Fujifilm X-T3 owners are in for a treat today as the Japanese manufacturer has just announced a firmware update which promises significant upgrades for the camera’s autofocus, potentially making it feel like a brand new camera.
Fujifilm states that at its fastest, autofocus speed has been boosted from 0.06 seconds to 0.02 seconds, and there have been significant improvements to the algorithms that predict subject movements.
In addition, autofocus tracking performance “has been doubled,” which we assume means that the camera will grab a subject more quickly. Eye autofocus in continuous modes has also seen a boost.
Low light level performance has been improved with Fujifilm claiming that autofocus now functions as low as -7EV when the camera is paired with the new XF50mm f/1.0 WR lens.
Users now have the option of limiting the focus range which tends to be useful when shooting nature, sports and macro.
Early adopters are already reporting the new firmware as a “massive upgrade.” Fujifilm has also released a minor update to fix a bug in the X-H1 which can be downloaded here.
Be sure to let us know your experience of the new firmware in the comments below.