Fujifilm announced that sometime in “late April” a firmware update will be released for the Fujifilm X100F. What’s new? Nothing exciting. The 2.1 firmware update allows you to customize some displayed information on the LCD or viewfinder. No big deal, unless that’s something that you’ve been itching to do.
All the other X-Trans III cameras are set to receive more robust updates. Last time around the firmware updates included more for the other cameras, and less for the X100F. It’s my understanding that’s how things typically go for the X100 series.
Don’t be surprised if this is the final firmware update that Fujifilm puts out for the X100F. I could be wrong about that, but my feeling is that the new X100 camera, which will include the new 26-megapixel stacked X-Trans IV sensor, will be announced before the year is over, and once that happens that will end all “kaizen” love for the X100F.
But this is nothing to be upset about. There is no reason to be down in the dumps. Fujifilm certainly doesn’t have to offer these kinds of updates. Most camera makers only update their camera’s firmware to fix bugs and not to offer improvements. The fact that Fujifilm goes above and beyond is something that we should all be very thankful for, even if we didn’t “get what we want” when the new firmware was announced.
I’m very happy with my X100F and with Fujifilm in general. I think it was a great decision to buy the camera, and I don’t regret it for a minute.