this [firmware updates] as much, and the OMD would have clearly won this if the company would just put focus peaking in the camera. But Fujifilm has done it, and its beautiful.” Get the links to the updated comparisons and reviews at thephoblographer here.

Now let’s hope Fuji will solve the video-gate ASAP. Follow FR (also on facebook and twitter) and I’ll notify you when the new firmware is available.