Friday, 8 November 2013
ye olde Fuji X100 gets version 2.01
A couple of days ago I mentioned twisty dial cameras and made a short reference to the Fuji X100. The Fuji uses analogue style dials and I've had one pretty much since it was launched.
It's about three years old now and has been superseded, but a couple of weeks ago a new firmware update was released by Fuji (V2.01).
I have to say, I was quite impressed.
The major niggle with the older version was a sometimes sluggish focus, particularly when in manual mode. There were ways around it, but it illustrates how software can still get in the way even on something ostensibly analogue.
This update provides a real boost to the camera, improving startup, focus speed, focus short distance range and adding a new and useful highlight function.
It is slightly intriguing that Fuji provided this level of change on what is clearly a superseded model.
My guess is that people with 'Classic' X100 wouldn't switch to the updated X100s, so this provides a decent level of comparable functionality and keeps people saying nice things about the brand.
Perhaps it's regarded as a simple engineering update, but it's a bit like getting a new camera.