Fujifilm has unveiled the latest changes in the new firmware updates for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras, scheduled for release on July 23.

First announced on 25 June, the new firmware is

principally concerned with improving the focusing abilities of both cameras.

The latest announcement states that the firmware

update will now also improve the focus detection algorithm to provide more

accurate focus precision for low-contrast subjects and scenes containing

horizontal stripes.

The update will also include improved AF speed

on most current XF lenses, the addition of a ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function

that assists manual focusing by enhancing a subject’s outline in high contrast,

a simplified method of changing magnification during manual focus, and improved

OIS when recording video.

This will be firmware Ver. 3.00 for the X-Pro1

and Ver. 2.00 for the XE-1. The firm also recommends updating to Ver. 3.00

firmware for XF lenses.

To download the firmware visit the support

section of Fujifilm’s global website: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/