FUJIFILM X-T3
FUJIFILM's X-T3 gets a autofocus boost. Image courtesy fstoppers.com.

Coming fresh off of winning Videomaker’s Best Hybrid Camera at NAB 2019, the Fujifilm X-T30 today has received a free upgrade for its autofocus (AF) performance. The update also applies to Fujifilm’s X-T3.

Fujifilm says the X-T3 and X-T30 have gotten a boost of 30% in autofocus performance. This firmware strengthens the accuracy of face and eye detection AF, adds a new Face Select function and improves AF speed for subjects at a distance.

Here’s the rundown for everything included in this firmware update

More accurate face and eye detection

The new firmware update enhances the accuracy of face and eye detection AF. According to Fujifilm, face detecting performance has been improved by about 30%. Plus, AF tracking should be more stable now, even if there are things blocking the way.

These improvements are both supported in still photos and video recording.

New Face Select function

This new Face Select function introduces priority AF, tracking and exposure when there are multiple faces and you want to hone in on a specific subject. The face you want to focus on can be selected with the touch screen or the focus lever.

New touch focus options

Now, a Double Tap Setting and Touch Function have been added to the camera’s touch screen settings. However, the two settings must be turned off for better touch screen response. The new settings will allow for easier touch focus operation when shooting.

Other features and bug-fixes added in the firmware update

  • Only the focus frame on eye is displayed when using EYE DETECTION SETTING
  • When using EVF, the tracking function for AF/AE area movement by touch screen is improved
  • The push function is disabled for INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING
  • Options are changed from ON/OFF to ALL FRAMES/FIRST FRAME/OFF
  • Choosing FIRST FRAME, the speed of CH continuous shooting is improved
  • If there’s no image of TRANSFER ORDER when turning on the camera, no message will appear
  • Slight defects have been fixed

Pricing and availability

The X-T3 and X-T30 firmware update is free and available now on fujifilm.com.

Image courtesy fstoppers.com

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