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Fujifilm to release drone friendly firmware update for Fujifilm X-T3 camera

Fujifilm Corp. announced a series firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T3 camera starting in mid-December 2019, reflecting user requests of additional features and operability improvement. The upcoming update will enable controls for video recording, via USB, between the X-T3 and drones/gimbals from DJI Technology and from Zhiyun. Future firmware will bring autofocus enhancement and other improvements to the X-T3.

Fujifilm also plans to deploy these functions to other mirrorless cameras.

Main features:

Firmware update for the X-T3, due to be released in December 2019
Firmware version: FUJIFILM X-T3(Ver. 3.10)

Gimbal / Drone support

This firmware adds the following function to complement the current support for still image shooting via USB communications:

  • Starting and ending video recording
  • Adjusting exposure settings (exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for video recording
  • Making manual focus adjustments
Firmware update for the X-T3, due to be released in January 2020
Firmware version: FUJIFILM X-T3(Ver. 3.20

1. Enhanced autofocus

  • Improving the tracking performance of the eye AF frame, making it easier to attain accurate autofocus on the eyes
  • Improving face-detection performance when there are faces of different sizes within the same frame, making it easier to attain accurate autofocus
  • Improving autofocus capability on a foreground subject even when there is a mixture of foreground and background subjects within a frame, causing the foreground subject to go out of focus, e.g. when shooting flowers against a busy background

2. Capability to save up to 9,999 pictures in each folder

Until now, the number of pictures that can be saved in a folder on an SD card was limited to 999. This update will raise the limit by ten times to 9,999 pictures.

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