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Fujifilm X-T30 Gets Firmware 1.20 Love and New Features Guide

Earlier today, Fujifilm released a couple of firmware updates.

The main course of the meal, was a significant firmware update for Fujifilm X-T30 cameras.

Along with the new X-T30 firmware, Fujifilm also published a new features guide for Fujifilm X-T30.

You can get it in several languages:

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New Firmware for Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and XF 16-80mm f/4 Released

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for a couple of Fujifilm cameras and lenses. You can find all the details below.

Full List of Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.21download here

The firmware update Ver.3.21 from Ver.3.20 incorporates the following:
Fix of minor bugs.

Fujifilm X-T30 firmware 1.20download here

The firmware update Ver.1.20 from Ver.1.10 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding the details of No.1, download the “X-T30 New Features Guide” from our website.

  1. 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.
  2. Enhanced autofocus.
    *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.
  3. 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.
  4. Fix of minor bugs.

Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 firmware 1.03download here

The firmware update Ver.1.03 from Ver.1.02 incorporates the following issue:
Fix of minor bugs.

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HOT New Fujifilm Deals: Save Up to $1,000 on GFX50R, Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 and Fujifilm X-T3 Sell-Out for Fujifilm X-T4 Arrival

I tell you this: I am lucky I don’t live in USA, because otherwise I could hardly resist to the mega offer on the one combo in the GFX medium format system, that is totally tempting me. In fact, both, the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 are now heavily discounted.

Take note: the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 is 50% off!!!!

Also, the big Fujifilm X-T3 sell-out started, and you now can get the X-T3 body or kit with a $200 discount plus a free vertical X-T3 grip (worth $329). This adds up to a $529 saving!

And in addition to that, there is a nice deal also on the Fujifilm X-T30.

Photons to Photos Dynamic Range Data: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Beats Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 – NOT :)

Photons to Photos added the Fujifilm X-Pro3 to their database, and you can now compare it to all other cameras in their database.

I did compare it to the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30, and the Fujifilm X-Pro3, despite having the same processor and sensor, shows a sensible advantage over the X-T3 and X-T30.

So has it better dynamic range?

Bill Claff explains:

The X-Pro3 appears to have improved PDR but it is an illusion.

It’s well known that Fuji implements the ISO setting in an unusual way.
In this case they have given ISO 320 to ISO 12800 an addition 1 stop boost.

Fuji uses a proprietary Exif tag called “Raw Exposure Bias” to indicate how much they have shifted the raw data from “standard”.

Adjusted in Excel for Raw Exposure Bias we see that the X-Pro3 and X-T3 are essentially identical. (They shift to dual conversion gain at a slightly different point).

You can access and manipulate the data here at Photons to Photos. Bill Claff’s comment has been added on dpreview.

Don’t forget to…

First Fujifilm X-T200 and XC35mm f/2 Images Leaked

These are the first Fujifilm X-T200 and XC35mm f/2 images via nokishita.

  • 9 elements in 6 groups
  • minimum of 0.35m, a maximum of 0.14x
  • filter of 43mm
  • 58.4×46.5mm, and 130g

The announcemt will be January 23.