Gimbal / Drone support (*)
This firmware adds the following function to complement the current support for still image shooting via USB communications:
・Starting and ending video recording
・Adjusting exposure settings (exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for video recording
・Making manual focus adjustments for video recording
*This is the function via USB communication. About supported gimbals and drones, refer to support information not only on our website but also manufacturers’ websites.
*Improving the tracking performance of the eye AF frame, making it easier to attain accurate autofocus on the eyes.
*Improving face-detection performance when there are faces of different sizes within the same frame, making it easier to attain accurate autofocus.
*Improving autofocus capability on a foreground subject even when there is a mixture of foreground and background subjects within a AF frame, causing the foreground subject to go out of focus, e.g. when shooting flowers against a busy background.
Capability to save up to 9,999 pictures in each folder.
Until now, the number of pictures that can be saved in a folder on an SD card was limited to 999. This update will raise the limit by ten times to 9,999 pictures.
Since this post is about shutter sound, I would like to introduce it with the words of Tiziano Terzani:
“My life changed on the 30th of April 1975 [Note: last day of the Vietnam War], because on that day – when Americans flew from the roofs of Saigon – a skilled Vietnamese thief was able to steal a Leica M3 of an American. I met him at the market of Saigon a few days later and bought that camera. Wonderful. Simple. For 100 Dollar! It became the camera of my life. […]
The nice thing of that camera is, that it is very easy to load the film, that’s very important. […] You keep it around your neck, turn, open, insert film, close and – trum-pum! It’s ready to use. Easy. And once you selected shutter speed, aperture, black & white, 400 ASA, you take the picture. You simply cannot do anything wrong!
And then there was an almost erotic aspect, I mean, you put this camera for example at 1/125 and when you take the picture it makes a “cloc-cloc” that is such a joy to hear!”
“Cloc-cloc” or “click-click” or “flap-flap“. Whatever the sound is, I agree with Tiziano that pressing the shutter button and hear it sealing the moment is a joy.
And now, after this introduction, let’s see how the shutter sound of the Fujifilm X series evolved over the years, thanks to a video by nyphotog2006 you can see below.
Cultural Sidenote: I love the books of Tiziano Terzani, and highly recommend you to read them. They also made a movie out of one of his books, it’s called “The End is my Beginning“. If you have some spare time, it’s worth to watch it. The actor playing Tiziano is Bruno Ganz, an absolute gigantic actor, who played iconic roles in film history, like the Hitler in Downfall and Wings of Desire of Wim Wenders.
We confirm, the firmware is NOT coming soon, hence the screenshot you see in this post with the firmware update list, is 100% fake. Fujifilm is NOT currently editing the firmware page to release a new firmware very soon.
Here is the rumor we received from sources (thanks):
a significant number of the new features in X-T3 successor will be introduced to X-T3 via firmware updates in the spring/summer
So, there will be eventually one, but the wait is definitely longer, and Fujifilm is NOT editing their firmware page right now, as the firmware has still to be developed. So no need to format your SD-Card, fellow X-T3 users ;).
But the day the firmware comes, what could be the features? Easy to upgrade should be:
digital image stabilization
new film simulations Classic Negative and Bleach Bypass
AF Range limiter, Clarity adjustment, handheld HDR feature
But that’s all just speculation from my side. Nobody knows the precise features yet.