Fuji X-T2 firmware problems
I was lucky enough to pick up Fujifilm's latest X-T2 mirrorless camera this week, and there's nothing but praise for it online. It really is a great camera, but I thought I'd talk about a few firmware problems I've discovered so far.
The X-T2 is Fujifilm's latest flagship mirrorless camera. It does 4K video, has crazy good auto focus and motion tracking, and a bunch of other neat stuff. There's already about a million unboxing videos, reviews, and example photos available all over the internet, so I will spare you the repetition and get right down to it. I was lucky enough to pick one up this week, and while it really is a great camera, I ran into a few problems with the firmware that I find pretty annoying. I haven't found anybody discussing this yet, so I am hoping these problems get addressed soon with a firmware update.
I'm curious if anyone else is experiencing the same problems as me:
- Update: This issue appears to be fixed with the firmware update version 1.10 released on November 29 2016. When you first turn the camera on with a lens cap attached and then remove it, it takes a good 5-7 seconds for the auto-exposure to adjust back to normal levels. This is absurdly long, and it means you'll likely miss that perfect shot while you wait for the camera to figure out that you aren't actually in a pitch black room. I've already missed several great shots of my kids because of this. You can avoid this happening if you take the lens cap off first, then turn the camera on.
- Update: This issue is resolved with the firmware update version 1.10 released on November 29 2016. If you take multiple shots too quickly, even of the exact same subject and scene, the camera will switch to electronic shutter (silent) and over expose subsequent shots drastically. This happens regardless of the drive mode (BKT, CH, CL or S) you have selected. Update: to reproduce this, set the camera in AF-C mode and change the AF-C priority setting to "focus". The default setting is "release" and the problem does not occur when set to "release". This definitely seems like a software bug that needs to be fixed. As far as I can tell, AF-S mode is unaffected.
- Update: This issue went away on its own ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ As of this morning, the rear LCD screen has a subtle flicker to it. It is visible even when previewing previously taken photos, so it is not a result of the live display reacting to fluorescent light sync issues or anything like that. The EVF seems unaffacted. I am hoping this is not a hardware related issue actually, because I'd hate to have to already send the camera off under warranty. Removing the battery and replacing it, and changing all kinds of settings doesn't seem to get rid of it.
- Update: This issue is resolved with the firmware update version 1.10 released on November 29 2016.I can't get the PC auto save function to work at all. The camera freezes up when trying to connect to my router and stops responding to all button presses, even the power switch. The only way to recover from this is to take the battery out.
Besides those issues, it's safe to believe the rest of the hype surrounding this camera—it's really great. The only other complaint I have is probably the battery life being so short, but that's more so a consequence of using mirrorless cameras in general and not necessarily a fault with the X-T2. I guess I will have to start carrying a spare battery or two if I am away from a charging source for extended periods of time.