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Fu­ji­Film has re­leased an ex­ten­sive firmware up­grade for its X-T2 ‘APS-C’ mir­ror­less cam­era. Firmware Ver­sion 4.0 adds no fewer than nine new fea­tures or im­prove­ments, in­clud­ing F.Log in­ter­nal record­ing for video, Full HD record­ing at 120 fps (for slow-mo ef­fects), in­creased low-light sen­si­tiv­ity, We’ve al­ways main­tained that SoNy has its eye on the num­ber one spot in the in­ter­change­able lens cam­era (ILC) busi­ness and this has been con­firmed at a re­cent pre­sen­ta­tion by the com­pany in Tokyo. In­ter­est­ingly, Sony says it aims to get there by the end of 2020, which re­ally isn’t all that far away. Sony ranked num­ber one in both mir­ror­less cam­eras and ‘pre­mium’ com­pact dig­i­tal cam­eras in 2017, and up­graded con­tin­u­ous AF op­er­a­tion, fo­cus brack­et­ing (for up to 999 frames with an ad­justable shift), flicker de­tec­tion and com­pat­i­bil­ity with the new Fu­ji­non MK se­ries of X mount cin­e­matog­ra­phy lenses. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.fu­ji­ cur­rently ranks sits be­hind Canon and Nikon in the total still cam­era mar­ket with a 20 per­cent share over­all (19 per­cent in ILCs, 26 per­cent in DSCs). With the A7 III, A7R III and A9 al­ready ramp­ing up Sony’s ILC pro­gram (plus a swag of new FE mount lenses), the com­pany is promis­ing to fur­ther “strengthen prod­ucts” with the ob­jec­tive of be­com­ing “the top brand in the over­all cam­era mar­ket”. Look out world!

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