Most recent digital camera and imaging news items - RSSDigital camera and imaging news items - HTML

Fujifilm releases firmware updates for the S5 and J-series

Fujifilm releases firmware update version 1.12 for the Finepix S5 Pro digital SLR camera. This new firmware resolves the issue that, in some rare case, the camera may be frozen when the PC controlling software (included in "Hyper Utility HS-V3") is used.
Fujifilm also releases a firmware update - version 1.03 - for their Finepix models J150w, J120, J110w and J100. This update ensures that when printing pictures directly to a PictBridge printer, the "Borderless Print" setting in the print settings is applied to the printer...
Check-out the Fujifilm S5 Pro specifications & reviewsGoto the Fujifilm firmware download pages:

Fujifilm FinePix S5
Fujifilm FinePix J150w
Fujifilm FinePix J120
Fujifilm FinePix J110w
Fujifilm FinePix J100

In case you missed or did not apply the previous Finepix S5 Pro firmware updates, you will get these improvements too:

An issue that, in some rare circumstances, caused the battery indicator to blink, regardless of actual battery charge, has been resolved.

1. Better image quality of "live" view when using Hyper-Utility software HS-V3 or HS-V3 UP.
2. Corrects a problem where the AC connection icon is incorrectly shown in the HS-V3 battery level display when the MB-D200 is mounted with HS-V3 (Hyper-Utility 3) is connected and there is no battery loaded in the A slot (on the right when viewed from the battery insertion slot) in the MB-D200.

When MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack (introduced by Nikon) is used with S5Pro, sometimes the camera may be stopped suddenly (e.g. freeze) due to the contact failure between FinePix S5 Pro and MB-D200.
Cf. Contact failure is not occurred regularly. Even with contact failure in a short period FinePix S5 Pro will be frozen in some case.
For removing the trouble, new FinePix S5 Pro firmware has been established.

1. Upgrade of Barcode-reading function
[BCD (Barcode) MULTI READ] function is added in [IMAGE COMMENT] menu. If this function is selected, the characters (in the EXIF tag) will not be overwritten but added continuously at each barcode reading. In this case, the user comment already typed in will be erased.
2. Upgrade of [FUNCTION LOCK] function

1. Better white balance when setting FLASH-mode for the WHITE BLANCE.
2. Better white balance when setting AUTO-mode for the WHITE BLANCE and using Nikon non-CPU lenses.

Additional information: Check-out the Fujifilm S5 Pro specifications & reviews
December 3, 2008
go to top of page