Fujifilm Firmware Updates for Several Cameras (X-T5 included), XF16-55, FT-XH and Promises More Firmware Love to Come in 2024

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4, X-T3, X-H2, X-H2S, X-S20, X-S10 and XF16-55mmF2.8 as well as the Fujifilm FT-XH File transmitter grip.

It’s mainly (but not only) a video centric update and more lenses will get the same update in February (XF16-80mmF4 and XF18-120mmF4).

Moreover, in their recent official X Summit announcement, Fujifilm said they are “currently considering further enhancements“, which I hope will translate also on firmware love for those, who mainly use Fujifilm cameras for stills.

Firmware Details & Download Links

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Best Memory Cards for Fujifilm GFX100 II, X-T5, X-T4, X-H2, X-H2S as Recommended by Fujifilm

Fujifilm has updated its list of recommended UHS-II SD-Cards and CFexpress Type B cards for Fujifilm GFX100 II, Fujifilm X-H2S and Fujifilm X-H2. You’ll find the detailed list in printed format below as well as in downloadable jpeg format also for Fujifilm X-T5 and X-T4.

But beware!

Not all CFexpress Type B cards are made equal.

Out of all the CFexpress Type B cards listed by Fujifilm, only the ones we highlight now give you access to the best performance without any limitations (longest bursts, access to all video codec, etc).

Overall Best CFexpress Type B Cards according to Fujifilm (no performance limitations)

Best SD-Cards

As far as SD-Card goes, depending on the camera you own, the recommended cards are slightly different.

For example, some SD-Cards recommended for the Fujifilm X-T4 (for example the Toshiba Exceria Pro) are now no longer recommended for the 40 megapixel Fujifilm X-T5. The updated list for X-T5 contains:

The detailed list of recommended cards for X-T5 can be found here and for X-T4 here.

Down below the SD-cards and CFexpress recommended for GFX100II, X-H2 and X-H2S.

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New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, X-H2S, X-E4 and X-S10

New Firmware Updates

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, X-H2S, X-E4 and X-S10.

You can find all details and download links down below.

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Do You Want the Fujifilm X-S20 AUTO Subject Detection also to Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S via Firmware Update? VOTE NOW

The Dolomites with the X-T5

So I was hiking on the gorgeous Dolomites the other day.

If you want to know where exactly (and how it looks like) check out these two videos:

I was with my Fujifilm X-T5 and the XF18-135mm because I wanted to take landscape images, but also images of the marmots who just came out from their hibernation (as you can also see in this video).

The X-S20 Would Have Done Better (than X-T5)

So I set my X-T5 to animal tracking because of the marmots.

But then I notice an alpine chough on a rock nearby ready to jump into flight.

I wanted to track the “take-off”, but first I had to press an FN button, then scroll down to bird detection, press to confirm, go back in live view and then… the bird had already taken off.

My first thought?

If only I’d have had the smartness of the (more affordable) Fujifilm X-S20, I would not have missed this shot

Why?

Because the Fujifilm X-S20 recognizes and tracks all sorts of subjects automatically, without any need to press a single button and go into the menu and tell the camera what it has to track.

That’s a level of smartness my X-T5, but not even the X-H2 or X-H2S has.

I can hear some say: “but it’s just a few presses on the buttons to change subject“. And that’s true. In most cases, you will have enough time to change the settings. But in my case, it all happened quickly, faster than I could react.

It Works So Great, but with One Big Missed Opportunity

If you couldn’t care less about this feature, that’s great.

We are all different, and you are probably just seeing and reacting to things faster than I do.

But the point is that Fujifilm has this technology available. It’s there on the X-S20 and it works very well according to those who tested it such as Gordon from Cameralabs, who says:

Auto Subject Detection does a great job to automatically recognize subjects. You don’t need to manually select the type of subject anymore.

Although there is a limitation, which would be completely avoidable if Fujifilm would provide a firmware update for it. In fact, Gordon rightfully remarks*:
*the full review of Gordon can be found down below

Sadly Auto subject detect does not work, unless you are in the full AUTO mode, which is a missed opportunity. Workaround: switch quickly to AUTO if you want the camera to track automatically (but then you’ll also get Auto Dynamic Range, which can work well but sometimes give a too HDR like look.

This is a limitation that Fujifilm could fix with a quick firmware update by not linking auto detection to the full Auto mode.

Also, I do hope that Fujifilm will bring this feature (not the full AUTO feature, but the automatic subject tracking feature) also to the more expensive 5th generation Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2s.

And here on FujiRumors we have already suggested how Fujifilm could implement this feature on current 5th generation Fujifilm cameras.

Your Vote

But hey, maybe it’s only Gordon and me who find this feature nice to have.

Let’s see what you think about it, so feel free to vote the survey down below.

Do you want the Fully Automatic Subject Detection of the X-S20 also on X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S via Firmware Update

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