Fujifilm has announced that the X-Pro1 firmware update 3.00 has been pulled due to a major problem with the camera’s movie function.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners have been very happy with the numerous firmware updates headed in their general direction over the previous months. The latest one has been pushed as recently as July 23 and it has brought Focus Peaking support, as well as many other functions.
Unfortunately for the photographers, the Japan-based company has decided to pull the update, after users have discovered a major problem with the movie mode.
Fujifilm pulls X-Pro1 firmware update 3.00 shortly after releasing it
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update 3.00 has been launched in spectacular fashion. One of the company’s best photography cameras just became better, but the owners’ happiness turned out to be short-lived.
Immediately after installing the upgrade, a lot of users have begun reporting that their cameras are breaking down when trying to access the video function.
Switching to movie mode and recording for a few minutes would cause the camera to display all kind of weird colors and lines on its screen. As a result, the Japanese manufacturer has removed the update from its website
Movie function glitch cannot be replicated by all cameras
It is worth noting that this weird glitch is happening only when users are accessing movie mode. Additionally, not all photographers have been able to replicate the bug, suggesting that it is an isolated problem, though major in its nature.
People who will not use the movie function on their cameras should remain unaffected. They will be able to take photos, use the Focus Peaking technology, and autofocus a lot faster when using some particular lenses, so they should not worry too much about it.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 users blaming the company for not testing the firmware properly
Nevertheless, Fujifilm has acknowledged the issues. Moreover, it has started working on a fix, which should be provided in the form of a new firmware update soon.
X-Pro1 owners are still complaining on forums, but this is the best they can do at this moment. They are blaming Fuji for half-baking the firmware of a camera with an already half-baked video mode.