GFX50S II Firmware update

Version: 2.11

Last Updated: 03.28.2024

Overview

Change in the number of frames that can be stored in a single folder
・The maximum number of frames that can be stored in a single folder will be changed from 9,999 to 999 with Ver.1.10 or later.

If you are using a macOS computer to process recorded files in the SDXC memory card, make sure to follow the procedure below before upgrading the firmware.
Follow the instructions in “II-2. If using an SDXC memory card with existing files or one that has not been recently formatted:” in the article titled “Important notice for consumers processing FUJIFILM digital camera files using macOS” that was published on Feb. 2 in this web site and then format the SDXC memory card before using it.

NOTES

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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.

Detail of the firmware update

Ver.2.11

The firmware update Ver.2.11 from Ver.2.10 incorporates the following issue:

  1. A firmware bug is fixed that the flicker occurs in certain environments even if the “FLICKER REDUCTION” setting is turned on.

Ver.2.10

The firmware update Ver.2.10 from Ver.2.02 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding the details of No.1 download the “GFX50S II New Features Guide[Ver.2.10]” from our website.
GFX50S II New Features Guide: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic

  1. The following functions are available in combination with the GF30mmF5.6 T/S and GF110mmF5.6 T/S Macro.

    ・Distance indicator
    ・FOCUS CHECK
    ・Displaying “SHIFT AMOUNT/ROTATE AMOUNT” on the preview screen
    ・Recording “SHIFT AMOUNT/ROTATE AMOUNT” in the Exif tag

  2. The firmware bug is fixed that the third image will have abnormal exposure when “AE Bracketing Shooting” is performed with the electronic shutter under certain setting conditions.

  3. Other minor bugs are fixed.

Ver.2.02

The firmware update Ver.2.02 from Ver.2.01 incorporates the following issues:

  1. The firmware bug is fixed that the camera rarely freezes when shooting a still image with GF20-35mmF4 R WR attached under the following conditions.

    ・Zoom position: “Zoom Out”
    ・Distance between the subject and camera: around 1m to 2m (3 ft to 7ft)

  2. The firmware bug is fixed that the camera freezes when shooting the still image under the following conditions.

    ・“IMAGE DISP” is set to “CONTINUOUS/1.5 SEC/0.5 SEC”
    ・ISO sensitivity is set to more than 25600 even if the “IMAGE DISP” setting is “OFF”

  3. Other minor bugs have been fixed.

Ver.2.01

The firmware update Ver.2.01 from Ver.2.00 incorporates the following issue:

  1. The firmware bug has been fixed that caused the exposure not to change even if you turn the “Command dial” while pressing the Fn1 button (Exposure compensation button), which occurs when the [EXPO. COMP] button setting is selected to [ON WHEN PRESSING].

Ver.2.00

The firmware update Ver.2.00 from Ver.1.11 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding the details of No.2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, download the “GFX50S II New Features Guide[Ver.2.00]” from our website. GFX50S II New Features Guide: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic

  1. 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.
    “FUJIFILM XApp” Download Site

    Note-3: “FUJIFILM XApp” will be available as soon as it is ready.

  2. “AREA SETTING” has been added in the “USER SETTING” of the Setup menu, which changed the operation procedure for the initial setting and “TIME DIFFERENCE” setting as follows.

    ・24 hours display can be selected in “DATE/TIME”.
    ・Your living location can be selected with the world map as well as “Saving time” can be on and off in “AREA SETTING”.
    ・“LOCAL” can also be selected with the world map in “TIME DIFFERENCE”.

    Note-1: “ARIA SETTING” and “DATE/TIME” menus appear when turning on the camera right after firmware upgrade. So please set up the above items in these menus.

  3. “RESET” function in the Setup menu will change.

    ・“AREA SETTING” has been added on the list that would not be reset in “SET-UP RESET” function.
    ・“INITIALIZE” function has been added to reset all settings to default values, other than except for custom white balance.

  4. Some of the menu related to the wireless connection changed as follows.

    ・“Bluetooth SETTINGS” in “CONNECTION SETTING” of the Setup menu has been changed to “Bluetooth/SMARTPHONE SETTING” and “IMAGE TRANSFER WHILE POWER OFF” has been added in this menu.
    ・“AUTO IMAGE TRANSFER” has been changed to “AUTO IMAGE TRANSFER” and “SMARTPHONE SYNC. SETTIN” has been changed to “SMARTPHONE LOCATION SYNC” for each.

  5. Some of the menu items of “GENERAL SETTINGS” in “CONNECTION SETTING” of the Setup menu has been change as follows.

    ・“NAME” and “RESIZE IMAGE FOR SMARTPHONEH 3M” has been moved into “Bluetooth/SMARTPHONE SETTING” menu.
    ・“GEOTAGGING” has been moved into “SAVE DATA SET-UP” menu.
    ・“LOCATION INFO” has been moved into “SCREEN SETUP” menu.
    ・“〔Wi-Fi〕 BUTTON SETTING” has been moved into “BUTTON/DIAL SETTING” menu and changed to “Fn1 BUTTON SETTING”.

  6. “Bluetooth Pairing Registration” has been added in “FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING” while pushing and holding the DISP/BACK” button, which changed the procedure to connect to the smartphone.

  7. Even under busy Wi-Fi environment, the connectivity between the application for a smartphone (FUJIFILM Camera Remote) and a camera is improved.

  8. The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the color banding rarely appeared in the recorded image with high sensitivity and long exposure setting, such as shooting starry sky in the night.

  9. Other minor bugs have been fixed.

Ver.1.11

Revised specification from Ver.1.10 to Ver.1.11

  1. The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the RAW development was failed when the “CLARITY” of RAW setting or the “CLARITY” of FUJIFILM X RAW STDUIO was set other than zero (0).

  2. The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the transverse lines were in the image processed by the raw development when “SHOOTING STAND BY MODE” was “ON”.

Ver.1.10

Revised specification from Ver.1.02 to Ver.1.10

  1. The following specification has been revised to improve compatibility with SDXC memory card format.

    The maximum number of frames that can be recorded in a single folder has been changed from 9,999 to 999.

    If you are using a macOS computer to process recorded files in the SDXC memory card, make sure to follow the procedure below before upgrading the firmware.
    Follow the instructions in “II-2. If using an SDXC memory card with existing files or one that has not been recently formatted:” in the article titled “Important notice for consumers processing FUJIFILM digital camera files using macOS” that was published on Feb. 2 in this web site and then format the SDXC memory card before using it.

  2. Other minor firmware bug has been fixed.

Ver.1.02

The firmware update Ver.1.02 from Ver.1.00/1.01 incorporates the following issues:
The following problems have been fixed, which happened rarely in the field.

  1. Bluetooth paired device is not registered correctly, or the camera does not turn on after paired device is registered.

  2. The camera is frozen while [EYE SENSOR] is working.

  3. Camera flash does not light correctly when you take a photo with a long exposure time after selecting [1ST CURTAIN] as a following menu flow.

    [FLASH SETTING] menu ➔ [FLASH FUNCTION SETTING] ➔ [SYNC MODE] ➔ [1ST CURTAIN]

  4. Output image gets Magenta when you take a photo with a long exposure time using electronic shutter.

Firmware Update Steps

  1. Check the firmware version.
  2. Prepare a formatted memory card.
  3. Download the firmware and copy it to the card.
  4. Put the memory card with the firmware in the camera and update it.

Precaution

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.

Download

GFX50S II License Agreement

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.

Download File name: GXUP0005.DAT

Caution

*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.

Firmware compatibility table

  • 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 compatibility table below.