Fuji FinePix X100 Firmware Update Ver.1.10

Fuji has recently released version 1.10 firmware update for the Finepix X100, with 23 new "function improvements",  details below...

Applicable model: FinePix X100

• Detail of the update
The firmware update Ver.1.10 incorporates the following issues.
The contents of the owner's manual will be partly changed along with this update.
Please check them in detail.1. The following functions can be rocked during shooting by holding down [MENU / OK] button over 3 sec.
DRIVE / Flash / White balance / Macro (set on the Command Dial - 4 direction key)

2. "CORRECTED AF FRAME" menu is added in "SET-UP" menu (the last line on menu page 6) to display additional AF frame (corrected AF frame for reducing parallax) which can be effectively used for macro shots. (Factory default value is set to "OFF")

3. Adjustment in1/3 step increment for shutter speed or aperture setting is enabled in Shutter-Priority AE and Aperture-Priority AE mode, on top of those in Manual Exposure mode.
Shutter-Priority AE : Adjustment is controlled by rotating the command dial
Aperture-Priority AE : Adjustment is controlled by moving left / right on the command control lever

4. In the post-view mode (display after shooting), focused area is magnified in the LCD (EVF) display when the command control lever is pressed.
Cf. "IMAGE DISP." Setting must be set to "CONTINUOUS",

5. Setting of the role for "Fn" button is enabled by holding down "Fn" button over 3 sec.

6. Actual ISO sensitivity for shooting is displayed just after pressing shutter button halfway, when "ISO AUTO CONTROLL" is set to ON.

7. When "eye sensor" is activated by pressing "VIEW MODE" button, "EYE SENSOR" is displayed on EVF / OVF or LCD just a while to notice the status.

8. Macro mode ISO sensitivity, Drive mode, Dynamic range, Self-timer mode, flash mode is maintained even if shutter speed setting or aperture setting is changed. Also, even after changing viewing mode into shooting mode or turning of the camera, these values are maintained.

9. The size of focus frame set through viewing EVF / LCD is maintained even after changing display mode between OVF and EVF (LCD).

10. When "SHUTTER SOUND" is chosen, each shutter sound is performed in each menu setting.

11. In viewing mode, the last viewed shot is maintained as even after changing into shooting mode.
Cf. After another image is shot after viewing former image, memory of viewing the image is cancelled and the last shot is displayed as the latest image.

12. When the aspect ration of the image size is set to 16:9, the line of bright frame line on OVF is displayed with aspect ratio 16:9.

13. Viewing mode with Photo Information on EVF / LCD is maintained even if another image is shot. On top of this issue, deleting picture directly is enabled even in viewing with Photo information by pressing the command dial up, or MENU operation is also enabled.

14. Occasionally, preview image on EVF / LCD after pressing the shutter halfway might be darker than live view, according to aperture setting or brightness of shooting target. This phenomenon is improved.

15. When "DISP. CUSTOM SETTING" is set to OVF or EVF / LCD, the setting value is maintained even after customizing the menu.

16. Even for only RAW data recording mode, "RED EYE REMOVAL" setting is selectable among ON or OFF.

17. In MF (manual focus) setting with OVF mode, OVF viewing is activated after pressing shutter half way, even if "FOCUS CHECK" (magnifying center of the image) is displayed in EVF by pressing the center of the command control lever.

18. Displaying period after pressing each command dial (Macro / Flash) is prolonged from 1.5 sec into 2.0 sec for confirming correctly.

20. For resuming from AUTO POWER OFF setting, the shutter release button was required to hold down halfway for a few second. For quicker operation, resuming is activated by just pressing the button.

21. Image quality captured by Velvia / ASTIA mode is improved on mainly shadow tone (dark area), when dynamic range is set to 200% or 400%.

22. When "OVF POWER SAVE MODE" is set to ON and "Fn" button is set to "MOVIE RECORDING", the camera may be unstable occasionally. This phenomenon is improved.

23. Histogram display on OVF during exposure compensation is improved.

The firmware up date ver.1.01 incorporates the improvement against inadequate operation shown in the following.1. If the images are shot with ISO Bracketing mode when "QUICK START MODE"(*1) is set to "ON" and turn off the camera,the camera cannot be turned on again even with ordinary operation.

*1 Menu of "QUICK START MODE" is set to "OFF" as factory-default value.

• Precaution
1. If firmware updating fails, the camera may no longer operate correctly in some cases.
Carefully read the notes provided here.
2. Always use the fully-charged NP-95 battery when updating the firmware as a basic manner. Never turn the camera off or attempt to use any of the camera controls while the firmware is being overwritten.

3. Firmware updating requires approximately 90 seconds.

4. Once the firmware has been updated, the previous version cannot be restored.

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1.Preparation
a.Prepare the target digital camera.

FinePix X100 (Version 1.00 / 1.01)  b.Prepare the media.
The firmware updating procedure requires a formatted media. Refer to the FinePix X100 ("Camera") Owner's Manual for information on using "FORMAT" in the SET-UP menu to format a media.
Note that formatting procedure will delete all data on the media, including protected files. Always copy any important files that you do not want to lose to your PC beforehand.

c.Prepare the power supply.
Use the fully-chared NP-95 battery.

d.Prepare the USB cable.
Have the USB cable bundled with your camera ready.

 

2.Firmware version checking procedure
Insert a blank formatted media in the camera. Turn on your "Camera" while holding down the [DISP/BACK] button. The number will displayed "CURRENT" showing the camera's current firmware version.

 

 

 

 

 

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After checking the firmware version, press the [MENU/OK] button and then turn off your camera.
3.Downloading the firmware upgrade
Read the firmware upgrade user license agreement and agree to the terms before downloading the upgrade.
Firmware Upgrade User License Agreement
4. Firmware upgrading procedure
a. Download the firmware upgrade and the transfer program.

You can download the firmware upgrade using the "Downloading the firmware upgrade" link on this page.
The following files must be downloaded:
• Windows PC users
Firmware upgrade
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
Firmware update transfer program for Windows XP / Vista / 7 users
File name FPUpdataV.exe

Downloaded files must be put on desk top of your PC.
If the file size does not match the figures given above, download the firmware update file again.

• Macintosh users
Firmware upgrade
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
Firmware update transfer program
File name FPUPDATETRF.dmg

Downloaded files must be put on desk top of your PC.
If the file size does not match the figures given above, download the firmware update file again.
Double-Click "FPUPDATETRF.dmg" to make a new folder that includes "FPUPDATETRF".
Move "FPUPDATETRF" in the new folder onto desk top of your PC.

b.Copy "FPUPDATE.DAT" to the media.
(The data is copied without generating a folder.)
Before copying the update file, the software provided on the CD-ROM bundled with the camera must be installed on the PC.
Always use the fully-charged NP-95 batter when updating the firmware.

•Windows PC users / Macintosh users
1. Remove all the USB devices connected to the PC except for the mouse.
2. Connect the camera to the PC.
* Refer to your "Camera" Owner's Manual for more information on connecting the camera.
As the software "MyFinePix Studio" is activated automatically after connecting, this software must be stopped before the next procedure.

3. Double-click the "FPUPDATETRF" file on desk top of your PC.
Click the [OK] button on the window.

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4. Click the [Exit] button on the window.

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5. Cancel the DSC connection and disconnect the camera from the PC.

6. Turn off the camera
This completes the copying procedure of the firmware update to the media.

c. Update the firmware using the media.
Load the media containing the copied firmware update into the camera.

1. Turn the camera on while holding down the [BACK] button.

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When the screen shown above appears, press the [OK] button.
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Press the [OK] button.
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e.Check the upgraded firmware.
By following the above procedure "2. Firmware version checking procedure" see the firmware version.
Cf. The media used for the firmware update should be reformatted before you use it for taking pictures again.
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5.Error messages and responses