Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.06

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.06, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 Released, Supports Leica M, Nikon Coolpix A, Canon Rebel T5i & More

Leica M

DxO Labs has released DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 which adds support for the following new cameras:

Additionally, DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 adds 267 new camera/lens combinations added to the Optics Modules library. More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Sony A58 and NEX-3N Now Available for Pre-Order in US

Sony A58

The Sony A58 and NEX-3N were announced last week in Europe. Sony took the wraps off these new cameras today in the US.

The Sony A58 with an 18-55mm kit lens is priced at $598 and should be available in April. It is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.

The NEX-3N with an 18-55mm kit lens is priced at $498 and should also be available in April. The NEX-3N is available fore pre-order here at B&H Photo (it’s also available in white).

Sony A58 20MP DSLR Coming Soon; NEX-3N at 16MP

Sony NEX-3N

The rumored Sony A58 is expected to have a 20MP sensor when it arrives in the next couple of months to replace the current Sony A57, which has a 16MP ASP-C sensor. The Sony A57 retails for $700 for the body only and $800 with a kit lens. Expectations for the 20MP A58 would put it in the same neighborhood of price for the respective body and kit.

Additionally, the upcoming Sony NEX-3N is expected to feature the same 16MP sensor as found in the NEX-F3. The F3 retails for $600 with a kit lens (although it can be had for $500 right now thanks to instant rebates), so it would be expected to see the NEX-3N slide in at the same price point as it replaces the NEX-F3.

Other products expected to be unveiled from Sony sooner rather than later include a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 at $1600+, a new 18-55mm II kit lens for Alpha cameras and a new 70-400mm G f/4.5-5.6 II in the $2500 price range.

[via SAR]

Sony NEX-3N Leaked

Sony NEX-3N

The first image of the upcoming Sony NEX-3N has leaked out. The NEX-3N will serve as the successor the very solid NEX-F3. What’s apparent from the image is the growing reliance on power zoom lens as evidenced by the zoom rocker switch that surrounds the shutter release.

While the leaked image shows the NEX-3N equipped with the 16mm f/2.8 common kit lens, current power zoom lenses from Sony include the 16-50mm PZ and the 18-200mm PZ. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a more affordable PZ kit lens introduced with the NEX-3N. [Read more...]