updated 04:25 pm EDT, Thu September 1, 2011
Adds Sony, Samsung, Panasonic cameras
Apple has posted Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.8, a new add-on for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard. The download expands the number of native RAW formats supported by iPhoto '11 and Aperture 3. RAW files represent unprocessed photo data, unlike the JPEGs many cameras default to.
Cameras newly supported in the update include the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 and SLT-A35, the Samsung NX11 and N100, and Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-G3 and DMC-GF3, as well as the Olympus PEN E-P3 and the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200. The download measures 6.91MB, and requires OS X 10.6.5 or better. Compatible Macs should already be seeing the file appear in Software Update.