Fujifilm is rumored to launch a button upgrade aimed at Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera owners in order to fix the device’s mushy D-pad buttons.
The launch of the Fujifilm X-T1 has been welcomed by a lot of photographers. The mirrorless camera comes packed with numerous exciting features and it is widely-regarded as one of the best MILCs out there. However, the early units of the shooter have some design issues, most notably the infamous “light leak” that causes light to hit the image sensor when the connectivity ports are not covered.
Fix for Fujifilm X-T1 mushy D-pad buttons is coming within the next two weeks
Recently, it was discovered that the light leak also occurs through the autofocus assist light bulb. Although Fuji has denied the allegations at first, the Japanese company has acknowledged the problems and has invited all the users affected by the problems to send their unit for repairs.
The repairs will be done free of charge and it is worth noting that only the earlier models are presenting light leak issues. Unfortunately, it seems like the troubles will not go away as a lot of users are reporting that the X-T1 is also affected by mushy D-pad buttons.
It is said that Fuji is aware of the problem and is working on a fix, which will consist of a button upgrade. However, it will not be free and the price will become official within two weeks.
Only early Fuji X-T1 units are affected by soft D-pad buttons
The new Fujifilm X-T1 button upgrade is said to be released on the market so that owners can give up on trying to fix the issues with home-made solutions.
Nevertheless, buyers of early units will still be wondering why the fix is not free, as it is not their fault that the buttons are too soft.
The Fujifilm X-T1 mushy buttons are affecting only early adopters, just like the light leak problems. There have been reports that the D-pad has become harder after sending in the camera for light leak repairs, so the company is definitely capable of fixing all the camera’s shortcomings.
It is unclear why the “button upgrade” will not be free
The source is certain that the mushy D-pad fix will not be free. However, it is unclear whether the Fuji X-T1 will have to be sent to a service or if the users can fix it themselves.
The company has not confirmed the rumors, but the announcement is expected to be made within two weeks, as stated above. Stick with us for more info!
Meanwhile, the Fujifilm X-T1 is selling for around $1,300 at Amazon and these units should not be affected by any design problems.