Yes we know it's boring, but sometimes firmware can give your kit that kick up the metallic behind that it so desperately needs.

When the X-Pro1 was launched this year it received critical acclaim, but one of its biggest issues was a rather sluggish focus system.

The X-Pro1's firmware 2.0 - click the link or search the "support" section of the Fujifilm website - has been built to improve the X-Pro1's autofocus speed, by what Fujifilm calls a "significant" margin. 

The camera can also cope with closer-to-lens focus distances without the need to switch into macro mode, while manual focus benefits from a 3x magnification option as well as faster on-screen focus that uses the full aperture to aid more pinpoint visual adjustment.

Writing and playback speeds have also been enhanced, but not by half, no, but doubled. Of course it'll depend on the card that you're using in regards to processing and write speeds (there's no more information than that), but increased speed can only be a good thing in our books.

The addition of ISO 6400 also increases the native ISO range should low-light snappers find the need for that extra stop.

Looks like Fujifilm is going to head in to the Photokina 2012 camera trade show with all guns (or, indeed, cameras) blazing. The Fujifilm X-E1 - the second X-series compact system camera - has also been unveiled alongside both 18-55mm f/2.8-4 zoom and 14mm f/2.8 R prime lenses.