Fujifilm has released firmware version 3.00 for its X-T3 camera system, bringing with it improved face/eye detection, improved autofocus (AF) performance and basic bug fixes.
Firmware version 3.00, preceded by version 2.10, has an improved AF algorithm for both video and stills that detects distant faces more accurately than before. Fujifilm says the feature has been ‘enhanced by approximately 30%’ but doesn’t clarify whether that improvement is in accuracy, speed or some combination of the two. AF tracking is also more accurate, especially when objects come between the camera and the subject, and a new Face Select function has been added to provide priority autofocus on particular subjects when there are multiple faces in the frame.
Fujifilm has also added a new Double Tap Setting and Touch Function that can be turned on within the Touch Screen Setting menu. Other improvements include a new focus frame when the eye detection setting is turned on, improvement of AF/AE are tracking when using the EVF, an update to how the Flicker Reduction mode is labelled and multiple bug fixes.