Fujifilm has a history of releasing firmware updates so significant that you feel like you’re owning a brand new camera, its all part of their "kaizen philosophy".
As a philosophy its one I like, as it not only saves you money by not having to buy the latest camera but also helps save the environment and make you a greener photographer
Fujifilm have just announced this type of upcoming update to the X-T2 and X-Pro2; the new firmware will bring a massive 33 functional and operational improvements. Some features seem to have moved over from the X-T2 to the X-Pro2 and not all the 33 updates apply to the X-Pro2
The updating will occur via two different firmware updates released in late March and late May. The improvements reflect “users’ requests for improving operability and adding new functions,” Fuji says.
There will be a brand new Voice Memo function that lets you record 30-second audio clips while in Playback mode, handy for saving some “ caption notes” to photos for reference later during photo calls where who's, who really matters.
There’s also going to be a new Copyright Info feature apparently inspired from the new Fujifilm GFX 50S that lets you register the photographer and copyright holder’s name(s) in advance so that those details are automatically baked into the EXIF data of each photo.
For me personaly the only new update I am missing is one that just leaves the three esential controls: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed, with perhaps a way of locking the AF to whatever you prefer. Essentialy leaving your camera set for essential control of your photography, which will also stop accidental changes via all those bittons getting caught on clothing or bags
So many new features that some camera manufacturers would have sold it as a new model!
Fujifilm has a run down on how these new features may be used on their blog here
For the complete list of the big improvements headed your way if you own one of these two flagship X Series cameras head over to PetaPixel