Fujifilm Announces Firmware Version 2.0 for the X-Pro2, Releases Updated Lens Roadmap for X-Series Cameras

Fuji_X-Pro2_BK_Front_35mm_White.jpgFujifilm has announced Firmware Version 2.0 for the X-Pro2  This update is expected to be available in October 2016, and includes the following key features:

  • The new autofocus algorithm (found in the new FUJIFILM X-T2) produces faster and more accurate autofocus.  This update will not include the new AF-C Custom Settings Function incorporated into the new XT-2, but it will add newer and faster Autofocus Algorithms.
  • Compatibility with the new hot-shoe mount FUJIFILM EF-X500 flash. The camera will now support high-speed flash sync and multi-flash lighting.
  • AUTO POWER OFF will now have 15 second, 30 second, and 1 minute options, allowing more customizable power management.
  • The parallax correction function will be improved to provide a more accurate and easier-to-use Optical Viewfinder.

Fujifilm has also published an updated Lens Roadmap for use with X-Series camera models.

Fujifilm states that this new roadmap adds three new lenses:  the XF23mmF2 R WR, the XF50mmF2 R WR, and the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto, and will now expand the macro category to further enhance versatility.

Click on the below roadmap to see a larger version of it:

fuji_lens_roadmap1.jpegFor more details about the X-Pro2, see our full review here. To learn more about the new Version 2.0 Firmware, and the latest update to the Lens Roadmap for X-series cameras, see the press release from Fujifilm below:



Valhalla, N.Y., July 7, 2016 - As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced a new Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 that includes improvements to the autofocus system, compatibility with the new FUJIFILM EF-X500 flash, new power management options and a more accurate and easier-to-use Optical Viewfinder.


The new firmware will be available for download in October 2016.

Updated XF Lens Roadmap

Also announced is an updated roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds three new lenses: the compact, lightweight and stylish semi-wide angle lens XF23mmF2 R WR, the compact mid-telephoto lens XF50mmF2 R WR and the mid-telephoto 1:1 macro lens XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto, and will now expand the macro category to further enhance photographic versatility.

Changes from the previous roadmap released in February 2015

The XF120mmF2.8 R Macro lens, listed in the previous roadmap, has been replaced with the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses. To support our customers who were expecting a telephoto macro lens, this new lens is compatible with the existing teleconverters to extend its reach into the telephoto range.

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