updated 05:04 pm EST, Thu November 29, 2012
Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony cameras added or improved
Apple has released a Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update, version 4.02, for Aperture 3.x and iPhoto '11. The new version improves the compatibility of the two applications with a number of new camera models that take pictures in RAW format. Models from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony are among those included in the update, which is just 5.04MB in size. The update works with the now-combined iPhoto and Aperture libraries, meaning only one update needs to be issued for users of both -- or either -- programs.
New RAW image file compatibility is now available for Nikon 1 J2, and improved for the Canon EOS M, PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, and PowerShot SX50 HS. The Nikon 1 D600 is also improved, as are Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ200, DMC-G5, and DMC-LX7, along with Sony's Alpha NEX-F3 and Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. The update file is available for download at Apple's support page or through Software Update for affected users. It requires OS X 10.7.5 or later for Lion users, and OS X 10.8.2 or later for Mountain Lion users.