7 cameras, 3 lenses get a big fat firmware update from Fujifilm

Fujifilm executive, Yuji Igarashi
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

Fujifilm has just celebrated its 90th anniversary, and as a birthday present to fans across the world made a number of announcements – including a firmware update for no fewer than ten X-Series products.

"This will realize the smooth zoom control which has been optimized for video shooting," said Yuji Igarashi, general manager of the Electronic Imaging Division and Optical Devices Division.

"Today we have released new firmware for XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens, which applies to seven X-Series cameras."

Those cameras are the Fujifilm X-H2 and X-H2S, the Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4 and X-T3, and the Fujifilm X-S20 and X-S10. It was also confirmed that the firmware update will be rolling out in February to another pair of lenses: the Fujinon XF f/16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR and XF f/18-200mm f/4 LM PZ WR.

(Image credit: Fujifilm)

"By subdividing the luminance compensation process while zooming, peripheral luminance flickering and exposure fluctuations are suppressed for smooth operability. Please upgrade your cameras and lenses to the latest firmware version to experience the difference."

You can download the latest update for your cameras and lenses at the Fujifilm support website.

Igarashi made a number of other interesting announcements, including a tease of the partnership with the World Press Photo Foundation, the winners of the GFX Challenge Grand Program 2023, and the date and location of the next X Summit – which will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on February 20. Which is, of course, just days before the CP+ 2024 mega expo takes place in neighboring Yokohama.

In short: you can expect some exciting new stuff being revealed by Fujifilm in less than a month's time!

You can watch the full video below. 

Take a look at the best Fujifilm cameras, along with the best Fujifilm lenses for X-Series and best Fujifilm GF lenses for medium format. 

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James Artaius
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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.