Fujifilm X-T1 – Firmware news

Fujifilm, as I’ve mentioned before, seem to have developed the odd notion that improving cameras that they’ve already sold and actually listening to what customers ask for is a good business plan. Well, it is, but it’s not one that most camera manufacturers seem to be keen on.

As previously announced, there will be a firmware update for the X-T1, with an expected release date of 18 December. As expected, this will include the new electronic shutter with a maximum speed of a quite nippy 1/32,000sec. Yes that’s one thirty-two thousandth of a second. This is going to be great for shooting with wide apertures in bright light. It also includes the new “classic chrome” film simulation, meaning that first generation X-T1s match the new graphite edition ones.

But there’s more – too much to list here, but there are some items that look like the wishlists I’ve seen on a forum or two.

It will now be possible to customise the Q menu screen so it shows what you want where you want it.

Want to change the functions assigned to the AE-L and AF-L buttons? Yup, that’s there as well.

There’s a load more, which you can read about in the Fujifilm announcement.