AP Test: Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update

November 5, 2012

Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update v2.00 video test:

Find the update at

The Fujifilm X-Pro1, with its exquisite retro look and feel, while at
the same time being unobtrusive with it’s tough, all-black finish, has
quickly found favour with street photographers and those with a penchant
for old-school reportage.

By definition, the X-Pro 1 is at home in low-light situations and in our original testing (AP 31 March) gave a good account of itself.

When Fuji announced a firmware update (version 2.00) encompassing autofocus operation, we were therefore keen to test it.

Our test involved a studio set with two X-Pro1 cameras, one upgraded and one not, identicallytrained on a subject. The shutters were depressed simultaneously and differences in the speed of focusing noted.

The test was carried out in bright and very dim illumination to ascertain any improvements in autofocus operation from the upgrade, particularly in low light.

Focusing in the upgraded version is noticeably quicker in low light.

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