New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm GFX 50S Coming Soon

Fujifilm today announced that they will release a free firmware update for the Fujifilm GFX 50S ($6,499 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama) medium format mirrorless camera in late November 2017.

Here is the official press release from Fujifilm:

New firmware updates for FUJIFILM GFX 50S coming soon.

Free upgrade will provide support for “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”, improve studio flash controller usability and enhance functionality.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will release a free firmware update for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S (“GFX 50S”) medium format mirrorless digital camera. Due in late November 2017, this update reflects professional GFX users’ requests for improving usability and adding new functions.

This firmware update will add new support for “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” software that allows the user to connect the camera to a computer via USB cable for developing raw files in camera. The new firmware will also improve third party studio flash controller usability and add new functions designed to improve operability.

Firmware Version: FUJIFILM GFX 50S(Ver.2.00)

  1. 1. Support “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”
    Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro. Fast batch processing will also be available. The “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.
  2. 2. Improve radio flash controller usability
    The upgrade allows users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  3. 3. Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire
    Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X Acquire” allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. Copying all camera settings from one camera to another is available.
  4. 4. Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in the View Mode
    The update gives the “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” option in the View Mode that allows you to shoot through the viewfinder and check images on the LCD, just as you would with an SLR.
  5. 5. ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment
    The update allows you to turn off the Command Dial’s function to adjust shutter speed by 1/3 steps in order to prevent unintended adjustments.
  6. 6. Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode
    With the update, you can have the “Shoot Without Card” mode turned OFF so that the camera will not shoot when there is no SD card inserted.
  7. 7. Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF’s brightness setting
    The update will extend the “EVF Brightness” setting options to “-6” and “-7” so that, even in an extremely low-light condition, the brightness of the EVF does not distract you from shooting.

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Via: Fujifilm