[UPDATE: fixed by this weekend?]Problems with the video function: X-PRO1 firmware ver. 3.00 no longer available

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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“.

The latest firmware for the X-PRO1 has a problem with the movie function and therefore Fujifilm had to remove the latest update from its support site (the X-E1 firmware version 2.00 is still available). On their website Fuji says:

Thank you very much for using FUJIFILM X-Pro1.

We are very sorry that we have found a malfunction on the movie function in the upgraded firmware version 3.00 posted on 23 Jul 2013. We are improving the firmware and we will post it again once we complete the improvement. We deeply apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause.

Please contact your local support center if you have already upgraded your X-Pro1 with the version 3.00.

To read the full Fujifilm’s notice of Firmware Version 3.00 for the X-PRO1 click here.

Thanks to those FR-reader who linked me to this discussion at the dchome forum (translation)

image courtesy: dchome

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Getting closer: X100S ships within 3 to 6 weeks (AmazonUS)

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Will it end in 3 to 6 weeks? I’ve written about the X100S delivery odyssey in various posts (read the Godot post here). It began with the overwhelming demand for this camera that, I suppose, surprised Fuji. Then Amazon said that the “item is under review” because “customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here.” But not enough! mirrorlessrumors reported here that the X100S shipment from Japan has been water damaged! And for a long time the X100S got a generic “ships in 1 to 3 months” at AmazonUS.

But after a long time, today AmazonUS changed the delivery date and said that they will ship the X100S within 3 to 6 weeks. We’re getting closer and many of us will hopefully soon be able to follow Meeno’s word and “let the love affair begin“.

Check the in stock status of the X100S here: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

Already? 23mm, 10-24mm and 56mm prices&pre-order at ParkCameras (UK)

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UK-store Parkcameras has already listed the upcoming XF lenses (23, 10-24, 56) as available for pre-order and marked them with price (notice that the store wrote 56mm f/1.4 but on April 17 Fuji update the roadmap and said it will be f/1.2). So here are the price tags of Parkcameras for all the XF lenses… from the most expensive to the cheapest.

XF 56mm £799
XF 10-24mm £799
XF 14mm £729 – (£689 at AmazonUK) … ($899 at AmazonUS) … (your Amazon)
XF 23mm £679
XF 55-200 £599 (£649 at AmazonUK) … ($699 at AmazonUS) … (your Amazon)
XF 18-55 £499 (£479 at AmazonUK) …. ($699 at AmazonUS) … (your Amazon)
XF 60mm £465 ………………………….. ($649 at AmazonUS) … (your Amazon)
XF 18mm £429 ………………………….. ($599 at AmazonUS) … (your Amazon)
XF 35mm £429 ………………………….. ($599 at AmazonUS) … (your Amazon)
XF 27mm £379 ………………………….. ($449 at AmazonUS) … (your Amazon)

Thanks FR-reader Ray for telling us about.

Share your findings and follow Fujirumors on facebook, twitter, RSS feed and email fujirumor@gmail.com.

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techradar X-M1 hands on review (and pre-order at AmazonDE)

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Comfortable in the hand, the buttons and dials have a high-quality feel, the LCD “doesn’t seem to suffer excessively from reflections or ghosting.” About the AF techradar says:

“We were only able to use the pre-production sample Fuji X-M1 in the confines of an office with relatively low, flat light, which doesn’t do the contrast detection autofocus system any favours. Nevertheless the camera managed to focus the lens on every subject we pointed at and with reasonable, although not super-quick, speed.”

They also tested the X-M1 in their labs so you can check out the resolution and sensitivity results. They compared the X-M1 with the Sony NEX-3N, Fuji X-E1Olympus E-PM2 and Panasonic GF6.

Check the graphs, see the samples and read the hands on review here at techradar.com.

PRE-ORDER

And as I told you in a note of the firmware-post (continue to share your experience with the new firmware there) German FR-readers can now pre-order also the X-M1 kit (or body only) here at AmazonDE.

X-M1 (body only or with 16-50mm)USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonDE

XF 27mm – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: AmazonDE / DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA XC 16-50: WexUK / PCHstore

[UPDATE: old vs new firmware] GET IT NOW: the new firmware is here! download, test and share your findings on Fujirumors!

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Does it keep what it promises? Faster and more accurate AF? And how does it feel to use, finally, the focus peaking on the X-E1 (ver. 2.00) and X-PRO1 (ver. 3.00)?

Download, test it and leave your feedback in the comments.

Click here to download the firmware for the body and lenses. (it could be necessary to delete your browser cache)

merry X-day
Patrick

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P.S.: German FR-readers can now pre-order also the X-M1 kit (or body only) here at AmazonDE.

X-M1 (body only or with 16-50mm)USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonDE

XF 27mm – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA XC 16-50: WexUK / PCHstore

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