Fujifilm GFX Firmware Update Adds 4K RAW, Improved AF and More

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Fujifilm has just announced what they are calling “the biggest firmware upgrade in the history of the Fujifilm GFX system,” and boy they aren’t kidding.

The biggest news is the addition of 12-bit ProRes RAW video output for the GFX 100 over HDMI when connected to an ATOMOS Ninja V external video recorder.

For still shooting, there are new film simulations, including CLASSIC Neg and ETERNA modes as well as an in-camera “Smooth Skin Effect”. The GFX 100 is also getting a new “Colour Chrome Blue” feature that Fujifilm says will help to improve blue skies in landscape photos.

Autofocus has also been improved across the board, with improved low-light autofocus down to -5EV for the GFX 100 and access to the “Low Light Priority AF-S” mode for the GFX 50r and GFX 50s cameras.

Face and Eye AF has also been improved and Focus Bracketing now has an auto mode.

Read the complete list of new and improved features for each camera below.


Fujifilm GFX 50s

GFX 50s

GFX 50S ver. 4.0 Firmware update – Download Firmware Here

  • Expanding the use of outstanding image technology based on unique color reproduction
    1. Addition of the new Film Simulation modes below.
      • “CLASSIC Neg” mode, simulating color negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots.
      • “ETERNA” mode, which replicates the colors and tonality of Fujifilm’s motion picture film.
    2. “Smooth Skin Effect” featured on the GFX100, will become available, smoothing the appearance of human skin, ideal for portraiture.
  • Improving autofocus performance
    1. Addition of the Low Light Priority AF-S mode, extending exposure time during autofocus to improve AF accuracy in low light.
    2. Improvement of the Face / Eye AF performance. – The face / eye detection accuracy and stability are improved when shooting multiple people, so as to make portrait photography easier than ever before.
    3. Auto mode will be added to focus bracketing. – Specify the starting and ending points and shooting interval, and the camera can automatically determine the number of frames and steps required.
  • Expanding various other functions requested by customers
    1. The firmware will allow users to adjust exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for still images from a computer when using software that supports some tether-shooting functions.
    2. More photo-editing applications will support the import of rating information, assigned in camera.
    3. The maximum number of photos that can be saved in each folder on an SD card will increase 10 fold from 999 to 9,999.
    4. When the Sensitivity dial is set to C (command), AUTO1, AUTO2 and AUTO3 can be selected in ISO setting.
    5. When setting the color temperature in the White Balance setting, the value of the color temperature is also displayed.
  • Minor bug fixes

Fujifilm GFX 50s Medium Format Mirrorless Body (no lens) – Vistek Canada

The GFX 50S combines the heritage of over 80 years of imaging and the innovative award-winning functional design of our X Series digital camera system in the relentless pursuit of image quality. The GFX 50S 51.4MP sensor shows its true potential when making large format prints, capturing majestic landscape photos or reproducing historical documents.


Fujifilm GFX 50r

GFX 50r

GFX 50R ver. 2.0 Firmware update – Download Firmware Here

  • Expanding the use of outstanding image technology based on unique color reproduction
    1. Addition of the new Film Simulation modes below.
      • “CLASSIC Neg” mode, simulating color negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots.
      • “ETERNA” mode, which replicates the colors and tonality of Fujifilm’s motion picture film.
    2. “Smooth Skin Effect,” featured on the GFX 100, will become available, smoothing the appearance of human skin, ideal for portraiture.
  • Improving autofocus performance
    1. Addition of the Low Light Priority AF-S mode, extending exposure time during autofocus to improve AF accuracy in low light.
    2. Improvement of the Face / Eye AF performance. – The face / eye detection accuracy and stability are improved when shooting multiple people, so as to make portrait photography easier than ever before.
    3. Auto mode will be added to focus bracketing. – Specify the starting and ending points and shooting interval, and the camera can automatically determine the number of frames and steps required.
  • Expanding various other functions requested by customers
    1. The firmware will allow users to adjust exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for still images from a computer when using software that supports some tether-shooting functions.
    2. More photo-editing applications will support the import of rating information, assigned in camera.
    3. The maximum number of photos that can be saved in each folder on an SD card will increase 10 fold from 999 to 9,999.
    4. When setting the color temperature in the White Balance setting, the value of the color temperature is also displayed.
  • Minor bug fixes

Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format Mirrorless Body (no lens) – Vistek Canada

FUJIFILM made history with the launch of the GFX 50S. Now, with the launch of the GFX 50R – a medium format mirrorless camera that delivers premium imaging quality in a lightweight rangefinder style body – FUJIFILM is shaping the future of history.


Fujifilm GFX 100

GFX 100

GFX100 ver. 2.0 Firmware Update – Download Firmware Here

  • Expanding the use of outstanding image technology based on unique color reproduction
    1. Addition of the new Film Simulation modes below.
      • “CLASSIC Neg” mode, simulating color negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots.
      • “ETERNA Bleach Bypass” mode, which simulates the film processing technique of the same name.
    2. “Color Chrome Blue” is added, which adds depth to color and tonal reproduction in blue skies and other primarily blue subjects.
    3. Additional functions of GRAIN EFFECT (SIZE, ROUGHNESS).
  • Improving autofocus performance
    1. Fast and highly-accurate phase-detection AF even in low-light conditions at -5EV.
    2. Improvement of the Face / Eye AF performance. – The face / eye detection accuracy and stability are improved when shooting multiple people, so as to make portrait photography easier than ever before.
    3. Auto mode will be added to focus bracketing. – Specify the starting and ending points and shooting interval, and the camera can automatically determine the number of frames and steps required.
  • Enabling video recording control from Gimbal / Drone via USB communications
    • Combining the GFX100 with Gimbal / Drone that supports this function, will allow users to start / stop video recording, specify exposure settings for video (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation), and make manual focus adjustments.
    • The following companies have announced the intention of offering compatible products.
      1. Guilin FeiYu Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.
      2. Shenzhen Gudsen Technology Co. Ltd.,
      3. SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
      4. ZHIYUN
  • Expanding various other functions requested by customers
    • The firmware will allow users to adjust exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for still images from a computer when using software that supports some tether-shooting functions.
    • More photo-editing applications will support the import of rating information, assigned in camera.
    • “COMPRESSED” is added to RAW RECORDING.
  • Features RAW video data output to ATOMOS NINJA V field monitor-recorder(*)
    • GFX100 will be able to output maximum 4K/29.97P(*7) 12bit RAW video data using HDMI to an ATOMOS NINJA V, in Apple ProRes RAW. New firmware for NINJA V will be released by ATOMOS. RAW video data gives maximum flexibility for exposure adjustment or color grading in post production for professional videographers. Also, simultaneous output of RAW with Film Simulation / F-Log / Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) is also available.
      • *GFX100 can record ProRes RAW only with ATOMOS NINJA V (as of June 30th 2020).
      • *Compatible with 4K (3840×2160) 29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P. Not compatible with FHD.
  • Minor bug fixes

Fujifilm GFX 100 Large Format Mirrorless Body (no lens) – Vistek Canada

GFX 100 combines decades of experience, knowledge, and research into a mirrorless large format camera that redefines the  boundaries and limitations of how photographers and filmmakers creatively express themselves. By raising the bar in large format auto-focus performance, being the first large format system to have in-body stabilization, and providing filmmakers with a way to push the limits of wide format 4K/30p motion capture, GFX 100 is not only re shaping how images are being made, but it is also re defining large format for the world’s next generation of image makers.

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