X-H2S Firmware update
Last Updated: 21.09.2023
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The firmware upgrade is not required if its version is latest.
- Refer to “2) Firmware version checking procedure” in the “Detail of firmware update steps” below to check the firmware version.
Please use your camera and lens with the latest version of firmware.
- If you don‘t use them with the latest version, you may not enjoy their full performance. Check the latest firmware version from the link below.
Firmware update via the smartphone or a tablet.
- The firmware of a camera paired with a smartphone can be updated via the smartphone and a tablet.
Settings you have changed can be saved by FUJIFILM X Acquire and so on.
- We would recommend you save the settings if you have changed them from default ones. For detail, visit the FAQ website.
Detail of the firmware update
The firmware update Ver.5.03 from Ver.5.02 incorporates the following issue:
AF accuracy is improved with the following focus settings and shooting conditions.
・FOCUS MODE：AF-S / AF-C
・AF MODE：SINGLE POINT
・Lens used：Wide-angle lens
・Photography subject：High-frequency subjects such as animal hair, fine leaves, or low-contrast subjects.
The firmware update Ver.5.02 from Ver.5.01 incorporates the following issues:
The firmware bug is fixed that the brightness of the subject rarely gets dark momentarily when shooting a movie with “Mode S”.
The bug is fixed that the banding noise appears in the shadow area in the recorded movie when shooting the Full HD format movie with F-log2.
The firmware update Ver.5.01 from Ver.5.00 incorporates the following issue:
The firmware bug has been fixed that “WRITE ERROR” error appears in rare cases when images are saved to the slow data transfer speed memory card installed in the camera.
The firmware update Ver.5.00 from Ver.4.00 incorporates the following issues:
Regarding the details of No.2 download the “X-H2S New Features Guide［Ver.5.00]” from our website.
The firmware for each model supports new application software “FUJIFILM XApp” for GFX and X series cameras.
“FUJIFILM XApp” is the advanced application software for the current one, “FUJIFILM Camera Remote”, with which wireless communication becomes more stable and faster so that images and movies transportation from the camera becomes more smooth and comfortable with the smartphone and tablet terminal.
Moreover, the operation with the smartphone and tablet terminal becomes much simpler than the current application software, since all the data transportation operations, except for the “Bluetooth Pairing” between camera and the application software required at the first time only, are completed with the smartphone and tablet terminal.
Adding on the “Live View Mode” and access/download functions of the data in camera, several new functions are available, such as “Backup/Restore” to store the setting data in the shooting and setup menus, “Timeline” to review the shooting information of the camera/lens, shooting count/location, etc. and “Activity” to show the accumulated summary of the shooting count total, film simulation usage, etc., which should make GFX and X series cameras attractive more and more.
Note-1: Please see NEWS RELEASE for the details of “FUJIFILM XApp”.
Fujifilm releases the FUJIFILM XApp for the GFX / X Series of digital cameras
Note-2: “FUJIFILM XApp” works with iOS/iPad OS 13 or later and Android OS 11 or later.
Please download the “FUJIFILM XApp” from the following site by selecting the OS version of your smartphone / tablet terminal and the camera.
Note-3: “FUJIFILM XApp” will be available as soon as it is ready.
Some of the functions in the “COMMAND DIAL SETTNG” has been changed.
・“FRONT COMMAND DIAL 1, 2, 3” has been added.
・“ISO” and “NONE” has been added as one of the selection items for “FRONT COMMAND DIAL 1, 2, 3” and “REAR COMMAND DIAL”.
Note: Because of the above changes, the data allocated to “FRONT COMMAND DIAL” and “REAR COMMAND DIAL” will be back to the default values after upgrading the firmware. Please write down your setting data if you have modified them before upgrading.
FUJINON lens, XF8mmF3.5 R WR has been available.
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the brightness of the preview image in the EVF was changing dramatically depending on the brightness of the subject while half pushing the shutter button by setting “FOCUS MODE” to “CONTINUOUS AF”.
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that camera froze when resetting the “IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER” while there was no image data in the memory card.
Other minor bugs have been fixed.
Revised specification from Ver.3.01 to Ver.4.00
Refer to “X-H2S New Features Guide” and “X-H2S Network and USB Setting” for operating instructions and explanations on the revised items described in the item No.1 below.
・X-H2S New Features Guide: English, Français, Deutch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic
・X-H2S Network and USB Setting: English, Français, Deutch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic
Connecting to “Adobe Camera to Cloud” has been available.
You can upload your still images and movies to the Frame.io platform directly through internet connection when you attach File Transmitter (FT-XH) with X-H2S.
Since this function enables direct data transfer from the camera to the cloud at the shooting location, you can access and edit those still images and movies from anywhere, which will accelerate your photo and video production workflow by real time and remote editing.
FT-XH firmware must be updated with the latest one before using this function. Make sure to update FT-XH firmware after upgrading the firmware for the camera with the latest version
FT-XH firmware update Ver.2.00
*Adobe Camera to Cloud and Frame.io are trademarks of Adobe Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the camera rarely freezes when shooting with flash under the following conditions.
・FLASH SETTING is TTL.
・FACE DETECTION is on and detecting plural faces.
・Exposure Compensation is set to around “-2” using ISO, APERTURE or SHUTTER SPEED settings.
Other minor bugs have been fixed.
Revised specification from Ver.3.00 to Ver.3.01
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the recorded image becomes abnormal when selecting “NOSTALGIC Neg.” or “ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS” as “FILM SIMULATION” after changing the “WC” and “MG” settings of the “MONOCHROMATIC COLOR” in the “IMAGE QUALITY SETTING” menu.
Revised specification from Ver.2.10 to Ver.3.00
Refer to the “X-H2S New Feature Guide” and “X-H2S Network and USB Setting” for the following items No.3, No.5 and No.6 that will be added and revised with new firmware (See the following links).
New Features Guide: English, Français, Deutch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic
X-H2S Network and USB Setting: English, Français, Deutch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic
Subject detection enhancement by AI (Artificial Intelligence).
(1)Current subject detection function improvement
Subject detection performance has been greatly improved in situations that were difficult to detect with the current firmware, such as “backlighting”, “looking sideways”, and “small subjects”. The subject detection function can be used more than ever, regardless of the scene.
(2)New subject category added
“Insect” and “Drone” detection is newly realized In addition to the existing “Face”, “Eyes”, “Animal”, “Bird”, “Automobile”, Motorcycle & Bike”, “Airplane” and “Train”. Insects can be detected by setting the subject as “Bird” and drones can be done by setting it as “Airplane”.
Dynamic tracking performance enhancement by the improved AF algorithm.
(1)The motion prediction algorithm has been improved to enable stable tracking of subjects moving at high speed in the frame.
(2)The AF focusing speed has been improved when continuous shooting is started by simultaneously pressing the AF-ON button and the release button while the camera is out of focus. The AF starts to focus at a faster rate than before, even in situations where the situation changes moment by moment, such as in sports. This makes it difficult to miss a shutter release opportunity, even in situations such as sports where the situation changes from moment to moment.
Tripod grip, “TG-BT1” has been available.
When the camera and “TG-BT1” are connected via Bluetooth, you can shoot still images and movies while holding the grip, as well as zoom in on lenses (*1) with an electric zoom function.
*1:Lenses with an electric zoom function (“Power Zoom Lens”)
・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” initial settings and operating instructions, please download the “Tripod Grip (TG-BT1) User’s Manual” from our website (See the link below).
・Tripod Grip (TG-BT1) User’s Manual
Firmware update for the camera and lens is required to enable this function.Make sure to update the camera firmware to the latest firmware before updating the lens firmware.
・FUJINON LENS XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Firmware update Ver.1.10
File Transmitter (FT-XH) performance enhancement.
The live view frame rate from camera to terminal has been Improved when connecting the “FT-XH”.
Firmware update for the camera and “FT-XH” is required to enable this function.Make sure to update the camera firmware to the latest firmware before updating the “FT-XH” firmware.
・”FT-XH” Firmware update Ver.1.10
Menu title change.
(1)”IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER” has been renamed to “COMMUNICATION STATUS”, which appeared through the following operation flow.
・[SCREEN SET-UP] ➔ [DISP. CUSTOM SETTING] ➔ [COMMUNICATION STATUS]
(2)“COMMUNICATION STATUS” can now be used to toggle the image transfer order and connected device displays on or off simultaneously.
“Bluetooth DEVICE LIST” addition.
“Bluetooth DEVICE LIST” has been added in the “Bluetooth/SMARTPHONE SETTING” in the “NETWORK/USB SETTING” menu.
(1)Firmware bug has been fixed, which caused the freezing that occurs before and after AF is performed.
(2)Other minor bugs have been fixed.
Revised specification from Ver.2.00 to Ver.2.10
Using “File Transfer” (FT-XH), the network tether shooting functions of “FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in/Plug-in PRO (Adobe Lightroom Classic)” and “Capture One” will be available (See notes below).
The following versions of “FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in/Plug-in PRO” will be required for the network tether shooting functions will be required.
・FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in/Plug-in PRO (Win) Ver.1.26
・FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in/Plug-in PRO (Mac) Ver.1.26
Versions of “Capture One” that will be required for the network tether shooting functions is to be decided. We will also make an announcement as soon as they are released.
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the “Remote Rec Function” was shut off while using the FT-XH.
Another minor bug has been fixed.
Revised specification from Ver.1.03 to Ver.2.00
Regarding the detail of the improvements, download the “X-H2S New Features Guide” from our website.
File Transfer (FT-XH) feature has been available.
When “FT-XH” is attached, the following feature is available.
・Image transfer and tethered photography with Wired / Wireless LAN.
・Posting the image data on to the FTP server with Wired / Wireless LAN or using USB tethering feature of the smart phone.
・Operating the multiple cameras (up to 4 cameras) through the browser in the PC, smart phone, or tablet to shoot the movie with “FT-XH”.
AF feature has been enhanced.
・Added “Focus Meter” function to the MF Assist in the movie menu.
・The bug has been fixed, which caused that the focal point of a lens was sometimes behind the subject when shooting the small object by selecting “SUBJECT DETECTION SETTING”.
The bug has been fixed, which caused that camera sometimes stopped shooting when shutter button was half-pressed and hold after “BURST” mode is used with the specific settings.
The bug has been fixed, which caused that the flash did not synchronize with the electronic shutter sometimes at “High Speed Sync” mode or that the black shadow ghost phenomenon appeared in the photo sometimes depending on the shutter speed.
The bug has been fixed, which caused that the pre-view image got frozen for a few seconds when using the XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR lens and half-pressing the shutter button at “Stand-by” for the movie taking.
Other minor bugs have been fixed.
Revised specification from Ver.1.02 to Ver.1.03
Camera function freezes when “HIGH SPEED BURST” mode is used.
Some RAW files shot in “BURST” mode with "LOSSLESS COMPRESSED" or "COMPRESSED" as RAW image recording method does not show up with some application software such as "Capture One".
*The firmware bug to cause this issue will be fixed with Ver. 1.03, so that the image data taken after Ver. 1.03 upgrade will show up with any application.
Wireless LAN connection cannot be established when the access point setting for wireless LAN connection is registered by “SSID Manual Setup”.
Revised specification from Ver.1.01 to Ver.1.02
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the amount of change in focus zoom was smaller than the spec when the FOCUS AREA was moved up and down in the vertical direction with the LCD in magnified view through the following operation.
・[Movie Mode] ➔ [MANUAL FOCUS]
Depending on the macOS version or Mac computer itself, “Web Camera” function will not work using the USB connection between Mac and X-H2S.
USB ID used for the connection with external devices, such as Drone, Gimbal, etc. has been corrected.
Other minor bugs have been fixed.
Revised specification from Ver.1.00 to Ver.1.01
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused the firmware hung-up when the following three conditions coincide.
•“ON” or “ON HDMI ONLY” is selected at the “HIGH SPEED REC” menu.
•”360Mbps” or “720Mbps” is selected in the “MEDIA REC SETTING” menu.
•”Blackmagic” or “ATMOS” is selected in the “RAW OUTPUT SETTING” menu.
The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the shutter remains closed after taking a picture when using the “E-FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER” with the slow shutter speed more than 2 minutes.
Firmware Update Steps
- Check the firmware version.
- Prepare a formatted memory card.
- Download the firmware and copy it to the card.
- Put the memory card with the firmware in the camera and update it.
If firmware updating fails, the camera may no longer operate correctly in some cases. Carefully read the notes provided here*Always use the fully-charged battery when updating the firmware as a basic manner. Never turn the camera off or attempt to use any of the camera controls while the firmware is being overwritten.
- You can update the firmware from old version directly to the latest one.
- Firmware updating requires approximately 5 minutes.(maximum)
- Once the firmware has been updated, some data of the previous version cannot be restored.
- Please check here if you encounter any problems.
Please read this Agreement carefully before downloading this upgraded version software (“FIRMWARE”). By downloading FIRMWARE, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to download FIRMWARE.
Article 1. License
FIRMWARE is the upgraded version of software that FUJIFILM Corporation. (“FUJI”) already distributed to you included with FUJI’s product(s) (“ORIGINAL FIRMWARE”). All copyrights and other proprietary rights to FIRMWARE are retained by FUJI, and nothing contained herein shall be construed, expressly or implicitly, as transferring or granting to you any right, license, or title unless otherwise explicitly granted under this Agreement.
Article 2. NO Warranty
FUJI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY FOR SOFTWARE. SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADE SECRET, OR ANY OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL FUJI BE LIABLE FOR ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE SOFTWARE.
Article 3. Restrictions
You shall not, or shall not have any third party, reverse-engineer, decompile, or disassemble FIRMWARE.
*Make sure there isn’t any file with the same name in the destination of the firmware to save. If there is a file with the same name, the browser may automatically alter the name of the firmware like the name and (1). A camera will not recognize the firmware correctly with an altered name like that.
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