Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 4.01 Adds Support for Nikon D600, Canon EOS M and More

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.


Sony NEX-F3 Pic Leaked, Due for Launch in May

Sony NEX-F3

Sony Alpha Rumors just published the above image of the upcoming Sony NEX-F3, which is due to replace the excellent Sony NEX-C3.

The new Sony NEX-F3 will sport a 16.1MP image sensor and is rumored to include a 180-degree tilting LCD, along with a built-in flash.  The presence of the AVCHD logo on the above image also suggest 1080p capture (hopefully, it will be AVCHD 2.0 for 60p like the NEX-5N).

The naming scheme is curious given the Sony PMW-F3, which is a PL mount cinema camera and commonly referred to as simply the “F3″.  Likewise, the potential spec-sheet further suggests that the NEX-F3 may outshine the (also excellent) NEX-5N, in which case we can probably expect a summer 2012 replacement for it as well.

For now, the Sony NEX-F3 is rumored to launch in May 2012, alongside the Sony A37, an entry-level DSLR-ish camera with Sony’s translucent mirror technology.

You can expect to hear a lot more about this camera in the coming weeks.  So, stay tuned.

The Great Camera Shootout 2011

Zacuto Great Camera Shootout 2011

Zacuto’s 3-part documentary, The Great Camera Shootout 2011, is now out with all 3 parts online.

The camera lineup includes the 35mm Kodak 5213 & 5219 Film, Arri Alexa, RED ONE M-X, Weisscam HS-2, Phantom Flex, Sony F-35, Sony F3, Panasonic AG-AF100, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 7D and Nikon D7000.

Part I ‘The Tipping Point’ tests dynamic range, under-exposure and over-exposure: [Read more…]

Philip Bloom Tests the Sony FS100, F3 and Panasonic AF100

Philip Bloom has put together a handy little real-world comparison of the latest “big-chip” camcorders.  If you’ve been wondering how this evolution from the HDSLR boom has been going, this is a pretty informative video that mixes in footage from the Sony FS100, Sony F3, Panasonic AF100 and the Canon 5D Mark II.

Check it out below. [Read more…]