by Anura Guruge
Just happened to see this, by chance, when I was browsing through “DPReview” this morning (in my constant quest to try and stay abreast of camera news).
This flaw, which appears not to be an isolated fluke, distresses me. The Fuji X-T2 which I hope to purchase as soon as it is available will share much of the base firmware code from the X-Pro2 (as it should).
Yes, as a software programmer going back to 1969, I fully appreciate that any and all new software will have some bugs. But this, in a very basic and key function, is not acceptable. They had to have seen this during the testing. That is what bugs me? How could a global RESET like this go unnoticed when thousands of folks, inside and outside of Fuji, would have been playing with this camera as it was being developed.
Yes, of course, Fuji will release a Firmware Update to fix it — and I am surprised that they haven’t done so already. Hhhmmm.
Ironically this harks back to one of my pet themes when I was a much more active IT consultant to leading manufacturers. I would argue passionately that for reasons I could not explain the Japanese (and the Chinese) were not that great at creating software — their prowess being hardware. I think that still stands. All the major software companies — Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, PayPal — are all U.S. That is NOT a coincidence.
I will keep you posted on this X-Pro2 issue.
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by Anura Guruge