FUJIFILM Preps Firmware Updates for X-T3, X-T100, and X-A5 Cameras

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FUJIFILM has detailed upcoming firmware updates for its X-T3, X-T100, and X-A5 cameras. The upgrades will offer several new performance tweaks and features, including improved face/eye detection for the X-T3 and new scene modes for the X-T100 and X-A5. In addition, FUJIFILM has also announced a new version of its Camera Remote app.

The Ver. 3.00 firmware update for the X-T3 is scheduled to launch in April 2019. Here's a full rundown of features set to be included per FUJIFILM: 
  • Enhanced Accuracy of Face/Eye Detection and AF Performance - The X-T3 firmware update provides improvements in the X-T3's AF algorithm, with face detection of the X-T3 enhanced by approximately 30%. Additionally, the firmware serves to make the AF tracking even more stable not only in still photos but also in video recording.

  • New "Face Select" Function - The new X-T3 firmware update adds a new "Face Select" function to provide priority auto-focus, tracking, and exposure on a selected subject when multiple faces are detected within a frame. X-T3 users can make a selection via the touch screen or focus lever.

  • Fast AF Speed - The X-T3's new firmware update provides the camera with a new AF algorithm, which improves the AF speed from previous versions, regardless if the subject is located a short distance or farther away.

  • Intuitive Operability - The firmware update provides additional settings for the X-T3's touch screen that provide enhanced ease-of-use when focusing.

Meanwhile, the Ver. 2.00 firmware updates for the X-T100 and X-A5 are both scheduled to launch this month. Here's a full rundown of features set to be included per FUJIFILM:
  • New "Bright Mode" - Provides a brighter and more vivid image when using the "Advanced SR Auto" mode. It can be easily turned on and off with a single tap via the LCD touch-screen.
  • "Portrait Enhancer" Mode - The popular "Portrait Enhancer" mode is now available with customizations to meet a range of different skin tones.

  • New "Night+ Setting" - The "Night+" mode automatically adjusts ISO, brightness and vividness of the picture for enhanced quality in poor light situations. 

Finally, FUJIFILM is also set to release an updated version of the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app. The app allows users to connect smart devices to the company's wireless-equipped digital cameras, providing support for photo transferring and remote-control functions. Once updated, the app will offer an upgraded interface with support for quicker pairing and an "album" option for arranging imported photos. 

Ver. 4.0 of the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app will be available for iOS and Android devices in May 2019.