Fuji X-E2 firmware update

In keeping with Fuji's current policy of extending the shelf life of their cameras they have issued a firmware update vers.2.0 for the X-E2.

This is from the press release.

Selectable colors in Focus Peak Highlight
Users can now select Blue or Red in addition to the original White, to highlight areas of strong contrast. The strength of the color display can be also adjusted between High and Low according to the type of your subject or personal preference.

Added options for Fn (Function) buttons and customizable AE/AF buttons
Users can now assign the "Face Detection" and "EVF/LCD Setting" selection options to two function buttons and two customizable AE/AF buttons in shooting mode. When set to "EVF/LCD Setting," the button is used to switch between four modes, including "Eye Sensor Mode" (automatically switches the EVF and LCD displays when the user's eye comes close to the viewfinder), "EVF Only," "LCD Only" and "EVF Only + Eye Sensor."

Suppressed Flash option
Once the firmware is updated, a Suppressed Flash mode (where the flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit) can be selected from the flash menu.

With the addition of the new firmware, the FUJIFILM X-E2 continues on its promise to deliver picture quality that rivals full-frame cameras with high definition image capture, Fujifilm’s legendary color reproduction and category-leading speed.
The new X-E2 firmware is available now and can be downloaded at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/.

However, the main improvement is to the viewfinder. Better refresh rate and improved (i.e. less) time lag. So yesterday I downloaded the update and installed it. I have to say the EVF on the X-E2 is now very good indeed. The X-T1 view is somewhat bigger but the clarity of the X-E2's viewfinder image is now much improved. In fact it's so good that it looks just like a very good optical viewfinder. (And let's remember many OVF's, particularly the 'tunnel vision' ones on certain APS-C cameras aren't actually that great)

So further confirmation of Fuji's 'Camera for Life' ethos, which is good to see. Now, can we update the remote control app please, which needs to be significantly more user friendly.

Anyway, credit where it's due, this is a firmware update that really does make a difference and makes the X-E2 even nicer to use.

I shot a few pictures of Jeff the cat using it. He was taking advantage of the warm sunny weather and found himself a nice 'hot spot' in the conservatory.

Fuji X-E2 23mm f/1.4 lens

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