Fuji have this morning announced a new firmware version for the X-Pro2, to address the issue reported here and elsewhere of fresh-out-of-the-box camera bodies losing most of their user settings. This issue, irritating though not fatal, has cast a shadow over the otherwise successful launch of the eagerly-awaited successor to the X-Pro1.
Fuji remains tight-lipped about the actual causes of the issue, although they had previously advised that a fully-charged battery should remain in place for at least 24 hours before use. I and many others reported the problem once, although some apparently experienced similar symptoms twice or more. Speculation centred around a slow-to-charge capacitor but no confirmation has been forthcoming.
You can find the firmware fix to download here.
The release notes simply state:
The firmware update Ver. 1.01 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues:
- The phenomenon is fixed that in rare cases, established customized menu settings are reset to factory default setting when the camera is turned off.
- Improvement of image quality when shooting in the long exposure mode.
I shall install on my own camera, of course even though I met the problem only once and recommend that all existing users do the same, even though Fuji do follow the laudable practice of rolling up fixes into subsequent releases, removing the need for multiple installs to get up to the current level.
I expect that based on past experience this will be the first of a number of updates we shall see to the X-Pro2 in line with Fuji’s kaizen philosophy. Let’s hope that the next can just focus on making an excellent camera even better!