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X-H1 annoying feature!

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Mike G, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    An annoying feature of the new wonder machine is “Power Saving Mode” in that when using the LCD or EVF in normal mode after about 10-15 seconds of viewing but otherwise inactivity, the EVF and LCD go into power saving mode and the refresh rate is halved and the view becomes a bit jittery and jerky as the screens then struggle to keep the smoothness of the usual operation! Press a the shutter halfway or the back focus button and the smooth operation returns for a short while

    Apparently this is a feature not a fault as Fuji UK support informed me! also this feature happens on the X-T2 as well, this phenomenon doesn’t happen in boost mode. Fuji UK promised to pass on my comments to Japan. I never noticed this on my X-T2!

    Hopefully a firmware update will give the opportunity to switch this feature off.
     
  2. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Instead of doing that, Fuji needs to work on better batteries.
     
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  3. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Bobby, that obviously makes sense but I now have 8 126s’s, and at £60 a pop no thanks!

    Bring on the firmware fix. :biggrin:
     
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  4. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Fuji could at least make one large high capacity battery for the battery grips.
     
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  5. Plaatje

    Plaatje Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2014
    That seems like a good idea!
     
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  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I wonder if it's not as much heat-related as battery-related. And if so ... there's not much they'd probably be willing to do about it, methinks. If they decided consciously to do this because of heat ("if"), then they probably felt they had no choice. Here's hoping.
     
  7. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    According to Fuji UK support it is a power saving feature! It is I’m afraid disingenuous of Fuji to act as a big brother and not give me the opportunity to turn this feature off, after all there is some control of the power down facility from 5 minutes to off, Fuji why not for the VF + LCD system. From my viewpoint get rid of it altogether!!!

    Hopefully some Fuji person will take notice!
     
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  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I’ve just checked out the various power settings on my XPro2, the only time the refresh rate of the screens drops is in economy mode. If you use in standard or high performance mode with auto power save set to off , the lcd and evf don’t slow down.
     
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  9. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    That explains why I haven’t seen it since switching to the T2. I leave it in performance mode, as that’s part of the point of having a T2. And auto power save has always been off.
     
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  10. alexmilesg3

    alexmilesg3 Regular

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    Dec 31, 2015
    Oakland County, Michigan
    Alex
    Doesn't bug me a bit. Half press the shutter and the power saving mode turns off.
     
  11. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Good for you Alex, I just want the option to switch it off!
     
  12. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    But you do have the option to switch it off. Just stay out of economy mode in the power options. You have plenty of batteries. And I’ve found very little difference in battery usage between economy and standard.
    Unless of course the new model has not the same options ?
     
  13. bs1946

    bs1946 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2016
    I haven't seen what you describe on my XT2. But, the first thing I do with each of my cameras when I get them is turn off all of the sleep and power save options I find so that the camera stays on until I use the power button to turn it off. However, I noticed that the X-T2 will still go to sleep if I leave it idle long enough and I have to press the shutter release to wake it up. I'm still looking to see if I missed a parameter.
     
  14. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I’ve just looked at the XT2 manual , and it is different to my xpro2 power management setup menu. That does surprise me. I though they wouldn’t be almost identical. It does say you can turn off auto power off though
     
  15. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Re checked my xpro2 manual. It appears to have a better power management menu than the xt2 and xh1
     
  16. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Not covered in the Power Management menu! In fact it’s not mentioned anywhere!
     
  17. flysurfer

    flysurfer Hall of Famer

    Aug 31, 2011
    Same "feature" as in the X-T2 and X-Pro2. But in the X-Pro2 we can turn it off. Only Boost mode cancels the power save mode in the T2 and H1. Even more annoying in the H1: EVF-only is always in power-save mode when the signal is output via an HDMI cable. Fuji says it is a feature. Cant's turn it off, and it's mandatory even when the camera is getting power from am external power supply.
     
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  18. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    West London
    Mike Gorman
    It’s a very silly feature let alone bloody annoying!
     
  19. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    West London
    Mike Gorman
    There are some modes where “Boost Mode” is not available.
    Why if it is a power saving action why does it not happen in boost mode which presumedly uses more power!

    To my eyes it’s beginning to look like a bug! Shame.
     
  20. Hey Mike....sounds like buyer's remorse. Sell it and save yourself some mental anguish....just sayin' :confused-95:.
    Or....complain to Fuji and demand a firmware correction for your issue.
     
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