XT2: To Enable JPG + Raw

In the XT2’s new out-of-the-box configuration, you cannot save files as JPG + Raw. To enable this feature, update the firmware:

  1. On the XT2, insert a memory card in both slots. (Proprietary formatting not necessary.)
  2. On your computer, go to the Fujifilm upgrade site to download the latest version and copy it onto the first memory card.
  3. On the XT2, to view the version number and to upgrade the firmware, press and hold the DISP/BACK button and flip the swtich on.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. Once the upgrade is complete, the XT2 menu will offer the JPG + Raw option.
  6. Interestingly, the Raw file is saved to card 1 and the JPG to card 2.

On your computer, to view Raw files, you may also need to upgrade your Fujifilm SilkyPix Raw File Converter to the latest version. At the time of my upgrade, it was EX 2.0, version 4.2.6.0. The upgrade is free on the Fujifilm site: WindowsRaw File Converter EX 2.0 Ver.4.2.6.0.  MacintoshRaw File Converter EX 2.0 Ver.4.2.6.0.

The photos below, taken in low light (ISO 10,000), compare the JPG version against the Raw-JPG version. The Raw-JPG has a much larger file size (28.4 MB to 13.4 MB). It also has a much higher dpi (300 to 72). Still, in photos of this size, the differences are negligible.

DSCF0070R Raw-JPG. 28.4MB to 10.7MB. 6000 x 4000 pixels. 300 dpi. Bit depth 24. ISO 10,000 f3.6 1/125. Velvia. Focal length 56mm. 4/8/17 5:10am.

DSCF0070 JPG. 13.4MB. 6000 x 4000 pixels, 72 dpi, bit depth 24. ISO 10,000 f3.6 1/125. Velvia. Focal length 56mm. 4/8/17 5:10am.

DSCF0070 Properties3A

Size difference: RAF 28.4 MB, Raw-JPG 10.7 MB, JPG 13.4 MB

DSCF0070 Properties3B

Specs comparison: RAF, Raw-JPG, JPG

Comparison of original jpg at 72 dpi and converted jpg at 300 dpi.

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