X100 Firmware ver 1.20 is out

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by lucpher, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. lucpher

    lucpher SC Regular

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    Latest firmware for the X100.

    Firmware for FinePix X100 | Fujifilm Global

    1.Some functions, which can be set to "Fn" button and shown as "Fn BUTTON" in SET-UP menu, can be also set to RAW button. After pressing the command dial to right in the SET-UP menu of "Fn BUTTON", "Fn" and "RAW" are displayed and each of selectable them,
    Also, by holding down RAW button for more than 3 seconds, same type of selection menu for RAW button is displayed, just as short-cut procedure.

    2.By selecting in "ISO" menu in the shooting menu, either ISO sensitivity value or "ISO AUTO CONTROL" can be selected.

    3.When AF MODE is set to "AREA" in Single AF (AF-S) mode, active focus point is zoomed in (magnified to approx 5x) by
    pressing center of the command control.

    4.When "ND FILTER" is set to "Fn" button or "RAW" button, setting between ON ("ND" is displayed) or OFF ("ND" is NOT displayed) can be changeable by pressing "Fn" button or "RAW" button, which is set for "ND FILTER".

    5.When the image is shot with vertical angle of the camera and played back the shot in the LCD, the image is displayed with whole area of LCD even after pressing "playback zoom in" button.

    6.When the human face is shot, the detected face is displayed during the playing back, and pressing the command dial to down, detected face is magnified during displaying.

    7.AE control system and AF performance including AF speed has been improved for movie recording mode.
     
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  2. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    These enhancements should have happened ages ago but better late than never.

    Pity I sold mine a few weeks back; a few of these firmware updates might have changed my mind.
     
  3. Jun

    Jun SC Rookie

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    Im having trouble loading the firmware onto a formatted card. Im loading it through the camera with a usb cable not a card reader. Does anyone know a solution to this?
     
  4. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Try a card reader? I did mine that way the last update, will do this one the same way too :)
     
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  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Generally, that,s a bad idea. Manufacturer instructions require that you download to a computer and onto the root directory of a suitable card. I can't think of any who suggest you do it with the camera tethered.
     
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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Well, that's awesome - everything I've asked for! What am I gonna complain about NOW? :biggrin:

    Seriously, great news - thanks!

    -Ray
     
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  7. Jun

    Jun SC Rookie

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    fixed! just used a friends card reader lol :tongue:
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Well, no, NOT what I've been asking for. The whole iso / auto ISO thing are still on completely different menus so you can't just scroll through a list of both iso and auto-high options (like on the X10 or X-Pro 1). So if you assign iso to the fn button, you still get the same list of iso values and you still have to go to a separate menu to change whether auto iso is on or off and to select the high value for it. The only thing they've changed in this regard is that in addition to having auto ISO in the other section of the menu from the basic iso settings, you can ALSO get to it in a sub-menu of the iso item on the first (shooting) menu. So its a little better than before in that iso functions can all be set from the same place in the menu, but you still have to go to the menu to change iso/auto iso. I was really hoping for just a list of iso values followed by a list of auto iso values (again, like on the X10 and X-Pro 1), but I guess this particular way of dealing with auto iso is just too deeply embedded in this camera's DNA for them to change it to something more logical. Which I consider a major drag and STILL my only real complaint about this camera. But I've coped and I'll cope some more. At least they made an effort and I'd imagine if they didn't change this, its because they really couldn't, so consider it a lesson learned for Fuji, and hopefully they never design a camera like this again. Since their next two cameras used much more logical approaches to ISO menus, I have to assume they've learned the lesson and it just isn't doable on this camera for whatever reason...

    Nice to be able to use the raw button as a second FN button though - that was overdue. And being able to just toggle the ND filter on and off using either the fn or raw button is a wonderful change! I do give them a lot of credit for fixing everything they could - I guess the fundamental design of the camera didn't allow a more logical approach to ISO...

    -Ray
     
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  9. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    Forgive my ignorance but just want to double check...do you just format a sd card then drag the update file straight on to the sd card then place in camera?..never done this before.
     
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yeah, that's how you do it. Then hold down the "disp/back" button while you turn the camera on and then just follow the prompts on the rear screen. Very easy process. But write down or remember any settings you have before you do it because they'll be lost and you'll have to re-set them.

    -Ray
     
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  11. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    Cheers Ray..I shall just set the camera up once new firmware is on it...should be arriving anytime now.
     
  12. BBW

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    Great news - I'm glad I never got around to updating the last time, but this time I will!:biggrin:
     
  13. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    BB, I just did the update and it's very easy and relatively quick. I have a dedicated 1 GB SD card I keep in a drawer just for firmware updates.

    Regarding tethering vs. SD card for firmware updates: every camera I've owned has used the card update approach - except Olympus. It scared me to death to plug the camera directly into my computer to update the E-P3; that was the first time I had ever used a camera connection cord in 12 years of using digicams. We were taught that direct connection was a recipe for disaster, i.e. a spurious voltage from the computer could fry the insides of the camera. Probably not based in fact, but it got my attention! I've always used card readers, and I suppose I always will.
     
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  14. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    Yep very straight forward all done on mine now too. Just formatted the card again and placed it back in camera.
     
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  15. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Good idea, I always forget to do this!
     
  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    I was about to start singing alleluia about the auto-iso implementation ... until I read Ray's post ...

    I'll go back to my corner and sulk now ...
     
  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Affiliate Patron

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    I'll just wait for all you folks to be guinea pigs and report back about performance and whether there's any glitches.
     
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  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    It's actually a lot better Armando. I don't tend to use the menus much while shooting anyway, and the menus remember where they were last, so if I start using THAT for ISO (rather than the fn or raw button), the OK button will just go straight to ISO. I hit the OK button twice quickly and I'm faced with either going to a list of manual ISO values or into the auto-ISO menu. Locating it there makes it MUCH easier to move in and out of auto ISO without having to think about where everything is. It's not ideal, but it finally feels like an easy enough work around not to worry about. It seems like they made an effort at it and couldn't find a better way to do it based on the underlying architecture of the camera and/or software. So they gave us a pretty good shortcut to deal with it. I'm glad they gave it a shot, they've obviously learned the error of their ways (based on how they handled this with the X10 and X-Pro), and this is a pretty decent workaround. I was living with it before and now I'll live with it more easily.

    -Ray
     
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  19. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    Thanks for this post, and the earlier one. A lot of useful information packed in there. I appreciate the thought and time.
     
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  20. kyteflyer

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    Trying to copy the .dat file to a cardreader crashed my finder. Twice. Maybe I dont need this as much as I thought.
    [edit] Looks like my cardreader is dead. Damn.