I expect Adobe to drop the full version of Lightroom 5.2 any day now. It’s been a full month since the Lightroom 5.2 release candidate was made available and preliminary support for the 70D was included.
Those of you looking to work on your Canon 70D raw files can do so with the release candidate. Or, if you have Aperture 3, Apple has already made full support for the 70D available in it.
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.08, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:
- Canon EOS 70D
- Fujifilm X-M1
- Leica M
- Leica M Monochrom
- Nikon COOLPIX P330
- Pentax 645D
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
Shipping notices are starting to go out for the Canon 70D from B&H Photo, which means they should start showing up on customers’ doorsteps early next week.
If you haven’t read up on the 70D technical specs and features, you can check out the Canon Camera Museum’s Technical Report that’s now online. Of particular interest is the section on the new Dual Pixel AF system, which I’m looking very forward to trying out.
You can find the 70D Technical Report here on Canon’s website.