X-E1 Firmware update

Version: 2.71

Last Updated: 02.13.2020



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Detail of the firmware update


The firmware update Ver.2.71 from Ver.2.70 incorporates the following issue:

The phenomenon is fixed that white vignetting in the four corners could occur when used with XF16-80mmF4 R.


The firmware update Ver.2.70 from Ver.2.61 incorporates the following issue:

The compatibility is added with XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro.

The accuracy of AF function is improved when the lens is attached.



The firmware update Ver.2.61 from Ver.2.60 incorporates the following issues:

The accuracy of Manual focus adjustment will be enhanced when using lenses below.

XF35mmF2 R WR / XF90mmF2 R LM WR / XF10-24mmF4 R OIS / XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR / XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS / XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR / XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR / XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS / XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR / XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II / XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS II

* It is necessary to upgrade the firmware of lenses above at the same time.
Camera Body / Lens Firmware Compatibility Table


The firmware update Ver.2.60 from Ver.2.50 incorporates the following issues:

Supports focus limiter function for XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.

To be fully compatible with the lens, the new firmware supports focus limiter function for FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.

Ver. 2.50

The firmware update Ver. 2.50 from Ver.2.40 incorporates the following issues:

Addition of compatibility with "XF35mmF2 R WR"

AF function will work more naturally and smoothly with “XF35mmF2 R WR”.

Addition of compatibility with Teleconverter "XF1.4X TC WR"

Function with the combination of “XF1.4X TC WR” and “XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR” will be fully performed and values of aperture and focal length will be displayed correctly.
* Upgrade the firmware of a camera to the latest version first and then upgrade the firmware of your lens for Tele Conversion Lenses.
FUJINON XF Lens: XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Firmware Update Ver.1.10

Support for Windows10

The phenomenon is fixed that images in a camera cannot be transferred to a Windows10 PC via a USB cable.


The firmware update Ver.2.40 from Ver.2.30 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below 1 “X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later]” in this website.
X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later] (PDF: 391KB)


“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.


The firmware update Ver.2.30 from Ver.2.20 incorporates the following issues:

Addition of compatibility with "XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR"

To ensure that autofocus performs as expected, upgrade the firmware for the camera.

Change of aperture display for zoom lenses

Display of aperture value when zooming with the shutter button pressed halfway will become same as the display when zooming without the shutter button pressed.


The firmware update Ver.2.20 from Ver.2.10 incorporates the following issue:

Addition of compatibility with "XF56mmF1.2 R".

Improvement of AE accuracy with “XF56mmF1.2 R”.


The firmware update Ver.2.10 from Ver.2.00 incorporates the following issues:

Regaring operations of items below from 1 through 5, refer to “X-E1 New Features Guide” below.

X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.10 or later] (PDF: 435KB)
In this firmware upgrade, all the camera settings including date will be reset to the factory setting.

New functionality allowing you to edit image file names

An image file name (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your file name of choice.* This added functionality is useful when organizing the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups.
*It can be changed to a 4-letter file name when selecting “sRGB” and a 3-letter file name when selecting “Adobe RGB” for the color space.

See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram

The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, eg: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.

Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting

When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.

Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected

The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.

The default and maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter speed can be set when ISO AUTO is selected

When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, Maximum ISO and a low-speed shutter limit. The low-speed shutter limit has been extended to 1/500 seconds.

Improvement of RAW file conversion function

When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.


The firmware update Ver.2.00 from Ver.1.06 incorporates the following issues:

Improvement of AF speed on most existing XF lenses.

The updated algorithm will enable AF speed to become faster with the following XF lenses:
XF14mmF2.8 R
XF18mmF2 R
XF35mmF1.4 R
XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS.

To enjoy this improvement, firmware upgrade of those XF lenses are also required.

"Focus Peak Highlight" function for manual focusing is added.

The function, which features on FUJIFILM X100S and X20, is added and assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.
* With this update, “Focus Peak Highlight” function is selected as a default setting. Pressing the center of the command dial for a while enables you to switch the setting of “Focus Peak Highlight” and “STANDARD” (off of “Focus Peak Highlight”). And “MF ASSIST” is added in SHOOTING MENU where you can select “HIGH” and “LOW” in “Focus Peak Highlight” and “STANDARD”.

Improvement of the method to switch magnification during manual focusing.

Press the “Command dial” to activate image magnification during manual focusing and then turning the dial in either right or left direction will enable you to alternate the magnification of 3 times and 10 times.

Improvement of focus accuracy in various scenes.

The focus detection algorithm is improved to provide more accurate focus for low contrast subjects and scenes containing horizontal stripes.


The firmware update Ver.1.06 from Ver.1.05 incorporates the following issues:

Operability is improved to change settings easier and quicker by "single-hand".

(1)”Focus Frame Selection” option is added to “Fn” (function) button.
(2)One more “Fn” function (No.2) is added to the down key of the “Selector”.
In the “Fn BUTTON” on the SHOOTING MENU, selection of “Fn BUTTON” or “▼SELECTOR” is added. The default setting of the added Fn function (No.2) is “Focus Frame Selection”.

Function to enable "Command dial" to control aperture setting for XF/XC lens without an aperture ring is added.

This function is for the XF27mmF2.8 and XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS which don’t have an aperture ring. On the Shooting Mode, “APERTURE SETTING” is added and one of “AUTO+MANUAL”, “AUTO” and “MANUAL” can be selected.
For detail of how to operate, please refer to the operation manual “Before Using This Product” bundled with above lenses.
The “APERTURE SETTING” will be newly appeared, but it is not selectable unless either XF27mmF2.8 or XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS is attached to a camera.


The firmware update Ver.1.05 from Ver.1.04 incorporates the following issue:

AF speed is improved when used with XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS.


The firmware update Ver.1.04 from Ver.1.01 incorporates the following issues:

Adding the compatibility with "XF14mmF2.8R".

You will get the full performance of “XF14mmF2.8R”, including Manual Focus function.

Newly added function

Shutter release button can be active even if an external microphone or a remote release is connected to USB mini terminal or MIC / REMOTE terminal (Φ2.5mm) of the camera.

Improvement in performance

(1) Accuracy of auto focus performance has been much improved under a various shooting condition.
Shooting with XF35mm lens, Shooting for the target with relatively high frequency, One-push AF by pressing AE-L / AF-L button.
To enable more accurate AF performance with XF35mm lens, please update the firmware of your Fujinon XF35mm lens at the same time. Firwware version must be Ver.2.02 or later.

(2) Audio performance has been optimized for Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1 (sold separately.)

(3) Improvement of unexpected pixels recorded in the top far-left taken with XF18-55mm Lens under the condition of middle range focal length.


The firmware update Ver.1.01 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues:

Adding the compatibility with "XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R".

*You will get the full performance with the new zoom lens “XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R”.

The phenomena below will be fixed.

(1) The auto focus accuracy with XF60mm Lens could not be enough.
(2) When using the M- Mount Adapter, under exposure could occur.

For operation of M mount adapter effectively, please check and download PDF file at the following URL.

Using a M mount adapter (PDF: 156KB)

1.To enable those features, please confirm the firmware version of your Fujinon XF lenses (XF18mmF2 R / XF35mmF1.4 R / XF60mmF2.4 R Macro) is Ver.2.01 or later.
2.The firmware version of XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS must be confirmed as Ver.1.01 or later.
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3.Please remove the XF lens from the camera body before updating the camera body.

1.If firmware updating fails, the camera may no longer operate correctly in some cases. Carefully read the notes provided here.
2.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.
3.Firmware updating requires approximately 90 seconds.
4.Once the firmware has been updated, some dataof the previous version cannot be restored.

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.
Detail of firmware update steps


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.

Error messages and responses


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


Article 3. Restrictions

You shall not, or shall not have any third party, reverse-engineer, decompile, or disassemble FIRMWARE.

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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.