Fujifilm X-T3 & X-T30 Firmware Update Tweaks AF and Performance

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Fujifilm’s latest firmware update for the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras adds performance and usability enhancements to both systems.

The update for the X-T3 seems quite robust, offering improvements to AF performance and capabilities, whereas the update for the X-T30 seems to be minor*, fixing an issue with the Q button being too sensitive and easy to accidentally activate.

*According to the notes for this release, Fujifilm will be releasing another firmware update for the X-T30 around June of this year, which they say will add additional functionality.

Below are the details from the official Fujifilm firmware X-T3 ver.3.00 and X-T30 ver.1.01 release notes.

X-T3 Firmware Update ver.3.00 Features

  1. Strengthened the accuracy of face / eye detection AF performance
    • The AF algorithm has been improved along with the accuracy of face / eye detection AF. The ability to detect faces in the distance has been enhanced by approximately 30% and AF tracking is now more stable, even when an obstacle appears in the way. The improvements in AF are applicable to both still photos and video recording.
  2. New Face Select function
    • The Face Select function has been introduced to provide priority auto-focus, tracking and exposure on a selected subject when multiple faces have been detected. The priority face can be selected by using the touch screen or focus lever.
  3. Faster AF speed for subjects at a distance
    • A Double Tap Setting and Touch Function has been added to the touch screen settings*. The two settings must be set to OFF to provide a better touch screen response. These new settings allow a more intuitive touch operation when shooting, AF and focus area select.
  4. Intuitive operation of touch screen
    • A Double Tap Setting and Touch Function has been added to the touch screen settings(*1). The two settings must be set to OFF to provide a better touch screen response. These new settings allow a more intuitive touch operation when shooting, AF and focus area select.
      • *1:By default, Touch Screen Setting, Double Tap Setting and Touch Function are set to all OFF. Touch Screen Setting must be set to ON to use the touch screen function.
  5. Focus frame when EYE DETECTION SETTING
    • When using EYE DETECTION SETTING, only focus frame on eye is displayed.
  6. Improvement of AF/AE area tracking when using EVF
    • When using the EVF, tracking function for AF/AE area movement by touch screen is improved.
  7. Push function of the Focus stick when INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING
    • The push function is disabled when INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING.
  8. FLICKER REDUCTION function
    • The options are changed from ON/OFF to ALL FRAMES/FIRST FRAME/OFF. And when choosing FIRST FRAME, the speed of CH continuous shooting is improved.
  9. Message when IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER
    • If there is no image of TRANSFER ORDER when turning on a camera, no message appears.
  10. Fix of slight defects.

Download the X-T3 ver.3.00 firmware update from Fujifilm here


X-T30 Firmware Update ver.1.01 Features

  1. Improved operability of the Q (quick menu) button
    • To avoid accidentally opening the Q (quick) menu, the button reaction time has been increased.

Download the X-T30 ver.1.01 firmware update from Fujifilm here


 


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