The brand new firmware v3.00 for the FUJIFILM X-H2S brings enhancements for the autofocus system – topic detection and monitoring – in addition to different options and assist for FT-XH and TG-BT1 grips (together with the X-H2). The FUJIFILM XC 15-45mm energy zoom lens additionally acquired up to date to work with the TG-BT1 grip.
Launched final 12 months in Could, the FUJIFILM X-H2S is the corporate’s flagship X-mount mirrorless physique for filmmakers. In actual fact, the digicam (and its unique equipment) gives so many attention-grabbing specs and options for filmmakers that we lined it in a number of articles already:
Despite the fact that ultimately our “digicam of the 12 months 2022 award” went to the extra reasonably priced larger decision FUJIFILM X-H2, the X-H2S stays a really attention-grabbing selection for a lot of filmmakers who can respect a better body fee at 4K decision, 3:2 open-gate recording, and, higher rolling shutter efficiency, and so on.
Just lately, FUJIFILM additional improved the X-H2S with a free firmware replace to model v3.00. Let’s check out what’s new with this firmware replace.
FUJIFILM X-H2S firmware v3.00
The brand new firmware v3.00 for the X-H2S largely focuses on the enhancement of autofocus. The AF system acquired higher topic detection and dynamic monitoring efficiency. FUJIFILM even made a video highlighting the brand new enhancements.
Moreover, there are different enhancements concerning the TG-BT1 and FT-XH grips and additional menu optimizations in addition to bug fixes. Right here is the total checklist of the brand new options and enhancements within the v3.00 firmware from FUJIFILM:
1. Topic detection enhancement by AI
Topic detection efficiency has been improved in conditions that have been tough to detect with the present firmware, reminiscent of “backlighting”, “wanting sideways”, and “small topics”. The topic detection operate can now be utilized in a greater method in any scene.
New topic classes added – “Insect” and “Drone” detection. These can be found Along with the present “Face”, “Eyes”, “Animal”, “Chook”, “Car”, Motorbike & Bike”, “Airplane” and “Prepare”. Bugs might be detected by setting the topic as “Chook” and drones might be finished by setting it as “Airplane”.
2. Dynamic monitoring efficiency enhancement by the improved AF algorithm
The movement prediction algorithm has been improved to allow steady monitoring of topics transferring at excessive pace within the body.
The AF focusing pace has been improved when steady capturing is began by concurrently urgent the AF-ON button and the discharge button whereas the digicam is out of focus. The AF begins to focus quicker than earlier than, even when filming scenario like sports activities.
3. Tripod grip TG-BT1 is obtainable
When the digicam and TG-BT1 are related through Bluetooth, you may shoot pictures and flicks whereas holding the grip, in addition to utilizing the “digital zoom in” operate with the next lenses:
- FUJINON LENS XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR (Ver.1.00 or later)
- FUJINON LENS XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ (Ver.1.10or later)
For the TG-BT1 preliminary settings and working directions, please obtain the “Tripod Grip (TG-BT1) Consumer’s Handbook” from FUJIFILM web site. Ensure to replace the digicam firmware to the most recent firmware earlier than updating the lens firmware (FUJINON LENS XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ firmware replace Ver.1.10).
4. File Transmitter (FT-XH) grip efficiency enhancement
The reside view body fee from the digicam to the terminal has been Improved when connecting the FT-XH grip. A firmware replace for the digicam and FT-XH is required to allow this operate. Ensure to replace the digicam firmware to the most recent firmware earlier than updating the FT-XH firmware (”FT-XH” firmware replace Ver.1.10).
5. Menu title change
”IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER” has been renamed “COMMUNICATION STATUS”, which appeared by way of the next operation movement – [SCREEN SET-UP] ➔ [DISP. CUSTOM SETTING] ➔ [COMMUNICATION STATUS]. “COMMUNICATION STATUS” can now be used to toggle the picture switch order and related system shows on or off concurrently.
6. “Bluetooth DEVICE LIST” addition
“Bluetooth DEVICE LIST” has been added within the “Bluetooth/SMARTPHONE SETTING” within the “NETWORK/USB SETTING” menu.
7. Bug fixes
A frimware bug has been mounted, which brought on the freezing that happens earlier than and after AF is carried out. Different minor bugs have been mounted.
All of the details about the firmware and recommendations on the best way to replace the firmware might be discovered on the FUJIFILM assist web site.
FUJIFILM X-H2 firmware v1.20
FUJIFILM additionally launched an replace for the newer X-H2 mannequin. Sadly, there is no such thing as a complete autofocus replace however apart from that, it acquired comparable enhancements because the X-H2S (please consult with the X-H2S replace part for extra particulars):
- Tripod grip TG-BT1 is obtainable
- File Transmitter (FT-XH) grip efficiency enhancement
- Menu title change
- “Bluetooth DEVICE LIST” addition
- Bug fixes
FUJIFILM XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ and FUJIFILM FT-XH firmware updates
Final however not least, FUJIFILM additionally launched a firmware replace for the wide-angle energy zoom lens, the XC 15-45mm. With the brand new firmware v1.10, the zooming of the lens might be managed with T/W button on the TG-BT1 battery grip.
The FT-XH firmware replace improves the reside view body fee from digicam to terminal when related to the X-H2S or X-H2.
Worth and availability
All of the merchandise talked about within the article at the moment are out there. The FUJIFILM X-H2S digicam presently sells for $2,499 (physique solely), the FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm f/4 lens retails for $899. The tripod grip TG-BT1 is obtainable for $199.99 and the FT-XH file transmitter grip retails for $999.
Do you employ the FUJIFILM X-H2S in your work? How do you just like the digicam and its autofocus system to date? What do you concentrate on the brand new firmware v3.00? Tell us your ideas within the feedback part beneath the article.