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New firmware update for the X-A3 on 6th March, 2017

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There's a new firmware update for X-A3.  on 6th March, 2017.  See here for download link. 


X-A3 Camera Body Firmware Update Ver.2.00
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xa3/index.html

Detail of the update

The firmware update Ver.2.00 from Ver.1.00 -Ver.1.10 incorporates the following issues:

    1. Image quality of Portrait Enhancer is improved by smooth processing.
    2. Improvement of AF performance
    3. Night (Tripod) function is added in Advanced SR Auto mode. (introduced from firmware ver.1.10)

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Thanks fujixacros. Do you happen to use an X-A3. There haven't been many user reviews as yet.

Vic

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35 minutes ago, veejaycee said:

Thanks fujixacros. Do you happen to use an X-A3. There haven't been many user reviews as yet.

Vic

Its true actually, I don't think I've read anything let alone seen one! I hear the lower tier Fuji products are quite popular in some parts of Asia, but maybe not so much in Europe where Fuji tends to be an enthusiast type brand.

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I did read that it was mainly intended for the Asian market where selfies rule.

I also read that the plastic or waxy skin effect seen in jpgs from earlier models (mostly caused by too much baseline NR which couldn't be switched off for jpgs) was because the Asian market demanded more smooth skin and less unforgiving sharpness.

I wonder if the first update mentioned is a move back in that direction?

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4 hours ago, veejaycee said:

I did read that it was mainly intended for the Asian market where selfies rule.

I also read that the plastic or waxy skin effect seen in jpgs from earlier models (mostly caused by too much baseline NR which couldn't be switched off for jpgs) was because the Asian market demanded more smooth skin and less unforgiving sharpness.

I wonder if the first update mentioned is a move back in that direction?

certainly I've seen lot of selfie type photos that have been processed by apps to give very airbrushed looks, different paler skin tone, and even bigger eyes!

one of the reasons for the strange skin tone is where the user has allowed the camera to operate in DR400 which evens out highlight and shadow to create a rather processed skin tone. The other as you say is the in camera NR being always on (in addition to what I believe is effectively noise smoothing in the demosaicing process by nature of it sampling larger clusters of pixels).

never having used it I assume "portrait enhancer" is an in camera filter to make you look super airbrushed and perky?

maybe I should try it in.lieu of endless retouching by hand!!

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