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.

Nikon 1 J3 and S1 Officially Unveiled

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon took official wraps off the new J3 and S1 mirrorless cameras at CES 2013. The J3 follows the limited-availability of the J2 and the S1 rounds out the bottom-end of the Nikon 1 series lineup.

The Nikon 1 J3 features a 14.2MP CX-format sensor and captures HD video. It retains the peppy AF speed that’s become customary to the Nikon 1 line and sports a 15fps burst capability. The Nikon 1 J3 is equipped with a 10-30mm kit lens and should be available in February for $599.95. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The Nikon 1 S1 sports a 10.1MP CX-format sensor and captures HD video as well. It has a simpler interface for easier navigation, but still features the fast AF and 15fps frame rate found in the J3. The Nikon 1 S1 is kitted with a 11-27.5mm lens and should be available in February 2013 for $499.95. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

2 New Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Due at CES 2013

Nikon continues to push its 1 Series mirrorless system, and it looks like CES 2013 will be busy with a pair of new 1 Series camera – the Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1.

According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon 1 J3 will sport a 14MP sensor and otherwise be a slight bump in specs over the recently announced Nikon 1 J2. Additionally, the Nikon 1 S1 appears to be a new entry-level 1 Series model that sports a 10MP image sensor. This will place the J-series as a mid-level model and the V-series will remain the high-end model in the lineup, which is currently filled by the Nikon 1 V2.

[via Nikon Rumors]

Panasonic Announces Prices for Lumix GF2 and New Compact Cameras

Panasonic has announced pricing on some of its recently-introduced Lumix digital cameras.

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 will carry a retail price of $499.95 for the body only.  The GF2 and 14-42mm lens kit will retail for $599.95, while the GF2 and 14mm prime lens kit will retail for $699.95.  The Lumix GF2 should be available later this month.

You can check on availability for the Panasonic Lumix GF2 at B&H Photo, Adorama and

All of the new Lumix compact cameras will be available in March 2011, with prices and retailer availability links below. [Read more...]

Panasonic Lumix S3 and S1

The Panasonic Lumix S3 and S1 are a pair of new compact cameras introduced at CES 2011.  The Lumix S3 features a 14.1MP sensor, 4x optical zoom lens with image stabilization, and the ability to capture 720p HD video.  The Lumix S1 offers the same 4x zoom lens with image stabilization and 720p video capture, but steps down to a 12.1MP sensor.

As typical, Panasonic will announce pricing and availability at a later date.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]